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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Stomach pain and acidity after stopping rabeprazole sodium is it due to stopping it or else?Currently taking leflunomide & sulfasalazine for arthritis

Stomach pain and acidity after stopping rabeprazole sodium is it due to stopping it or else?Currently taking leflunomide & sulfasalazine for arthritis

You benefited...: ---symptomatically from a reduction in stomach acid while taking rabeprazole. Now that your acid production has resumed off the drug, you've again noticed acid-related symptoms. Every drug has advantages and disadvantages to long term use--discuss with your provider whether restarting an acid blocker in your case has more "pro" than "con.". ...Read more

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What is epson salt good for for the body?

What is epson salt good for for the body?

Sooth muscles: Epsom salt which is Magnesium Sulfate is readily absorbed by the skin. It does have an anti-inflammatory affect which can help to sooth sore muscles. A common way to do this is to dissolve some in your bath water and then soaking for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Will soaking in epson salt help spraned ankle?

Not really: It might help by causing muscle relaxation and relieving the pain. This is not a function of the salt. ...Read more

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Is it okay to for females to take epson salt baths? Does it cause unpleasant odor for females?

Is it okay to for females to take epson salt baths? Does it cause unpleasant odor for females?

Espon salt baths: I recommend you only use them when needed (rash, poison ivy, etc.) and not routinely. The pH of the bath can cause an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora (mix of bacteria, yeast). When this occurs a certain type of bacteria can become dominant and this causes the odor. If that occurs, add yogurt daily and consider seeing your physician for treatment of the troublemaking bacteria. ...Read more

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Have a red bump on the top part of my clitoris and it is irritating me but it doesn't really hurt Will it help to soak In Epson salt It's been 2 day?

Have a red bump on the top part of my clitoris and it is irritating me but it doesn't really hurt  Will it help to soak In Epson salt It's been 2 day?

Maybe: can be a pimple can be an early abcess can be an early herpetic outbreak recommend warm tub soaks and neosporin ointment twice a day. if worsens or gets very sore, see your doc. oral sex can cause minor infection of the clitoris or worse if biting occurs. do not ignore if worsens. ...Read more

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Could epson salt help loose weigt dr oz says its true?

See below: None that he can prove scientifically. One reporter wrote "[Dr Oz] and sometimes snake oil peddler appeared before a Senate subcommittee to testify about false advertising for OTC weight loss cures, he had a hard time defending his own larger-than-life claims". http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/oprahs-favorite-dr-oz-admits-his-weight-loss-miracles-are-phony-congress ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more