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Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Yes, actually: This is an area of active study -- and so far has positive results. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2816384/ in this publication, 38 thalassemic patients on Hydroxyurea therapy were given individualized homeopathic remedies. There was a significant decrease in the serum ferritin, and an increase in fetal hemoglobin levels in the combined, treated subjects. Splenomegaly decreased too. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

See details: This is difficult to answer in view of your several medical problems and continued tobacco use. The choice depends on many factors including the severity of your kidney disease, the extent of the psoriasis and the state of your diabetic control. See a dermatologist. Homeopathy has no benefit. ...Read more

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Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

No : Hi. No real diseases require real, science-based medicine. Homeopathy is fine for the "worried well" as long as it does no harm, but with diabetes or any real disease, you need the real thing. ...Read more

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How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

As long as it works: This medication has been studied for a long time. There has been no reported cases of secondary cancers directly related to hydrea (hydroxyurea). It just needs to be monitored, as you know. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

Not sure what u mean: By "homeopathic anti-spasmodics" for a post ECT patient? Dr. Kwok is right that homeopathic remedies over 12c potency contain no molecules of material substance. Remedies are an energy medicine made to interact with an energy part of you: your healing system. Many remedies can help with seizures, etc, but the single one needed is picked by matching to your specific experience & how it affects you. ...Read more

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Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Only after: discussing it with your doctor. May medications, including alternative medicine drugs, may interact with each other and with allopathic drugs. Do not start these medications without consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could hydroxyurea therapy cause leukemia and/or lymphoma among patients?

Possibly: The agent is considered mutagenic and although the risk is low, it is a real one. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a sickle cell patient using hydroxyurea in the long term?

What are the effects of a sickle cell patient using hydroxyurea in the long term?

Side Effects: There are some serious, but rare, side effects with hydroxyurea, including secondary leukemia, pulmonary fibrosis, pancreatitis, and peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves. Discuss the benefits of decreasing the severity and length of the sickle cell attacks, and the risk of rare side effects as above. ...Read more

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If a 2 yrs old e beta thalassemia baby take Hydroxyurea then will it affect her fertility (ability to have children)? Pls advice...

If a 2 yrs old e beta thalassemia baby take Hydroxyurea then will it affect her fertility (ability to have children)? Pls advice...

Unknown: No the baba HUG trial demosntrated clinical improvment to patients with primarly sickle cell disease (but also thalasemia) with the use of hydrea (hydroxyurea). There have been no reproted long term consequences of hydrea (hydroxyurea) therapy in young children. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is a teratogen and should not be given to pregnant women, but thus far has not been reported as a cause female infertility, only male. ...Read more

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