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Cumin Benefits And Side Effects
Magnesium: Individuals on diuretics often feel better with magnesium, it lowers likelihood of ectopic activity, it reverses leg cramps in some. There are many benefits. It must be used careflly with poor kidneys and can cause diarrhea. If you are serious get the "magnesium factor" by mildred seelig md. ...Read more
Antidepressants: Benefits of antidepressants include relief from symptoms of depression: sleep disturbance, loss of interest in normal activities, fatigue, sad mood with suicidal thinking, etc. Side effects vary by the specific medication and are best discussed with your physician. Usually the best results come when psychotherapy is also part of the treatment for depression. ...Read more
Experimental animal studies have suggested that resveratrol might be neuroprotective and be beneficial in the prevention and/or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases; however, clinical trials in healthy or cognitively impaired older people are currently very limited. (More information)
In randomized controlled trials, short-term supplementation with resveratrol significantly improved glucose and ...Read more
Tea in general:
Tea in general has been shown to have many health benefits. Green tea has been shown to have a high concentration of polyphenols which help to fight
radicals that cause DNA deterioration and aging.
Oolong tea has also been known to reduce tartar buildup, reduce plaque and promote gum health.
And there is some positive note that it may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Have a great day. ...Read more
What are considered well accepted benefits and side effects you have personally seen from l-arginine?
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) can be an effective medication for psychotic symptoms like hallucinations or delusions in schizophrenia, psychotic depression, and bipolar disorder. It can also be used to augment antidepressant effect in treatment-resistant depression. Typical side effects may include sedation and weight gain -- especially in the abdominal area. ...Read more
None: Drinking water is great as long as it's not excessive. This is not excessive. No side effects. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: It has anti-inflammatory effects and there are no side effects. ...Read more
Pregnancy prevention: Oral contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. They decrease the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancer. They can regulate the menstrual cycle. The tend to decrease cramps, shorten and lighten the menstrual cycle. They can improve acne. They can also be used to decrease PMS symptoms ...Read more
My doctor recomended me humira (adalimumab) for RA. What is it and what's its benefits and side effects? Thank u
Anti-TNF biologic: Humira (adalimumab) is one of five drugs that block a pro-inflammatory protein called tnf that are elevated in diseases like ra, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylitis. Anti-tnf agents are very effective. They are often given with methotrexate. Humira (adalimumab) has a variety of possible side effects but most patients do extremely well. Serious side effects are uncommon. ...Read more
SNRI vs SSRI: Cymbalta (duloxetine) increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels, zoloft increases serotonin levels only. Cymbala may help chronic pain as well as depression. Both are good antidepressants and have similar side effect profiles. Keep in mind there is no 1antidepressant that is effective for everyone. It may take several trials to find the right one for you or you may be lucky and respond to the 1st one. ...Read more
Is it important to take glucosamine if I have RA and is it ok if I took it when am taking methotrexate? And what r the benefits and side effects?
Wheatgrass: Claims about health benefits of wheatgrass include supplemental nutrition to unique curative properties, none have been scientifically proven. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice. ...Read more
Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read more
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?
None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more
Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?
Y would U want to?: Baby Aspirin helps prevent clots (thus heart attacks and ischemic (clot-related) type strokes. Unfortunately, by the same token, it increases with risk of bleeding including hemorrhagic (bleeding-type) strokes. No study I'm familiar with has shown benefit for Aspirin for anyone under the age of 50. Even 40 year old men showed no benefit for primary prevention. (people without disease). ...Read more
Flaxseed oil: Flaxseed oil is an herbal product and is generally well tolerated. Taken as flaxseed, it is a good source of dietary fiber. Studies of lipid lowering effects have been mixed and appear most effective in postmenopausal women and persons with a high cholesterol at the outset. No major side effects have been reported. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
DMAE: DMAE is used to possible improve exercise performance (usually when done with vitamins, minerals, and ginseng). It should not be taken by people with a seizure disorder, depression or schizophrenia. Side effects include constipation, headache, increased blood pressure, tics, disordered sleep and confusion. ...Read more
What is the difference between Cialis and genereic cialis, the benefits of each, side effects and where to safely purchase them?
Nothing, but. . .: Cialis remains under patent & is not yet available as generic, at least not here in the States. So your first question re benefits & side effects is moot as it only relates to branded tadalafil. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/cialis. Html for more info. As for purchase, purchase from any pharmacy w/doctor's prescription. Avoid Internet pharmacies willing to sell prescription meds w/o prescriptions. ...Read more
If med says a person with a low GFR should take a lower does, will the person get the same benefit and side effects at lower dosage due?
Yes: At lower gfr, less of medication or it's end product with metabolism will be excreted so you need less dose, benefits and side effects will be same at lower dose. If you take usual dose then you will have more side effects. ...Read more
I want to know more on the difference between Cialis and genereic cialis, the benefits of each, side effects and where to safely purchase them?
Generic online: Generic tadalafil or Vial is is not available in the U.S. It is available online but it is not advised because there is no reliable evaluated source. If such a tablet has too much it can have serious or lethal side effects. ...Read more
On 1000mg of Lithium a day, my blood levels were 0.44 mmol/L (0.3-1.3). Last 2 days I'm on 1500mg and still no benefits or side effects. Is this weird?
Ans: You're taking lithium, Concerta, aripiprazole and Lamotrigine, which interact to cause side effects and make clinical picture hard to understand. Why are you taking two mood stabilizers? Also, Concerta (dose unknown) can trigger mania/hypomania. Hard to interpret lithium level with limited clinical information. Review meds with prescribing doctor to simplify regimen if possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more