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Doctor insights on: Ginseng For Women

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Is the herb" red clover" safe for women who are pregnant?

Is the herb" red clover" safe for women who are pregnant?

Doubtful: Do not take anything non essential or uncertain in the way of treatment especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy unless prescribed by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO: Turmeric www.Umm.Edu › medical reference › complementary medicinealthough it is safe to eat foods with turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements. Because turmeric may act like a ... ...Read more

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Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth defects in animal pregnancies. So...Very high risk for very low reward. ...Read more

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Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

No: Studies have shown that this plant-related substance does not increase testosterone levels and therefore will not effect potency. ...Read more

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Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read more

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Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Guava is a fruit not: A herb. Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more

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Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read more

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Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Usually: I agree with dr. Crystal's reference, but come to a different conclusion. This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The majority of the data indicate citalopram is likely safe is breastfeeding as well as pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

Balanced diet..: Low in sugars and bad fats. High in protein. Plenty of colored veggies. Low salt. High calcium. Taking a good multivitamin and drinking water important! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a young woman (23) to take phytoestrogen supplements for long period of time? Considering red clover or pueraria mirifica

Is it safe for a young woman (23) to take phytoestrogen supplements for long period of time?  Considering red clover or pueraria mirifica

No. : No. For a healthy 23 year old lady your ovaries are making the estrogen you need. Supplemental estrogens may lead to your body having too much estrogen and may cause problems such as abnormal vaginal bleeding or even uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

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Is cilostazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is cilostazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Cilostazol: This needs to be addressed with your ob/gyn since you need to weigh benefits vs. Risks. It is pregnancy class c which means it is usually not recommended unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Breastfeeding has not been studied so caution is advised. ...Read more

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Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Estradiol is a type of hormone made in the ovary. We don't recommend it because it can feminize boy babies (make them look more like girl babies). You should talk to your OB as soon as you find out you are pregnant if you are already taking estradiol. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

No: No, it won't help you at all, just wastes your money. A few women with pcos become pregnant, but generally only after significant weight loss. Therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more

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Is cayenne and lemon tea safe for pregnant women?

Is cayenne and lemon tea safe for pregnant women?

Yes: This is safe for you and the developing baby. There are no adverse effects from this combination. ...Read more