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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Can i let my 7 months old son drink some water with ginger extract to warm his throat? He has a cold, cough and runny nose

Can i let my 7 months old son drink some water with ginger extract to warm his throat? He has a cold, cough and runny nose

Yes, qualified: If it doesn't taste too strong for you, the baby may not object. Ginger can be a very strong flavor that might not appeal if it is not dilute enough. Be sure he has enough vit d and k . In the winter 1, 000 units of vit d and 100 mcg of vit k2 may help his immune system, especially if temperature is subnormal. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more

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What parts are removed in fgm cutting?

What parts are removed in fgm cutting?

Female genitalia: Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is defined by the world health organization (who) as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.". ...Read more

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How is an i.U.D. Removed without pain?

How is an i.U.D. Removed without pain?

Almost without pain: Iud removal is typically very quick and should cause only minor cramping. It is a good idea to take some Ibuprofen before having this done so that it will minimize any discomfort you might experience. If the iud string is not seen, it may be more difficult as your doctor will need to go inside the cervical canal and look for the string. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of ginger?

Many: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. Additionally it contains gingerols which reduce formation of cytokines associated with inflammation. ...Read more

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What are dis advantages of ginger to the health?

Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >. ...Read more