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My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters. Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.
Use HealthTap Prime.: This is a complex question, which is hard to answer in 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime to get doctor's informed advice. What's the Omega-3 EEs used for? What condition's being treated? Most Omega-3 EEs are made from fish oil. Eating more fish & using OTC fish oil capsules are 2 possible alternatives. But again, use HealthTap Prime to discuss pros & cons of this approach as EEs are lower in fis ...Read more
Check the label: Taking supplements can be helpful, depending on the reason for taking them. At times though, looking at what mother nature has to offer can be better. An example I use is that an apple, which has on average 6mgs of vit c, because of the 12, 000 other phytonutrients in it, will give you more antioxidant protection than taking 1500 mgs of vitamin c in pill form. Vitamins are food fragments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Creatine ethyl ester (CEE) is an ethyl ester derivative of creatine, from which it is made. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. In the body, CEE is converted back into creatine. CEE is better absorbed & has a longer half-life than creatinine monohydrate. Research found that CEE is likely to be no better than taking creatinine. ...Read more
Ester C : Yes you can take both substances together. ...Read more
Does HGH depot only come as a 2 part powdered suspension or are there oil based formulations similar to the way testosterone esters are formulated.
Neutropin Depot: Nutropin (human growth hormone) Depot formulation consists of micronized particles of rhGH embedded in biocompatible, biodegradable polylactide?coglycolide microspheres that dissolve slowly over time. It comes as a powder and liquid. It is only for those with documented growth hormone deficiency. ...Read more
Chemical irritation: You may have a chemical irritation of the mucosal lining of your nose and throat. Need to drink adequate water and see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Is 3000 mgs of ester-c in morning and 3000mgs of same at night better than taking same amount of regular vitamin c?
Vitamin C: An adult male's normal daily vitamin c requirement is about 70 - 100 mg, unless under treatment for vitamin c deficiency. 3000 mg is way more than you need if you don't have any deficiency. Fortunately, vitamin c is water soluble, and so the excess will be excreted in your urine. One tablet a day, or every other day, or twice weekly is enough if you eat a balanced diet at meals daily. ...Read more
Occult blood (2+ ) and trace of leukocyte ester are in my urinalysis . What do I need to do ? Thank you
Any symptoms? : Female after menopause have frequently UTI ( urinary tract infection) without symptoms or it may be bacterial contamination form skin. These are typical markers of possible infection but in absence of symptoms - best to do urinalysis and urine culture to determine bacteria. if no bacteria detected and trade of blood persists - consult urologist . Drink plenty of fluids and keep good hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a urinalysis with microscopic exam: Leukocytes Ester: Moderate, Bacteria, urine: OCC, Epethelial Cells, urine: Rare. What does it mean?
It's ok to take coq-10 w everything i take right?Levothyroxine atenolol hctz Lexapro (escitalopram) Suboxone Vyvanse klonopin & ester-c?
Right: While there are potential interactions between a few of your medicines, the coq10 should not interact with lexapro, (escitalopram) suboxone, atenolol, hctz, klonopin, levothyroxin, and vyvanse. With hypertension and hyperlipidemia, you might want to consider a regular regimen of low-impact exercise (walking in the sunshine) and eating mostly foods with a low glycemic index. ...Read more
Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20,leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am i dying?
You have a uti: when a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. if you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more
What can cause your potassium to go to 3.4. And can it affect your heart? I take vitamins, ester c, d, e.Fish oil lysine, can any of them affect your potassium?
Is there a natural plant or drug that gives the cigarette a relaxing effect but does not harm the body and is not addictive? I need it for hard times.
Smoking: Is there a natural plant or drug that gives the cigarette a relaxing effect but does not harm the body and is not addictive? I need it for hard times. ANS: YES-dying from CA lung or COPD form cigs is the ultimate relaxer but takes time. Surely you jest? Stop smoking now is the only advice I can give. ...Read more
Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?
I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?
LDL: Please go to framingham risk calculator (http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov) and calculate risk for having heart disease within next ten years. If risk is greater than 7.5% American expert panels recommend considering a statin medication. European experts do not consider statins until your risk is much higher - 20%. The other agents you are discussing do not have the same benefit as statins. ...Read more
Are plant sterols gummies safe to take daily to help lower my cholesterol along with healthy diet? "I do not want to take drugs and need help!
Contradiction in: terms. Plant sterols are drugs of unproven usefulness, but you do not want to take other drugs of proven effectiveness! Given that you have diabetes, it is imperative that you control your blood lipids, if that requires taking statins, what is your objection? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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