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Supplements Which Help Control Rosacea
Are there any herbal supplements which can help to control high blood pressure with regular medication prescribed by doctor?
It depends...: Studies have shown that both garlic and pomegranate extract have the ability to lower blood pressure. However there is a chance that they can interact with BP medication and other medications. The most common interaction is duplicating the BP lowing effects of the medication and causing the BP to be too low. It is important to consult with your physician before taking any herbal supplements. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Will a dietary supplement made for treating acne with various vitamins and ingredients like yellow dock and burdock affect birth control effectiveness?
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Unknown: Probiotics have been found to decrease the frequency and severity of viral uri's (common cold) in prospective, randomized clinical trials, and probiotics have also been found to cause beneficial changes in the immune system. However, probiotics have not been found to reduce hay fever / allergies. On the other hand, that question may not have been studied yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which birth control pills are best for treating endometriosis, and what features make them effective?
I have PCOS and hirutism - are there any other ways to manage the hormonal craziness than taking birth control? Would OTC supplements help at all?
OTC supplements: are a waste of money and potentially dangerous. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Talk w/your doctor about metformin, which can reduce the basic metabolic problem of insulin resistance and often restore normal menses and even fertility. BC only makes your periods regular, it doesn't treat any of the basic defects and, of course, keeps you infertile. ...Read more
Can multi vitamins (specifically B12 and vitamin c) and salicylic acid in face cleansers have an effect on the birth control pill?
No: No, there is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Fda approved diet pills are only prescribed under your doctor's care and for short times only. Tenuate and Phentermine are the safest, but have certain contraindications. If you think you need a diet pill you likely need a good weight loss physician to prescribe a program for you. Most people fail in dieting because they're not being well supervised and get discouraged. ...Read more
Ringers: I would be very skeptical of reviews you might see on line, those can come from anywhere, including the brother in law of the producer. Look for scientific reviews or double blinded randomized trails, if they don't exist these reviews are called testimonials with all the validity on an infomercial. ...Read more
What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks , make birth control less effective ?
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