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Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added. ...Read more

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Dr. Margaret Shipp
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What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

Not sure what u mean: By "homeopathic anti-spasmodics" for a post ECT patient? Dr. Kwok is right that homeopathic remedies over 12c potency contain no molecules of material substance. Remedies are an energy medicine made to interact with an energy part of you: your healing system. Many remedies can help with seizures, etc, but the single one needed is picked by matching to your specific experience & how it affects you. ...Read more

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Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

No : Hi. No real diseases require real, science-based medicine. Homeopathy is fine for the "worried well" as long as it does no harm, but with diabetes or any real disease, you need the real thing. ...Read more

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How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

As long as it works: This medication has been studied for a long time. There has been no reported cases of secondary cancers directly related to hydrea (hydroxyurea). It just needs to be monitored, as you know. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

See details: This is difficult to answer in view of your several medical problems and continued tobacco use. The choice depends on many factors including the severity of your kidney disease, the extent of the psoriasis and the state of your diabetic control. See a dermatologist. Homeopathy has no benefit. ...Read more

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Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Only after: discussing it with your doctor. May medications, including alternative medicine drugs, may interact with each other and with allopathic drugs. Do not start these medications without consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could hydroxyurea therapy cause leukemia and/or lymphoma among patients?

Possibly: The agent is considered mutagenic and although the risk is low, it is a real one. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a sickle cell patient using hydroxyurea in the long term?

What are the effects of a sickle cell patient using hydroxyurea in the long term?

Side Effects: There are some serious, but rare, side effects with hydroxyurea, including secondary leukemia, pulmonary fibrosis, pancreatitis, and peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves. Discuss the benefits of decreasing the severity and length of the sickle cell attacks, and the risk of rare side effects as above. ...Read more

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Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell and I'm taking hydroxyurea, but I'm still having frequent crisis and hospital visits, does it not work for all patients?

Sometimes: It does not work for all patients, but it also does not work right away. Work with a hematologist to increase your dose of hydroxyurea to the maximum tolerated to increase your chances of increasing Fetal Hemoglobin [HbF] production (the goal of Hydrea is to make HbF instead of sickle hemoglobin) . Best wishes ...Read more

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Can we use hydroxyurea with sickle cell anemia patient?

HU in sickle cell: Certain patients with sickle cell can be helped by Hydroxyurea (hu). Initially, Hydroxyurea was thought to increase fetal hemoglobin levels (not carrying the sickle cell mutation), but more recently, hu has been shown to decrease high white blood cell counts which can lead to vaso-occlusive crises. Talk with your hematologist to see if hu is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the homeopathic treatment of solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm (spen) of pancreas. Patient is 10 year old and exploratory laprotomy?

What is the homeopathic treatment of solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm (spen) of pancreas. Patient is 10 year old and exploratory laprotomy?

None known.: The preferred therapy is the surgical removal of the tumor from the pancreas. This results in cure in most cases. There has been no demonstrated benefit of adjuvant medical therapy (chemotherapy or other drugs) in this tumor. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetic patients can be cured through homeopathy treatment?

Tell me if diabetic patients can be cured through homeopathy treatment?

I don't know: I've personally seen diabetic patients improve enough with homeopathic treatment that their Insulin needs reduce -- but have never seen this completely eliminated. Homeopaths in other countries like india may have seen this illness resolve completely. Homeopathy may help your overall health and kidney function, but you'll also likely need Insulin since your illness has gone this far. ...Read more

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I have (et) how high can platelets get before you recommend meds like hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

I have (et) how high can platelets get before you recommend meds like hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

ET: When deciding whether to recommend hydrea, (hydroxyurea) the md takes into account patient's age, underlying cardiovascular risk factors, ; prior history of blood clots. The number of platelets is irrelevant if a patient is otherwise healthy. I have plenty of patients with platelet counts around 1 million. Look for an article from blood journal called "how i treat essential thrombocythemia" for a good summary. ...Read more

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How long can you safely take hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

How long can you safely take hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Risks vs. Benefits: Hydroxyurea is used to treat sickle cell anemia and some leukemias (blood cancers). As will most medications, there is no official time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks of "not treating" and of drug side effects, versus the benefits of using hydroxyurea. ...Read more

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What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?

What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?

Many diseases: This antimetabolite has been used for >100yrs in treating benign & malignant conditions including sickle cell disease, essential thrombocytosis, p. Vera, cml, prostate cancer, psoriasis, & even aids. ...Read more

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Can hydrea (hydroxyurea) be used to help children with sickle cell disease?

Can hydrea (hydroxyurea) be used to help children with sickle cell disease?

Yes: In the treatment of sickle-cell disease, hydroxycarbamide increases the concentration of fetal hemoglobin. The precise mechanism of action is not yet clearbut it seems to activate of gammaglobin synthesis necessary for fetal hemoglobin. This stops the rapidly growing cells that turn into sickle cells. ...Read more

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Could hydrea (hydroxyurea) possibly help children with sickle cell disease?

Yes: Hydre increases a type of hemoglobin called fetal hemoglobin in sicle cell patients and this prevents the sickle cells from breaking up easily. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can reduce need for transfusions and patients may have less pain crises, chest sydrome and other complications. ...Read more

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