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Could I Treat Premature Ovarian Failure With Traditional Chinese Medicine
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My child is sickle cell diseased and I was wondering if acupuncture or traditional chinese medicine can help as a supportive medicine? Are there other alternative therapies?
Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?
I am suffer with large intestine slow motility. Is it related with thyroid ? Please give me proper prescription(if possible herbal or natural )
I'd suggest u see: Your dr to confirm your assumptions. Take care! http://ibs.About.Com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs.Htm. ...Read more
I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?
What's the best type of dr to treat hypermobility type 3 that presents primarily as L5-S1 pain (5 yrs tried injections, acup, chiro, PT)?
13y old (no disease history) recently had hypertension (140/100) never changes from this rate even using different medicine. What might be the reason?
Youth and HTN: May have hypertension but needs treatment as this level can result in kidney damage. May be just HTN Check for sleep disorder ,renal artery stenosis, pheocytoma, coarctation of aorta, use of medications like allerga/ claritin/ zyrtec (cetirizine) D (pseudoephrine can cause this)(cocaine), polycystic kidneys ,Cushing's disease, rarely tumor or lupus Downs also gets pulmonary HTN. F/u w/doc ...Read more
16 years old boy has nosebleed . Even after cauterization and using medicines or herbal teas . Please name a medicine that can prevent the problem
Cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause of his nosebleeds. Generally making sure his environment is not too dry and also keeping his nasal passages lubricated with a topical antibiotics will help. Avoid repeated nasal trauma or touching the nose. If he hasn't been checked out for a clotting disorder, this might be helpful. All the best. ...Read more
I am a cardiac patient who had a heart attack and 2 x stents ,all the medication seem to cause erectile dysfunction what herbal remedy would fix this?
Here are some...: The answer to your Q can not be offered in a 400-letter space. But, I have prepared some pertinent articles to address various concerns of treating ED as listed in http://formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. After perusing these, I am surely you gain much insight on how to work well with the doctor as well as how to handle life reality as noted in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more
What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?
Sx without diagnosis: Acupuncture is often helpful for treatment of symptoms even in the absence of clear diagnoses. It can also be used to treat constellations of symptoms which are classified in traditional chinese medicine but which are not recognized in western medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?
We know more now: Polycystic kidney disease has been around for a while, home therapies had the advantage of not being scientifically tested. Thisdisease also causes different degrees of illness in different victims, fooling docs into thinking that the "home remedy" was effective, when the disease was just not as bad in that patient. Home remedies should be used with the help of a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am faced w/ choices of lupron (leuprolide) or surgery for endometriosis. Unable to tolorate hormone contraceptives and have gilberts syndrome. Which option is best?
Choices: Only a doctor who met and examined you can answer this. But, i recommend surgery for patients who are good candidates. Surgery is the only way to make a firm diagnosis, results are generally excellent, and though recurrences happen, they often don't. Lupron (leuprolide) can defintiely help with pain, but: no diagnosis, no fix, expensive, symptoms, and pain comes back when you discontinue. ...Read more
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -non classical kind, what are some remedies to help with side effects of disease and medicine like steroids?
Adrenal hyperplasia: The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical may present later in early childhood or during puberty.It is difficult to answer all about it, but some salt depleted patients need to be on steroids and the patints need to be monotored for other defects, it should be trated by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
I'm a non-bacterial prostatitis patient, why chronic prostatitis so hatd to treat, is it curable? I heard that chinese medicine can treat this, true?
No Chinese medicine: May need longer ccourse of antibiotics , see urologist. ...Read more
91 yrs.My GP not interested in my enlarged scrotum also not on Anticoagulation with diagnosed Heart Failure.Is there alternative to taking digoxin ?
Many physicians: believe that at 91 a "minimalist" approach is indicated. IFor example the scrotal swelling is most likely a hernia but if not symptomatic surgery probably not wise in the nineties. Likewise unless Digoxin is causing problems , why replace it (There ARE alternatives). Finally ANTICOAGULATION is probably more risky than their BENEFITS at age 90 plus! In other words IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT! Z ...Read more
What natural rx's do you suggest for ovarian cysts, including genetically inherited pcod polycystic ovarian disease? For dr lisa rankin - sweepstakes entry
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In : In my experience the most natural way I have seen patients deal with pcos is through diet. Here are the basics : low carbohydrates with protein at every meal add essential fatty acids in your diet add phytoestrogens to your diet buy organic foods when possible reduce saturated fats decrease consumption of dairy drink at least 2 litres of water daily avoid preservatives and chemicals avoid artificial sweeteners avoid caffeine and alcohol avoid sugar i hope this helps! ...Read more
Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis?
Where can I buy?
F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years
prefer natural med. Than drugs
Not really: I assume that you mean lcv, leukocytoclastic vasculitis. There are no good data on alternative therapy. Dhea has been shown to be a possible adjunct to conventional threapy in lupus erythematosus. Others have no good data. Lcv can range from mild to life-threatening disease. Accordingly, conventional therapy is mandatory, unless (rarely) a cause for the disease can be found. ...Read more
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