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Maca Side Effects
I'm about tostart takin raspberry ketone and maca tohelp with eeigh loss and balsnca my hormones. Mixing those 2 wouldn't hsve any side effects?
Don't do it!: Neither will help with weight loss or "balancing" hormones. Hormones don't need to be "balanced" unless you have a true hormonal disease, which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly by a qualified physician. Don't believe health information you see on tv or hear from dr. Oz. ...Read more
I use the injectable birth control Depoprovera. The side effects have decreased my libido. Is it safe to use Maca pills until the injection is over?
Maca Pills: Maca is a natural herb from the Maca plant root that has been around for 3000 years. Some benefits may be increased energy. I see no issue with taking this as you try and get a different BC pill. Best wishes. ...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?
Should Be OK: Maca root contains more than 50µg of iodine, which worsens the side effects of thyroid disease. People with thyroid diseases are warned not to eat maca root. Otherwise, like any supplement, use it as directed & let your doc know that you are using this to ensure no interaction with any other meds. It will not affect your Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud reliability. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more
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