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Doctor insights on: Is Red Yeast Rice Safe To Use To Control Cholesterol

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Is red yeast rice safe to use to control cholesterol?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is red yeast rice better to use than statin drugs like pravastatin?

Is red yeast rice  better to use than statin drugs like pravastatin?

Statin drugs: There is a far more abundant literature associated with statins than red yeast rice. Given that data base the outcome of using statins is far more predictable. ...Read more

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Is Azo yeast pills safe to use to cure my seborraic dermatitis?

Is Azo yeast pills safe to use to cure my seborraic dermatitis?

Azo Yeast: Azo yeast is a botanical product that is reported to help prevent ; to ameliorate symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. I have seen no reports that it is used to treat seborreic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is it good to use all natural pitrock to prevent underarm odour?

Is it good to use all natural pitrock to prevent underarm odour?

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

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What type of soap substitutes should I use for my vagina? Is it ok to also use vagisil cream ?

What type of soap substitutes should I use for my vagina? Is it ok to also use vagisil cream ?

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

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Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat a bacteria vaginosis

Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat a bacteria vaginosis

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

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Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

No: There are many topical medications for diabetic wounds but i would not use yogurt. Triple antibioic ointments, or prescription creams are available. ...Read more

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Is the extra virgin olive oil helpful to reduce cholestrol? What is the best way to use it?

It helps: Extra virgin olive oil has unsaturated fatty acids, which are good fats. If you use for baking or grilling or in salad, it is good. If you fry or deep fry unsaturated fa becomes saturated which are not good. ...Read more

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My BP is 130/90 is it safe to eat garlic in pregnancy to avoid further hypertensive problems ? Can we eat garlic in pregnancy

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 more

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Is yogurt good to use for vaginal itch?

Is yogurt good to use for vaginal itch?

Food and Skin: Nope. That is not something that would work. The question is with all of the over the counter itch and fungal medications why one would seek out a food to treat this common problem? ...Read more

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What is the best sweetener to use in apple, peach and cherry pie for diabetics?

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What is the best sweetener to use in apple, peach and cherry pie for diabetics?

? Splenda: Artificial sweetners like splenda would not raise blood sugar (but the flour in the pie crust and the natural sugars in the fruit will) and can be used in baking. Currently no data suggesting it is dangerous but no long term data is available. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to use raspberry ketone 700mg during breastfeeding? And using all natural fluid away pills is it safe?

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