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Are there any herbs to shrink a breast tumor?

Are there any herbs to shrink a breast tumor?

NO: If this is cancer, there are no herbs available. The proven methods of chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy and surgery are the standard of care and the reasons why so many women are survivors. This can be an overwhelming and scary time but seek out a team of doctors who will provide standard of care options and listen to your fears and concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chastain
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Pituitary Disorders (Definition)

The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all of hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under ...Read more


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Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read more

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Are there any antiestrogen herbs for fibroids?

Are there any antiestrogen herbs for fibroids?

No: There are no herbs proven to help with fibroids. For that matter, there are no medications that permanently treat fibroids. Medications may provide temporary help with fibroids or help for years. Surgery is the only permanent cure for fibroids. For some women, their fibroids will shrink after menopause. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Need medicine: No herbal treatments will help. Methimazole is the drug that will lower thyroid hormone production. You should consider more permanent treatment, such as radioactive iodine or surgery, depending on your situation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Which herbs are useful for enhancing brain power??

Which herbs are useful for enhancing brain power??

Life: Brain power is enhanced by exercise, reading, listening to music, yoga, being socially active and having a healthy diet. All of these are scientifically proven to have cognitive benefits. Some limited studies have linked rosemary aroma to enhanced memory but these are small and not statistically significant. Similar limited data is available for green tea, ginseng, lemon balm and multivitamins. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for pituitary adenomas?

What are some treatments for pituitary adenomas?

Depends on type: Small non-functioning ones require no treatment, just regular follow-up. Prolactin-producing ones need medical treatment. Ones that produce other hormones generally need surgery. Large non-functioning ones that impair vision need surgery too. Sometimes after surgery radiation is needed, too. ...Read more

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Are chinese herbs effective for treating Parkinson's disease?

Are chinese herbs effective for treating Parkinson's disease?

In some cases: Dopamine is the necessary element in parkinson patients. Unfortunately our digestive tract metabolize it, that is why most herbs containind Dopamine don't actually work well. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Are there good alternative therapies for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Yes: There are many different types of cah. They cannot be cured - but the side effects of each - hyper or hypotension, hirsutism or virilization, etc can all be controlled by blocking the over or underactivity of the pathway steroids leading to cortisol, aldosterone and sex hormone production. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic doctors for lung cancer?

Are there homeopathic doctors for lung cancer?

Adjunct only: Don't forego surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or evidence-based palliative care if they are indicated for lung cancer. An ethical homeopath will tell you the same. Much of the magic in homeopathy is in the relationship with the practitioner. If you are interested in this fascinating area, find a practitioner who's considered ethical by the mainstream medical community. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

No magic here: Any cancer that's not treated with an appropriate scientific modality -- surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy as appropriate, will kill you. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a cynical liar. When I was born, we cured 2 in 6 cancers; now we cure 4 in 6. If you want to take some "pop" remedy, that's your business but there's nothing that'll do much good. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Are there any known homeopathic treatments for spinal tumors?

Are there any known homeopathic treatments for spinal tumors?

Constitutional : In situations like this, one needs collaboration between conventional and homeopathic physicians for the best result. The spinal tumor is only one expression of your illness, and there's much more to understand about you in order to prescribe an effective homeopathic remedy. The remedy tailored to you, not just your tumor. www.homeopathyusa.org has a search engine for homeopathic doctors. ...Read more

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Took Chinese herbs w/acupuncture for infertility. Read online they may contain growth hormones. In rare cases can they make adult over 35 grow taller?

Took Chinese herbs w/acupuncture for infertility. Read online they may contain growth hormones. In rare cases can they make adult over 35 grow taller?

No: Even if they contained Growth Hormone it is not effective orally; those who take growth hormone for various reasons take it by injection. Even adults who inject Growth Hormone don't grow taller; once the growth plates of our bones close (about 3 years after puberty for women) we can't grow taller. if an adult over 35 grows taller check for pituitary tumors, but even those rarely increase height. ...Read more

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Can chinese herbal medicine be used as cancer treatment?

Can chinese herbal medicine be used as cancer treatment?

I would encourage: Standard medical treatment for malignancies. Some TCM treatments might be helpful as adjunct, but would discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any naturopathic remedies for breast cancer?

Are there any naturopathic remedies for breast cancer?

Naturopathic=natural: I do agree with the previous doctors answers; but i would like a bit of input.While, conventional proven treatment--should be given to a patient by an expert in the field of breast cancer, after the traditional treatments are given many times the patient is left alone-no real post chemo-post rads-post surgery protocal is rx--.Too bad!good nutrition, exercise, yoga, emotional support etc. Big help. ...Read more

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Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

Not that I am : Familiar with. If the fibroids are not causing heavy bleeding or pain, live them alone. Otherwise, there are non surgical options like uterine artery embolization which ccuts off the blood supply to the fibroids and causes them to shrink. There is also a procedure using focus ultrasound to treat fibroids.. This is being done at several centers in the us with mayo being a leading one. ...Read more

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Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Supplements: Unfortunately, no supplements have been proven to be helpful with CFS. Then again, many supplements do not get tested or approved by the FDA. Focus on quality sleep, a healthy diet and gradual exercise program to build up your energy and stamina. Good luck. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

Many available: Consult certified herbalist bugleweed[overactive] fucus[underactive].

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What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

Combination: I would never suggest fighting any tumor alone with alternative therapies but as combination therapy with conventional medicine; i would definitely add large quantities of food enzymes on an empty stomach with solid organic nutrition and i would add protandim to eliminate oxidative stress. Tag me in email thru my website and check protandim www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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What is a pituitary tumor?

What is a pituitary tumor?

A growth: A pituitary tumor is simply a growth on the pituitary. It's not cancerous but it could cause problems by increasing or decreasing pituitary hormone secretion. It can also cause visual problems if it's big enough. ...Read more

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What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

Depends: It matters what the pituitary tumor produces. Often, bromocritpine is used for prolactinomas. Discuss with a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more