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Can You Use Aromatherapy For Pcos
"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more
No Diet Pills Work: There are no diet pills or supplements or anything oral that leads to real and lasting weight loss. At your age it is time to live in the world of reality and not magic. There is no magic. Weight loss comes with life changes in diet, calorie limitations and in exercise. If you truly want to lose weight you will change your life to do it. It is possible. But, do not be that gullible to buy 'pills'. ...Read more
What medication can one use for gout, if you have porphyria? As you can't use any anti inflamatory meds with porphyria... Please help
Insurance doesn't cover anything to do with REI. Can regular ob/gyn or endocrinologist prescribe meds to help conceive with PCOS and hypothyroidism?
Absolutely: yes both specialties can help make a appointment! ...Read more
Many: Rosemary oil has been used in many ways. It has been used for abdominal cramps, flatus, halatosis & indigestion as well as for bronchial spasm, sore throat & upper respiratory infections. It is believed to reduce hair loss and premature graying. It is often used in aromatherapy. It can be used to massage areas of musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
What medication is there to help someone get pregnant with pcos?Can femaprin or fertilaid or any pills can help
Herbals don't help: Treatment for pcos includes: healthy eating habits, weight loss ( even 5% can bring on ovulation), regular exercise and no smoking. There is no cure for pcos but the above actions will lower androgen levels and improve symptoms. If these fail to being on ovulation, sometimes metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) are prescribed. No evidence that the femaprin and fertilaid work. I hope that helps. Talk to your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: Here's a good bit of info. It has advocates and enemies. It's been helpful to some for various conditions and is approved for cystitis treatment and research is in progress. It makes you smell garlicky, so double-blind trials are hard to do. For arthritis it is often a topical cream. Read, think, discuss w/ your doctors. http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/muir.htm Best! ...Read more
Not proven effective: Researchers examined studies on acupuncture and asthma, and concluded that acupuncture has no proven benefit for asthma. Asthma is a disease that clears up and recurs, over and over, so a patient can mistakenly believe acupuncture helps his resolving asthma symptoms, when in fact it is the real medications and time that are reversing his inflammation and symptoms. Homeopathy also is not effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any good remedies/medications (safe to use when trying to concieve) to prevent or help armpit/breast soreness during ovulation/pre-period?
I was diag. With pcos and have not become preg. Cannot afford infertility test/treatment. Any tips for an over counter/ natural method to try first?
Maca & Menopause: Maca is a natural plant protein that can help increase testosterone levels naturally. It helps women with energy and muscle building which we can lose in menopause. It is not great for estrogen/progesterone related symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings or dryness. You can use Progesterone simaltaneously as long as you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. ...Read more
What to do if I do not want to use birth control for personal reasons. can a marriage work with only using condoms?
This is tough. : A marriage can work but you will both have to realize the setbacks with condoms (breakage and realize you may still get pregnant). So make sure you and your spouse are on the same page about children, money and pregnancy before having sex. Condoms protect from illness though and thats their advantage. ...Read more
I'm a diabetic with neuropathy and glaucoma. In which i take meds for each. Is there a natural drug i can use daily to help with erections.
It all depends!: There is no one size fits all. Herbs are powerful and can be very helpful but they must be prescribed by an expert in herbal medicine. There are herbal compounds that can help with concentration. I suggest you see a practitioner of ayurveda or chinese medicine and learn what would be helpful for your constitution. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
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