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What Herbal Supplements Can I Take With Lexapro
You didn't tell us: Which herbal supplement you were referring to. Some can interact with medications. Please either re-ask question with specific supplement information or discuss with your pharmacist or your physician. Take care. ...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
See below: Kava kava, valerian and st john's wort. ...Read more
On Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin can I use herbal life or any other weight loss supplement?
I have hoshimoto thyroiditis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, what herbal supplements can I take to help alleviate my symptoms?
None: Herbal therapies have no proven effectiveness for either disorder. ...Read more
By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...Read more
Need more info: Happy to address your concerns about safety taking "these" herbal supplements but you didn't tell us to which ones you are referring. Please elaborate. ...Read more
See below: Any that you want. None will protect you. ...Read more
Remedy for Herpes: A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes." lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes. ...Read more
Depends on herb: Herbal supplements are not all the same, and the time required for your body to process them differs too. If you can please specify which herbs you're asking about, we can try to be more helpful here. ...Read more
Many good choices: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more
Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...Read more
Many: It is important to avoid tobacco smoke active and passive. Check and restore optimal 25-oh vit d3 levels. Stress and inflammation increases outbreaks. Eat a health diet of unprocessed food. Zinc, lithium, vitamin c, b-12 are helpful. Coconut oil and milk, oregano oil, thyme, rosemary, ginger, chamomile, sage, peppermint, land emon balm are helpful herbs and all the flavanoids, . ...Read more
What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way I can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more
After donating my kidney will I be able to still eat, drink, and take herbal supplements like I used to?
Yes: You should be able to do anything that you could previously. However, you will want to have regular checkups with your doctor to follow your kidney function. ...Read more
Can you take wellbutrin (bupropion) xl and herbal supplements at the same time? For instance throyid support and adrenal support by gaia
Which ones were: You interested in? Re-ask and let us know. ...Read more
I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?
Some herbs unsafe: The big concern here is that many herbs can interact with the pharmaceuticals used to prevent rejection. Certain herbs are known to be hazardous, but some may be safe. At websites like drugs. Com you can assess known interactions between any meds you are on and herbs. But some herbs, like milk thistle, may reduce toxicity of these meds and thus be ok. See my comment for more info. ...Read more
I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?
Not really, but why?: Who knows? They may not even be safe by themselves, as you never really know what's in them to begin with. Why are you taking them in the first place. What are you attempting to fix, and how are you going to tell if any of them help -- what criteria are you going to use. They will commonly interact adversely with other supplements and also with prescription meds. Avoid at all costs. ...Read more
Past six months, significant hair loss. Tsh is normal. Recent physical indicated good health. Are there any herbal supplements I can take? Tips?
HAIR LOSS REVERSIBLE:
She is growing less hair than she is losing. She has either increased her production of Dht in her hair follicles due to hormonal, metabolic and inflammatory processes or she is eating processed food with salt, sugar, fat and preservatives that are not good for her skin and hair. Best supplements
diet rich in omega 3, silica. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more
Is there any herbal supplement s which I can take in reducing my obesity but please no side effects please help me?
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