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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Herbal Medications (Definition)

Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability ...Read more


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How can I get rid of my gynecomastia taking any herbal medication?

No.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Fermented soy: Not likely. Regular soy products you should avoid. They do not really cause gynecomastia but do cause other problems...Especially in men so best to avoid. ...Read more

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Will saw palmetto in my supplements worsen my gynecomastia? Should i stay away from it?

May do: Gynecomastia is a known side effect of saw palmetto. Wonder why someone as young as you is considering saw palmetto which is used for benign prostate enlargement causing urinary obstruction. You may need to consider breast reduction surgery if your enlargement is significant in spite of possible need for weight reduction/obesity treatment. ...Read more

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Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more

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What are the five most popular herbal medications?

What are the five most popular herbal medications?

Hmmmm . . . . : It depends on where you ask, who's using them, and for what purpose. But i think st. John's wort would have to be on the list; black cohosh; gingko; echinacea; and either saw palmetto or milk thistle. Am i close? :-). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herbal medications?

Plant medications : Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability in potency and purity. ...Read more

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Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: Dr khorsandi's answer is correct. No medications of any kind are known to work. In children the majority of hydroceles spotaneously go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more