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What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

I would suggest: A medical work up 1st to rule out any serious medical issues, followed by psychotherapy if there are no medical reasons for your multiple issues. Meet with a psychologist to learn stress reduction techniques and reduce anxiety by talking in therapy about the issues which may be impacting on your physical well being. ...Read more

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Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

GERD: Don't eat late and lie down flat, avoid foods like coffee, chocolate and spice. Take otc meds like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec but see your doctor if it persists... Gerd can be serious! ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used  for musculoskeletal problems?

Many approaches: There are many alternative approaches including bodywork (chiropractic/osteopathic/massage), acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, prolotherapy/prolozone, vitamins/minerals/amino acids & other supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, biofeedback, yoga, chi gong & relaxation techniques. Whatever modality, it is best to find the underlying cause & contributing factors & address those issues. ...Read more

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Which are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety/panic, muscles, sleep, migraines, stomach issues etc..?

Which are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety/panic, muscles, sleep, migraines, stomach issues etc..?

Can't address all of: This in 400 characters. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help with anxiety. Although kava kava may help w anxiety it has potential to cause liver damage. St john's wort has been used for depression. Valerian root, melatonin ; chamomile have been used for sleep. Ginger is good for nausea ; stomach issues. Although not an herbal, acupuncture is good for anxiety/ panic/ migraine headaches, . ...Read more

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

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

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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?

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

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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors or h2 receptor antagonists. However, if you have been infected with helicobacter pylori you will need treatment for this. See you doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

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Which medical treatment is best for indigestion problem after removal of gall bladder?

Which medical treatment is best for indigestion problem after removal of gall bladder?

Maalox: It is not unusual for patients post-gallbladder surgery to have an issue with bile. Sometimes, bile refluxes into the stomach, causing a significant inflammation called gastritis. The stomach is designed to handle acidity. Bile is a base. The ingredient in maalox and Gaviscon counter-acts bile and usually will improve indigestion. Also, Questran and Colestid (colestipol) are helpful in pts. W/ diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is echenacea good for stomach problems?

Is  echenacea  good  for  stomach  problems?

Unlikely: Echinacea is a "pop" remedy that has failed most of the controlled studies, though its popularity makes me think perhaps there's some real effect. If you're experiencing significant GI upset, you owe it to yourself to get diagnosed and treated scientifically. Reflux is a breeding ground for serious problems, including lung damage and cancer. ...Read more

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IS there any home treatment for stomach ulcer?

IS there any home treatment for stomach ulcer?

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 more

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What are effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

What are effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

Excellent effects: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. ...Read more

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Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Fiber: Most young people without any colon disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, have irritable bowel disease or lactose intolerance. The treatment for ibd is increasing dietary fiber with whole wheat bran or psyllium seed products. Lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding dairy products. Try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. If there is no improvement, see your physician. ...Read more

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Heartburn from antibiotics and Lyme disease. Any remedies for this?

Heartburn from antibiotics and Lyme disease. Any remedies for this?

Eat after meds: I'm assuming that you're probably taking doxycycline, since it's the usual first choice antibiotic for lyme disease. Doxy capsules can irritate the esophagus if they get stuck on the way down. To prevent this, eat bread or another bland solid food (not milk or dairy) right after taking doxy to push the pills down. If you've already irritated your esophagus you may need to see your doc to get meds. ...Read more

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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I am having hypochlorhydria and experiencing symptoms like heartburn , reflux, belching?Is there any complete cure for my problem?Any natural remedy?

I am having hypochlorhydria and experiencing symptoms like heartburn , reflux, belching?Is there any complete cure for my problem?Any natural remedy?

Heartburn: If you want to avoid unnatural remedies, first avoid any foods that aggravate your condition. Remain upright after eating/drinking. Milk may help buffer acidity. Calcium carbonate, too. If this isn't enough, you may need to break down & consider medications. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. for H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment ?

I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. for H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment ?

Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection but all of them have side effects & are pretty strong to fight this tough bug. ...Read more

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