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Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Slimline capsules side effect?

Slimline  capsules side effect?

Stay away: As you can notice these are non-fda approved herbal supplements so we don't know what can happen with them. Experience from other similar supplements, i can say that many of them use unscientific methods sometimes they can contain dangerous contaminants like steroids in them. It is better to stay away from them . Ref: herbal medicine in the United States: review of efficacy, safety, and regulation. ...Read more

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Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like  reduced testosterone levels?

Lots of unknowns: Evening primrose is peddled as good for almost everything, which can't possibly be true; its proponents cherry-pick obscure journals and exaggerate the claims. The most believable claim is that it helps women who get sore breasts at the same time each month. It probably does not help with acne. I could find nothing on its reducing serum testosterone, but i'd still discourage you from using it. ...Read more

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Detox teas and side effects?

Relates to beliefs: There are many claims made that certain teas can 'detoxify' and cleanse various organs of the body. There is no well done research that confirms or denies this. So, it really comes down to one's belief about whether or not something will help them feel healthier. Trust in the source of info can go a lot further than the product itself. I'm not aware of any significant side effects of teas. ...Read more

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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more

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Can applying undiluted peppermint oil to skin cause any side effects?

Can applying undiluted peppermint oil to skin cause any side effects?

Yes: Irritation of the skin is the most common, with or without a subsequent rash. ...Read more

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Side effect of lavender oil for pregnant woman?

Side effect of lavender oil for pregnant woman?

Limited studies: There are limited studies demonstrating the safety of lavender oil in pregnancy. It is unlikely this will be tested since there are also no proven benefits of using it. This falls into the "probably fine" category. I think a better question is why spend your money on something that is not likely to do anything to help you. ...Read more

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Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Any bad senna side effects?

Any bad senna side effects?

Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Estroven or remifemin side effects?

Estroven or remifemin side effects?

See below: Estroven contains black cohash which has caused isolated cases of liver damage and failure. You need to talk to your doctor before starting this medicine. ...Read more

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Can chewing cloves have bad or harmful side effects? What are the side effects?

Can chewing cloves have bad or harmful side effects? What are the side effects?

Cloves - benefits: Cloves have many benefits. They can be used for dental pain, inflammation of mouth or throat, bad breath, as an expectorant and for gastrointestinal problems. The only possible negative thing i can imagine with chewing on cloves (& this is stretching it) would be biting down on one and damaging an area of weakened tooth. Clove is really pretty safe. ...Read more

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Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Adiction: And 'lazy bowel" as well as causing melanosis coli or black pigmentation of the colon lining, making colonoscopy near impossible if not difficult and potential for missing lesions of the colon when doing a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

None: Garlic seems to be a popular nutrition addition although there is no data to support its efficacy. The only side effect is the cost of the item. ...Read more

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Slimquick razor side effects on libido?

Slimquick razor side effects on libido?

None: According to the mayo clinic’s ‘book of alternative medicine’, 2010, second edition, ch.3 pg. 51: under ‘chasteberry’ it says: “there’s no evidence it reduces sexual desire.” {sic} however, the chaste tree extract had been used for centuries to curb libido. However, there are also reports of it being an aphrodisiac. If it effects libido you can always stop it. The question is if it helps wt loss. ...Read more

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What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

I don't believe: there are any "side effects or drawbacks" from the use of this "essential" oil on your face and neck HOWEVER I cannot find any scientifically based studies on the BENEFITS of such treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more