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How Can Ginger Make You Feel Better
Anti nausea, inflamm: Ginger is a rhizome, not a root; contins chemicals that are anti inflammatory (modestly), and can decrease nausea, flatulence. Can cause heartburn, bleeding risk with certain meds, e.g. Blood thinners, or before surgery (not chinese or indian food, but high dose supplements). Helpful as dried ginger, ginger candy, ginger ale or beer, ginger tea, cooked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Can blackstrap molasses make you feel better if you have drug-induced hemolytic anemia but your iron panel (ferritin, tibc, tsi, si) were all normal?
Forgive my candor: Blackstrap molasses is an antique health fraud which despite what others may tell contains only small amounts of vitamins, and acquires most of its mineral content from the machinery in which it was processed. Hemolytic anemia -- drug-induced or not -- is serious and needs to be followed up by a physician. Iron won't touch it. Don't let others play you for a sucker. ...Read more
Didn't take levothyroxine 50mcg today because i don't have anymore pills but i've noticed that i feel better than when i took them but iron is now low?
Maybe: A one-day turnaround seems pretty quick. But it also feels good to know what your diagnosis is (anemia), and to be working towards feeling better by taking iron if that's what you need. Lot of improvement can come from positive expectation also -- work with it! and work with your doctors too. Good luck. ...Read more
I have genetic beta thalasmania, all the simptoms i have , how to feel better? Low lavel of iron, low energy, tahicardia etc
Had allergic reaction to an iron infusion. Tried iton tablets and body just won't absorb them. What is the next step to help me feel better?
If I have a hemoglobin of 11.2 and my doctor told me to start taking iron pills, how long will it take for me to feel better?
Hi. Thrombocytosis and luekocytosis together, tired and weak. Blood work has been up and down, never wnl. On iron. Really want to feel better. Help?
Doctors have told me I have iron deficiency. They gave me pills to take and i started to feel better. But now i'm getting more tired. Why is that?
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