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Doctor insights on: Can Evening Primrose Oil Help Me Get Pregnant

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Evening primrose: Like many other substances, this oil has been used in history for various purposes. It has no proven effectiveness in any condition i could find. You could use it, but shouldn't count on its' helpiing anything but the sales of where you bought it. ...Read more

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Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Weight gain: Simplistically, weight gain occurs when calories in exceed calories out. There's a tendency to continue eating habits developed in our youth even as out physical activity decreases due to work & family constraints. There is no evidence that evening primrose oil will help lose weight. Consider DASH, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet plus regular physical activity - avoid screen time incl TV/computer ...Read more

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Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast pain, menopause & pms. In contrast, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, show promise in battling mood disorders. Pms may be helped slightly (poor quality data). It may interact w ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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How does evening primrose oil help the nervous or muscular system?

How does evening primrose oil help the nervous or muscular system?

It doesn't: Hi. Be very wary of claims made by snake oil salespeople. They're very happy to scam you and take your money. There is no evidence evening primrose does ANYTHING except make pretty flowers. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for 7 months now unsuccessful- might evening primrose oil help and how do I take it? Any other natural remedies to increase odds?

Trying to conceive for 7 months now unsuccessful- might evening primrose oil help and how do I take it? Any other natural remedies to increase odds?

Likely not: About 85% of normal couples take up to a year to conceive, so you are normal at 7 months. Evening primrose does absolutely nothing to your fertility, nor do any other 'natural remedies' increase the odds. Most doctors would be happy to help with things that do work if you make an appointment. ...Read more

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more