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Can I Take Red Yeast Rice And A Statin
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
Should i still take cholestoff and red yeast rice to reduce cholesterol level when just taking in liquids?
?clear liquids: If your liquids are clear liquids, there's no need to take cholesterol lowering medicine, but if your liquids include milk or cream based soups, you do. ...Read more
Red yeast rice: Yes , these may be taken together. ...Read more
Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?
Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What home remedy can i use for yeast infection, its just my my clitoris that is scratching or should i take diflucan (fluconazole) and or drink cranberry juice?
Hi I have activia Greek plain nonfat yogurt and it contains 6g sugar and it also says "active culture" can I use it to cure yeast infection?
Messy alternative: If you are experiencing vaginal yeast issues, using an otc anti-fungal cream for 7 nights in the vagina is much more effective. Yogurt with live cultures can help maintain the gut flora and often help prevent yeast issues that occur after antibiotic use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a pill to take for it. Will it still work if i drink and eat things that contains sugar in it?
Egg substitutes: Soy products come in a variety of forms—milk, soft/silken, firm, fermented, flavored, dried, fried, etc. It is high in protein, low in fat & calories; depending what coagulant is used, it can be high in calcium &/or magnesium.Edamame, young soy beans still in their pod are usually boiled, salt-boiled, or steamed, but can also be fried (pakistani photas). Protein, fiber, folate, (folic acid) micronutrients. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and my doctor prescribed me a generic brand of diflucan (fluconazole). Can I drink wine while taking this medication? The wine is 5% alch.
Not a great idea: Wine or alcohol is metabolized through the liver, and fluconazole also depends on the liver for processing. You don't want to over do it, so the professional advice here is to abstain. You want to get better and get this infection over with, rather than cause some other problems like liver damage. Sorry but that's the truth as I see it. Call your doc if you have other major concerns. ...Read more
I take less vegetables, fruits and i take a lot of white rice and pasta. What are the effects and what can I do? Thanks.
Unhealthy; change!: White rice ; pasta are starches which give energy but are relatively devoid of vitamins, minerals ; phytonutrients. This diet ireases risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The best thing to do is to eat more vegetables and fruits and reduce your intake of rice ; pasta. Brown rice has more nutrients than white rice. ...Read more
Is red yeast rice safe to use for lowering my LDL . And should I be taking some other drug to counter act the side effects, if any?
Depends on brand...: Red yeast rice contains several natural forms of a class of drugs called statins. Lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, Crestor are all statins. The safety profile is similar to these prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies put pressure on the fda to put pressure on nutraceutical companies to remove the active ingredient. Herbal actives by nature's plus still contains it, others do not. Coq10, 300mg for s.E.'s. ...Read more
I have been advised to go on a low oxalate diet for vulvadynia. Does red yeast rice contain oxalates?
No data: You're more than welcome to go on this diet, so there's no data to show that this diet has been proven to help women with your condition. The answer to your question regarding the oxalate content of the rice you speak of can be found on the internet. Great resource for vulvodynia is the v book by elizabeth stewart. ...Read more
Took clindamycin and now have soft long snake like stool with burning and itch I'm taking a probiotic starting today as per pharmacist will this help?
Any natural ways to treat baby neck with yeast? Or once yeasty and red do I have to use the anti fungal. Seems bad to put med right on throat.
Yes: There are many natural ways to treat rashes caused by yeast. Yeast overgrowth occurs in areas that are dark and moist so try to keep the neck dry and expose it to sun (but avoid sunburn). Aloe vera often helps, as can calendula lotion. Coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and other natural remedies. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/rash.Html for info from those who have tried these. ...Read more
With no h. Pylori infection, is it likely to get heart burn if I take over 1g of fish oil per day? Can I take it with a glass of diet strawberry soda?
I think I may have a male yeast infection and the dr prescribed me flu anole and a cream, how long before I notice results, only take flucanzole once.
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