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Why????: (sigh) Why are people so willing to do things to their bodies they'd NEVER do to their cars? If a fuel additive sold at Pep Boys had as little evidence of efficacy as these herbals, you'd NEVER trust it in your gas tank. Think critically. Be skeptical. Look at FACTS. Acquire some real knowledge. Don't get taken in by every traveling medicine show or snake-oil salesman that comes down the pike. ...Read more
Is phosphatidylserine a safe and worthwhile supplement to try to improve length and quality of sleep which is now 3 hours on average?
Possibly: Ps used to be derived from cow brains, so there was concern about transmitting infections. Now it is usually derived from plants. It has been studied and found to be safe up to 300 mg a day. Over that dose it may actually cause insomnia. It has not been studied for it's efficacy for insomnia. However, I have recommended it for patients who are very stressed and anxious and have had some success. ...Read more
I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?
Probiotic therapy: Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your digestive system, allowing "bad bacteria" to proliferate. Good bacteria are critical to digestion. If they are not present digestion is disrupted and digestive problems, such as odor and gas, can result. The solution is to consume probiotic supplements or foods such as greek yogurt and sauerkraut. Good bacteria in probiotics rebalance your system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?
Help! abcess tooth 4 a very painful month.I go 2 the dentist monday.Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics.Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help?Allergic to penicillian.How can I ease pain?Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.
Yes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is likel: Bactrim is likely to help. Penicillins like Amoxicillin work better for infections in the mouth. Please take some pain medicine as long as you have pain. You can take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) unless your doctor gave you something stronger for pain already. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My finger tip is very swollen and painful for 6 days. My doctor gave me an antibiotic (2 x day for 10 days) and i'm on day 5 and its the same. Should i go to the doc again or wait for the 10 days?
Too early to tell: Phosphatidylserine is only now being studied for adhd. In general i don't recommend such treatments without better established research and scientific consensus. If you are trying to improve your focus, mindfulness training and meditation would be more effective and have no negative side effects. Popping a pill to improve concentration is not recommended. ...Read more
Differences: Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid membrane component which plays a role in cell signalling and serine is an amino acid which plays a role in enzymes. ...Read more
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