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Ginseng Edge Medication
Energy: Please start w/a visit to your doctor to rule out any metabolic disorders. Then reflect on your lifestyle and stress level. How is your diet? Junk food? Sugar? Do you exercise? Brisk walking is fine. Beware of energy drinks and false energy via coffee loading. You will crash later. Please take a holistic approach. Theanine in tea can keep you relaxed yet focused. Peace and health. ...Read more
Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?
Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids? Is ginseng good for hypertension
Yes;No; BacktoBasics: Blood flow determined by arterioles ; cardiac output under split-second brain control. Circulation problems most commonly due to atherosclerosis in walls of arteries, sudden plaque ruptures ; clots. Atherosclerosis typically begins age 7 ; is driven by high LDL particles (not cholesterol which is made by every cell) with low large-hdl, above low nl blood glucose ; above low nl blood pressure. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy 7days ago. Still, toe curling pain and only managing 2hrs sleep a night, and living on the edge of medication every 4hrs pain not easing?
I have flaky skin near edges of nosetrils, around mouth&just below one eye. Light redness, no itch. What's this condition? Any OTC medications for this?
35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?
Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more