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Is It Safe To Try Alternative Therapies To Treat Copd
Depends: What are the alternative therapies and are these in place of standard treatment? For instance massage and exercise programs are beneficial and safe. Questionable medications, herbal supplements and accupuncture have little evidence to support their use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
No: I would not recommend stopping allopathic treatment if you have active tb. This can be a life-threatening and very contagious illness, and you would also not want to spread it to others. Homeopathy can still help a great many of the systemic responses to tuberculosis. Usually your immune system contains this, but in active TB it does not. Then, you need the support of allopathic antibiotics. ...Read more
What is a natural alternative to the medicine lyrica (pregabalin) as it is used to treat chronic pain?
Not Available: To my knowledge, there is no equally similar natural alternative to lyrica (pregabalin). Supplements that may aid in treating problems that Lyrica (pregabalin) may also be beneficial include: vitamin e co-enzyme q10 fish oils nonetheless this list does not mimic lyrica (pregabalin)'s mechanism of action or potential effects. ...Read more
Maybe: Conventional meds are fda regulated, are powerful, and while they generally do what they claim, may have side effects and toxicity. But they generally are required. Natural remedies are untested, have no fda or other authority to confirm the contents of the bottle or its potency or purity. Most have few or no side effects but very, very few have any positive effects. ...Read more
Depends: You should buy from a reputable pharmacy only and in the U.S. Only (due to the unique laws of each country). For otc meds, that shouldn't be a problem - you can get it from walgreens, drugstore.Com, amazon, etc. For prescriptions, you need to be sure they are legal. Make sure they ask for the prescription or call your doctor. If they don't work with insurance, it's also a red flag. ...Read more
"Swamp ass" is a: result of persistent, excessive moisture & friction in the anatomic area you refer to so delicately. The main solution is keeping the area clean & dry. Comfortable pants, clean cotton undies, mild soap when needed and drying powder like talcum (not corn starch) applied 2x/day and after showering may do the trick. In stubborn cases, a steroid cream may be used for the first few days. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Many, not one.: There are many first choices. Not mine, but the consensus first choice for rheumatoid arthritis would be methotrexate, and a concomitant drug to treat pain from the NSAID class. There are to many other options to give. See someone in rheumatology for the best advice. You can then be followed by your pcp! ...Read more
Depends on severity : Steroids are the mainstay of treatment but have short and long term side effects this must be weighed against how well the ttreatment controls the disease the " chemotherapy " is the second line drugs used to control the disease if steroids fail or become too toxic the most common drug is Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that comes in an oral or IV form more nove, agents such as rituximabstill have used that do not hav. ...Read more
Yes: Ribose is one of the building blocks of atp, the energy currency of the body. Your CHF might be due to defective energy metabolism, so ribose might help. ...Read more
Look for the correct: There are proven and standard treatments to manage cancer effectively. So look for them and use them as recommended by the experts. Why look for Alternatives treatments? They can only get you into trouble and often are ineffective. So do not get into that kind of mess. ...Read more
Cardiac diet: In looking at alternative therapies, nutraceutical experts had suggested the cardiac diet often leads to good urologic health as well. Conventional therapies include Alpha blockers which relax the stroma which is smooth muscle in the prostate gland land allow for easier urinary flow. Five Alpha reductase inhibitors may reduce the size of the gland or at least prevent further growth. ...Read more
Not recommended: While herbal therapies can be effective for a number of conditions, legionnaires' disease can cause a life-threatening pneumonia due to the bacteria, legionella. Treatment with antibiotics usually cures the disease. If you have pontiac fever, (legionella infection without pneumonia) antibiotics are often not necessary and the disease resolves spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time will help.: First, increase hydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of plain water a day. Avoid drying agents, ie antihistamines (claritin, allegra, alcohol, caffeine etc) use a saline rinse kit twice a day. Decongest the nose for 3 days only (choice of afrin, (oxymetazoline) vics, etc) most will be better in 7 days. If symptoms worsen, see a physician. ...Read more
Is it possible to wean yourself off of antidepressants using an alternative remedy such as herbalism?
no: No. Herb can have chemical that can interact with medication , therefore I do not advise u to mix them. U should not wean u self without the advise of u physician. ...Read more
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more
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