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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Taking Dhea For A Teenager
Not for all insomnia: Melatonin is natural and not addictive like some prescription sleep medications. It works best for people who are trying to get a normal sleeping pattern that was interrupted due to traveling (time zone changes), working graveyard shift, etc. The only cons is that it isn't as effective for other types of insomnia, like to help fall asleep quickly or to fall asleep and stay asleep. ...Read more
Depends : Fertility drugs can often be a very effective treatment for infertility. However, most fertility drugs can increase the risk for multiple pregnancy. Twins, triplets and above can be very risky for mother and babies. One approach is to use fertility drugs, create embryos and put one embryo in - this way you get the "pros" of the fertility drugs without the biggest "con". www.sbivf.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More con than pro: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the pros and cons of taking a testosterone supplement as a 19 year old male looking to gain muscle?
Here are some...: Testosterone should be used for one with its true shortage as clinically evaluated and confirmed with laboratory testing. If indeed, there is a T-shortage; one has to differentiate if primary or secondary which requires different way of treatment. If no T-shortage, its use is not advisable and the regular doctor would hesitate to prescribe its use. Sorry for not straight shooting your inquiry... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with large breasts. It is a very satifying procedure for most patients. The cons are as follows: you could lose some sensation in your nipple/areolar complex, there are scars involved, there is always a possibility of scars or infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male? Are there any significant risks?
Very complex answer: Need >400 chars, but: HCG is used more when fertility is desired bc testosterone can cause dec in testicular volume and sperm count. If ur lh/fsh hormone levels are elevated, then HCG probly won't work, but if not, the HCG will will stimulate leydig cells in testes to produce more testosterone. No significant side effects at usual doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what are the pros and cons of taking immunity injection and in how much interval one should take?
Being a doctor: Biggest advantage is the emotional reward that comes out of helping people. Biggest disadvantage is not spending enough time with family & kids. ...Read more
Unknown: Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation. Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stops hair loss: Obviously the main reason one would take Propecia (finasteride) is to stop hair loss and even reverse it. The potential side effects are erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, and in very rare cases, breast cancer. The side effects are generally reversible once you stop taking propecia (finasteride). If you have a family history of breast cancer, discuss this with your doctor before starting propecia (finasteride). ...Read more
NO ADVANTAGES - WHO: No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety medication: Anxiety medications can relieve immediate anxiety symptoms. Some of the medications, such as the Benzodiazepines, can cause drowsiness so it is important to test out the effects before driving or operating equipment. They could also be abused. There are other medication options like Buspar, (buspirone) anti-depressants or beta-blockers that could also help anxiety that are not addicting. See your doctor about possible choices. ...Read more
Be careful...: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, in that, by law, they are not required by the government to have the same rigorous standards of proving that they are safe and effective by the fda. As long as a product has a disclaimer that it does not claim to treat any illness, the company selling it is basically able to make many claims regarding what the product can do. These products may well be effective and safe (although i would not spend my money on them unless they had data showing that they are indeed safe and effective), but they may not be. Also, interactions with medications you take for other conditions may occur, and there is no way of knowing this 100%. I would advise caution. Additionally, be aware that there are a great many products out there offering "male enhancement" or "improved sexual performance". None of these products are regulated by the fda, and none have shown any data proving their safety or efficacy. Despite this, many of the companies manufacturing these products make a great deal of money. I think a good rule of thumb is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...Read more
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