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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Rankin
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Sensory Integration Therapy (Definition)

Sensory integration therapy is based on the idea that senses such as sight, sound, touch, spatial awareness, and gravity help to guide development. When there is a disorder of sensory integration, someone trained in sensory integration therapy, such as an occupational therapist, will provide intense sensory inputs to the various systems using various tools and techniques. This treatment is commonly used in autism spectrum disorders, and has strong supporters and detractors. The core of proven autism treatment includes behavioral and educational interventions, but sensory integration therapy may be a ...Read more


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What herbal supplements must one avoid taking after a liver transplant?

What herbal supplements must one avoid taking after a liver transplant?

Why take a chance?: You are one of a privileged few --don't blow it! for whatever reason you required a transplant, the new liver you received is fragile. Any new drug or medical problem, no matter how seeming minor, can lead to its rejection. Talk to your liver transplant coordinator, your surgeon, your medical team, your primary care physician with any questions about your health care, symptoms, medications. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements or treatments for irritability, anger and anxiety actually work?

What herbal supplements or treatments for irritability, anger and anxiety actually work?

Address it directly: These need to be worked through rather than trying to quiet the symptoms with a supplement. If these are problematic for you, seeking professional help is more likely to make a real change for the better (rather than the bandaid'ing approach). Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes? .

Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes?

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Nope: Hot flashes, if due to menopause, are due to estrogen deficiency and are natural. Some people report help with soy and phytoestrogens, but there is really no supplement proven to help. Only time and rx's such as estrogen that will relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Taking topiramate and vimpat (lacosamide) for seizures. Someone suggested taking herbal supplements too--any i should avoid for risk of messing with med levels?

Taking topiramate and vimpat (lacosamide) for seizures. Someone suggested taking herbal supplements too--any i should avoid for risk of messing with med levels?

Avoid ALL herbs, : vitamins, OTC medications, supplements, homeopathic & naturopathic medications that have not been approved by your neurologist. Medications were originally derived from plants. Ask your other doctors to check for drug interactions when prescribing medications for other illnesses you may have. Take a list of your AED's & doses to all appointments. Wear a medical alert bracelet for safety. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what food or drinks to avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Need docs answers! what food or drinks to avoid when taking herbal supplements?

No good answer: Herbal supplements have not been subjected to clinical testing for effectiveness, toxicity or interaction with foods and medicines. There is also no guarantee that the alleged product is actually in the bottle or in the quantity stated. Almost all are benign, however, or there would be reports of interactions by now. So continue your usual diet without fear. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Herbal supplements: I would need to know what herbal supplements you are taking. I would suggest that you only take herbal supplements that are pharmaceutical grade! Otherwise you have know idea what per cent of the label is in the supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are herbal supplements safe and do they work?

Can you tell me, are herbal supplements safe and do they work?

Varies: If depends on the supplement, the amount used, the person's health and what it is used for. Too general a question to provide a yes or no definitive response. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use out of date herbal supplements?

Is it safe to use out of date herbal supplements?

Probably, but: The fda does not require an expiration date on supplements. It probably isn't dangerous to take a supplement past its expiration date, but it may have lost its potency. Whether it's less potent depends on the herb and how you stored the container. Keeping the supplement in a sealed container and putting it in a dark place may help extend its shelf life. ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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