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Doctor insights on: Turmeric And Pcos

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

No: Probably no harm, but also makes no difference. Anyone who tells you it helps, ask him/her to show you the evidence - there is none at this time. ...Read more

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Mild pcos longer but ovulatory cycl 35/40) & cysts . Thin no acne etc. how likely will it get worse? Im 23 and eat gd..taking turmeric and maca.

Hodgepodge: PCOS is a hodgepodge of symptoms, the worst one of which would be lack of ovulation and inability to conceive. It is thought that PCOS will get worse over time. As long as a woman is no ready to conceive, the remedy currently are combination birth control pills (estrogen+progestin) to put the ovaries to sleep so to speak. ...Read more

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Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?

Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?

What is goal?: You don't mention other symptoms so perhaps your only goal is shorter, "more normal" periods. Perhaps the supplements and vitamin D will have a favorable effect. But it is also important to evaluate the potential metabolic effects of PCOS (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia) and treat/deal with those. If/when fertility is desired, further, probably hormonal, treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more

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What is turmeric good for?

What is turmeric good for?

Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time i know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has an specific medicinal properties. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more

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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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What is this curcumin in turmeric?

What is this curcumin in turmeric?

Many effects: Reduces inflammation and edema; accelerates wound healing; stimulates muscle regeneration; inhibits platelet aggregation; therapeutic effects with arthritis, ibs and more. But it's very hard to absorb. Be careful of source, may contain solvents. ...Read more

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What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

Yes!: Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices
turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids.Claims of enhancig brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional supports. ...Read more

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Is turmeric bad for kidneys?

Is turmeric bad for kidneys?

Should be ok: Although turmeric is a source of potassium, which is a nutrient that people with kidney disease may have to limit, this spice overall may do more good than harm when dealing with kidney health. Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory agent which may offer some protection against chronic kidney disease and the progression to end-stage renal failure. ...Read more

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Should i be using turmeric for boils?

Should i be using turmeric for boils?

Old idea: Apply antibiotic ointment on the skin. A short coursr of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for a week will help. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took turmeric while pregnant?

What would happen if I took turmeric while pregnant?

Nothing Harmful: India is probably one of the most populous countries in the world. Turmeric (in curry) is a major staple of the Indian diet--with consumption averaging about three grams of Turmeric each day. I don't believe pregnant Indian women reduce their consumption of Turmeric.
On the other hand, Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, and aids the maintenance of healthy levels of Fibrinogen. ...Read more

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Does turmeric interact with birth control?

Does turmeric interact with birth control?

Turmeric: Do not know which oral contraceptive you use. However, I used a drug/ food interaction checker inputting several different oral Contraceptive and found no significant interactions. ...Read more

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How could you use turmeric power for pimples?

How could you use turmeric power for pimples?

Poor choice: Forget the magic / "pop" remedies. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Does applying turmeric paste prove effective in acne?

Does applying turmeric paste prove effective in acne?

Turmeric: Turmeric (curcuma longa) has been used for 4, 000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems, and it has gotten a lot of press lately. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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Hi Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

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Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

Acne mask: no promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more

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Is turmeric or curcumin an effective broad spectrum antibiotic?

Is turmeric or curcumin an effective broad spectrum antibiotic?

Not particularly: Turmeric and its constituent curcumin is a wonderful herb with many healing properties- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & alzheimer's etc. But I do not consider it to be a strong antibiotic. While it may kill fungi & bacteria in the lab & be useful topically, I do not advise it for infections. See www.Turmeric.8m.Com/uses.Html. ...Read more

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How soon after surgery can I start back on fish oil and turmeric?

How soon after surgery can I start back on fish oil and turmeric?

Give it a few days: Fish oils can promote bleeding. You don't say what kind of surgery, but regardless, give it a week to heal before resuming fish oil. ...Read more

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I have 500mg turmeric, how many capsules do I want to take per day to help with joint pain?

I have 500mg turmeric, how many capsules do I want to take per day to help with joint pain?

Turmeric: Turmeric may possibly be effective for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dosing for osteoarthritis is 500mg twice a day for the specific extract. As with other supplements always discuss with your primary doctor to check interactions with other medications. Turmeric may affect blood clotting especially if combined with another medication that slows blood clotting (i.E coumadin, (warfarin) aspirin). ...Read more

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Yesterday I start taking turmeric supplement it makes my urine smell awful is that normal ?

Yesterday  I start taking turmeric supplement it makes my urine smell awful is that normal ?

It is okay...: That's okay & expected just like the unique smell after taking multivitamins. ...Read more

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Hi, I've heard that using curcumin turmeric, hydrogen peroxide all benefits the anal abcess is it true TIA?

Hi, I've heard that using curcumin turmeric, hydrogen peroxide all benefits the anal abcess is it true TIA?

NO: Your question is a little confusing. If you are asking whether these agents help resolve a rectal abscess the answer is absolutely no. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have asthma and have a bad cold which has settled in lungs. Will turmeric 750 mg. Help?

What should I do if I have asthma and have a bad cold which has settled in lungs. Will turmeric 750 mg. Help?

Turmeric ; Asthma: Turmeric has many applications, and can be a good anti-inflammatory agent. However, asthma is not one of these uses. If you're looking for herbal assistance, boswellia and butterbur have been used more for this condition. If your cold has "settled in lungs" though, it's important to make sure you don't have bronchitis or pneumonia -- meaning you need to see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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My face is a bit darker than my body due sun exposure. Is it possible to lighten it naturally (like turmeric and lemon masks)? I already wear sunblock

My face is a bit darker than my body due sun exposure. Is it possible to lighten it naturally (like turmeric and lemon masks)? I already wear sunblock

Careful: Please do not put lemon on your face. It will lighten your hair but just irritate your skin and can lead to more darkening. Lemon juice on skin that has sun exposure can darken. See an aesthetician or dermatologist to find creams that are safe for your skin and skin type. ...Read more

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Temp is 96.8. pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. been taking turmeric 1 tsp 2x day. is cause of sym or just a bug?

Temp is 96.8. pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. been taking turmeric  1 tsp 2x day. is cause of sym or just a bug?

Tumeric not likely: There is obviously something else going on not related to your gallbladder. I suggest you contact your Dr. You might want to tell him why you are on turmeric. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more