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Herbs That Support Bladder Health
Fish Oil healthy?: Yes there is enough evidence in medical literature strongly supports health benefits of fish oil it has been shown fish oil and omegs 3 benefits patients with cancer of prostate, breast and colon.It also is recommended by american heart association to prevent coronary artery dosease.Nih recommends it for elevated triglycerides, secondary cv dosease, and hypertension.Also in psychatric disease etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?
Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more
What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?
Is it true that herbal teas like nettle, red raspberry, help uterine health as in cleansing and avoiding things like fibroids and enhance fertility?
Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more
It Depends: If you are speaking of faith healing in general, as a physician and scientist, i cannot vouch for that as a viable medical intervention. However, since overactive bladder is a condition highly affected by stress and other goings-on in your brain, i would not dispute that stress-reduction by any means or any activities that contribute to positive thinking and overall feeling of well-being can help. ...Read more
Also: In the case of dementia, cognitive exercises like playing chess, doing crosswords and listening to classical music have been shown helpful. Other mental exercises like envisioning a potentially stressful situation and going though what you will do in your mind beforehand also can be helpful. Cognitive techniques that involve how you think about things also can work well for many problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There are over-the-counter products that one can take to possibly improve prostate health. These are herbal products, most notably saw palmetto. This is usually in combination with other herbs such as pygeum africanum and others. The studies for the most part do not show much improvement in objective parameters when studied in clinical trials although patients do feel better taking these herbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there reliable evidence , &/or do you support the assertions from europe, israel etc that cordless dect phones are harmful to our health?
Nor reliable: At this point the evidence is more circumstantial. ...Read more
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Is rhodiola rosea good for stress and anxiety. I was reading somewhere that there is no scientific evidence supporting the claims by many experts.?
Not exactly "no" : Rhodiola rosea is an herbal "adaptogen" -- suggesting it can improve adaptation & resilience to stress. At least 1 small pilot study has shown a specific rhodiola extract's [rhodax] usefulness in generalized anxiety d/o: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18307390?Dopt=abstract existing studies seem contradictory: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22643043 could be good herb, needing study. ...Read more
Can "bust-boom" (breast enlargement pills sold in amazon that do work) cause breast cancer? The ingredients include herbs working as phytoestrogens.
Chamomile: Chamomile is gently calming.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't be answered: It depends on how you define "civilized" and "developed". Is the us highly civilized ? Most americans say yes but other nations may disagree. Is our mental health system highly developed? In some ways yes, in others no. ...Read more
Anxiety: There is some research that Hawthorn might be effective in improving some heart failure symptoms in some people with mild to moderate heart failure. There is some evidence that Hawthorn, combined with magnesium and California poppy might be useful in treating mild to moderate anxiety disorders. See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment of your condition. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Stress ...Read more
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