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What Are The Benefits Of Trace Mineral Drops
Probably none: Acute lyme disease will respond to antibiotic treatment well if begun early in the course. Chronic lyme disease has autoimmune overtones and may respond to a variety of measures directed at this. Lyme disease has also become the target of a variety of purveyors of otc medications of no proven benefits. Be careful. You can not only harm yourself, but your wallet. ...Read more
Some people say that mineral water has high mineral content which is good for you. It depends on the source of the mineral water. You should make sure it comes from an actual mineral water.
Carbonated water is not the same as mineral water. It can actually leach bone from your bones because of its high phosphorus content. ...Read more
Depends: I believe in taking vitamins and minerals that you need. When taking pharmaceutical grade vitamins (most common are fish oil, b's and d's) people feel better. If you are not getting a step up with vitamins within 3 weeks, they are not doing anything for you. Good vitamins will dissolve in vinegar within 15minutes so test yours out to see if they are any good. ...Read more
Many things!: It is essential for plant life. Major effects. In humans are prevention of osteoporosis. Small amounts of boron compounds play a strengthening role in the cell walls of all plants, making boron necessary in soils. Experiments indicate a role for boron as an ultratrace element in animals, but its full role in animal physiology is unknown. ...Read more
Not really: No relation to hepatitis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I began taking an otc multivitamin/mineral. It is synthetic and I am wondering is there any benefit at all to taking a synthetic multivitamin?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. That's the issue more than the synthetic concern. ...Read more
An: Its an essential element. Useful to provide immunity, helpful in acute diarrhea. ...Read more
Can your body become resistant to vitamins, minerals herbs, etc? Could I build up a tolerance to the helath benefits of say garlic? Thanks.
Forgive me...: My sense is that you are beginning to realize that the supplements you have taken are no longer -- or never have -- done all you've been told they will do. Truth is that the health benefits of garlic are minimal -- if they were real, we doctors (who aren't conspirators) would use it. If at your age you are starting to feel well, get a good h&p & basic labs to look for something we can help. ...Read more
Neutral: These are not harmful and may have some lubrication aspects. But they will not correct or cure blurred vision. If your vision is blurring, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Is there any benefit to drinking alkaline water with minerals? I'm thinking the water is good to make clear skin.
NO BENEFIT: Will not be good for skin or anything else. Municipal tap water is usually best. Water in plastic bottles is sold to ignorant suckers. Spend the money on something fun. ...Read more
Is there any benefits if you drink or consume some drops from pomegrenate seed oil? I know that we can massage our skin with pomegrenate seed oil only
Very little: There are little additional health benefits to be derived from consuming this oil. ...Read more
WHY???: Why would anyone wish to "monitor" this? Side effects due to a medicine or supplement? Normal people eating normal foods never need be concerned about trace elements. Don't let the com artists steal your money. ...Read more
Sea or table salt for POTS? What about trace minerals? Appetite ravenous but still losing weight, consult md? Or normal? 225 down to 208 in about a wk
Any salt works: By POTS - I assume you mean Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome- in that case the type of salt will not make a difference - it is the increased salt intake and "fluid intake " that helps. Most people on a regular diet should not be deficient in trace minerals. If the weight loss is unexplained it is a good idea to see your doctor ...Read more
In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. Is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?
It Depends: I would be concerned about applying rose water to the eyes. In particular I would be concerned about how it was prepared and if any of the preservatives would interact with your eyes. The eye's don't need any sort of supplement. Your natural tears are the best form of hydration for the eyes. If you are having red eyes due to irritation I would advise eye drop created specifically for that purpose ...Read more
I drink certain teas for uterine health. Boil water first then drop in tea. I would like to drink tea cold. Does cold tea loose any health benefits?
No: Cold ea is as good as hot tea. ...Read more
My baby 1 months have runny and blocked nose and the mucous come back when he was sleep and he use dimethinden oral drops and saline nasal drops and no benefit?
How long?: Although a 1- month old baby tends to have resistance to infection, he is not entirely immune to a cold. If this has been present for just a few days. Keep on doing what you have been doing. However if this has been present for >10 days or getting worse, I would ask the doctor to check him out. Certainly food allergy needs be considered if he is fed artificial formula. ...Read more
I am not a doctor and if I self administer wrong homeopathic remedy after reading symptoms online. Will 2 drops three times a day for a month harm?, provided the wrong remedy is selected and I fail to match symptoms closely. No benefits. But any harm?
Nobody knows, but...: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication 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. Other non-homeopathic ingredients are often added and may have scents and flavors. ...Read more
Would one get benefit from putting a few drops of Afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray in each ear? I know you will say don't do this and but could it decongest the ear?
No.: It does not work that way. If your ears are plugged, it can be due to too much ear wax, too. See Doc for cleaning. No Q-tips! Ear plugs can make this worse, too. If you have a runny nose and sneezing, due to allergies, an antihistamine may help. For colds, otc meds have no proven benefit in decent studies and their own side effects. ...Read more
Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower extremity. ...Read more
I recently doubled my Liscinopril dose to 40mg from 20mg as BP has been in the 140-160/90's range for a few weeks. How Long before see benefit?
BP: Usually a change in bp appears within 2 weeks with lisinopril, often more quickly ...Read more
G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more
Depends: If there is a stent in place or pt has heart disease or hx of stroke - may benefit from anti-platlet tx ; should have some other reason than just CKD for it. ...Read more
Changes. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
Multiple: If u become a regular " jogger" (work up to 3 miles as day 5 days wk)benefits include weight loss, increased aerobic capacity (' better overall shape'), increased muscle tone in your legs, and overall a better sense of well- being (stress relief, better ability to concentrate, ? Better sex etc).The benefits from a regular aerobic exercise program are multiple and well- known to physicians. ...Read more