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Avatar f tn We do have the right to express our opinions, with a few exceptions, health matters being one of them, that arena needs peer reviewed science. Did I miss something regarding milk thistle? The main point seems to be milk thistle "walls" off the live preventing it from doing its job.
2105146 tn?1334597383 Does anyone know if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> is good, bad, or of no effect? I read somewhere that it is helpful for liver problems so started taking it. I won't see my dr. for almost three months so can't ask him until then.
1253246 tn?1332076910 · The February 2008 issue of Hepatology looked at milk thistle use among 1,145 participants in the HALT-C study, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Although <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> users in this study showed similar liver enzyme levels and Hepatitis C viral loads to non-users, those taking milk thistle showed fewer liver-related symptoms and an improved quality of life.
1367233 tn?1316108135 · The February 2008 issue of Hepatology looked at milk thistle use among 1,145 participants in the HALT-C study, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Although <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> users in this study showed similar liver enzyme levels and Hepatitis C viral loads to non-users, those taking milk thistle showed fewer liver-related symptoms and an improved quality of life.
Avatar m tn A recent study from Columbia University Medical Center on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> gives those who are unsure about using herbal supplements for Hepatitis C reason to reconsider. by Nicole Cutler, L.Ac. An estimated four to five million Americans are chronically infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). While approximately half of those with HCV are able to clear it from their liver with the current standard of treatment, the remaining fifty percent must protect their liver from this virus.
Avatar n tn It seems he has ascites ( fluid build up) and encepalothopy (confusion) caused by cirrhosis. With the best will in the world,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> won't make any difference. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> may protect liver cells,particularly in alcoholics,but there is no scientific proof of this. The main thing is to be sure he is in the hands of the best possible medical team,and it sounds like he is getting good care. If that is the case you are doing everything you can. Good luck to you both.
10805050 tn?1420939120 My Liver Center Pharmacologist recommended I suspend the Supplementation of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> while on my 24 week course of Harvoni. He said it can interfere with the chemical actions of the Harvoni. For whatever that's worth to anyone..... Wishing everyone the best, and thanks so much for so many who responded and added to my "Harvoni Progress" Post...you guys are great!
Avatar n tn What level of liver damage do you have? He might be continuing for possible reversal effects.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> is good, but not on tx.. and there are alot of other supplements that you need to take in conjuction.. It is the cocktail of vitamins and supplements that do the good.
1961140 tn?1450742312 I'm hoping, perhaps foolishly, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> extract will, over time, help the blood/serosanguinous fluid flow to and return from the lower limbs. I know silymarin has been clinical trial tested, but I'm unsure what strength extract they were using, and the results were ambigious, at least as I interpreted them. Some patients improved, some did not, but that could have been simply from abstaining from ingesting any hepatoxic subtances.
Avatar n tn My experience with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> was a miracle.Before starting the hcv treatment hubby took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> just for a month and it reduced his alt ast levels from above 150 to 65 and 60......Dnt take heavy dose just 400mg a day and if it dnt give any benefits it will also dnt harm.......it's very safe............
Avatar f tn One last time.... milk thistle & Interferon--Dr. Weil's answer: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA326618 Q Looking for a Liver Cure? Is it okay to take milk thistle with interferon injections? A Answer You definitely can - and should - take milk thistle if you're being treated with interferon (for chronic hepatitis B or C, I assume). milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herb that protects the liver from toxic injury and stimulates regeneration of the liver.
901131 tn?1293748153 · The February 2008 issue of Hepatology looked at milk thistle use among 1,145 participants in the HALT-C study, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Although <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> users in this study showed similar liver enzyme levels and Hepatitis C viral loads to non-users, those taking milk thistle showed fewer liver-related symptoms and an improved quality of life.
Avatar f tn i have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> for years now... my ast/alt are lower than ever (just about normal) and my viral load has dropped also... so i guess its doing something... i also just started taking liv-52...
Avatar m tn Jaundice is the result of liver damage, and your vet may want to advise a suitable protective treatment for this, such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> thistle.
Avatar f tn I take Vitamin D3, B-12 and 6, Vitamin C, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span>, and Lisinopril. I have not had a eGFR under 65 since. Of course diet is a major factor as well. Basically if it tastes good you can't have it.
Avatar m tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> is very popular for patients with liver disease to take. I take it as well. I don’t know if it helps but I do know that it doesn’t hurt. Patients with early stages of cirrhosis normally don’t have any physical side effects. It’s the beginning of the final stage that symptoms will manifest. This is why having your annual physical is very important. The blood test will show right away if you are having problems. I’m really glad you were tested a year ago.
3097131 tn?1357088481 Iron Vitamin A Vitamin B3 (niacin) Vitamin C Vitamin D Hepatitis patients looking for herbal remedies may consider <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span>, available in capsules and other forms. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> may have some restorative properties, suggests Gans. Some studies have found that milk thistle can improve liver function in hepatitis and cirrhosis patients. However, you should always consult with your doctor before trying any supplement or herb, especially if you have hepatitis.
Avatar f tn I suggest talking to another vet and one with more knowledge and experience. In the meantime, start giving your dog some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span>, which may counteract some of the problems potentially caused by giving metacam - it will also help protect and heal any liver damage. If you join our User group, please start a post using your dog's name and give a brief history, what you are now feeding and any blood level results you have.
Avatar f tn 20 when diagnosed in may she was put on KD dried and wet food she had few symptoms apart from occasional vomiting which we thought was just a sensitive tummy which she pretty much always had, she is on half maalox tab ,my vet is also my boss and when he sent her recent bloods to the lab and it came back with creatinine levels so high he asked the opinion of the pathologists re IV therapy and they said it wouldnt make much difference now because of her levels and it was just care plan, the ant si
Avatar n tn another reason not to leap into debilitating tx unless you absolutely have to i see in your subject there about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> i take 2000 mgs concentrated every day, who knows if it is doing anything or not ... hey maybe that is the source of my stomach problems??? anybody???
Avatar f tn What does anyone know about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> and/or Licorice Root for liver function? I've heard that in the beginning of the disease it can help. Not so in the end stages. Also, does anyone have any input regarding Noni juice?
Avatar m tn I have never had my liver tested in the past. As of two weeks ago, I began taking 2 capsules of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> to try and help my liver out during these hard times. My questions are: Does milk thistle help? Is there anything else that I can take to help my liver? What kind of long term damage have I caused so far to my body? Also, I know that I am posting this on an addiction forum but please spare me the "you have to quite routine"... Thanks!!
Avatar n tn Talk with your doctor about this and they can run tests to make sure your liver is okay.
Avatar n tn but you have to consult experts and know what you are doing...millions take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> for example, and have reported good results...I can't take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span>, (allergic) but I do take others and I have consistetly had good labs having had this disease for 30 years, not saying it's all due to my regimen, but I know it's helped with my symptoms and possibly inflammation... I do realize there are some bad herbs out there, and we have to be aware of them...as much as we are able...
Avatar m tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> may well help your dog, as it is a safe supportive herb for the liver in both dogs and humans. The liver does most of the processing of toxins, from life in general and from medications too. Giving the liver some support may reduce stress on kidneys also. There is some information here: http://www.liversupport.com/can-milk-thistle-help-your-pet/ There is more info. on this site, including suggested dosage: http://nextgendog.
Avatar n tn patients with viral hepatitis have been seen when alpha-lipoic acid, silymarin (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> extract), NAC and selenium were used. Taurine, indole-3 carbinol, the carotenoids, acetyl-L carnitine and natural forms of vitamin E are also powerful nutrients that can help protect the liver. All can be found in natural health stores. Ellagic acid — a nutrient found in most berries, especially raspberries — also protects the liver.
Avatar m tn 4, still normal range but it must stay always about the same because big differences mean there has been kidneys damage, there are no tests to see kidneys damage but only kidney function worsening after the damage) alt, platlets little higher but they were already well within normal ranges no more stomach bloats (air in the stomach) or frequent stool due to nitazoxanide treatment i will restart as soon as i receive the pills, probably next week because i think i will be able to tollerate higher
Avatar n tn (((Hugs))) Your paranoid friend, Ggin35 P.S- I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> every day but if anyone knows of anything else that cleans the liver and/or kidneys please share your info with me!
1028452 tn?1398781730 The spice has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may be useful in combating a variety of diseases. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> (80% Standardized Silymarin) Research on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>milk</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thistle</span> and it's components appears to be growing. The current theory regarding mode of activity is that silymarin supports liver health in two major ways. First, it alters the outer cell membrane of hepatocytes (liver cells) in such a way as to prevent penetration of harmful substances into the interior of cells.