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Can Korean Red Ginseng Help In Healing Patients With Hepatitis B Virus
No. : I would be careful taking any supplement with chronic live disease. ...Read more
Is magnesium blend good to take with korean red ginseng? - Also are most products alright with korean red ginseng?
Ginseng ..: I think it says everything that red ginseng is believed to BOTH increase and decrease the immune system. There are not reliable trials on it. It is not possible to really control what you are getting with it. Magnesium, however, is a mineral and unless they are totally lying, the content of it should be reliable and it can't stale. 200-400 mg/day is good. ...Read more
With people who have cancer, is there any natural ways that could potentially help to fight it? Such as eating healthy, vitamin C and antioxidants?
On CFS & immunity: What Rx drugs might help with high susceptibility to viruses? Antiviral botanicals had modest results, but little energy level rise
No miracle: Although studies have shown that those with low vitamin D3 level are more likely to contract viral respiratory disease. I am not aware of any botanical including echinacea having proven anti-viral activities. ...Read more
Realsil which has silybin phytosome complex with phosphatidyline coformulated with vitamin e. Study in italy for nafld. Can i try that?
Probably safe: Though safe, it is wise to find and correct the cause of non-alcoholic fatty live disease. Avoid all processed foods, alcohol, and tobacco products, eat lots of fresh vegetables, especially beets, carrots, squash, pumpkin (colors have anti-oxidants) and colorful non sugary fruits. Eat 6 small equal meals, get a good night sleep, move through the day and destress. Avoid medications if you can. ...Read more
How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx
Thanks dr.Ryan..They advised me to do the test because of a mild fatty liver hence did hep b & c both negative. How to decrease the fatty liver?
Studies show vitamin d can help reduce symptoms of chrons disease. Newer ones claim deficient people may have longer lifes. Is their truth to either?
Media science: The cmaj study was of very old folks and found a correlation that is almost certainly the result of some variable other than vitamin d intake (likely a variant in metabolism.) severe crohn's interferes with vitamin d absorption, likely explaining the effect. The media distort this stuff into "news" and this confuses everybody. If you have crohn's or not, consider a vitamin d supplement. ...Read more
Yes and no: Hepatitic C VL's are commonly in the multiple millions firstly. Approximately 75% of Americans w/ HCV have genotype 1 of the virus (subtypes 1a or 1b), and 20-25% have genotypes 2 or 3, with small numbers of patients infected with genotypes 4, 5, or 6. While interferon was the main medication for years..a new Hep C med Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir is now available. 12 weeks treatment and 1 pill a day! ...Read more
Recommend Against: Many homeopathic medications can be harmful to the liver. They are just more chemicals that the liver has to process (yes, homeopathic medications are chemicals). If cirrhosis is present, this can be even worse. Milk thistle is likely to be safe, but there is no clear data that this is beneficial. Many of my patients feel better taking it, however. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any evidence milk thistle can help promote liver well being and maybe reduce isolated ALT raise of unknown origin ? (no hep, ebv, meds etc)
It's really weak: Milk thistle competes with other molecules at the drug detox centers in the liver, and has shown minimal benefit in a couple of studies; it failed miserably as a treatment for some other common liver problems. I trust you have been checked for hemochromatosis, myopathy, wilson's and autoimmune hepatitis. I'd urge you to stay very physically fit and skip the milk thistle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basic biology: Most fresh vegetables and fruits have vitamin c. Rose hips are pulped and added to synthetic vitamin c (manufactured from petroleum) in tiny amounts to give it glamour so the manufacturers can charge an inflated price. Bioflavonoinds are pigments found in plants and aren't going to harm you. You've been done a disservice by 'nutrition' sites; get with an evidenc-based physician / dietician. ...Read more
With a weakened immune system and being reinfected with toxoplasmosis, will oil of oregano work, dosing, any other remedies from home?
I can't find isolated vitamin b1 (thiamine) in local drug stores, only a full vitamin b complex. Does any of b vitamins interact with zoloft?
Vitamin C supplementation with garlic tablets have been shown to increase nitric oxide by %200. Is this healthy to treat mild hypertension?
Neo 40 is made: from beet root juice and other natural products. Research shows it to be effective for pre-hypertension. Garlic can also be used, or garlic capsules. See www.neogenis.org for more info on Neo 40 and a related product called Superbeets. See www.relaxationresponse. for a behavioral approach to lowering bp created by a cardiologist. Peace and good health. See doc before doing any of the above. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Hep C with a very high viral load and would like to participate in the new drug trials. I'm concerned due to depression . How do I apply?
Treatment: There are two new drugs currently available for hep C. These are very very effective. If you have depression, you can be treated with these oral medications without interferon (needle). Please talk to your gastroenterologist/hepatologist about various combination options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read that you can eat/drink according to blood type, like o+ may experience upset stomach with black tea. Are there qualities per type?
No (just tales): Different groups of peoples can have different responses to certain foods or medicines, due to genetic or environmental variations among groups, but those responses to foods or medications are not caused by their blood types. They may have certain blood types, by coincidence, along with certain responses to particular foods. Example: native south americans are usually o's, but asia has many b's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sports supplements (creatine, whey, etc) harmful to people with hep b who are clear of the virus?
No. : I would be careful taking any supplement with chronic live disease. ...Read more
Can we have sex with a wife of a patient who died with hepatitis b virus. Pls note that her report is normal for hbv?
Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can be transmitted by close contact with a person who has the virus actively in their body. If testing showed no virus in your partner then you are safe from that disease. There is a vaccine available for preventing HBV in people at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis B infectio: Not being of black, hispanic and asian origin is one barrier to acquisition of hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection. Other factors include later age at first intercourse, abstinence and monogamous relationship. Because of the implementation of routine HBV vaccinations of infants in 1992 and adolescents in 1995, the prevalence of HBV infection has declined. In taiwan- from 10% in 1984 to 1% in 1994. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a viral illness that is spread by blood or sexual contact. In this country, most babies now are vaccinated in the first year of life (birth, 2 months old, and 4 months old) to help protect them. If you have not had a Hep B vaccine, getting one is good way to prevent what can be a serious disease. For adults, there is a series of 3 vaccines (schedule depending on the brand). ...Read more
Yes, but: prophylactically, meaning that you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. If infected, you will need the treated, taking chances isn't an option, wish you well ...Read more
Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.
Doubtful: Asymptomatic carriage of hep b is common, although some hepatologists would recommend biopsy to be certain that the status of the disease is proven. There are several antivirals (lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, telbivudine, and entecavir), and immune system modulators (interferon Alpha 2a, and peg if Alpha 2a) which can be used in therapy, but your hepatologist would explain these effectively. ...Read more
Where?: With use of the vaccine there is marked reduction in the incidence of chronic hep b carriage which is generally how perinatal transfer occurs. In taiwan, for example, the rate has fallen dramatically. In third world countries it remains inordinately high since access to the vaccine or acceptability by the population is reduced. Check the who web site for exact percentages by country. ...Read more
Can be lifetime : Most people clear HBV within several weeks but some never clear it especially if acquired neonatally. ...Read more
I just want to ask if the hepatitis B virus reactive person whose a carrier could still be remove in the body?
Yes it is: It is more common to have it forever than to clear it. ...Read more
Complicated, but RX: Too complicated to get into details here. However, there are meds available to help get rid of carrier state, and lower viral count. See your doc re: your individual details of infection. ...Read more
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