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Is Serapepase Safe To Use
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Usually / not always: Dong quai is generally safe but can cause side effects & should be used with caution in certain circumstances. It can cause sensitivity to the sun. It thins the blood & should be avoided if taking blood thinners or if you have bleeding tendencies. It can cause loose stools & stomach upset in some. It should be avoided in pregnancy & while breastfeeding. But most people tolerate it quite well. ...Read more
Depends: The goal of ehrs is to ideally prevent errors and duplication of tests and procedures. However, it has often resulted in inaccurate excessive documentation, transcription errors, and lost productivity (which varies — some providers are more productive). I think we have a way to go to realize the benefits of ehrs, but I do not believe they are inherently harmful. ...Read more
Yes: Instrument deliveries are another name for "forceps-assisted" deliveries. There are countless number of "horror stories" regarding forceps deliveries, but the truth is forceps deliveries, in the hands of well-trained obstetricians, have saved the lives of millions of mothers and babies in distress. ...Read more
Why would you: Diphenhydramine (benadryl) is used both to block histamine mediated allergic reactions and as a minor sleep aid. Both of these effects reach their maximum at 25 to 50mg in an adult. Taking more does not enhance these desired effects. This is a complex molecule that affects other body systems as well. At higher doses it acts as a toxin that affects the brain and other systems in an unpleasant way. ...Read more
For most people safe: Amlodipine is used for hypertension treatment. It dilates blood vessels by reducing smooth muscle tone, lowering blood pressure. It is safe unless you are pregnant, have aortic stenosis, or unstable angina, or are in heart failure or shock. If you have lymphedema, talk to your doctor first before starting since it can make this worse. If you have an allergy to norvasc, (amlodipine) obviously don't take it. ...Read more
Chili bake offs: Wow — tremendous potential for problems — but trust your judgement — vendors don't intentially try to make people sick but improper storage of ingredients can cause problems, improper handwashing by the cooks can cause issues. So — try to watch the chili being made — if you see things concerning — pass that chili up. But generally the chili is safe. ...Read more
No proof of safety: Check out 2 recent news studies: http://www.Usatoday. Com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/bodybuilding-supplement-designer-matt-cahill-usa-today-investigation/2568815/ & http://www.Nbcnews. Com/health/fda-warns-steroids-vitamin-b-supplement-6c10765769. Granted, not every barrel of apples holds a rotten one but buyer beware. Manufacturers aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness before marketing. ...Read more
Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as good as I can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit. Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read more
Is inh safe?
Depends: Primarily on how much you consume. It hasn't been proven dangerous in customary dosages but there have been findings of issues in high dose rat studies. Those who sell it will see it as safe, holistic practitioners will generally see it as toxic. My opinion would be to avoid it if possible, recognizing that sugar is also a problem. The Safest bet is to drink more water and less sweet drinks. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Astroglide is a common brand for artificial vaginal lubrication for sexual intercourse in women with dry vagina usually after menopause. Although it has been widely used safely, just like any topical agents, there may always be a few who may be allergic to its ingredients; such allergic event is unpredictable and no one can foresee possible allergic reaction. So, use it and see. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more
Thinogenics: This is a proprietary blend of herbs that are suppose to work together to make you lose weight. You must be careful with claims. These supplements are not regulated so you do not know what you are really getting. The best way to lose weight is number one increase physical activity with starting at least 30 min of exercise 3 times per week and cut out empty calories. ...Read more
Yes with caveats: No vaccine is without possible adverse reactions. Heberbiovac hb is a recombinant vaccine for Hepatitis B and its subtypes. As with all vaccines anyone who has had a hypersensitivity reaction to hepatitis-B containing vaccines can have an anaphylactic reaction which can be life threatening ...Read more
Septorhinoplasty: A septorhinoplasty is a procedure to alter the internal anatomy and external anatomy of the nose for functional and cosmetic reasons. It is safe procedure in experienced hands. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Asthma Medication: Zenhale is a brand name canadian version similar to Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) in the us. It is fairly new, so there is not a lot of long term data, but it appears to be as safe as other steroid containing asthma medications. The most common side effects can be seen at http://www.Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Com. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I think Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a fairly safe form of Birth control. Like all forms of contraception it has its risks. Mirena (levonorgestrel) not only has the risks of progesterone but the risks associated with a device in the uterus. Let me refer you to www.mirena-us.com for full details as there is not room her to give you a full discussion. ...Read more
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