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Dr. Henry Please help...
Aug 1, 2012

I am HIV poz for 27 yrs now & recently started a new regiment. I have developed severe problems in my abdomen because of it & my answer to this was to try a "detox" of sorts thinking that it may help??? I purchased "Walgreen's Senna Leaf Powder/Colon Detox" but I then remebered all the "hupla" in regards to "St.John's Wart" in the past & I am afraid to try this detox until I know it is safe. Can you please get back to me on this, I am living in extreme discomfort until..."PLEASE" Thank you for your prompt attention. Dave J./Florida

Response from Dr. Henry

Without further details re your HIVregimen, other health problems and drugs, and about your abdominal symptoms difficult to be very helpful. Recommend discussing with your HIV provider. A colon detox on a one time basis generally would not have a great impact on HIV situation but the question is what is going on with your abdomen and is a detox or cleansing safe from overall health perspective. KH

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