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What Are Some Herbal Supplements For Premenopausal Symptoms
Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www.Holistic-online.Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.Htm and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...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
In my opinion,: Herbal supplements are not well-controlled or well-studied in the U.S. So no recommendation is possible. However, studies show that many U.S. Residents are vitamin d deficient and that d3, in particular, may benefit mood. Always a good idea to get 20 minutes of sun each day so your body can manufacture d itself. Check with your doctor if you suspect your d level is low. ...Read more
Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest! ...Read more
Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very serious condition that needs to be managed with medicine to prevent serious consequences. Herbs and supplements oftentimes interact with medicine and one should always consult with not only your physician but a pharmacist. Not all interactions are even known. Please see this link from lupus.org: http://tinyurl.com/hr44p88 See comments please. ...Read more
Pain: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THOUSANDS!!!: Herbs as been used medicinally for thousands of years and modern research confirms they have powerful healing properties. Some of the herbs i recommend most often are ashwagandha, holy basil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, aloe, rhodiola, pelargonium sidoides, frankincense, milk thistle and saw palmetto. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00469/herbal-botanical-medicine-dr-weils-wellness-therapies.Html. ...Read more
Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more
A psychiatrist can: answer this based on your family medical history and your medical history: allergies, what meds have worked in the past. They can prescribe a number of meds like Klonopin, Xanax, Prozac, Paxil, (paroxetine) Celexa, Zoloft, and Lexapro. You need to ask a health food store about OTC meds for anxiety. I am unsure of that. ...Read more
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes?
Abstinence/vaccine: The hpv virus is rather well established within the population with ~ 70-80% of college juniors testing positive in some studies. To stop hpv you either avoid the contact that spreads it (sex) or get vaccinated prior to infection for those strains where a vaccine is available. There is no medication used to treat it & once it is in your system you have it for life (although most go dormant). ...Read more
Remedies: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
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