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Q. When I first developed hemorrhoids I could hardly believe this was happening to me. I called my doctor and she suggested surgery, but I didn't want to go under the knife. A favorite book about foods that heal suggested applying the inside of a banana peel to the affected area. It also recomme…Read More
Q. I received a list of “helpful hints” in an email recently stating that if you have arthritis or joint pain, you should spray WD-40 on it. Could this possibly be true? It seems that it might be more harmful than good.A. WD-40 is made of petroleum products and is designed to lubricate s…Read More
Q. What is a safe home remedy for severe night sweats and hot flashes? I am burning up and sleepless. A. There are enough alternatives that you should be able to tailor something that will work for you. The first step is to keep your bedroom cool. Make sure you exercise regularly. Research shows tha…Read More
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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 70 million Americans (one in three adults) suffer from arthritis. Prescribed medications have potential side effects, but there are ways to cope with the pain.
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Flovent HFA is an inhaler for the maintenance and prevention of asthma. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7947 Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flovent…Helps with:
Overview Serevent is a long-acting bronchodilator. This asthma inhaler is gaining in popularity because of its convenience: it is usually prescribed for use just twice daily (morning and evening). The long duration of action(up to 12 hours)a may help prevent night-time asthma attacks.Serevent Inhala…Helps with:
Overview Albuterol is one of the more commonly prescribed asthma inhalers in this country. Although this medicine is also available in tablet form for oral use, the aerosol formulation is less likely to cause general side effects and is more frequently prescribed. Inhaled albuterol is prescribed for…Helps with:
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The roots of this plant are widely used, not only in European herbal medicine but also in the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China and parts of Russia, the species used is G. uralensis; it is known in Chinese as gan cao. The scientific name for the genus refers to the sweet taste of the root.…Helps with:
Psyllium seeds (also known as blond psyllium or ispaghula) are derived from a species of plantain that is native to India and Iran. The seeds are small and reddish-brown, with no distinctive aroma and almost no flavor. They absorb water and become surrounded with mucilage that has excellent emulsify…Helps with:
Several species of Passiflora are native to the Americas, but the one generally used as a botanical is P. incarnata. This perennial vine grows wild in the southeastern United States as far north as Virginia and as far west as southeast Kansas. It is sometimes called maypop or apricot vine because of…Helps with:
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