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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Effects are minimal: Lemon water with cayenne pepper is very low in calories compared to sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda. So, if you're drinking it instead of calorie-rich drinks, it may contribute to weight loss. There is some evidence that cayenne pepper decreases appetite; however, the effects appear to be minimal. Additionally, cayenne pepper is palatable only in small amounts, limiting its benefits. ...Read more

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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Haven't used it but.: Making food spicy often changes your eating patterns. If you are up to it. Typically, it's discussed with blood pressure and homeopathic remedies like pain. Continue to ask around. ...Read more

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I think I smelled too much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?

I think I smelled too much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?

Don't stress: Since this was over 23 hours ago I imagine any reaction has passed by now. Sorry no one answered sooner but there may not have been much to do except ride out the reaction. Smelling cayenne is not a serious problem, in fact cayenne has many health benefits. If you had the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica 30c taking a few pellets may have helped. See https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Hype only: This is a fad diet. Better is to eat a balanced diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Yes: It's actually promoted as a "pop" treatment on the internet. I suspect this is a prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more

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Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40,000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40,000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

Add cayenne to diet: Much better to just add cayenne pepper to your cooking. Add some spice to your life! When you take it in capsule form you miss all the zing. Better yet get a fresh habanéro at your local grocery and add some real zing (up to 750,000 SHU) to your diet. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper or chamomile tea affect AST / alt?

Can cayenne pepper or chamomile tea affect AST / alt?

Not the key: These aren't the cause of your elevated AST/ALT, but I'm glad you're searching for it. If you take other "herbal remedies", one of them may be something to which you're allergic and/or something that's not what it's supposed to be. You'll want alcohol, med allergy, hep B & C, Wilson's, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis all ruled in or out. Your body may just want exercise. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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Could vaseline and cayenne pepper mixed together reduce a black eye?

Could vaseline and cayenne pepper mixed together reduce a black eye?

No way : Would I put cayenne pepper anywhere near my eye! I've never heard of this particular home remedy and to me it sounds like a painful lesson waiting to happen. ...Read more

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Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Myths: That would not in any way improve the circulation. That is a cruel hoax put on the internet by strangers for a good laugh. ...Read more

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Is Cayenne pepper supplement good or bad for ulcerative colitis? Is there any natural supplement that helps with colitis?

Is Cayenne pepper supplement good or bad for ulcerative colitis? Is there any natural supplement that helps with colitis?

UC: There is no specific diet or dietary restriction in UC. If it bothers you then don't use it is a good rule of thumb. Some might think that cayenne pepper would be bad, but there is no evidence to support that. There is no natural supplement but medications generally work quite well. ...Read more

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I have started drinking lemon juice with cayenne pepper and maple syrup to lose 20 pounds. Does this diet drink really work?

I have started drinking lemon juice with cayenne pepper and maple syrup to lose 20 pounds. Does this diet drink really work?

Yuck!!: Why would you consume a drink with high sugar content when you are trying to lose weight? You need a balanced diet with strict limits on portion size and carbohydrates. These fad diets never help for long and this one seems particularly absurd to me. ...Read more

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Heart disease bad in my family, looking for ways to keep arteries clean.Heard Cayenne pepper is good for that,True? any other ways, Tyvm

Heart disease bad in my family, looking for ways to keep arteries clean.Heard Cayenne pepper is good for that,True? any other ways, Tyvm

It is unlikely: that Cayenne pepper would have any meaningful affect on your coronary arteries otherwise we would routinely prescribe it to our heart patients (which we don't.) You can't do anything about your genes but you an not smoke, exercise regularly, maintain a low-normal body weight and treat diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia with appropriate medications if you have those disorders. ...Read more

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I found a recipe named lemon detox. It ccontains cayenne pepper, honey 1 tea sp, garlic, lemon. I am diabetic. Can I take it 4 times a day. Tks?

I found a recipe named lemon detox. It ccontains cayenne pepper, honey 1 tea sp, garlic, lemon. I am diabetic. Can I take it 4 times a day. Tks?

What is your problem: Unless you tell us about your problem, we can not advise you. I have never heard of lemon detox. Go see a regular doctor and get away from any crazy recipes like this one. ...Read more

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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks. It comes in whole form or as a dried spice. According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect. A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation. There is no dose in grms which is safe.
You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day. But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution. ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. ...Read more

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Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Yes: The active ingredient Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

No: Acne is a serious chronic disease that can't be cured but remits eventually by itself. Pepper will probably not touch it and will probably hurt and make things worse. I often suspect these foolish internet claims are actually cruel pranks. Get some benzoyl peroxide and see your physician if this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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May I drink cayenne pepper capsules if i have a promlem with lower esophageal sphincter?

May I drink cayenne pepper capsules if i have a promlem with lower esophageal sphincter?

Not a good idea: Cayenne pepper is an irritant. If you have problems with the sphincter and the esophagus does not empty rapidly, the capsule may dissolve, releasing the pepper and causing irritation of the lower esophagus ...Read more

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Can Epsom salt or cayenne pepper help with scabies? I've been to the Dr. and it is scabies.

Can Epsom salt or cayenne pepper help with scabies? I've been to the Dr. and it is scabies.

No: Permethrin cream is effective. Apply to ears completely down to toes. Leave on at least 1/2 day. ALL contacts and everybody in your home must also be treated even if they do not itch. Do not experiment on your oun. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

YES IT CAN BE EATEN: Yes it can be consumed and there is no evidence of any drug/supplement interaction as far as I know. But it is irritant to stomach and taking it with Aspirin one has to watch for GI side effects or heartburn/acid reflex. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger ast/alt.and trigger svt.is it safe to take for anxiety?

Can cayenne pepper trigger ast/alt.and trigger svt.is it safe to take for anxiety?

No to all: The high liver enzymes and supra ventricular tach, plus your feeling so overwhelmed by life that you feel a need to self medicate for anxiety, are three very worrisome health concerns. Let a competent physician be your guide in the difficult matters of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? Why?

My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? Why?

Coumadin(Warfarin): Best to avoid all supplements unless carefully researched metabolism and anticoagulant properties.
The herb capsicum (cayenne) may prolong clotting time, Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (CYP1A2) and thus could slow the metabolism of warfarin.

Coumarins in the herb chamomile might increase Coumadin's effect. A woman had internal bleeding post chamomile tea regularly +coumadin CMAJ Apr 15, 06 ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more

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