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Will Garlic Cure Or Prevent Arteriosclerosis
Is there any clinical evidence that garlic juice helps to reduce an existing arterial plaque deposit ?
Maybe: Garlic has been used for many medicinal purposes over centuries. One of those has been to fight infection. Although it has been shown to have antibiotic properties in petri dishes in laboratories, evidence that it's an effective way to prevent or treat infections in people is lacking. Nevertheless, people use it and swear by it. Evidence that it may help prevent certain cancers is stronger. ...Read more
Same as men: Although much is made of women vs men in the cardivascular disease area, when it comes to prvention the same rules aply. Keep a healthy weight/bmi , keep your blood pressure down, stay active , dont smoke , eat a healthy diet that will keep yur cholesterol down and prevent obesity and diabetes ...Read more
Manage: There is no cure for atherosclerosis but you can manage it: quit smoking!, lose weight: BMI <28, control blood pressure, control cholesterol, exercise every day (clear program with your doctor), take prescribed medications, control blood sugar, change diet to low fat, low sugar. Take care of yourself and you can control this disease process! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep dry and clean: Most uti's are caused by e. Coli bacteria that lives in the digestive tract. Keeping area between the anus an the vigina clean and dry is the best prevention. Wear loose underpants not thongs or tight panties that can " wick" bacteria from back to front. Always wipe after bowel movements from front to back. Azo will treat some mild uti's, see you physician for bad ones. ...Read more
No: There is no medicinal therapy to prevent legionnaire's disease, specifically. If you are in good health and in good shape, odds are you will be less likely to suffer from it seriously but that is not for certain. Exposure should be avoided though there is no sure way to know when you may be exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective the natural remedies like papaya, carrot, onion, etc to cure ulcer permanently? What is the best way(w/o medi) to kill pylori bacteria?
Banana, garlic, lemons(calamansi), tomatoes, and honey are found to cure hypertension or help lower risk. If used as a mixed juice, can this still cure?
Hypertension: "help lower risk" is very different from "cure hypertension." some juices may be healthy when they contain antioxidants, like garlic. You really need to keep a close watch on your blood pressure, because even without symptoms it can still be high and affecting your organs (like blood vessels, heart, brain, and kidneys, etc). Please work with your doctor, and don't rely on juices alone. ...Read more
ANEURYSMS: Typically these outpouchings or ballooning of arterial blood vessels are genetically determined, most of the time you are born with these defective arteries. However, good blood pressure control, treatment for elevated cholesterol, avoiding obesity and smoking goes a long way in preventing these things from growing to dangerous levels any time soon.Check ur family hx. Good health to you and yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From a preventative view. Does cardio help to strengthen existing weak artery walls and reduce existing plaque buildup or just help to stop further?
Laser: Syringomas are harmless sweat duct tumors, typically found clustered on eyelids, although they may also be found in the armpits, umbilicus, or vulva they are skin-colored or yellowish firm rounded bumps, 1-3 mm in diameter, and may be confused with xanthelasma. They may be removed with erbium or carbon dioxide lasers. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
How much inflammation does aspirin and fish oil really reduce in high risk patients with cad? Does it reduce plaque buildup?
Depends: Nothing much can make up for the typical horrible American diet and lack of exercise, and smoking. Pills without lifestyle changes can help some but there is clinical evidence that a 10% fat diet does REDUCE plaque over time. See the Dean Ornish, M.D. diet plan. And do what your doc recommends medicine-wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?
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