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What Does Rue Mean
Had open "rue en y" in 2005, very successful, (265 lbs to 125). Now, sudden gain of 25 lb/2 wks, have horrible stomach pains aftr eating & v hungry?
Any healthy diet: It is only true in the sense that a healthy diet improves your immune system and that a healthy immune system decreases the incidence of cancer. This is true of a healthy diet in any form. It is not specifically protective against cancer or other diseases, except that a source of vitamin A (carrots) benefits eye and hair health. ...Read more
Don't drink it again: Rue tea should not be drank by pregnant woman as it can cause uterine contractions, which can in turn cause a miscarriage. If you have not felt any adverse effects by now, than it is unlikely that one cup of rue tea has caused you or your baby and problems. Do not drink this tea again, however, if you plan on continuing your pregnancy. ...Read more
I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?
Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more
No, absolutely not: Smoking of any sort decreases the blood flow to the anastomoses (the places where the stomach and intestine are sewed into the new position) and drastically increases your ulcer risk. In addition, Marijuana causes weight gain by appetitie stimulation. Last, patients with a history of severe obesity are often genetically predispositioned to addictions and should avoid habit-forming substances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers