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Are there any negative health effects associated with taking red ginseng and dim (diindolylmethane) which is a natural estrogen blocker?

Are there any negative health effects associated with taking red ginseng and dim (diindolylmethane) which is a natural estrogen blocker?

Rare side effects: These are safe to take together as they have no known interactions. While both are safe, ginseng can cause anxiety and insomnia is some and rarely high blood pressure, low blood sugar, diarrhea etc.- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng for details. DIM is not an estrogen blocker but improves estrogen metabolism, helping it to be metabolized to safer substances. ...Read more

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Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, i see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more

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Will DIM (Diindolylmethane) reduce the effects of Gynecomastia?

Will DIM (Diindolylmethane) reduce the effects of Gynecomastia?

Diindolylmethane has: been touted for a variety of disorders, but there is NO scientific information that it helps any medical problem, and has potential risks. Gynecomastia doesn't have "effects", it is an effect, caused by a variety of medical problems, most commonly in males by weight gain and/or testosterone administration. Check w/your doctor - not tv, friends or internet scams. ...Read more

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Any known drug interactions between bupropion and diindolylmethane supplements?

Any known drug interactions between bupropion and diindolylmethane supplements?

Communicate: Before adding a supplement it is a good idea to communicate your intention to the prescribing physician. I am unaware of a specific interaction between this supplement and bupropion. Wellbutrin is not metabolized by cyp 1a2, which appears to be liver enzyme that can be affected by this supplement. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more