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1.Milk Thistle
The milk thistle plant commonly grows from 2 to 7 feet in height, with spiny leaves and reddish-purple, thistle-shaped flowers. It has also been called wild artichoke, holy thistle, and Mary thistle. Native to Europe, milk thistle has a long history of use as both a food and a medicine. At the turn of the twentieth century, English gardeners grew m...
Score: 100%
 
2.Protease Inhibitors
Protease inhibitors include amprenavir (Agenerase), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), and saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase). The amino acid glutamine is thought to have protective effects on the digestive tract. One small double-blind study found that use of glycine at 30 grams daily reduced diarrhea caused by nelfina...
Score: 90%
 
3.Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can range from risky drinking to alcohol abuse and dependence. It can impact a person s job, relationships, and health. It can damage the liver, brain, pancreas, and stomach. There is no cure, but treatments can help manage AUD. Treatment depends on the severity of AUD. It always requires avoiding alcohol. The cause is o...
Score: 89%
 
4.Alcoholic Hepatitis
The liver is a marvelously sophisticated chemical laboratory, capable of carrying out thousands of chemical transformations on which the body depends. The liver produces some important chemicals from scratch and modifies others to allow the body to use them better. In addition, the liver neutralizes an enormous range of toxins. Without a functionin...
Score: 89%
 
5.Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby. Breast milk not only provides good nutrition but also passes on helpful antibodies. It can lead to a lower risk of asthma, eczema, respiratory infections, and more for the baby. Mothers who have breastfed may also have lower rates of certain types of breast and ovarian cancers. Poor milk flow, in...
Score: 88%
 
6.Liver Disease, General
The liver is a marvelously sophisticated chemical laboratory, capable of carrying out thousands of chemical transformations on which the body depends. The liver produces important chemicals from scratch, modifies others to allow the body to use them better, and neutralizes an enormous range of toxins. However, this last function of the liver, neutr...
Score: 87%
 
7.Liver Cirrhosis
The liver is a marvelously sophisticated chemical laboratory, capable of carrying out thousands of chemical transformations on which the body depends. The liver produces important chemicals from scratch, modifies others to allow the body to use them better, and neutralizes an enormous range of toxins. Without a functioning liver, you can't live for...
Score: 87%
 
8.Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen is widely used to reduce pain and fever. The herb milk thistle and the supplements coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) and methionine might help protect the liver against damage caused by excessive use of acetaminophen. ref1 1 3 However, it is extremely dangerous to take excessive amounts of acetaminophen, and we certainly wouldn't count on any o...
Score: 87%
 
9.Oral Contraceptives
Oral contraceptives (OCs), or birth control pills, are some of the most effective contraceptive drugs. These medications include: Alesse Brevicon Demulen Desogen Estrostep Genora Jenest Levlen Levlite Levora Loestrin Lo/Ovral Micronor Mircette Modicon Nelova Nordette Norethin Norinyl Nor-Q.D. Ortho-Cept Ortho Cyclen Ortho-Novum Ortho Tri-Cyclen Ovc...
Score: 84%
 
10.Cisplatin
Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer of the testicles, bladder, lung, stomach, esophagus, and ovaries, as well as other forms of cancer. Cisplatin can cause numerous side effects, including: Some of the treatments mentioned below have been advocated for preventing or treating cisplatin side effects. For information on the use of ...
Score: 83%
 

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