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Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Yes: Most people have non-bacterial chronic prostatitis and are not improved with antibiotics. There are multiple prescription and non-prescription medications as well as behavioral modifications that can be used to treat prostatitis. These are best discussed with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Remedy for Herpes: A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes." lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Yes: The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Not alone: We cannot trust herbals or remedies that have no good evidence that they help in serious research studies. In patients that have no good alternative to be cured herbals may be tried for compassion. Not all cancers are treated the same. Early stage cancer and some advanced cancers may be cured with conventional treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

NO: If you already know the cause of your infection is diphtheria. You are already seeing a doctor. This can be a serious infection. You may need very strong antibiotics to treat this. Continue the treatments prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hiv?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hiv?

No: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat hiv. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

No, not really: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). Herbal supplements have not been shown to be successful in preventing or self-treating vascular conditions. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome be treated with herbal supplements?

Can irritable bowel syndrome be treated with herbal supplements?

Yes, in part: Probiotics are often helpful. These are good bacteria, and i usually recommend culturelle brand, which is one capsule daily. If your ibs is diarrhea-predominant, you can try enteric coated peppermint oil capsules, 0.2 ml 3x daily. Turmeric may also help, by decreasing inflammation in the GI tract; take 300-400 mg 3x daily of a standardized extract managing stress and diet are equally important. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

No: This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires close medical supervision. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a candidiasis lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a candidiasis lung infection?

Licorice Root: Licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) helps with fungal and yeast infections. Also try any herb or vitamin that boost immunity like vit d. ...Read more

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Any foods that increase blood flow to penis? any specific exercise that help to treat impotence? or any herbal supplement to cure ED?

Any foods that increase blood flow to penis? any specific exercise that help to treat impotence? or any herbal supplement to cure ED?

Seeing your Doctor:: to diagnose a cause for the problem would be the way to go. See a Urologist who specializes in this type of problems would be best for you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I've just stopped taking paroxetine. Are there any herbal supplements that can help with depression and anxiety?

I've just stopped taking paroxetine. Are there any herbal supplements that can help with depression and anxiety?

Yes but: Saint johns' worts have been used for depression but the effect is variable and not that powerful. If you don't want to take drugs, try doing more physical exercise on a regular basis. Mediation may also help anxiety. There are also other herbal products purported to calm one down but i don't believe they work that well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about herbal supplements?

Can you tell me about herbal supplements?

Very bit topic: Many herbal supplements can be beneficial to health. However, the herbal supplement industry is not well- regulated in this country. Just as with medications - herbal supplements may have contraindications, drug interactions and potential side effects. So - approach with knowledge. ...Read more

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What if i want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

What if i want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

Possible: This is a question you should discuss formally with the person who prescribed the keppra (levetiracetam). If it was started because of a seizure, then it should not simply be stopped without precautions and a plan. Please discuss with the person who initially prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more