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Doctor insights on: Which Herbal Medicine Could I Take To Help With Osteoarthritis

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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What type of flower essence or oil should I take to help with arthritis pain?

What type of flower essence or oil should I take to help with arthritis pain?

Flaxseed for arthrit: There are no botanicals or oils scientifically shown to prevent the advancement of arthritis, but flax seed taken as 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal per day has been shown in some studies to decrease pain of arthritis. This is probably due to the anti inflammatory aspect of the omega acids in the flax seed. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Metformin might help: Nothing that is going to make a big difference. A doctor could prescribe Metformin, a prescription medicine that has been shown to have a positive effect on PCOS ...Read more

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Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety or sleep apnea. You should go to bed at the same time every night, get some sunlight and exercise during the day, and minimize your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, melatonin, or valerian may help. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Lipoflavonoids: Lipoflavonoids or bioflavonoids can be helpful in certain ear diseases. They can't hurt and might help. ...Read more

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Which steps can I take to help relieve a lupus patient?

Which steps can I take to help relieve a lupus patient?

Learn: Learn about the disease, go to the lupus foundation , the lupus society , they have plenty info on how to help patients with lupus . The american college of rheumatology and the arthritis foundation also could help. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take melatonin supplement with other medicine?

Can you explain if it's safe to take melatonin supplement with other medicine?

Depends: it really depends upon what medicine you are taking,so check with your doctor ...Read more

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What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal symptoms?

What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal  symptoms?

See a doctor: First of all congratulations for making the first step of recognizing you have a problem and wanting to do something about it. As far as withdrawal, it really depends on specifically what and how much you have been using. It is better to taper rather than going cold turkey. A doctor can also help you get connected to a support system so you can stay off. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some suggestions for best l-theanine brand (or other types of supplements) to help with anxiety?

Can you tell me some suggestions for best l-theanine brand (or other types of supplements) to help with anxiety?

Supplements anxiety: Supplements can help with a variety of emotional responses. However, it's important to know what might be causing the anxiety first. Is it a medical problem, or something that a psychologist should address first? Consider that before checking out supplements. ...Read more

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What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

A behavioral: approach to panic disorder is a good idea. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a technique to retrain the fight-flight part of your nervous system that triggers too easily. There are supplements that can help but lab testing would be best first. See www.neurorelief.com for neurotransmitter testing which can lead to recommendations. Peace and good health. How is your diet and exercise level? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what "natural" (non-medicated) approaches can I take to helping with period pain?

Can you tell me what "natural" (non-medicated) approaches can I take to helping with period pain?

Natural approaches: If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt.Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die)t with your doctor’s approval. Acupuncutre is super for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural prescription grade anti depressant i can take instead?

Perhaps??: Some patients swear by st john's wort, but would suggest discussing with your doctor first, as everyone's needs vary. ...Read more

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29yrs. Male. Have osteoarthritis. Taking physiotherapy. Can glucosamine tablets help me? Or do any medicines help me to regrow the cartilage?

29yrs. Male. Have osteoarthritis. Taking physiotherapy. Can glucosamine tablets help me? Or do any medicines help me to regrow the cartilage?

No: There are no medicines currently that help regrow cartilage. Glucosamine helps to promote heatlhy cartilage and the cells that produce the fluid in the joints, which can help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis. However, at this time there is no way to regrow hyaline cartilage (which is the smooth type on the surfaces of joints). ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read more

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Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that wont make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that wont make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

OTC ALLERGY MEDS: The only over the counter allergy meds which will not make you drowsy are Claritin (loratadine) and allegra, zyrtec can make you a little drowsy.But none of them have any direct affect on asthma and will not help making asthma better.The only drug which helps asthma and allergy is singular, but it is not available over the counter. ...Read more

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