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Centrum Herbals Garlic Medication
My mom has arthiritis problem and she is 53 years. Suffering for very long term. Currently not under any medication. Can she take centrum 50+ tablets ?
Is centrum silver safe to take with high blood pressure medications or should they be taken seperately?
Safe to combine: Centrum vitamins can be taken with any and all meds safely. ...Read more
I'm 29 yrs old &weigh 99 kilo &anaemic so I take centrum vitamins & about to start neocell super collagen +c . Should I stick to these medications?
More needed: Dietary supplements and vitamins can help but more importantly you need to find out WHY you are anemic. There are many reasons for anemia such as iron deficiency or possibly genetic causes. You need a thorough workup. Also what is your BMI? That may be more relevant than your absolute weight. Happy to discuss as a virtual consult. Best of luck! ...Read more
THOUSANDS!!!: Herbs as been used medicinally for thousands of years and modern research confirms they have powerful healing properties. Some of the herbs i recommend most often are ashwagandha, holy basil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, aloe, rhodiola, pelargonium sidoides, frankincense, milk thistle and saw palmetto. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00469/herbal-botanical-medicine-dr-weils-wellness-therapies.Html. ...Read more
Plant medications : Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability in potency and purity. ...Read more
I've been trying to loss weight now for 5yrs I've tried everything from gym, medication, herbal, teas... Ect nothing seems to work. Help!
Nutrition & exercise: First, go see your family doc. Make sure your thyroid is normal. In fact, make sure you're otherwise healthy. Then focus on nutrition (and exercise). Not sure what medications you've tried in australia but no studies show herbs & teas to be useful in weight loss. Healthy nutrition eg mediterranean diet or something similar in reasonable serving sizes is key along w/regular exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?
Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Some teas can: weaken the effects of certain medications. Depends on the specific tea and the specific medication. ...Read more
Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Most herbals are mild versions of the perscription treatment. Herbals are not regulated .Contrary to common beliefs herbals do have side effects and can interact with other meds.Make sure you tell your doctor if your on an herbal. I know it sounds better to most of us to be on an herbal rather than a perscription but would you eat mold for your strep throat or use penicillin? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What medication: I don't see the name of your herbal medication listed although no medicine should substitute for food. ...Read more
A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more
Safer, but . . . : Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition. ...Read more
Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?
Rainbow Light One: Woman's vitamin seems to be a pretty good multiple vitamin, but as with any chemical you put in your body, it can interact with other ones/medications.Specific herbs that interact with the medicines you list you are taking are St. John's Wort, tryptophan, ginkgo. Your best bet is to go online to a drug interaction site and list your vitamin and each Rx med you are taking. Better: get vits in diet! ...Read more
What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?
Medication could be worse than the problem: . There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more