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Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Meniere's therapy: There is no cure for meniere's. Niacin is not a therapy used to control meniere's symptoms. Medications used in the treatment of meniere's include meclizine/antivert or diazepam/valium to manage symptoms of vertigo, nausea and vomiting, Promethazine for control nausea and vomiting as well as diuretic, specifically Dyazide or maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) which are a combination of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide. ...Read more

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Does slo niacin help with menier's disease?

Does slo niacin help with menier's disease?

No: Niacin is not considered to be a standard treatment for meniere's. However, there are some patients that report improvement. ...Read more

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What is glutathione therapy for Parkinson's disease?

What is glutathione therapy for Parkinson's disease?

Free radicals: Glutathione is the major free radical scavenger in the central nervous system. It cannot be taken orally, as it does not cross the brain-blood-barrier. It may be important in handling oxidation problems in parkinson's disease, but this type of therapeutic approach is not likely to change the course of the disease. Better to rely on traditional meds in this day and age. ...Read more

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How effective is physical exercise for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is physical exercise for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Effects: It varies person to person and degree of CAD but in general exercise is lots more effective than sitting on your butt. Discuss with your doctor what might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How effective is atorvastatin (Lipitor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is atorvastatin (Lipitor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Cholesterol: is what the medication addresses. By changing the cholesterol profile inflammation is reduced leading to plaque stabilization. This limits the potential for heart attacks. Atorvastatin and other statins have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and complications. It should be taken by those with cardiovascular risk factors. ...Read more

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What is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease?

What is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease?

Binding heavy metals: Chelation is a hypothesis that there are heavy metals present that initiate and perpetuate certain disease states. By the use of certain compounds that bind up these heavy metals and allow the body to excrete them, the conditions can be stopped or even reversed. A large nih trial some years back concluded that chelation therapy was not effecacious in the treatment of coronary disease. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease a good treatement?

Is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease a good treatement?

No: Since 1982 when i became a physician, people have claimed chelation treatments for coronary artery disease were the treatment. In every single case i witnessed their demise from a coronary event. It is not an fda std. Of care procedure for coronary artery disease. In reality, it only benefits the person giving the treatment. Maybe within the next 100yrs the fda willfindnewmeds.That prevent plaque. ...Read more

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How effective is smoking cessation for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is smoking cessation for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Coronary artery dise: Smoking is extremely effective at making CAD worse. Stopping smoking helps keep it from getting worse in concert with other treatments. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Is chelation therapy effective for heart patients?

Not for Kids: Not for kids. Stay away from this potentially life threatening procedure. ...Read more

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How effective is lovastatin (Mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is lovastatin (Mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Very important: This group of drugs (statins) works in two ways, lowering cholesterol and decreasing arterial inflammation There are many studies that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with vascular disease. IT is less clear how effective , or necessary, they are in patients who have no signs of vascular disease and normal lipid profile ...Read more

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How effective are exercise and vitamin E for treating Alzheimer's disease?

How effective are exercise and vitamin E for treating Alzheimer's disease?

Not very: Taking vitamin E and exercising certainly can improve your health, but there is no known evidence that either of these are an effective treatment of actual Alzheimer's disease. Most nutrients can be absorbed from food, and in the case of Alzheimer's disease the problem is in the brain, and has some genetic precursors. Know the risk factors, and act appropriately to reduce them. ...Read more

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How effective is simvastatin (Zocor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is simvastatin (Zocor) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Important part: "Statins" are an important part of treating all types of arteriosclerosis. They help reduce "bad" cholesterol and lower the inflammatory response in arteries even in patietns with relatively normal cholesterol. There are man ytrials that have shown the benefit of :Statins" such as Simvastatin in reducing heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular symptoms in patients who have had symptoms. ...Read more

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How do drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease effect the risk gene apolipoprotein e-e4?

How do drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease effect the risk gene apolipoprotein e-e4?

They don't: Drug treatments for alzheimer's don't affect genes like apo e4. Their intent is to treat the aftermath (the cognitive symptoms of alzheimer's disease itself). Young people with this gene should read dr. David perlmitters new book, "grain brain, " which makes a strong research-based case for gluten and other sugars being linked to alzheimer's and many other problems. http://tinyurl.com/mof6qj8. ...Read more

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How effective is pravastatin (Pravachol) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is pravastatin (Pravachol) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Effective but...: Pravachol (pravastatin) below to the class of lipid lowering agents called Statins. Statins are effective in preventing heart disease, but a big component of effectiveness is in lowering inflammation and not just treating cholesterol. There are some downsides to Statins including liver abnormality, muscle ache and some cases of increasing diabetes risk. See Your Vibrant Heart book. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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Does dr. Linus pauling's vitamin C therapy for high cholestorol and heart disease work?

Does dr. Linus pauling's vitamin C therapy for high cholestorol and heart disease work?

No evidence: Dr. Pauling's theories about taking vitamin c to prevent heart disease have not been shown to work. ...Read more

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Does chelation therapy work for atherosclerosis?

Does chelation therapy work for atherosclerosis?

Chelation therapy: No chelation therapy doesnot reverse atherosclerosis, chelation is supposed to bind toxins for elimination through the kidneys. Atherosclerosis is integrated into the arteries in a matrix of calcium, cholesterol, platelets, fibrinogen and other substances. If chelation freed the plaques they would clog the kidneys and shut down normal filtration causing kidney failure, emboli or strokes. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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