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Hawthorn Extract Medication
Safe but monitor...: Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent.See http://tinyurl.com/m3w6db3 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ramipril: Ramipril has data to support its antihypertensive use; it helps heal the kidney's glomeruli and has been proven to reduce cardiovascular mortality. If one tries to use the hawthorn plant, check for interactions with other medications; theoretically, the plant has vasodilating properties which result in lower blood pressure. Different sources can result in varying potency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Here are some...: Hawthorn, a herbal supplement, has been claimed and widely used in Europe and China for helping maintain cardiovascular health Being a herbal supplement, its dose, medicinal effects, side effects, usage, etc. have not been studied as well as those of controlled prescribed drugs. Hence, no one can tell if it is safe to discontinue it suddenly or not, no clear study is available. So, just taper it ...Read more
Hawthorn: There's a lot of literature on hawthorn. :Unfortunately the literature isn't particularly convincing from a scientific standpoint. The appropriate answer is that we aren't really sure there is benefit to hawthorn. ...Read more
Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs? Are they safe?
Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina & heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html they are safe. ...Read more
Surprisingly, yes: The evidence may be less than robust and experts may disagree, but that's not unusual. Here's a lead to deeper info and there's a lot at this site - Best! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-527-HAWTHORN.aspx?activeIngredientId=527&activeIngredientName=HAWTHORN ...Read more
Anxiety: There is some research that Hawthorn might be effective in improving some heart failure symptoms in some people with mild to moderate heart failure. There is some evidence that Hawthorn, combined with magnesium and California poppy might be useful in treating mild to moderate anxiety disorders. See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment of your condition. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Stress ...Read more
Hawthorn: My review of the literature suggests that there are no proven benefits to hawthorn but there is a downside risk of arrhythmias. Given evidence for harm but none for benefit, taking hawthorn appears to be unjustified and adding it to a therapeutic agent even more so. ...Read more
Hawthorn and Atenolol were causing severe PVCs non stop 6-7 per minute all day long. Interaction?I stopped the hawthorn and no more PVCs.Why?
Hawthorn side effect: Good that you stopped it, and good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, especially those herbal medicines ...Read more
Bought NOW Super Odorless Garlic Conctrtd Xtrct w Hawthorn ext & Cayenne. Take 2x daily. *With food?* Need to lower BP a bit. Can't take lisinopril.
You can do it: Achieve ideal wt, dont smoke, minimize salt, eliminate saturated fats, be modest with meats, eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, minimize caffeine, exercise daily, select foods rich in magnesium and potassium, avoid sugars, breads, pasta. Are your BP values safe? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Sorry- we haven't found any substances yet that can reverse that process. Statins looked promising at one point but a couple of key trials ended up being negative. That said, at 21 you shouldn't have thick heart vavlves. Consider an evaluation for rheumatic fever and certain drug effects if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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