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Is there an alternative medicine for hardening of the arteries?

Is there an alternative medicine for hardening of the arteries?

There are multiple: There are many alternative choices of medicine for athero. The best and by far both the most effective and safe are the statins. Others including fibrates, Niaspan (niacin) and others. If you are asking if there are any supplements then no. There are lifestyle things you can do including stop smoking, exercise (40 minutes daily, but gtake your time getting to that point) and eat a mediteranian type diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Is there a good alternative medicine for hardening of the arteries for someone with high cholesterol?

Possibly: There are a number of treatments for high cholesterol ranging from lifestyle intervention to nutritional supplements to medications. Your primary care doctor should be able to help you get started in the right direction. ...Read more

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Any of you use alternative medicine for atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any of you use alternative medicine for atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

DependsOnWhatYouMean: E.G.Niacin, aka vitamin b3, has a >50 year track record of achieving reductions in atherosclerotic disease progression and events. However, not effective until doses >1, 000 mg/day are routinely taken. I have taken 2, 000/day since 1995 and have many (not all) clients who are very successful with this, as one of many tools/strategies. However, Niacin can easily induce skin flushing, strategy is key. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

No: I know you are hoping that the answer would be yes- but, no, there is no proven good alternatve medicine to treat acute leukemia. Acute leukemia is a life threatening disease and would need to be treated as soon as possible. Do not waste your time and delay the treatment. You should see an oncologist and have a detail discussion about get the work-up and treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine that is helpful for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there an alternative medicine that is helpful for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

None proven to work: Nothing with any good evidence that it works including herbal supplements like vitex agnus castus, chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture. One study of real vs. Sham acupuncture bit.Ly/pmorbf. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine to cure irregular menstruation?

Is there an alternative medicine to cure irregular menstruation?

Irregular Periods: Although supplements and herbal medications have a labeling stating that it is not intended to cure, treat or diagnose a disease, yes, there are multiple alternatives to surgery and traditional medicine to your problem. Causes could be multiple including a hormonal imbalance including thyroid and ovarian conditions, excessive weight gain, fibroids, endometriosis...Etc.... ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more