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Doctor insights on: The Dangers Risks Of Taking Silica

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Girlfriend needs help with her Bartholin's cysts that is reacquiring. She has had one marsupialization almost a year ago. Will silica 30 help?

Girlfriend needs help with her Bartholin's cysts that is reacquiring. She has had one marsupialization almost a year ago. Will silica 30 help?

It should not help: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some additional chemical) was added. ...Read more

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How can I grow my hair longer? I'm a guy. Will silica supplements & sea kelp work?

How can I grow my hair longer? I'm a guy. Will silica supplements & sea kelp work?

Try viviscal: We are starting a men's study at our office, but the women's study on this supplement have been amazing. I helps grow more hair, thicker hair. But most hair grows to certain lengths depending on the individual! ...Read more

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Mayo defines instertitial markings a lung disease caused ie (asbestos, silica dust, grain dust?) are dependent instertitial different if syptm same?

Mayo defines instertitial markings a lung disease caused ie (asbestos, silica dust, grain dust?) are dependent instertitial different if syptm same?

Just a description: "Interstitial markings" are a descriptive term that radiologists and lung specialists use to describe specific markings in the lungs on chest xrays or CT scans. Many different types of diseases in the lungs cause "interstitial markings." The way to find out which disease it is usually requires a biopsy of some sort. The symptoms are usually cough and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have PKD and have been advised not to take supplements. My hair is thin and damaged. Is colloidal silica safe/helpful?

I have PKD and have been advised not to take supplements. My hair is thin and damaged. Is colloidal silica safe/helpful?

No: I think there would be little benefit from this and if your nephrologist is concerned about supplements this would be good advice to follow. The colloidal silica would probably not help much and could add significant expense to your life! ...Read more

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