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ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more
Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?
Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?
None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more
Insomnia: Melatonin, valerian, kava kava, are worth trying. ...Read more
Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.
Not really: I assume that you mean lcv, leukocytoclastic vasculitis. There are no good data on alternative therapy. Dhea has been shown to be a possible adjunct to conventional threapy in lupus erythematosus. Others have no good data. Lcv can range from mild to life-threatening disease. Accordingly, conventional therapy is mandatory, unless (rarely) a cause for the disease can be found. ...Read more
No: The annoyance of processing unwanted sounds- chewing, swallowing, sounds that lead to situational irritablity are often treated with SSRI;'s ie fluoxitine with partial success. For the most part I hear that persons adjust their environment and lifestyle to minimize these disrractions. ...Read more
Too many unknowns: Herbal supplements are one of the non-scientific products sold to people all over the stores, the internet, and the world. It is untested and unproven what a brand, an ingredient, or an amount will do inside a particular person's body. If the herb seems to help, looks harmless, and is inexpensive, then it might be ok to try. Finding true research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more
How to get to sleep quicker? Any ideas appreciated whether it's medication/herbs or what have you.
Remedies: Warming milk creates tryptophan which helps w sleep. Melatonin & valerian root are 2 herbal strategies. Sipping chamomile tea can also help. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at. ...Read more
Many meds, also...:
327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more
Yes: I recommend seeking a professional consultation. There are many options available but they are patient specific and much too complex to address in this forum. ...Read more
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No: According to Dr. James Golden from the Betty Ford Center, Kratom is an opiate that can affect thyroid function. Based upon my own exhaustive review of the information on this substance, I cannot recommend it's use. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Ok turmeric and ala don't work - what are alternative OTC vitamin/herbs good for lupus to go with my medications :)?
None, but...: There aren't any otc herbs, vitamins, or supplements that treat lupus, but that may be a good thing. Once a person has lupus, she has an autoimmune disease. Her immune system is no longer working right. However, it would be quite frightening if companies were selling over-the-counter herbs, vitamins, or supplements that were strong enough to alter the function of people's immune systems. ...Read more
Am currently on traditional chinese medication herb. Can l take tcm shudihuang together with methfomin? Please help got pcos and trying to concieve!
Challenging: Shudihuang has never been combined with metformin in the laboratory setting. Should have your tcm doctor and endocrinologist discuss the best treatment plan for you. As for you having pcos, it is possible to get pregnant. But statistically there is a 45% chance of having a miscarriage. Maintaining healthy weight through diet and exercise can improve your fertility by regulating your blood sugar. ...Read more
Hlw doctor, is it possible to have preclampsia again during pregnancy. I had still born. How To prevent this any diet or medications or herbs to use?
Careful OB-GYN: Follow up with BP monitoring and routine blood testing. Tight vigilance is essential for care and treatment. ...Read more
Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?
Are there any medications/ herbs/ supplements one can take to repair gut lining in cases with irritable bowel syndrome?
You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, yeast, unfriendly bacteria, parasites, food allergies etc.
Once these are addressed, there are many supps that can help the gut to heal like glutamine, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://www. Stopleakygut. Com/healing & my comment for more. ...Read more
Are there any medications/herbs/supplements that help heal lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I suffer from burning and pain in tongue
Nerve injury: Yes, Your Oral surgeon may try an antibiotic regimen coupled with a NSAID like para acetophenamen (tylenol). If the nerve was only bruised this often works. If there was an actual serving, a neurologist needs to be consulted. There is a possibility that "Botox" has a side effect to stimulate nerve growth. ...Read more
For what?: There are many nutritious foods. Some of them have been touted lately as being "super foods" for a variety of reasons, and some of those are herbs. The truth is, lots of different foods are very high in nutrients, and thus have been labelled "super." I think most whole, organic fruits and vegetables are likely to fall on someone's "super" list. ...Read more
Complicated Q&A: Semantics play a major role in answering your question. No "natural" "organic" herbs or supplements have peer-reviewed published randomized controlled trial data supporting their use in treating ed. Many otc & prescription medications are derived originally from natural sources but are now manufactured eg yohimbine from yohimbe. All fda-approved medications have published data as being good for ed. ...Read more
A multitude: Difficult to answer because so many substances are either activated or eliminated by liver & in high enough doses (eg.Acetaminophen) can overwhelm liver's ability to cope. Partial list of herbs:pyrrolizidine alkaloids, mistletoe, certain wild mushrooms, kava kava, hydroxycut, germander, carmellia sinensis, pennyroyal, atractylis gummifera, chaparral, greater sellandine, jin bu huan. Total list: long! ...Read more
Herbs & supplements: At least 3 herbs have been proven in published studies to improve sperm count and motility: maca, tongkat ali & mucuna pruriens. There is also evidence that ginseng, ashwagandha and tribulus may be helpful. Reliable standardized extracts are available. Other nutrients like zinc & l-carntine/acetly-l-carnitine can help too. See http://www. Raysahelian. Com/fertility.Html for a summary of research. ...Read more
Whoa!: At your age, erectile dysfunction is a warning of serious disease. If the cause isn't clear, you've got a prolactinoma, hemochromatosis or something else that your physician needs to find. If your favorite turn-on (and what that may be is your business) doesn't give you a full erection at your age, your physician has a duty to search for an organic cause. Don't accept less. ...Read more
Things to help: I agree w dr. Re's recommendation for cbt & dr. Fox's for journaling, meditation, imaging & relaxation. Even if you don't desire meds it is important to be medically evaluated. Sometimes anxiety can be caused by underlying medical conditions that need to be addressed. Try to exercise daily. Spend time outside with mother nature. Have a healthy nutrition plan. Consider acupuncture or yoga. ...Read more
Scullcap ; anxiety: Scullcap, or scutellaria lateriflora, is a mint that has long been used as a relaxant. It may be especially helpful for people with overactive minds, and who have hyper-reactive senses. That said, there are few studies of it and no standardized preparations. A small study did show anti-anxiety effects: http://tinyurl. Com/mx822ll buy only from reputable manufacturers who don't adulterate products. ...Read more
None: That is why people use meth.Get a more detailed answer ›