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Does Milk Thistle Help Heal The Liver
What is the best milk thistle brand you could recommend? I was a heavy drinker and recently slowed down and trying to detox/heal my liver some.
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Unlikely: The role of milk thistle in fatty lived disease is limited. In hepatitis c one study showed that high intravenous doses may slow progression, but is not a cure. I do not recommend milk thistle to my patients. It is safe and if someone is ademant about taking it i don't necessarily discourage it. A large ongoing study may clarify the role of milk thistle in the near future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you have a fatty liver or liver disease stop eating fatty food, stop eating fried food, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking pain pills and lower your cholesterol. Those type of actions help the liver. Discuss the different medications you take with your doctor to make sure they are not causing any interactions that can harm the liver. ...Read more
Have been drinking and partying a lot recently and now I have stopped. Can milk thistle help my liver recover?
Sorry, but no...: The results of a recent large scale study looking at just this question sadly answered no--milk thistle did not live up to its health food store hyped benefits nor justify its high cost. If you have liver damage, see your doctor for appropriate assistance and treatment please. ...Read more
Does ejaculating twice a day for 3-4 years affects liver? What function does it affect?Will milk thistle help? Does it affect other parts of the body?
Sex and health: Sexual activity in no way affects the liver function. Not sure where you heard this, but there is no connection. ...Read more
I got milk thistle the real plant from the mountains and i need help in papering it to take it as a liver tonic, what is the recipe or medicinal prep?
Can be dried.: Milk thistle can be taken orally in supplements or in tea it may cause diarrhea. More rarely, it may cause nausea, bloating, gas, and upset stomach. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid using milk thistle. If you have a ragweed allergy, you should also avoid milk thistle.It may cause a rash or lead to severe allergic reaction. Always tell your doctor before taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking milk thistle in belief that it helps the liver. I've no prior condition but what can I use to supplement the health of the liver?
Many things: At least as important as what you take is what you avoid- minimize exposure to alcohol, drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) and environmental toxins. Eat organic food as much as possible ; avoid gmo's. A good multivitamin will help. Many herbs support liver health- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr acupuncture ; homeopathy can help. Consider a liver flush- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr. ...Read more
Can i take milk thistle and uva ursi to help clean nortiptyline out my liver and kidneys faster than half-life?
Not really: Milk thistle and uva ursi won't really speed up processing of nortriptylene. It there some reason you want to do that? If having any trouble with medicine you're taking. I hope you'll discuss with your doctor so that it can be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have elevated liver enzymes and would like to know if milk thistle and dandelion root will help get the enzymes back to normal?
Does milk thistle really help the liver? I take around 650mg acetaminophen almost daily and i was told milk thistle would help prevent any toxicity
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