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Looking for how effective chanca piedra is?

Looking for how effective chanca piedra is?

Many benefits: Chanca Piedra has been used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon for generations to support the elimination of gallstones and kidney stones. In Ayurvedic medicine, chanca piedra is thought to hold the most promise against kidney stone formation. ...Read more

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Chanca piedra effectve for kidney stones?

Chanca piedra effectve for kidney stones?

I doubt it: Having kidney stones is bad enough without having to deal with this stuff afterwards. I found two publications from obscure institutions, never replicated, making claims that seem too good to be true. Just for this, the stuff is hyped as "miracle plant / stone crusher". Follow the scientific advice about hydration and perhaps diet to manage your health. Don't put your hopes solely on this herbal. ...Read more

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I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good

I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good

Should be ok: It should be ok to take these together. Do you know if it is a kidney or a gall stone? These are treated a bit differently. ...Read more

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I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?

I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness.  Any ideas of a cause?

?epilepsy: If you do suffer epileptic seizures, you require medications and acquisition of an experienced neurologist. Doubt the described substances caused or provoked the seizures, and more likely, your spells would have occurred with or without. A sleep study does not diagnose epilepsy, and your statement "idiopathic sleep seizures" causes concerns. Stop driving and get treated. Be safe! ...Read more

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I have 4mm kidney stone w flank pain for a month. Started flomax (tamsulosin) and chanca piedra supplement 3 days ago. How long to try this b4 surgery instead?

I have 4mm kidney stone w flank pain for a month. Started flomax (tamsulosin) and chanca piedra supplement 3 days ago. How long to try this b4 surgery instead?

See below: You started flomax (tamsulosin) 3 days ago.You state that you don't want stent. It depends on the location of the stone but if you have been in pain for a month, I would be inclined to recommend endoscopic intervention if the pain management is a problem. Hope you pass it or get it taken out soon.Best wishes. ...Read more

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I passed a stone(s) 2-3 days ago. Is it possible to see residual blood (not bright red + only on the tissue)? Taking chianca piedra 3x/day.Ty.

I passed a stone(s) 2-3 days ago. Is it possible to see residual blood (not bright red + only on the tissue)? Taking chianca piedra 3x/day.Ty.

Kidney stone: How much Chanca pierda is going to help is not clear. You probably want to know is there any more stones in the kidney or urinary tract. Based on the presence or absence and the size of the stone further management will be drawn ...Read more

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How can you feel the difference between white piedra and dandruff on the scalp and what foods can I eat to stop my hair from coming out daily?

How can you feel the difference between white piedra and dandruff on the scalp and what foods can I eat to stop my hair from coming out daily?

Dandruff Vrs Piedra: White piedra is a superficial cosmetic fungal infection of the hair shaft caused by Trichosporon beigelii. Dandruff, however, affects the scalp and not the hair shaft and is caused by malassezia. ...Read more

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Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How am I supposed to eat healthy when i have oral thrush and white piedra on my scalp at the same time?

You are: Already encouraging the yeast infection. Take the sugar out of your diet and find a Dr. Who can give you the correct medication. ...Read more