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Doctor insights on: Herbal Medicines For Wilsons Disease

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Hi I suffer from serious cronic migraines almost 4 years now.i take lots of medicine.i also have wilsons disease.

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I suffer from serious cronic migraines almost 4 years now.i take lots of medicine.i also have wilsons disease.

Expert Tx: I hope you're under the care of the very best possible rxperts since it can make a big difference in Wilson's. If possible do some research to find the very best. The varied effects of the disease may interact w/ other conditions and frustrate efforts otherwise. The meds you need may have painful side effects and supportive psychotherapy can help you to understand and deal w/ this. ...Read more

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What is cure for wilsons disease?

What is cure for wilsons disease?

Treatment: There is no cure. The treatment is to maintain a low copper diet. D-penicillamine and trientine are two drugs that are used to treat the copper overload. Both drugs require careful monitoring. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I want to be in the care of for Wilsons Disease?

What kind of doctor would I want to be in the care of for Wilsons Disease?

Multidisciplinary: A multidisciplinary medical team would serve a patient like this the best. You may need a GI specialist, neurologist, psychiatrist and PCP to work together to help patient with chronic issues. ...Read more

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What is the fate of someone who does not treat wilsons disease?

Liver/neuro failure: Untreated, Wilson's disease can progress to liver failure and neurological disability and possibly death. With treatment, individuals with Wilson's disease have normal life expectancy. However, without treatment, individuals can expect issues with the brain, liver, eyes and psychiatric manifestations. Each individual is different so there are not set patterns of disease ...Read more

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If someone has wilsons disease, then how does he function compared to a normal person?

If someone has wilsons disease, then how does he function compared to a normal person?

Pretty normal: Until the wilson's disease causes liver function compromise, you should function normally. With proper treatment you should not have any functional problems. ...Read more

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Does Wilsons Disease show on an EEG?

Does Wilsons Disease show on an EEG?

Wilsons disease: can cause hepatic encephalopathy which in turn can produce slow anterior triphasic waves on an EEG in the absence of liver failure it would not likely produce changes on an EEG. There are labs tests and eye findings that may be helpful in arriving at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can wilsons disease mimic parkinsons?

Yes: Parkinson-like symptoms can be an initial manifestation of Wilson's disease. Wilson's disease usually occurs in younger people, however. If there is any confusion in diagnosis, Wilson's disease can usually be diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and/or an eye exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wilsons disease?

Remove copper: Excessive copper poisons the body organs, so the treatment is to remove the copper while stabilizing organs that may have been injured. This is called chelation. Several chemicals are used to remove the copper. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001789/ also, www.Wilsonsdisease.Org. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rings around my eyes when I was a preteen. if you have kayser-fleischer rings does it mean you have wilsons disease or could it be something normal?

What to do if I have rings around my eyes when I was a preteen. if you have kayser-fleischer rings does it mean you have wilsons disease or could it be something normal?

Let's sort this out: You had rings around your IRISES (actually the plural is irides, but never mind), not your "eyes" (like a raccoon) when you were young and they went away? That's the opposite of what happens with Kayser-Fleischer rings. If you're normal at 35, you don't have Wilson's disease. What to do is nothing. Give my regards to Broad Street. (My compliments for spelling Kayser-Fleischer correctly, BTW.) ...Read more

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I have low copper and low curleoplasmin... would wilsons disease show in my liver on a ultrasound or on a brain mri? both normal? do i have WD?

Wilson's disease : you don't have the diagnosis yet. There are several tests that still need to be done including a 24 hour urine copper and liver biopsy for copper quantification. There can be other reasons for the results you report. ...Read more

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Is it good or not for people with autoimmune disease to consume herbal medicine?

Is it good or not for people with autoimmune disease to consume herbal medicine?

Can be good if...: There are literally thousands of herbs with medicinal benefits. Some of these may be very beneficial for people with autoimmune disease and some may aggravate their condition. People with autoimmune disease should not take herbs without professional guidance, but with the help of an herbalist, naturopath or holistic md, medicinal herbs individualized for you can be extremely beneficial. ...Read more

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I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for chronic liver disease?

I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for chronic liver disease?

Not known: There are definitely herbal medicines which may produce chronic liver disease and a variety of other problems. Otc substances are not controlled by the fda, and as such you have little guarantee of what they contain. There are numerous reports in the literature of people being substantially harmed by toxic materials within these herbal preparations. Be careful. ...Read more

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Will hernbal medicine work to eliminate raynaud's disease?

Will hernbal  medicine  work to eliminate raynaud's disease?

No: Herbal medicines do not help directly but switching from caffeinated drinks to herbal teas might help. Also, if herbs help you reduce stress, that would help. ...Read more

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Can I take effective herbal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

Not recommended: While herbal therapies can be effective for a number of conditions, legionnaires' disease can cause a life-threatening pneumonia due to the bacteria, legionella. Treatment with antibiotics usually cures the disease. If you have pontiac fever, (legionella infection without pneumonia) antibiotics are often not necessary and the disease resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

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What diseases or herbal supplements would cause a person to have no saliva?

What diseases or herbal supplements would cause a person to have no saliva?

Sjogren's Syndrome: Sjogren's is probably the biggest disease, but ageing and depression also has decreased saliva. I am sorry but have no answer for the herbal supplements. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help to aid degenerative disc disease?

Can herbal supplements help to aid degenerative disc disease?

Possible : There are herbal supplements that contain analgesic or pain relieving effects as ones with anti inflammatory effects. The problem is that these herbal supplements are not regulated so that the quality or potency of their contents is variable an unknown. They can act to help symptoms but will not affect the progression of disc degeneration. ...Read more

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Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read more

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I suffer with degenerative disc disease & taking paracetamol. Can I take herbal boswellia/turmeric/tartcherry along side until herbal 'kicks in' ?

I suffer with degenerative disc disease & taking paracetamol.  Can I take herbal boswellia/turmeric/tartcherry along side until herbal 'kicks in' ?

Probably: There isn't any good data that suggests that the combination of the herbals/paracetamol should cause problems. Be aware that the paracetamol can probably cause the most problems and that you should adhere closely with recommended dosing guidelines so that you don't damage your liver. ...Read more

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I have recently had a stress test and been diagnosed with signes of heart disease/blockage I am on 40 mg statins' what herbal supplementvcan you advis?

I have recently had a stress test and been diagnosed with signes of heart disease/blockage I am on 40 mg statins' what herbal supplementvcan you advis?

CoQ10 ; O-3's!: Coq10 is a great anti-oxidant that can helps prevent muscle pain that can be caused by high-dose statins. I am + for the slco1b1 (statin myopathy gene) so i take 60mg bid. With cardiac risk, also good to take flaxseed oil 1g 2 in am, and epa/dha essentials 2 in pm (i prefer pure encapsulations brand--pharmacy grade products). Most supplements do not have what they claim they do--not worth buying. ...Read more

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What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?

What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?

Probably Curcumin: This question is hard to answer because of the need for more research, but at the moment i would say curcumin, derived from turmeric. Curcumin clearly has anti-alzheimer's properties but is poorly abosrbed; a patented form, meriva, is up to 28 times better absorbed but holds promise. See http://cen.Acs.Org/articles/90/i31/tumeric-derived-compound-curcumin-treat.Html & my comment:. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

Consider: Consider adding niacin, fish oil and/or red yeast rice. I recommend checking with your physician prior to starting these as they may not be right for you given existing conditions or medicines. Consider use of new lipid profiling such as NMR testing to determine your cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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Are herbal medicines effective?

Are herbal medicines effective?

Mostly not: Few herbal medications have ever been clinically tested. The FDA does not evaluate herbal medication. The companies that make them have few internal controls and according to Consumer Reports, the contents of the bottle frequently bear little resemblance to the quantities listed on the bottles. Most of these products are harmless; few have any effectiveness. ...Read more

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Does herbal drug cause side effects?

Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal drug information sites?

What are the best herbal drug information sites?

The best:: http://nccam.nih.gov/ the national institutes of medicine center for complementary and alternative medicine has science based information - your tax dollars support it so please do use it! it's free. You can read the articles and/or search for specific drugs. ...Read more

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What herbal medicines cleanse your system of thc?

None: There are no effective cleanses that can "beat the system". ...Read more

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Please explain why herbal medicines are good for health?

Please explain why herbal medicines are good for health?

Many benefits: Herbal medicines have been used safely & effectively for thousands of years. Herbs are proven safe & effective in preventing a myriad of health problems as well as often treating illness as effectively as drugs, but with less cost & side effects. See http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00469/Herbal-Botanical-Medicine-Dr-Weils-Wellness-Therapies.html & http://tinyurl.com/ndw6da5 ...Read more

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I would like a list on chinese herbal teas and help with chinese medicine?

Chinese Herbs/ meds: Here is a good site on Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/herbal/list.html ...Read more

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Is there a governmental agency that monitors the usage of herbal medicines?

Is there a governmental agency that monitors the usage of herbal medicines?

FDA to some degree: The fda (food and drug administration) monitors the usage of herbs in the us, though they are not monitored very strictly. Herbs do not require fda approval before being marketed, though the fda regulates health claims made for herbs. If the fda gets evidence that an herbal product is hazardous it intervenes, such as when it banned the herb ephedra in 2004. ...Read more

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What herbal drugs can neutralize the effect of toxin of staphylococcus aureaus?

What herbal drugs can neutralize the effect of toxin of staphylococcus aureaus?

None: There are no "neutralizing" herbals that have any proven activity. Toxin suppression for proven staph infections that require it can be accomplished with Clindamycin or linezolid. ...Read more

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Is there any books or websites , we can find the drugs or medicines derived from natural or herbal sources?

Is there any books or websites , we can find the drugs or medicines derived from natural or herbal sources?

probably thousands!: There are hundreds or thousands of books ; websites on natural medicine. Among the best books are the encyclopedia of natural medicine by michael murray nd, encyclopedia of herbal medicine by andrew chevallier ; medical herbalism by david hoffman. For websites see http://www.Anniesremedy.Com/chart.Php ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.Html see comment for more information:. ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Not yet: Specific drugs would be required to treat different types of cancer. Results are variable but herbal treatment are unlikely to be of benefit. ...Read more

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Do any herbal drugs shrink prostate enlargement?

Do any herbal drugs shrink prostate enlargement?

None proven: Saw palmetto may make you feel better but has not been showed to shrink the prostate. The group of medical drugs called 5-alpha-reuductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) are medically proven to shrink the prostate. ...Read more

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Do you think herbal medicine is better than pharma?

Do you think herbal medicine is better than pharma?

Use both: In some cases there is nothing better than a pharmaceutical medicine and it produces miraculous results that would not be possible with herbal medicine. I think the best approach is the integrative medicine approach and use the best of both. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wilson's Disease (Definition)

Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder which causes copper to accumulates in body tissues & may cause psychiatric or neurological ...Read more