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Safety Of Ginkgo Biloba For Ulcerative Colitis
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
I'm taking sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine) for atopic dermatitis, can I also take a dietary supplement with ginkgo biloba and eleutherococcus senticosus?
Yes: Yes but why would you want to? ...Read more
Is Cayenne pepper supplement good or bad for ulcerative colitis? Is there any natural supplement that helps with colitis?
UC: There is no specific diet or dietary restriction in UC. If it bothers you then don't use it is a good rule of thumb. Some might think that cayenne pepper would be bad, but there is no evidence to support that. There is no natural supplement but medications generally work quite well. ...Read more
Are there any long term concerns in using humira (adalimumab) and lialda together for the treatment of chron's disease?
Compatible.: No contraindication to using both together.Get a more detailed answer ›
On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?
No: This has been subjected to several clinical trials of good quality and there is no measurable effect. Note also that consumer reports notes that the ginko in the bottle is unregulated and may vary from what the bottle states, but more commonly is less or none. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: There is no systematic evidence that korean ginseng is good for anything, let alone stroke. Ginseng is one of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a superstition called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a little headless man, the ancients got this delusion that it would cure things. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more
Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?
Can i take mesalzamine(5 asa) for my ulcerative colitis treatment with creatine supplement for the gym together?
What are the differences between asacol (mesalamine) hd and apriso for the treatment of ulcerative colitis? (asacol (mesalamine) (mesalamine) hd is no longer covered by my insurance.)
Www.rxlist.com: Go to this site and look up the med. If you have any questions about what you read, ask and we'll explain. But rxlist is my favorite site, and i print patient handouts from this site. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Thoughts on safety and efficacy of major autohemotherapy for chronic lyme disease. This treatment has been recommended along with silver iv.
Very promising but..: Major autohemotherapy using ozone is a cutting-edge treatment which is more widely used in Europe but a growing # of innovative docs in the US are offering it. I'm not aware of research on it for Lyme but there are studies showing it to be safe and effective for macular degeneration, Hep C, eczema and other conditions and many case reports of success in chronic Lyme. See http://tinyurl.com/z5jrlnq ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Rao is correct: The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any good evidence for taking nutritonal supplements of collagen hydrolysate for joint pain ?
Not great evidence: There is only moderate evidence by our academy that recommends 1500mg glucosamine with 1200mg chondroitin taken twice daily that may help with joint pain. I would take it for one month to see if you feel it is efficacious. If you feel it's helping, keep taking it. If you feel it doesn't help you, stop taking it because its just a waste of your money. I'm not aware of any other dietary supplements. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?
Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina &heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html. ...Read more
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
Lots of studies of probiotics on wound healing, pigmentation, n sterility.Are they licensed for such use?
Not really: When you quote studies make sure thry are in reputable, peer reviewed, journals. Many studies are unsceintific spin, sponsored by the pill companies and really proof nothing, and are published simply to encourage you to by their product. ...Read more