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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

No: Despite anecdotes and ads, no "holistic" remedy helps much. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat kidney death?

Are there natural ways to treat kidney death?

No.: Kidney death (if irreversible) is not treatable except for by dialysis or kidney transplant. Kidney disease is treatable mostly with control of blood pressure and risk factors (like diabetes, cholesterol, protein in urine). There are "natural" things which may be beneficial (sodium bicarbonate, red rice yeast extract) but this has not been firmly established. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately, 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 & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to prevent organ rejection from occurring?

Is there any natural way to prevent organ rejection from occurring?

Not really: There is intense ongoing experimentation in this process called tolerance-universal acceptance of foreign tissue. Current approaches involve extensive manipulation of the immune system with drugs, radiation, antibodies, etc. That are hardly "natural." tolerance is the holy grail of organ transplantation. Not there yet. Only natural way would be with identical (same placenta) twins. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to cure kidney infection without use of antibiotic?

Are there any natural ways to cure kidney infection without use of antibiotic?

Not usually: Cranberry juice is purported to help. However, a recent medical study did not find evidence that it was superior to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to treat diarrhea from colitis?

Are there any natural ways to treat diarrhea from colitis?

Well: ... While sufferers of colitis will have diarrhea most of the time, diarrhea does not mean one have an underlying disease. You can have an "upset stomach", you ate soothing not fresh or spoiled or too much fruit etc.Etc. You can have diarrhea for a short period of time. Only if it goes on an on and is also accompanied by other symptoms and findings the search for the a diagnosis will start. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies to avoid gum grafting?

Are there natural remedies to avoid gum grafting?

No: I've been a dentist for 40 years and I am also a naturopathic physician. If you need a graft, nothing else works. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

Are there  any herbs or  natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

None: Uveitis is an intrinsic inflammation of the eye interior without underlying infection. It is sort of like arthritis of the joints. No herbal remedy can help with this and since the consequences of untreated uveitis can be very serious, it is best to have an ophthalmologist see your eye(s) and apply the proper treatment which is usually very effective. ...Read more

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What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

Several: The first line of defense is the skin on the eye's surface, which acts as a barrier to infection. The tears contain antibacterial compounds, and when blinked away, carry infectious organisms with them off of the eye's surface. Eyelashes can catch larger particles that contain germs before they land on the eye. ...Read more

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Are there any natural foods or simple chemicals that help to kill parasites?

Are there any natural foods or simple chemicals that help to kill parasites?

Whoa!: If you really have parasites -- something worse than crab lice -- then you need to get with a scientific physician. If a practitioner of "live cell analysis" has showed you your blood teeming with "parasites" and offered to cure you with expensive medication, call your local district attorney -- it's a vicious scam. A good healthy diet & wise nutritional supplements can help you fight infection. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies to reduce palpitations?

Are there natural remedies to reduce palpitations?

Yes: If your palpitations are intermittent and caused by atrial fibrillation, exercise can reverse acute palpitations. By quickly increasing your heart rate by doing jumping jacks or a quick sprint, you can over-ride the signal to the heart and get back to a normal rhythm. It doesn't work for chronic palpitations and may not always work for intermittent ones , but it is worth a try. Don't over extend. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Lifelong sunblock: Keep your child free from excessive sun exposure. She should wear long sleeves, hats, and use spf liberally. If family history is strong, regular skin exams by your pcp and/or dermatologist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are there any good, natural home remedies that help prevent or get rid of acne?

Are there any good, natural home remedies that help prevent or get rid of acne?

Adjuncts only: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, you owe it to yourself (or your teen) to get to a scientific physician. Home remedies (tea tree oil, sleeping with your face smeared with honey, crushing blueberries) are adjuncts at best, folly at worst. ...Read more

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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more