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Is Red Yeast Rice Safe To Use To Control Cholesterol
= lovastatin/Mevacor: Red yeast rice contains a small amount of naturally occuring substance called lovastatin, which is available in prescription Mevacor or generic lovastatin. It is considered a pretty safe medication for cholesterol, but regular monitoring is recommended to ensure safety and effecacy etc... If you are using it, don't over do it and make sure to inform your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is red yeast rice safe to use for lowering my LDL . And should I be taking some other drug to counter act the side effects, if any?
Depends on brand...: Red yeast rice contains several natural forms of a class of drugs called statins. Lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, Crestor are all statins. The safety profile is similar to these prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies put pressure on the fda to put pressure on nutraceutical companies to remove the active ingredient. Herbal actives by nature's plus still contains it, others do not. Coq10, 300mg for s.E.'s. ...Read more
Yes but won't work: Safe? Yes, but effectiveness is another issue. See your ob/gyn for other options. ...Read more
Alum stones: Alum is popular as a mediocre, only partially effective deodorant in the developing world. During the original flap about antiperspirants causing breast cancer, a couple of correspondents told me that alum sellers made up the false claim in order to promote their "deodorant stones." you may have trouble keeping a job if you've got body odor. It's your life. ...Read more
Mild soap: You do not need to put soap inside your vagina. Use a mild soap like ivory or dove to bathe. Vagisil is unnecessary; if you have itching or irritation, see your gyn to be evaluated for an infection. ...Read more
I am pregnant, is it safe to use facial products with galactomyces? It's a type of fermented yeast used to ferment alcohol.
Ask your ob-gyn: Please ask your ob-gyn before using any medications. ...Read more
Probably: It's not harmful, but it is ineffective. Therefore, by not treating BV with appropriate medications and hygiene, you are causing yourself harm. So using an ineffective treatment is dangerous because it postpones appropriate treatment. Bv can occur when the natural vaginal flora is disrupted, such as by douching. So this is an all around bad idea. ...Read more
My BP is 130/90 is it safe to eat garlic in pregnancy to avoid further hypertensive problems ? Can we eat garlic in pregnancy
Probably safe: If not done excessively, it should be safe to eat garlic during pregnancy just like any other fruit or vegetable. Discuss further with your obstetrician. Continue to monitor your blood pressure with your physician. Benefits of treatment should be weighed against risks during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to put yogurt in vagina for yeast infection. It's 9 sugars and plain and has bacteria. I can't get medine so this is the only way i know?
Safe: But not effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?
Unknown: There isn't enough research to support the use of lecithin supplement as helpful to increase milk flow. There is research showing that supplementing in the range of 5 grams daily does increase choline in breast milk. But the risks and benefits of this is completely unknown. Mothers milk tea is a good product for increasing milk supply. ...Read more
Is it safe to use raspberry ketone 700mg during breastfeeding? And using all natural fluid away pills is it safe?
Raspberry ketone: There isn't any reliable research on the safety of raspberry ketones during breastfeeding. All natural fluid away sounds like a diuretic. Diuretics cause fluid loss and may decrease milk supply in breastfeeding women. Breastfeeding by itself is the best weight loss regimen after pregnancy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000586.htm. ...Read more
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