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Was prescribed to take senna and diosmin. Also taking birth control pills. Will taking these together cause me any problems?

Was prescribed to take senna and diosmin. Also taking birth control pills. Will taking these together cause me any problems?

Shouldn't effect : Sennas act as laxatives and are similar to aloe and rhubarb. These compounds act on the lower bowel to increase peristaltic movements by irritating the colonic mucosa. Diosmin is a semisynthetic drug (modification of hesperidin) typically a phlebotrophic medication used in treatment of venous disease. Technically, these medications should have no effect on the efficacy of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Which is best for reducing appearance of varicose veins on thighs, diosmin or horse chestnut extract?

Which is best for reducing appearance of varicose veins on thighs, diosmin or horse chestnut extract?

Neither: Both horse chestnut extract (active ingredient aescin) and diosmin seem beneficial for chronic venous insufficiency, where decreased tone in the leg veins cause lower leg swelling. Varicose veins, however, require procedures to remove or close the unsightly veins. Prevention includes weight loss, activities improving blood flow & leg muscle tone, avoiding prolonged standing & crossed-leg sitting. ...Read more

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I was prescribed (diosmin+hesperidin) for hemorrhoids, is this safe to take w viagra (sildenafil). Will it make my erectile dysfunction better or worse?

I was prescribed (diosmin+hesperidin) for hemorrhoids, is this safe to take w viagra (sildenafil). Will it make my erectile dysfunction better or worse?

Why Viagra (sildenafil) at 40?: I'm more concerned about the erectile dysfunction of a 40 year old. I don't have your history, but i would be concerned about cardiovascular disease without other obvious causes for you ed. Start by visiting your md for a complete panel of tests to include cimt if possible. If that test is not available a calcium score will do. Ed is a major 'red flag' in a 40 year old. ...Read more

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What is dioxin?

What is dioxin?

Herbicide: This was famously used in the Vietnam war in a perhaps-ill-advised attempt to destroy the environment and make enemy fighters visible; a contaminant caused chloracne. Politicians have become involved with the difficult scientific question of whether and to what extent the chemical has caused long-term health problems in soldiers and the unborn. Read about "Agent Orange" with discernment. ...Read more

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What dosage of dioxin is considered dangerous?

What dosage of dioxin is considered dangerous?

Dioxin exposure: The epa has set its threshold for safe dioxin exposure at a toxicity equivalence (teq) of 0.7 picograms per kg of body weight per day. Anything above that level can potentially have harmful effects. The epa further says findings show that generally, over a person's lifetime, current exposure to dioxins does not pose a significant health risk. Air levels of dioxin have dropped 90% since 1987. ...Read more

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(I know there's no research) Where do I find someone who's interested in medical mysteries & paternal Dioxin exposure? (Vietnam).

Dioxin Exposure: The quickest way of finding someone interested in medical mysteries and paternal dioxin exposure is by asking a question about Agent Orange. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Could low levels of dioxin kill you over time?

I wouldn't worry: Much of the concern of dioxin, which is not even a mutagen, is driven by the injustices and folly of the Vietnam war rather than any real science. Probably some people will disagree with me vehemently, but I'm aware of no syndrome of chronic low-level exposure, much less a lethal one. ...Read more

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What are some potential side effects of dioxin exposure?

What are some potential side effects of dioxin exposure?

Side effects: Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer. ...Read more

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I was cooking vegetables in a pan but burnt a plastic choping board on hob for 10 seconds, I ate the vegetables could i have ingested dioxin?

I was cooking vegetables in a pan but burnt a plastic choping board on hob for 10 seconds, I ate the vegetables could i have ingested dioxin?

Insignificant amount: Burning plastics can release harmful dioxins. This is a concern if you warm food within certain plastics in the microwave over time. The long term toxic effects are unknown and such toxins can persist in adipose tissue for a long time. That is just a public service warning: I would be rest assured that you have not done significant harm in this scenario. ...Read more