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Herbal Treatment For Increased Menstrual Flow
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
How can smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the results and/or the treatment for dysmenorrhea?
How will smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the treatment for dysmenorrhea?
Several issues: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The birth control pill can be very helpful to control this. Women who are in their late 40's are perimenopausal, meaning close to menopause. At this time, your body is more sensitive to poor behaviors such as smoking and alcohol. You will feel best with a healthy diet and exercising, not smoking, and no excessive alcohol. ...Read more
Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids?Is ginseng good for hypertension
Yes;No; BacktoBasics: Blood flow determined by arterioles ; cardiac output under split second brain control. Circulation problems most commonly due to atherosclerosis in walls of arteries, sudden plaque ruptures ; clots. Atherosclerosis typically begins age 7 ; is driven by high LDL particles (not cholesterol which is made by every cell) with low large-hdl, above low nl blood glucose ; above low nl blood pressure. ...Read more
Find cause first: First the cause of the delay has to be identified before treatment is recommended. ...Read more
Holistic approach: There may be many causes so i would recommend finding someone who can give a full evaluation including hormones, your level of stress, relationship happiness, sleep quality. One should determine if the problem is physical, mental, emotional or any combination and address appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?
Homeopathy & Levitra (vardenafil): Ask your homeopath, but Levitra (vardenafil) should not interfere with your homeopathic treatment. If your homeopath is well trained & your body can recover from the hair loss (as in some cases of alopecia and trichitillomania, etc) you have a good chance of positive results. Pharmaceuticals which more frequently interfere with homeopathic treatment are steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more
Hello Doctor ,, Can Oral Contraceptive pills be used for regulation of menstruation Cycle in 37 years old lady with no gravida ?whats the side effects
Possibly: Oral contraceptive pills can be used in 37 year old women if they do not smoke and do not have any history of clotting disorders. Here is a site that can give you information on side effects http://www.uptodate.com/contents/hormonal-methods-of-birth-control-beyond-the-basics?source=see_link ...Read more
Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?
See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stopped birth control for amenorrhea and had natural period. Mood (chronic depression) improved during flow. Why? How can I recapture rest of month?
Menses and Mood: Many women's moods are dysregulated by hormone changes. As estrogen changes, serotonin changes. Keep a chart: mood (describe and rate), life events, sleep, irritability, changes in your menstrual cycle (ovulation, onset period, flow, end of period). Bring this to your ob/gyn or primary md. If you need more help, find a psychiatrist who is trained in "reproductive psychiatry" or "moods & hormones". ...Read more
Is it safe to take vitex agnus castus for PMDD with history of massive pulmonary emboli (caused by birth control pills and smoking)?
No: Though there is limited scientific research on this herbal preparation, in my brief review of the literature, I found that there is a theoretical risk of blood clots. Given your history of massive PE, you should avoid this and any over the counter preparations that are not clearly known to be safe. ...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
Is it more beneficial to take estrogen & progesterone daily together vs according to your cycle for best relief of perimenopause symptoms?
Depends: How to take hormones for peri menopause somewhat depends on the symptoms. Most women are having hot flashes and night sweats, caused by lower estrogen levels, so taking estrogen daily is better. The Progesterone is to balance the effect of estrogen on the uterus. For a woman with periods taking Progesterone cyclically is better. Also it's a little better for breasts to take cyclically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any side effects for women to drink green tea everyday? Especially during the menstrual period
TCM: In traditional chinese medicine drinking green tea is not recommended during menses. It is reported that during menstruation women may lose 18 to 21 mg of iron in association w blood loss. The tannins in green tea can adversely impact absorption of iron through intestinal mucosa. The tannic acid may also ^ possibility of constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 93 yrs. Mom with weakening kidneys. Weakness & edema at times.
1- is there any kidney enhancement treatment or diet?
2- can blood eecp therapy hel
Check renal function: You mother needs to go to a nephrologist to see at what level her kidneys work. Her weakness could be a sign of anemia of chronic kidney disease which can be treated with injections to raise her hemoglobin, which will give her more energy. She should also collect her urine for 24 hours to see if she has any significant amount of protein in it. Low levels of protein can cause edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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