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Natural remedies for gallstones?

Natural remedies for gallstones?

None I recommend : The only tried and true remedy for gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. Ursodiol is a non-surgical consideration, but not very effective and not considered the standard of care. ...Read more

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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

No evidence: The best non-pharmacologic thing you can do, if that is what is desired, is to keep those areas clean and moisturized. There is no scientific evidence for "natural remedies", many of which cost quite a bit of money despite the lack of evidence. It would be best to work with your local physician to find out what is acceptable to you, including topical steroids and immunomodulator creams. ...Read more

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Natural remedy for shingles?

Natural remedy for shingles?

Homeopathy, FSM: There are many effective remedies for shingles. Homeopathy is very effective- see http://www.Holisticonline.Com/remedies/shingles/shingles_homeopathy.Htm also consider http://www.Frequencyspecific.Com/ also try vit. A, c, zinc, lysine and antiviral herbs like japanese knotweed and olive leaf extract. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies can cure constipation?

Which natural remedies can cure constipation?

Healthy Habits: Constipation should be treated intially by examining your daily habits. Most individuals will benefit from 1. Eating regular meals at the same time each day. 2. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day 3. Adding fiber (1 teaspoon or 3 pills) with each meal 4. Gentle daily exercise. 5. Limit alcohol, and caffeine. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks of this routine see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Basically no, but...: In scientific medicine, we cure surgical diseases, infectious disease, and few others. Many of the herbal remedies are helpful, mostly with alleviation the symptoms of long-term disease. Anyone who believes that "natural is better" is welcome to visit an old graveyard and see how long most people used to live. But there's room for both & the whole herbal real is fascinating. ...Read more

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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies for dizziness?

Any natural remedies for dizziness?

Read below: First of all the cause of the dizziness should be investigated why use unknown potentially harmful remedy for an often benign symptom that can be relieved with good well tried medications?! ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to help bronchitis?

Any natural remedies to help bronchitis?

Many cases self heal: In many cases bronchitis will self heal over time as they did in the pre-antibiotic era. It may take a little longer, but simple things like proper rest, nutrition & adequate fluid intake will often let the bodies immune system rise to the occasion & fix things. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Sinus rinses: Nasal saline ( salt water ) solution is readily available in any pharmacy. Comes as pressurized or pump spray. Could also consider Neti pot or other sinus rinses. ...Read more

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Are papaya leaves juice a natural cure for dengue?

Are papaya leaves juice a natural cure for dengue?

Not likely: I have not heard evidence that papaya cures dengue fever. Without specific treatments most often dengue fever acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for corns safe?

Are natural remedies for corns safe?

Maybe: Most corns are due to an underlying bone problem and corn remedies may help to remove the layers of skin that are built up giving temporary relief. Need to be careful of any remedy that contains acid, especially if you are diabetic or have compromised circulation. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for reflux?

Are there natural remedies for reflux?

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to relieve acid indigestion?

Any natural remedies to relieve acid indigestion?

Acid Indigestion: Understand the foods which you ate causing indigestion. Use of Alcohol Stresses in life and upset feelings- It is NOT what you eat; IT IS what is eating you! Take 10 Deep Breaths. Say- Breath is Life! Repeat many times. Visual Imagery of palace which gave you Peace when you were there. Play soft Music. Take Gingersle ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

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Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

No: Avoidance remains the only effective treatment. However, research studies are being performed on oral desensitization for peanut allergy, in which the patient is given increasing dosages of peanut in a controlled setting. However, this should not be attempted outside of a research setting. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies help with gastroparesis?

Which natural remedies help with gastroparesis?

Diet...: I have answered questions re this topic elsewhere. Please search though my answers. Thanks. ...Read more

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