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What is the medical opinion of nootropics? Are there any that are recommended?

What is the medical opinion of nootropics? Are there any that are recommended?

No: If there are any good research studies comparing patients on a brain-enhancing substance vs. Patients on a placebo, that show any real-life brain improvements (not outweighed by the substance's side effects), then such a substance might be worthy of consideration. If no good human studies are done, then sales pitches and testimonials have nothing to stand on. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and limitations of mammograms and are there any alternative screening processes that you would recommend ?

What are the dangers and limitations of mammograms and are there any alternative screening processes that you would recommend ?

See below: Mammograms have not been associated with dangers. In conjunction with self-examination and health care examination, this is the best screen for breast cancer. Not all cancers are found on mammogram, and, if a lump is present and not seen on mammogram, additional evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any studies that have looked at whether the bone-thinning side-effect of most aeds is dose dependent?

Are there any studies that have looked at whether the bone-thinning side-effect of most aeds is dose dependent?

Yes : A few studies have shown a dose relationship, especially for Phenytoin and carbamazepine. We also know that aed's can cause bone disease at therapeutic doses. Adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation, regular weight-bearing exercise, smoking cessation, and limiting alcohol intake are somethings you can do to help sop or slow the progression of bone disease. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

Medicine & Morality: Of all medical procedures performed in the us, abortion is the most charged emotionally, politically, morally. No other medical procedure's been limited, debated like this one. If strip aside personal beliefs, abortion done by trained professionals is a safe procedure 4ending a pregnancy. The stressors assoc w unintended/hi-risk pregnancy can b traumatic. Politics/religion amplify those stressors. ...Read more

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Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend? Best Regards! Ruca.

Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend? 

Best Regards!

Ruca.

Brands: suspect that one or more of the podiatrist will give you input about what to look for to help with the bunions. But regarding brands - Healthtap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sterility and is there any way to counter this condition?

What are the symptoms of sterility and is there any way to counter this condition?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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Are there any base-line protocols for testing that are recommended for all types of eds?

Are there any base-line protocols for testing that are recommended for all types of eds?

Yes.: Both clinical exam and genetic testing needed.. A good pediatrician or geneticist are most likely to diagnose this, since presentation is early. I personally would see a geneticist if this diagnosis is in question. The hypermobility of joints leads to accelerated arthritis, ie. Osteoarthritis, and sprains. ...Read more

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What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery? Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will do in future to prevent it again.

What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other  solutions?  What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out?  What type of  job will 
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Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of abortion is legally available and what are the risks?

What kind of abortion is legally available and what are the risks?

Varies by state: The laws about abortion vary widely in this country depending on the state you live in. There are medical abortions available for very early pregnancies, and surgical options later in pregnancy. There are always risk of bleeding and infection, but generally there are fewer risks from abortion than their are from full term 9 month pregnancies. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of magnets that are good for your health?

Are there any kinds of magnets that are good for your health?

Acupuncture: Magnets can be used to stimulate ASP needles with auricular acupuncture. Small magnet balls can also be used in place of needles for ear acupuncture. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicine(s) are used/accepted in the us for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicine(s) are used/accepted in the us for musculoskeletal problems?

Depends: It depends on what type of musculoskeletal disorders you are talking about - many people use glucosamine chondroitin for osteoarthritis, homeopathic remedies exist for leg cramps, people use otc magnesium for muscle cramps. ...Read more

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Outside of melatonin, are there any other herbals that you can recommend for sleep?

Outside of melatonin, are there any other herbals that you can recommend for sleep?

Sleep: Some herbals that are used to help sleep include valerian, kava kava, chamomile, passion flower, hops, skullcap & california poppy. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of melasma? Are there sub-categories of melasma or is it all considered the same no matter what? .

Are there different kinds of melasma? Are there sub-categories of melasma or is it all considered the same no matter what?

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Melasma types: Melasma is sometimes classified into 3 types. Epidermal (superficial), dermal (deep) and mixed. Epidermal melanoma responds readily to treatment, whereas dermal melanoma responds poorly. Mixed melanoma responds partially to treatment. Melasma is very challenging to treat. Combination treatment is often needed for best improvement. Daily sunscreen is a must. Maintenance treatment is needed for most. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of melasma? Are there sub-categories of melasma or is it all considered the same no matter what? .

Are there different kinds of melasma? Are there sub-categories of melasma or is it all considered the same no matter what?

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All melasma: Melasma is the inclusive diagnosis, but the areas of the face and body which are affected may be different between people. ...Read more