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Doctor insights on: Astragalus Medication

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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

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I give kids daily echinacea and astragalus. Will that boost immune system?

I give kids daily echinacea and astragalus. Will that boost immune system?

Not proven effective: Many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's own organs. ...Read more

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Does astragalus membranaceus have estrogen in it and is it bad for male bone growth ?

Does astragalus membranaceus have estrogen in it and is it bad for male bone growth ?

No and no.: Neither of those things. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/astragalus where it is stated to be possibly helpful in boosting the immune system in people on chemotherapy or with HIV. ...Read more

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Can astragalus cure vaginal infection?

Can astragalus cure vaginal infection?

NO Astragalus data: Astragalus root is a chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

It depends.: It depends on why you are taking them and I am assuming you are mentioning ovulation that you are trying to get pregnant? Red clover is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost fertility. Goldenseal is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost immunity. You can use it to help Red clover be more effective too. Astragalus is an herb that is an adaptogen and 1 use is 2 boost immunity too. ...Read more

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Trying to boost my immune system.Can i take echinacea or astragalus while on humira (adalimumab) for as?

Trying to boost my immune system.Can i take echinacea or astragalus while on humira (adalimumab) for as?

Humira (adalimumab) and herbs: Yes, however, there is no scientific data that these herbs will do anything. A healthy diet is the best way to boost your immune system. ...Read more

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How long should it take for my astragalus, echinechea, eyebright, propilis, and bilberry supplements to work?

How long should it take for my astragalus, echinechea, eyebright, propilis, and bilberry supplements to work?

Supplements: Since these are herbal medication, they are not as highly regulated and studied. Onset of action will vary significantly and will depend on the reason you are taking this particular mix of herbals. ...Read more

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Does molluscum cause a itchy vagina and an increase in discharge. Also can astragalus treat molluscum?

Does molluscum cause a itchy vagina and an increase in discharge. Also can astragalus treat molluscum?

No: Molluscum typically causes colorless skin lesions, not itching or vaginal discharge. I've never heard of using astragalus to treat it. ...Read more

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Extending healthspan & lifespan via telomerase via ta-65 / astraglus. What do you think? Is this a breakthrough or a scam?

Scam: I actually was offered a chance to make money when the telomerase scam came up, the originator knowing perfectly well it was crooked -- then he turned on me when i went public. It was not pleasant, but i did right by the public. We're already met, you seem smart, and i'm glad you see through this bunk. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more