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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Abnormal Development Of The Optic Disk

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Congenital abnormalities, commonly known as "birth defects," are structural conditions that are present from birth. Common abnormalities include limb or facial malformations, but may ...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 herniated disk?

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

Herbal Rx for HNP: While herbal treatments have not been shown to have any direct effect on herniated discs, time may be your best friend as many disc herniations can resorb and get smaller spontaneously and not need surgery, epidural steroids may be more beneficial for pain control. A short period of rest followed by therapy is always warranted. Surgery is indicated for progressive pain or neurologic deficits. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

None: There are none that are effective. They are many available that are worthless and a waste of your money. Lose weight, exercise, avoid alcohol and tobacco and certain drugs, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment to increase female sex drive?

Herbal treatment to increase female sex drive?

None proven: Unfortunately, there are no peer-reviewed trials supporting use of any herbs or supplements to increase libido or sex drive in either women or men. Pharmaceutical companies are looking at various forms of testosterone for women but are currently stymied by side effects (which can be mitigated by adjusting doses). Compounding pharmacies can formulate something just for you (under md/do supervision). ...Read more

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Will herbal treatment still work on depression?

Will herbal treatment still work on depression?

Not the best: St. John's wort is the only studied herbal treatment for mild depression. No other herbal or supplemental medication has shown efficacy. Of course, st. John's wort has its own issues in that it lowers the levels of certain medications and dosingnp is three times a day. Antidepressants and therapy have greater efficacy. ...Read more

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Can chinese herbal medicine be used as cancer treatment?

Can chinese herbal medicine be used as cancer treatment?

I would encourage: Standard medical treatment for malignancies. Some TCM treatments might be helpful as adjunct, but would discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is an herbal treatment for adhd?

I need to know if there is an herbal treatment for adhd?

None that are: Proven to be effective. You can avoid caffeine and processed sugars which can worsen add symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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