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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
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
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
I recently took a supplement called Diindolylmethane which i learned afterwards is a potent antiandrogen.How long will the effects last.6 weeks so far?
Impossible: You did not share with us anything specific about 'the effects'. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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