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Drinking Water Quinine Good Treating Inflammation Arthritis
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
It might: A number of laboratory and animal studies suggest that mangosteen has significant anti-inflammatory effects. And a few small-scale studies in humans indicate that the juice helps reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a substance associated with inflammation, which may be caused by widespread infection or disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. But the studies that found this reduction in CRP were not conducted with people who have arthritis. And not everybody who has arthritis has elevated CRP. So at this point, while the data appears promising, it's too early to say what role mangosteen juice has in treating arthritis symptoms. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, mangosteen is not related to the mango. The mangosteen fruit is the size and shape of a tangerine, with a thick, dark rind and creamy flesh. Mangosteen is marketed as a supplement, both as a juice and in capsule form. ...Read more
My bun is 25, not drinking water &abusing aleve, (naproxen) motrin, drinking protein drinks. Can it reverse with proper care?
Is there a specific enema that helps relieve of prostate problems (ie. Hot, warm or cold, salt water... Etc.)?
No: Prostate problems cannot be relieved by enemas. I would recommend that you consult with a local urologist. ...Read more
Is fruit salt that makes a sparkling drink in water a good light preventive treatment for gout or elevated uric acid?
Help please. Could drinking multiple cups of tea seriously affect symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
No.: It would not. Although not tested, tea is rich in anti-oxidants, and "may" be beneficial! ...Read more
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspect overdoing lemon juice + stevia lemonade caused flareup of peripheral neuropathy in feet. Mild symptoms, now improving w/ abstinence. New atorvastatin scrip also suspect. Also stopped that. ?
Natural treatment: There's little evidence that Aloe Vera has any medicinal benefit. You could try it but doesn't replace prescribed medications by a rheumatologist. Good luck :) ...Read more
Drinking alkaline water help in controlling diabetes, retinopathy, pyelonephritis, UTI and calcification of arteries, is this true?
Alkaline water.: If you are the patient with those problems, you have serious issues. You need to see a physician(s) to deal with them to offer you treatment strategies other than alkaline water, which is not the preferred therapy for any one of the conditions you mentioned in your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Water intoxication: It depends on how big the cups are. If they are bigger than 4oz cups then 14 cups per day is way too much. It can lead to significant electrolyte abnormalities which can have significant effects with regard to the above mentioned problems. Cut back the water intake to 1/2 of what you are currently doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?
Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...Read more
Will drinking a half a teaspoon of baking soda with water help with kidney infection, UTI or other health problems?
Is drinking tea, coffee or other types of liquid, just as good as drinking water for skin health?
No: Drinking plain water is healthy rather than beverage. ...Read more
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