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Licorice Root Side Effects
Beetroots: 1/2 cup of beetroots contains 37 calories and 1.7 grams of fiber. May loose the fiber when it is juiced. It contains folate, (folic acid) Iron, vitamin C & antioxidants. Studies show it can be beneficial in lowering blood pressure (through nitric oxide) & ^'ing stamina. Potential side effects - it may turn stool & /or urine red. Beets have high oxalate concentration - this can impact kidney stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single best: Just like there is no best single drug for anxiety, there is no single best herb. We are all unique biochemically and a drug or herb that might work great for one person may not help another at all. Of the 3 you mention kava causes the most side effects. You can try passion flower ; valerian to see which works better for you, but holy basil (tulsi), rhodiola and l-theanine are also worth trying. ...Read more
I have trouble sleeping and I was considering taking Valerian root? is there a downside to doing so? are there any side effects?
Valerian: Hi, the side effects include headache, irritability and sluggishness in the morning for some people, have you tried sleep hygiene, like: No TV in bedroom, no book in the bed, use bedroom just for sex and sleep, leave the bed if you don't fall asleep after 15-30 min, try to watch a calming movie, reading a relaxing book, have a cup of warm milk, do not exercise late at night, etc. ...Read more
Could supllement nettle root cause side effects on brain ( if it is used for a long time)?and is it possible to associate it with minoxidil 5%?
Probably not: Probably not the cause of your mental condition. OK to use at same time as topical minoxidil. Known as a TNF inhibitor and used for prostate enlargement, though the real world effects are mostly placebo. Save your money and discard the nettle root. See a physician for your mental changes. Do you sleep well? Are you depressed? Are you worried? ...Read more
I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and want to take a herbal supplement called maca root to boost energy and help with some side effects of iud. Is this a safe mix?
Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat , cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more
Ana Boot Camp Diet: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A carminative is any: agent that helps with flatulence by coalescing small bubbles of gas in the GI tract into larger ones for expulsion of gas. Mylicon is safe, but not very effe tive. I'd avoid herbal carminatives. Have a nurse teach you the "football hold" or "colic carry" & know that all the grunting & straining will cease as the smooth muscle of the gut develops normal peristalsis, coordinated movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well-Tolerated: Mondeslor is used to treat allergies. It is an active metabolite of Loratadine (Claritin). Like many other meds there are many potential side effects. Most common side effects are headache, sleepiness, nervousness, wheezing, fatigue. This is among other less common side effects. This medication overall is well-tolerated. It should be used in caution in elderly ...Read more
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