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Doctor insights on: Hawthorn Extract Medication

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May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

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
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What is standarized hawthorn good for diuretic?

What is standarized hawthorn good for diuretic?

More for: High blood pressure and as an anti-arrhymic (fights irregular heart beat). www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP?

Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP?

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 more

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Is it possible to stop hawthorn (supplement, 700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

Is it possible to stop hawthorn (supplement, 700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

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

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Which variety of hawthorn is most beneficial for your heart?

Which variety of hawthorn is most beneficial for your heart?

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

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Will hawthorn lower my blood pressure?

Will hawthorn lower my blood pressure?

Not well studied: It has some indications for heart failure but that's not what you're asking. If you're worried about it I would stay away from it altogether. ...Read more

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Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs? Are they safe?

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

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Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's disease and anxiety?

Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's disease and anxiety?

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

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Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's diseases and anxiety?

Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's diseases and anxiety?

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

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Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

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

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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.

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, don't 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 more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Will hawthorn and cayenne decrease thickening of heart valves over time?

Will hawthorn and cayenne decrease thickening of heart valves over time?

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 more

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Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves, liquorice burdock &valerian root, psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?

Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves, liquorice burdock &valerian root, psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?

BOOTEA CALL: May cause diarrhea due to the Senna, but q o d does not seem excessive but If you notice any adverse effects then cut back or quit.
You be the judge ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a

Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a

Need a big picture: Hi, Shaun,
Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood vessels react. Echocardiogram (which you had) and functional medicine testing may help to idenitify root cause of blood pressure elevation. You need blood work, heavy metal screen, and vascular reactivity assesment, maybe meds, and supplement tune up! ...Read more

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Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Depends: Hemorrhoids are best manage medically with proper diet and fluids and thereby avoiding constipation or diarrhea, either of which can cause hemorrhoidal symptoms and flares. Eat and drink properly and keep your hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

No medication: Aspergilloma is a cavity with Aspergillus inside in the lung. The only definitive treatment is surgery. Most Aspergilloma cause no direct ill effects and just need to be followed with yearly chest X rays. There are a few complications such as bleeding that require immediate treatment. Most cause no problems besides being there and having to be followed. ...Read more

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Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Lichen Planus: Some drugs, such as arsenic, bismuth, or gold, can produce an eruption which appears identical to lichen planus. Exposure to certain chemicals used in the development of color photographs can also produce a similar rash. The long-term use of the drugs quinacrine or Quinidine (quinidine gluconate, Quinidine sulfate), which is used for malaria and certain microscopic organisms. Lp may stop with dc. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read more

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What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

See below: Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if a dose adjustment is needed. When prescribing for pts on dialysis, it is essential to consult a reference guide to determine if the drug is subject to renal clearance and requires a dose adjustment. Best to discuss with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

Fad diets dangerous: This fad diet is not safe or effective and I would advise you to stop the insanity. This is one more fad diets that looks 'clinical'
but is designed to make some people rich and to keep it's clients obese.

That much caffeine is well known to cause diarrhea and other GI upset.

You will return to normal when you stop this product.

Now weight loss principles are well known and work! ...Read more