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What are some alternative medicines for fibroids?

What are some alternative medicines for fibroids?

Progesterone: Progesterone may help the bleeding. I doubt it will reduce their size. Lupron (leuprolide) is a temporary medicine to help reduce the size, but has many side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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What are some alternative medicines for hypothyroid?

What are some alternative medicines for hypothyroid?

Various: Commonly prescribed meds include synthroid and levothyroxine, both synthetic t4. Alternatives to those include cytomel, (liothyronine) compounded sustained release t3, armour thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for endometriosis?

What are some treatments for endometriosis?

Multiple: First there are medical treatments - birth control pills, neta, progesterone, aromatase inhibitors, lupron (leuprolide). Then there are surgical treatments depending on the type. Treatment must also be individualized. A specialists can help you figure out what may be best for you. ...Read more

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What are some medications for uterine fibroids?

What are some medications for uterine fibroids?

Different options: Treatment options:1- watchful waiting for minimal fibroid symptoms or when nearing menopause. 2- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Birth control hormones (pill, patch, or ring), an intrauterine device, progestin shot (depo-provera) every 3 months for the heavy bleeding, 3- surgical removal for large symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for bph?

What are some alternative treatment for bph?

BPH: Medications such as Alpha blockers and 5 aris have been around for years. Surgical options include turp, lasers, photovaporization, enucleation, and the newest fda-approved modality uro-lift. Phytotherapy or herbal treatments are also available. ...Read more

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What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

Prednisone sub: In the steroid category, there is cortisone, hydrocortisone, decadron, and medrol. In the non-steroid category, there is ibuprofen, aleve, mobic, (meloxicam) naprosyn, celebrex. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for common pregnancy symptoms?

What are some alternative therapies for common pregnancy symptoms?

Alternatives: For nausea, drink fluids separately from when you eat solids. Sea bands can be used on the wrist accupressure point to treat nausea. Sour things like lemonade often are easier to drink. For constipation, increase the fiber in your diet and/or eat prunes. For swelling in the legs, elevate your feet as much as possible and consider support hose. For breast tenderness, get fitted for a new bra. ...Read more

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What are some options for fibroid treatment?

What are some options for fibroid treatment?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more

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What are some alternative asthma treatments?

What are some alternative asthma treatments?

See below: There are a huge number of off label drugs and other therapies that have been tried for asthma as well a a large number of herbal medicines that have been studied and are presently being looked at. The topic is too large to discuss here. I would suggest seeing you doctor to discuss this in more depth. ...Read more

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What are some medications for infection.?

What are some medications for infection.?

Infection medication: Antifungals, antibiotics, parasite medications or antiviral medications. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to a colonoscopy? Are they effective?

What are some alternatives to a colonoscopy? Are they effective?

Ask your: Doctor if a ct virtual colonscopy can be done. It reportedly has equivalent specificity and accuracy for diagnosis of colorectal cancer. It has its advantages and disadvantages, so ask your doctor for recommendation. ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more

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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more

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What are some remedies that are effective for insomnia?

What are some remedies that are effective for insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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What are the alternative medicines for fever?

What are the alternative medicines for fever?

There are many...: ....Homeopathic medicines used for fever. However, which medicine you use is determined entirely by the characteristics and symptoms of the individual with fever. Therefore, just giving you a list (which might contain over a dozen) doesn't do you any good. Many herbs (rhubarb, licorice, aconite, etc.) have been tried, but evidence that they work is lacking, and some can cause harm. Use cautiously. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for osteoporosis?

What are some treatments for osteoporosis?

Bisphosphonates: There are several drugs in the bisphosphonate family which are used to treat osteoporosis. Denosumab and teriaparatide are other very effective drugs which are also fda-approved. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

What are some alternative therapies for musculoskelatal problems?

Complementary: Reiki, acupuncture, massage therapy, movement therapy , bioelectromagnetic therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic, therapeutic touch, yoga, relaxation, meditation and hypnosis may be considered alternative therapies. Some professionals might not agree that these are alternative. Some of them are now considered conventional. Also some are considered complementary (additive) instead of alternative. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter drugs for oligomenorrhea?

What are some over-the-counter drugs for oligomenorrhea?

Chinese Herbs: Chinese herbs like dong quai, black cohosh, and chaste tree.Mutivitamin preparations may help some who don't eat well balanced diet and those with eating disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more