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Herbal Therapies Prevent Listeria
NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Source control: Keep things clean. Cook meats and eggs thoroughly. Avoid hot dogs, deli meats, processed meats unless thoroughly cooked to 170 deg.Avoid unpasturized soft cheese. Do not leave proceesed food for prolonged periods at room temp. Listeria is a very real concern, with a high mortality rate. If you are pregnant, it can be devastating to your developing baby. See your doc if you suspect any infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is Listeria bacteria so deadly? What is death rate and how can I prevent it? Is Organic food safe?
Listeria: This organism is usually deadly in patients with underlying medical deficiencies, such as lymphoma, etc. This bacterium causes the infection listeriosis. It can grow and reproduce inside the host's cells and is one of the most virulent food-borne pathogens, with 20 to 30 percent of clinical infections resulting in death, but of low frequency. ...Read more
Yes: By avoiding the consumption of raw milk products you can avoid this unfortunate infection. ...Read more
Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm on amoxillin for a UTI an I just ate a high risk listeria food today. will the antibiotics prevent an infection of listeria before it could happen?
Use with caution: The best treatment for hemophilia by far is conventional therapy with clotting factors. No herbs can substitute for this, though herbs like hawthorne, bilberry, grape seed extract ; yarrow may help a bit. However. Many herbs may aggravate hemophilia ; should be avoided, including ginger, garlic ; turmeric; don't try herbs without guidance. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/hemophilia.Htm. ...Read more
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No: There is no medicinal therapy to prevent legionnaire's disease, specifically. If you are in good health and in good shape, odds are you will be less likely to suffer from it seriously but that is not for certain. Exposure should be avoided though there is no sure way to know when you may be exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is it possible to prevent hypertension. I'm only 47 exercise, non smoker etc. BP keeps slowly rising. The medicine therapy scares me. ?
See below: You can help to lower your BP by loosing weight if overweight. In the PREMIER trial reducing meat(including foul) to once a week reduced rate of hypertension by 23%. Cutting out all meat except fish reduced incidence of HTN by 38%. Cutting out meat and fish(vegetarian) reduced rate of HTN by 50%. Also eliminating all dairy/eggs(vegan) reduced rate of HTN by 75%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbals : Kava and valerian are 2 that come to mind, because people use them to help with sleep. Often additional botanicals such as hops, passion flower, and lemon balm are used in combination as well. You should be aware that there have been some rare, but severe, cases of liver damage with kava. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood thinners: Most strokes are caused by a brain infarction because of cholesterol plaques clotted producing obstruction to the blood flow to the tissue of a area of the brain. Less likely a hemorrhage in the brain. We use aspirin, Aggrenox , plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin or Pradaxa as "blood thinners" to prevent strokes. We have to control blood pressure with meds too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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