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Surgery And Anti Oxidant
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
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Antioxidants benefit: Foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins are considered very good for health and in particular, the eyes. Some forms of macular degeneration will benefit from the areds formulation of supplements. For the rest of us, the jury is not in yet. There is evidence now that some antioxidants can increase the risk of certain diseases. Beta carotene in smokers is one example. Stay tuned for areds 2. ...Read more
Yes: and they stabilize unstable (vulnerable) arterial plaques. They also have side effects that could be serious. Do not start any without MD advise! ...Read more
Can one still ovulate while taking strong anti biotics injections for pelvic inflammatory disease?
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Kidney and stomach: These are the two areas most affected. Nsaids can cause erosion of the stomach lining and lead to ulcers and bleeding. They can also cause acute renal failure, especially if taken in large doses. If everything looks fine after an overdose then there shouldn't be any long-term problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stopping meds.: Depending on how long u have been on the meds., reasons for wanting to stop, & the current dose of each. Slow gradual taper is possible, but only under close supervision by your prescribing doctor, keeping in mind that there would be risk of recurrence of the original symptoms the medications were treating. ...Read more
Gluthitione : A well balanced diets consisting of vegetables and fruits (e rich in antioxidants) are associated with a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Maxgxl and other fad antioxidants may increase glutathione levels. But they have not been shown to decrease production of reactive oxygen species, something a true antioxidant does. Spent your money on healthy food instead. ...Read more
Evidence based: For most doctors to believe a treatment is helpful & not harmful to patients they need to see double blind (both doctor & patient do not know treatment patient is receiving to reduce bias), placebo controlled (remove placebo effect), randomized (all comers assigned treatment by chance) clinical trials with defined proven endpoints for outcomes. Unfortunately most natural remedies dont have these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently on an anti inflammatory antipyretic non steroidal medicine along with profinal for extra pain, is it okay to drink alcohol ?
I'm on a high dose of anti depressants , anti psychotics and lithium and sometimes i involuntry slap myself. Why is this?
Evaluate Medications: It would be good to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist to recheck your medications first. You might also want to consult a psychologist after you find out about the medications, and that they're doing the job they should be doing. A psychologist can help you find out if there are some reasons why you are doing things involuntarily. But do get a medication check soon. ...Read more
For silkworm kids: It may help silkworms (where it originates), but there is no good data for humans. Avoid this one. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serratiopeptidase ...Read more
Nope: The body can make those things with adequate protien and vitamin C. Injections at the site of wrinkles can improve your skins appearance, but this is temporary. The est way to keep you skin looking healthy is to stay protected from the sun with a hat and sunscreen, with both UVA and UVB protection and to maintain a healthy diet rich in whole foods, low in satuated, fats, and exercise regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-aging: Anti-aging supplements is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Perhaps we will call them, "healthy aging" supplements. The effects are varied. The goals are to decrease insulin levels, decrease chronic inflammation, decrease free radicals in the body, and decrease abnormal cross-linking, or glycation, of proteins in the body. These benefits can be achieved, and will help to slow aging of tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: IV antibiotics are more potent than po antibiotics and almost all of them have the potential of disrupting the normal intestinal flora. ...Read more
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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?
Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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