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Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

These may be: Used for a variety of conditions, but the only one that has any shred of scientific backing is local estrogen supplementation in early menopause-- but even here the scientific evidence doesn't back up the claims. The risks include stimulation of estrogen sensitive malignancies. Also they should be avoided in pregnancy and breast feeding. In summary, probably a waste of money. ...Read more

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I have minimal change disease. I want to start using wild yam 2000mg daily as a contraception option. Will this herb damage kidneys more?

I have minimal change disease. I want to start using wild yam 2000mg daily as a contraception option. Will this herb damage kidneys more?

Wild Yam: I do not know of any studies that show that wild yam helps with contraception but it may cause scarring of the kidneys based on a study in 2008 "food and chemical toxicology" journal. Taking unregulated herbs can be a very risk proposition as no one is 100% sure what potential side effects you may have. ...Read more

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Prometrium (micronized progesterone) claims to be from wild yam but is there a synthetic in it?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone) claims to be from wild yam but is there a synthetic in it?

Technically, no: Wild yam does not contain actual progesterone, but Progesterone that is structurally identical to that found in the human body can be made from it. This is a synthetic process but the final product is not a synthetic. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old girl. Is it safe if i start taking herb pills like saw palmetto, wild yam and fenugreek?

I am 23 years old girl. Is it safe if i start taking herb pills like saw palmetto, wild yam and fenugreek?

See answer: Taking herbal remedies is tempting. Testimonials abound from people who have solved their medical problems with "safe, natural" and over-the-counter pills. But informed consumers need to know that there are very few valid medical studies on herbal remedies, their safety, quality, or effectiveness. There is no substitute for a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and proper rest. ...Read more

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Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Breast size: Breast size is genetically determined, and is not affected by individual supplements. Eat a healthy diet, and be proud of whatever develops. Supplements that you take will not matter in the eventual size of your breasts. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is yam a fiber food?

Is yam a fiber food?

> sweet potato: Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high. Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know. Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read more

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What vitamin does yam provide?

What vitamin does yam provide?

Vit C, B6 and...: Yams provide many vitamins including vit. C, and b6. However, most "yams" are not actually yams but sweet-potatoes, which are great sources of carotenoids. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=113 for more on the benefits of yams and http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=64 for more on sweet potatoes. ...Read more