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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Is the ingredients mention below suitable for pregnant woman 1) Collagen peptide 2) perilla seed extract 3) silk protein 4) soy isolfavone?

Is the ingredients mention below suitable for pregnant woman 1) Collagen peptide 2) perilla seed extract 3) silk protein 4) soy isolfavone?

Forget this stuff.: Take your prenatal vitamins, folic acid, calcium and Vit. D and nothing else. All of those products are poorly studied and there is very little responsible, independent testing to determine if they actually work or if they may have side effects, or harm fetuses. Also the companies have different ways of making up these pills. Save your money and spend it on plenty of fruits and veggies instead. ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically..and of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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Can the plastic used in sapien S3 Heart valve leak estrogen like water bottles?

Can the plastic used in sapien S3 Heart valve leak estrogen like water bottles?

PET: The best I could find is the FDA approval of the material as nontoxic. While this isn't a guarantee, it's the best reassurance you're likely to get. ...Read more

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Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and  and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more

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Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication ?

Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication ?

Diet Frauds: Nope. This fraudulent product will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Do not use this product or waste your money on it. ...Read more

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I'm trying acia berry natural weight loss supplement with green tea extract colon cleanse, is it effective and how ?

I'm trying acia berry natural weight loss supplement with green tea extract colon cleanse, is it effective and how ?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. The best approach to weight loss is physical activity and good food/ portion choices. Some of the colon cleanses can be risky for your health. Natural, fresh organic juicing with protein powder & appropriate supplementation can be beneficial - but you need to be knowledgeable about it before hand. ...Read more

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How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension? Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?

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How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?

Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more

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Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

In moderation: 8 ounces of coconut water contain 430mg of potassium. This is 9.1% of the daily potassium needed for your age without kidney disease. 4 or 5 ounces will not hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For 93 yrs. Mom with weakening kidneys. Weakness & edema at times. 1- is there any kidney enhancement treatment or diet? 2- can blood eecp therapy hel

For 93 yrs. Mom with weakening kidneys. Weakness & edema at times.
1- is there any kidney enhancement treatment or diet?
2- can blood eecp therapy hel

Check renal function: You mother needs to go to a nephrologist to see at what level her kidneys work. Her weakness could be a sign of anemia of chronic kidney disease which can be treated with injections to raise her hemoglobin, which will give her more energy. She should also collect her urine for 24 hours to see if she has any significant amount of protein in it. Low levels of protein can cause edema. ...Read more

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Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Prunes...: ...Or cherries. Hard to go wrong with them, and when taken in the right quantity, will keep things moving (just may take a little adjustment to figure out what that "dose" is). ...Read more

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How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?

How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?

Tea temperatures: Green teas retain the best flavour when brewed between 140°f - 185°f. Tannins in the tea will cause bitterness if heated higher. However, I am not aware of degradation of health promoting properties at higher temperatures. ...Read more

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Can daily consumption of green tea (I mix it with black tea as well) increase chances of getting kidney stones? The tea is unsweetened.

Can daily consumption of green tea (I mix it with black tea as well) increase chances of getting kidney stones? The tea is unsweetened.

Probably not: There's a "pop" claim that tea and cola predispose to kidney stones, but little scientific reason. The overriding key to prevention is to keep the urine dilute (always pale, never dark) by drinking plenty of fluids -- the cheapest is tap water, and perhaps tea-drinkers are actually just drinking less of that. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

Minimally: Principal causes of skin aging are exposure to sun (ultraviolet radiation), cigarette smoke/smoking and age-related changes in soft tissue, including loss of tissue volume and elasticity. Many other factors contribute to this including hormonal decline, toxicities, state of hydration and nutritional deficiencies. Antioxidants taken internally and applied to the surface skin and absorbed help. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more