Question: would it be safe to continue with the Grapefruit Seed Extract and vegetable oil Vaginal Thrush treatments 4-5 nights per week during pregnancy?
It is common to get fungal infections during pregnancy, especially in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. During pregnancy, the level of estrogen in the body increases. This can help the candida fungi to thrive. You may use grapefruit seed extract and vegetable oil as vaginal wash to manage vaginal thrush during pregnancy. However, it is advisable to reduce the frequency to 2 to 3 times per week depending on the severity of the infection. You also need to follow some precautionary measures if you plan to use grapefruit seed extract and vegetable oil during pregnancy. You must avoid any cooking oil or olive oil as your source of vegetable oil for this purpose. Among vegetable oils, I would advise you to use tea tree oil as several studies have revealed its antifungal properties. It is also a safer choice for topical use. Also, remember that some people tend to be allergic to tea tree oil.
So, before you use it for vaginal wash, test the diluted tea tree oil on a small area on your forearm. If there is no reaction like skin rash or itching in the next 12 to 24 hours, you may use it on the more sensitive vaginal area. Mix only 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil in a teaspoon of grapeseed oil and add this to your bath. If you notice any signs of irritation, like itching or redness, stop using it and wash your vaginal area with clean, lukewarm water. Additionally, follow hygienic precautions to keep the area clean and dry to minimize the risk of fungal infections. The proper use of grapefruit seed extract and vegetable oil vaginal wash will help you avoid fungal infections during pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/ and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26235937/
Question: Is it ok if I use nicotine patches to help me quit and take the edge off my cravings which is causing me to stress.
Hi, It is great that you have decided to quit the habit and are looking for ways to get better results. Nicotine patches can be a great help when you are trying to quit smoking. The nicotine patches will definitely help you curb your craving by releasing a steady, but a controlled dose of nicotine into your body throughout the day. This will help you avoid the side effects of nicotine withdrawal, which are the major reason why people are not able to quit this habit. By delivering a steady dose of nicotine into your body, nicotine patches will help you avoid the withdrawal symptoms and increase your chances of successful outcomes. This will also reduce your craving and make your quitting process less stressful. You can reduce the strength of the nicotine patch over time as you develop confidence and wean yourself off of nicotine gradually. However, before you make the decision, here are some things that you need to consider for making the right choice.
Nicotine patches are not suitable for all patients. If you have any illness or medical condition like allergies to tapes and bandages, a recent heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), or stomach ulcers, nicotine patches may be contraindicated for you. Watch out for the side effects like redness and swelling at the patch site, headaches, dizziness, abnormal heartbeat or rhythm, and difficulty in breathing. In case you develop any of these signs, you may need to stop using nicotine patches. Nicotine patches have a very high success rate in terms of quitting the smoking habit. It will help you avoid the craving and increase your chances of successful withdrawal. Make sure you follow the guidelines for the correct usage of nicotine patches for the best results.
Question: I have another important question. I have been taking Glucomannan for bulk making for years because i get constipated quickly. Please let me know what you think. Is this compatible with the program I am on.? is this feeding the bad bacteria? Should I chose another product? if yes what is the best thing. I have been taking the product for about 2 weeks. My intestines burn at night and I can’t sleep well. Because I have been dealing with problem for 23 years my energy is low and I do not feel well all over. I thought this morning Glucomannan.
Hi, Glucomannan is one of the most effective remedies for managing constipation. It is not known to cause severe side effects. The chances of Glucomannan being incompatible with other treatments are very low. Glucomannan is also not known to feed bad bacteria. On the contrary, research has shown that it can selectively promote the growth of good or healthy bacteria in the gut and thus, act as a prebiotic. However, some cases of side effects like increased gas, bloating, diarrhea, and pain or burning sensation in the stomach have been reported after using Glucomannan. Hence, if you are experiencing a burning sensation, the possibility of it being linked to Glucomannan cannot be ignored, although it is a rare side effect. If you prefer, you may continue using Glucomannan while taking precautions to avoid the side effects. Increasing your water intake can be a good way to avoid the burning sensation.
However, if your symptoms are clearly linked to Glucamannon, I would advise you to stop using it slowly over a period of time. You can use other gut-healthy supplements like Canxida Rebuild. It will improve your digestive function and relieve constipation. It is also formulated to relieve the symptoms of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and H.Pylori (a common infection that causes stomach ulcers resulting in burning and pain in the abdomen). You also need to rule out other conditions like GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder). If you have GERD, you can try eating your dinner at least 2 hours before bedtime and lie down keeping your head elevated to avoid the burning sensation. You can use Canxida Rebuild regularly to improve your digestion and avoid constipation. This will improve your energy levels and your overall wellness. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6392846/ and https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-205/glucomannan
Disclaimer: This article intends to provide general insights and may not apply to individual cases. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure that any vitamin supplementation, especially Vitamin D, is safe and beneficial based on your specific health circumstances and requirements. This approach ensures that any supplementation undertaken is not only safe but also beneficial in bolstering your health.