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Benefits of wheatgrass?

Benefits of wheatgrass?

It's a vegetable: Wheatgrass can be considered a vegetable, and has chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. There are "claims" about the "health benefits" of wheatgrass ranging from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Haven't seen any scientific studies on humans to prove the claims, but it should be nutritious if eaten as a vegetable part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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Do the benefits of testosterone therapy outweigh the risks? What are some of the benefits and risks?

Do the benefits of testosterone therapy outweigh the risks? What are some of the benefits and risks?

Testosterone: Whether any treatment benefits outweigh risks is a personal decision to be addressed btwn you & your physician. Testosterone should only be given to those in whom it's been proven that they are low (hypogonadism) and for whom it's not forbidden (untreated metastatic prostate cancer). Check out http://www.alvinblin.com/ where I have addressed pros & cons. Also need to ask if you want more children ...Read more

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Benefits of tumeric?

Benefits of tumeric?

Benefits: Turmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It is reported to ^ Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & is reported to have anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of testosterone supplementation?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of testosterone supplementation?

Long list: Good: libido, erections, muscle mass, better fat and Insulin metabolism, mood, energy. Bad: can elevate red cells too high, can cause increased prostate size, won't get great results w/o diet and exercise improvement. ...Read more

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Benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin?

Benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin?

Aspirin therapy: Low dose Aspirin has been shown to be of benefit as secondary prevention (preventing second events) in people who have suffered heart attacks or strokes. It is also of benefit as primary prevention (preventing first events) in patients with cardiovascular risk factors though it's use should be balanced by a slightly increased risk of bleeding and gastric irritation. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of estrovera?

What are the benefits of estrovera?

Menopause: Estrovera is a dietary supplement sold over-the-counter w/o prescription. As such, it doesn't fall under any 3rd party regulatory oversight (although that hasn't prevented many problems). However, that means that it's the manufacturer who makes claims re safety & efficacy. That being said, cleveland clinic has appears to like it. http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/features/pages/estrovera.aspx. ...Read more

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What are benefits of pregnenolone?

What are benefits of pregnenolone?

Doubtful: Pregnenolone is a natural adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no worthwhile data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of using testosterone boosters?

What are the benefits and risks of using testosterone boosters?

There are absolutely: no benefits, since none of them boost testosterone. Aside from wasting your money, you would be putting unknown and possibly toxic chemicals into your body. Why would you do such a thing? ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of marijuana vs pharmaceuticals?

What are the risks and benefits of marijuana vs pharmaceuticals?

Thought about this: Comedian chris rock does a very funny stand-up routine about why the gov't allows prescription drugs but not illegal recreational drugs. I always tell my patients, i've never had a patient walk into my office and say, "my life has been getting better since i started using ______." (fill in the blank: pot, alcohol, cocaine, molly... ). They routinely say this with the appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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What is benefit of ert over hrt?

What is benefit of ert over hrt?

ERT is HRT: Estrogen on its own has some indications for symptomatic relief. Hrt is a broad category that could also include male hormone, thyroid hormone or more. ...Read more

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Benefits of almonds?

Benefits of almonds?

Almonds: They reduce heart attack risk, lower bad cholesterol, protect artery walls from damage, help build strong bones & teeth, aid in weight loss, lower excess sugar after meals, help brain function & longevity, alkalize the body & boost immune system. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and risks of estrogen blockers for men?

What are some benefits and risks of estrogen blockers for men?

There are: No benefits. The only men who take them are "body builders" who put their faith in pharmacology instead of their genetics and work ethic, and then suffer the consequences for their poor decision making. Besides, you'd have to get them illegally on the black market, could get a very toxic drug instead, and could be liable for a felony conviction. Does that make sense? ...Read more

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Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

No one knows 4 sure: This is controversial. The vast majority of doctors feel the answer is yes, but there are no research studies that really assess this so any answer is theoretical. Gardasil only protects against some strains of HPV. 90% of HPV infections resolve within 2 years. Pre-cancerous cervical lesions can be detected and cured. Safe sex prevents. The vaccine has real risks. See http://tinyurl.com/q2qwk5a ...Read more

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On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

Unknown: As is indicated in the article, we need randomized, prospective studies to truly know the risks and benefits of testosterone treatment. The real problem is that as many as 80% of men who are on testosterone, were placed on it for inappropriate reasons, including inadequate testing or misinterpretation of results.Mother nature has a way of striking back when we do inappropriate things to our body. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of avena sativa?

Avena sativa: Avena sativa (Oats or Oatstraw) is reported to increase libido and sexual performance. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

Benefits > downsides: Hormonal therapy has systemic benefits in er+ patients (similar to chemo), reduces local recurrence after breast conservation, and reduces the risk of second/new breast cancers. Head to head each of these is slightly better for ais than tamoxifen. Ais major side effects are menopausal symptoms, bone and joint symptoms (arthralgias), and decrease in bone density. ...Read more

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Benefits of casodex (bicalutamide)?

Benefits of casodex (bicalutamide)?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of smoking weed/marijuana?

What are the risks and benefits of smoking weed/marijuana?

The risks: are decrease in IQ and neuropsych testing decreased grey matter in the prefrontal cortex of the brain which are non-reversable, possible cardiac toxicity, and addiction. There are no actual benefits of smoking marijuana it only use is to "get high" there are other forms of thc containing medicines that are useful such as eye drops, and marinol for nausea and appetite stimulation. ...Read more

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Can the benefits of Accutane outweigh the risks?

Accutane: Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each patients individual circumstance. ...Read more