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Natural Alternative Treatments
Feb 21, 2005

Co-infected for 14 yrs with no symptoms with either infection. I have been looking into alternative treatments lately and my only concern is with how my liver will be affected. What is your opinion on Milk Thistle and Licorce Root for maintaing a healthy liver. And will it have an adverse affect since the liver will be metabolizing it. Also, I like to take vitamins and minerals such as ginger, B- complex, Omega 3, Super-Enzymes, C, Green Tea...any adverse affects that I should know about. THanks for all your help in this matter

Response from Dr. McGovern

My main advice is to take a list of any alternative medications to your physician to discuss any potential risks/benefits. There are also potential interactions with medications you may be taking.

Dr. McGovern



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