Best Supplements To Treat Hemorrhoids?

Apr 13, 2015

What are the best supplements to treat hemorrhoids? I have a few suggestions I am willing to compare.

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Why You Need To Treat Hemorrhoids

This post is simply me sharing my story so other people may not make the same mistake as I did. I am a 27 y/o male. I first noticed hemorrhoid issues when I was 20, just an occasional flare up for a week or 2 out of the year, no big deal. Each year it continued to flare up more and more. Until for the past year or so every time I would have a bowel movement there would be bleeding sometimes just a couple drops in the water sometimes blood sprayed all over. Still I did not seek treatment besides trying not to strain. Then an unrelated health issue sent me to my Doc, in the course of this he did all the blood tests known to man I think. My consistent bleeding for over a year had made me anemic with a hemoglobin of only 8.3, two weeks later hemoglobin of 8.0 and an extremely low testosterone level as well which was caused by the chronic anemia. The hematologist had me immediately scheduled for an appointment with a surgeon. Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, and a Banding. The banding at first didn't seem to bad, luckily I was knocked out for the colonoscopy so I wasn't awake for the banding. However, the next week was constant pain, and the first two days were nearly unbearable. I've never had a problem with hemorrhoids that seem to remain outside the body until after this procedure not sure if the banding or colonoscopy could have worsened that condition. However 2 weeks after the banding I still have hemorrhoids and the symptoms were worse than ever: pain, itching, burning. Well I had already decided unless the bleeding was extreme again I WOULD NOT go back for another dr visit. I tried sitz bath (which for me over the years have always seemed to provide quick relief BUT then cause worse inflammation in a few hours). I tried ACV on cotton balls, painful and after a week didn't notice any improvement. During this entire time I had also converted to a high fiber diet. After the ACV I continued high fiber diet, using a stacker to put my feet on when I'm having a bowel movement, and using tucks witch hazel in the morning and before bed. With those I finally am symptom free. However, I am going to keep doing these thing forever because it seems to me that hemorrhoids, once they get out of control, will never go away completely. You just have to treat them and manage them and you will remain symptom free but if you go back to the same old habits. They will come back same as before. I am still on an iron supplement and taking testosterone shots as well.

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Prostate :: How To Treat Prostatitis?

It has brought so many problems.

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Pregnancy :: How To Treat Pinworms In First Trimester

How can you treat pinworms in first trimester , I'm 6 weeks now ? Also I have never had any vaginal infection before , it doesn't smell but I am itchy and irritated , I have a white thick discharge that gathers in the folds of my vaginal and clit area! :( I am very hygienic and bath and wash regularly, so I don't know how I would get either of these :( can someone help me as to what treatments are possible ? And and these harmful to my unborn baby ? Or my husband ?

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Pregnancy :: How Do They Treat Gestational Diabetes ?

I'm 29 weeks, and just failed my glucose test. According to my sono the baby is almost 4lbs already. Is that high? And what is the likely hood that I have gestational diabetes? If it turns out that I do have it how will they treat it?

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How To Treat Clitoral Pain After Rubbing?

I was just rubbing my girlfriend down there, and my hands weren't probably completely clean (I haven't really done anything like this before). I was mainly stimulating the clitoris, at times using her wetness to lube her up. She didn't seem to mind and at that time, she wasn't in pain or anything, in fact according to her she was enjoying it. After going back home though, she felt that the area around her clit became really sore and that it hurts horribly while trying to pee. It also itched when soap touched the area while trying to take a shower. It feels uncomfortable in general, and aches when trying to move. Most importantly, she says she has discovered some sort of a 'hole' beside her clitoris, which does not look like a scar, but is red. This has freaked us out both, and although I haven't seen the condition myself, I can't describe it more precisely. She says it's like the type of 'fold' we get when we apply pressure on our skin with the nails, except that it's round, tiny and deeper. She is also having pain in her tummy (in fact this happens when she masturbates too much) which makes it all the more worse. She is really mad at me and I know I have done something careless (especially when it is the first time we have been doing something like this), and I probably don't even deserve to be her boyfriend, but I feel really guilty and I want to help her in every way possible but I don't really know what to do about it. She hasn't spoken to anyone about it yet although she is suffering and all I care about now is that this condition goes away as soon as possible. She is not ready to go the gynecologist because she is too ashamed to talk about it as she is from a conservative family.

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Thyroid Meds To Treat Fibromyalgia?

I went to a new rheumy who specializes in fibro. He spent an hour with me my first visit. I really like him. He typically treats many people with synthroid for fibro because he feels we really have a hypothyroid even though our numbers are good. i do have many symptoms of thyroid, always cold, used to have constipation, dry skin and eyes, heavy periods, etc

He called in a script for synthroid name brand for me, I haven't picked it up yet I guess I am nervous to try it.

He did do my bloodwork, TSh was in guidelines, free T 4 and T3 were in range but at 50% of the range.

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Atrophic Vaginitis :: Use Of Vagifem To Treat VA?

I saw my doctor last week and she said she had just been to a menopause seminar where the continual use of vagifem was discussed to treat VA.  She said that there have not been any long term effects and that patients could use it twice a week for an indefinite time.

She also said that if a patient stopped taking it the recurrence of VA could be severe and much harder to treat going forward.

I asked about the Mona Lisa laser treatment but she had not heard of this.

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Prostate :: Alternative To Tamsulosin To Treat Nocturia?

I'm a 53 year old male in good health except for the fairly recent onset of Nocturia. My need to urinate pretty much every hour during the night began suddenly around 3 months ago. At the time of writing this, the resulting fatigue/frustration due to sleep deprivation is having a massive impact on every aspect of my life and I'm at the point of giving up any hope of a restful nights sleep in spite of being totally exhausted.

After several visits to see my GP for  blood and urine tests plus a DRE (after which the Dr told me my prostate felt okay) I was referred to a urologist 2 weeks ago. After a second DRE (again told my prostate felt okay) and a urine flow test, the urologist explained my PSA level was slightly high for my age at 4.5. He offered me two options, either have an immediate prostate biopsy or wait 3 months and retest my PSA level... I elected to wait. Unbeknown to me, the urologist also instructed my GP to prescribe Tamsulosin 400micrograms (Diffundox). I only found out 10 days later having made yet another appointment to beg for help with getting some sleep.

My annoyance with the GP was cancelled out by the immense relief at finally being prescribed something that might help, but any relief was very short lived... After taking the Tamsulosin for the past 3 days, I can't face taking them again today due to the side effects!... I know it may sound trivial to some, but the side effects are compounded by the fact the medication is having zero effect on the nocturia and my being exhausted. I was still waking almost every hour by the urge to urinate, but thanks to the Tamsulosin my throat and mouth were so dry I didn't even have any saliva to swallow, a persistent dry cough, pounding headaches and disturbing nightmares impaired what little sleep I had been getting, chronic diarrhoea began the morning after taking the first capsule, while the headache and hoarse voice persisted throughout each of the 3 torturous days... On the only positive note, I did notice a slight increase in my urine flow rate, but as I'd never considered the pre-tamsulosin flow a problem it was nothing to be excited about.

My dilemma is... I feel as though I'm back at square one. Where do I go from here? Do I make yet another  appointment with a GP and ask for referral back to the urologist?... Will the urologist simply offer me option number 1 again and point at a biopsy needle?... Or is there an alternative medication to Tamsulosin?... Hopefully one that works for frequent night time urination and without the side effects, but with that said, I'd suffer the side effects and hopefully medicate to lessen them if it meant getting even a few hours quality sleep.

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Pregnancy :: Severe Cold Which The Doctor Refuses To Treat

Im 7 1/2 months pregnant and i have a severe cold which the doctor refuses to treat. You can imagine how miserable i am. Apparently i'm a selfish b**** because i didn't cook my husband a 5 star meal today. He has not once asked if there was anything he could do to make me less miserable. Anyone else's husband a complete douche bag even though you are carrying their child?

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Parsley Leaf Capsules Or Tea To Treat Kidney Stones

Has anyone used Parsley leaf capsules or tea to treat kidney stones and/or low functioning kidneys.

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How To Treat A Popped Boil That Hasn't Completely Drained?

Just a couple weeks ago I had a bump forming right next to my nostril and directly on my cheek. I've had it for over two weeks and just yesterday I had it checked by my doctor and she prescribed me a topical solution ( smells a lot like alcohol) called Clindamycin Phosphate. I've done everything she had mentioned to me as far as putting a warm compress on my face which I have done the past couple nights and later applying the solution. Well, just a while ago as I was searching for some advice, I twitched my nose then all of a sudden I felt a tingle on my face and was in a way relieved to see that the boil had popped! I washed my hands, took a q-tip and just dabbed all the puss and blood out. Not sure if I'm doing anything incorrectly since I can't seem to get all the puss out of it since the bump is still there. I waited it out a bit before washing my face for the rest of the blood to come out since it was still dripping a bit. I gently washed my face with aveeno and waited for it to dry as I later dabbed the solution on the boil which stung like bloody murder >;) ! I'm very worried that this bump will remain on my face as this is the very first time in my life to experience such a traumatizing experience. If there is any help, please I beg you, how do you treat a boil/pimple after it hasn't completely drained?? Should I just wait it out and continue to use my prescription? My doctor told me I didn't need a follow up for it, but I'm so worried I can't help it! Should I continue to apply a warm compress twice a day? What should I do?

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Metal Stent To Treat Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction?

I was wondering if anyone has had a metal stent placement to treat SOD level one at all. I have posted here in the past as I have gone through 5 ERCP since my gallbladder removal summer of 2013. 3 of the 5 had a single plastic stent placement which all worked until the stent either passed on its own, or was removed by my GI doc. The other 2 times I had multiple stents placed intended to stretch the duct open in hopes of staying that way when these were removed. Obviously it didn't stay open as I relapse into the same set of symptoms that I hope to alleviate......stinging pain where the GB was, bloated all the time, the feeling of a softball lodged into the R abdomen, and pain in the back and R shoulder blade. GI doc (who is well respected here at the Univ. of MN) says that the only options left for me are a botox injection, or metal stent. Any opinions out there? Status quo being stent-less right now is not how I want to live the rest of my life. I am 52 and feel way too young to concede this whole thing.

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Ulcers :: Cabbage Juice Cure To Treat Gastritis

Some doctors cured their patients of ulcers in the mid 20th century with cabbage juice. Supposedly they got some relief after 4 days and most of them were cured after 7-10 days.

Here is how to proceed: one has to drink 200 ml of fresh cabbage juice 5 times a day, so every 3 hours. I am going to mix mine with one apple in the morning (if I can take the acidity of the apple), and other vegetables (carrots, spinach, celeri, fennel) the rest of the day to make it more tasty.

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Thyroid :: Supplements That Really Help?

A year or so ago I woke up with heart palpitations. My heart beat was very irregular and BP was high. Because I am a heart patient, I went to the ER. They checked me out and said the only thing they could find was that my TSH was 7.9 and to notify my PCP. I thought he would put me through more testing, but instead he prescribed 25 mcg. I started to feel better right away, but after a week I felt terrible again, so I stopped taking it. Then I felt fine. When I went back for bloodwork it was "normal." I told him I was no longer taking the meds, so he testing again in 3 months. It was a little higher, but still normal to him. My reading since then have been in the mid to high 3s. (TSH 3.2, 3.7) He says that's normal, but I still get symptoms sometimes. Other times, I'm fine. So if he tests at a time that I'm feeling fine, he will get a good reading. He says my reading would not be going up and down. Recently, I have been feeling very cold, low body temperature, with dry flaky skin and constipation in spite of taking a stool softener, puffy face. On my own, I started taking 1/2 of a 25mcg tablet I had leftover from when he had prescribed the synthroid. Now I feel great! Temp is back to normal, sleeping much better, normal bowels, and I've even lost a couple pounds! But I know he is getting tired of hearing me request thyroid tests when he feels they are normal.

Also, he says that TSH up to 5 is normal, but I've heard that anything over 3 is high.

I know that a lot of people have it way worse than this, but there is such a big difference in how I feel when I'm taking this tiny bit of med.

My question is, are there any supplements I can take that will really help? I see so many touted as helping with thyroid function, but I don't want to waste my money on something that isn't really going to help.

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Supplements Can Help Menieres In A Big Way?

I'm trying anything now to try and make myself feel more normal and a big human if you know what I mean. I have been reading up on the internet and there is a website saying supplements can help menieres in a big way. Is this avenue worth trying I don't mind paying if it's going to work. It states you have to have these five supplements which u can buy almost anywhere.

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Supplements :: Which Vitamins Are The Best?

I need to get an idea of which brand of vitamins is best. I've taken many different brands and would like to get on one brand rather than get a vitamin in one brand and another vitamin in another brand. I just don't seem to be getting any satisfaction from the typical supermarket or drugstore brands. I'll list the ones I take so maybe I can get an idea of what some of you members think.

Mature Multivitamin
Vit C-1000 mg
Vit D3-2000 iu
Magnesium-500 mg
DHEA-25 mg
Fish Oil-1200mg, Omega 3-360 mg

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Human Papillomavirus :: Are These Supplements Ok?

I was diagnosed with High a risk HPV 8 months ago.  The doctor said I didn't need to do nothing because it usually clears up on its own.  Oooh too bad I listen and didn't started doing something on time. I'm a 28 yr old female. Based on other testimonies I just started my own regimen.  So I was wondering if this supplements will help:  

Methyl Folate, DIM- Plus, Curcumin, Monolaurin, Food Carotene  (vit A), 3000 mg vitamin C, Host Defense Mycommunity (comprehensive immune support) and I will start a mostly vegetarian diet, no alcohol or sugars (just stevia)...adding also fish oil, vitamin E, B-complex- probiotics and D3... any suggestions?

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Magnesium Supplements Useful In Raynaud's?

I read on the RSA website that Magnesium supplements may be useful in Raynaud's. Anyone got experience of using it, and how much to take?

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Supplements And Iron Deficiency?

Since my symptoms started over two years ago (I was 22), I have lost 70% of my hair. My iron status at the onset of symptoms:

Hemoglobin 13.5 (11.7-15.5)
Hematocrit 39.3% (25-40)
Iron, total 160 (4-175)
Ferritin 18 (10-154)

After supplementing with 150mg of elemental iron for 6 months (per a dermatologist that diagnosed me with telogen effluvium and advised that I increase my ferritin to 70-80 to stop hair loss):

Hemoglobin 13.1 (11.1-15.9)
Hematocrit 39.6 (34-46.6)
Iron, total 103 (35-155)
Ferritin 62 (13-150)
Reticulocyte count 0.6 (06-2.5)

After supplementing with 100mg of elemental iron for about a year after that:
Hemoglobin 13.9 (11.1-15.9)
Hematocrit 42.0 (34.0-46.6)
Iron, total 82 (35-155)
Ferritin 59 (15-150)
Iron saturation 28% (15-55)
TIBC 291 (250-450)
Reticulocyte count 0.4 (0.6-2.6)

I stopped taking iron supplements because I was not getting better, and because I had a few doctors tell me that I should not be on iron supplements because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, and RBCs were in the normal range. So I stopped for 3 weeks. Yesterday, I had a ferritin test done with a result of 87. This makes absolutely no sense considering I have not taken an iron supplement.

A physician I saw theorized that I could possibly have anemia of chronic disease, due to a low reticulocyte count, low TIBC and normal MCV. But that doesn't make sense to me either because although my ferritin did increase for some strange reason, it was on the low side before I started supplementing. And, my RBC, hemoglobin, and hematocrit have always been in range, and do not vary much despite supplementation.

I'm nervous that I shouldn't be supplementing with iron. In addition, my TSH (3.3), and midrange FT3 and FT4 have not changed despite supplementation--one physician theorized that maybe if I increase my ferritin levels, my thyroid levels will get better and I will stop losing my hair. Also, when I went on Naturethroid (went up to 2 grains over 6 months), my TSH decreased, but my FT3 and FT4 did as well--I felt awful.

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Supplements To Wean Off Effexor ?

I am terrified to get off this drug. I have only been on it for 3 months at most and going through all the symptoms of withdrawal described. It seems like even weaning is no use. Does anyone have any over the counter supplements that can be taken to feel decent and stop taking this?

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