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Herbal Treatment For Darkening Of Skin
No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more
Good for anything?: What most people with serious illnesses get from herbal medicines is worse! why would anyone spend money on unproven herbal preparations about which they know nothing. There have been numerous reports of people becoming critically ill when the stuff they were taking proved to be toxic. Go see a doctor. ...Read more
SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more
Risks and benefits: It is important to start w/ medical evaluation. Otc, herbal, and nonprescription remedies are not entirely benign and most have warnings about drug interactions, and more than short term use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation training and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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