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Herbal Treatment For Gastrointestinal Bleeding
It depends : Gi bleeds can be located in several different places. They can also be of varied intensity from a trace to severe. All of that factors into the plan. Usually a scope can find the site of the bleed. The speed will determine the treatment after site is known. Treatment could be surgical, endoscopic, laser, or medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
Gum bleeding: Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment. The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?
Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
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Yes indeed: Take an antacid regularly (not only for pain or other symptoms). Also, probably acid blocking medications are available in pharmacies, probably without prescription (cimetidine, omeprazole, and several others). A druggist can help choose the best one. Also avoid alcohol entirely and any foods that trigger pain or other symptoms. You should confirm this advice with doctor who diagnosed the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best herbal treatment for diarrhea and abdominal cramps,and does probiotics beneficial for the situation?best regard.
What is the safest treatment for non-infectious diarrhea and abdominal cramps and does black tea helpful for this situation?best regard.
The safest: is over the counter anti-diarrhea agents ( eg: Immodium AD) which may or may not be available in your location (Chemical name is Loperamide) NOT RECOMMENDING SPECIFICALLY jsu an example> As far as I know black Tea (eg TANNIN) may have some beneficial effect but its negligible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more
Possibly: To find something helpful for your pet, you'll need a homeopathic veterinarian. There are many of these throughout the us and canada. You can find them through search engines such as animal natural health center: http://www.Drpitcairn.Com/referrals/ all veterinarians on this list have completed dr. Pitcairn's courses in homeopathy for animals. ...Read more
Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?
Ee comment: In the traditional scientific method of treating urinary infection, no one drug is capable to treating all infections, as the germs react differently and at times unpredictably we don't know what the herbs contain? Cystitis cystica and glandularis are not due to infection. ...Read more
Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more
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