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Is There Any Problem With Taking Milk Thistle While On HIV Meds

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Milk thistle or other liver detox with HIV meds?

I have recently been told that my liver is a little high, i think the enzymes or some other count, and I mentioned to my new dr here in Palm Springs that when I was in Austin TX before moving here, my Dr there wanted to take a liver biopsy as my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no data based on a well done study showing that milk thistle is effective and safe to use for liver related problems seen in the setting of treated HIV infection. There are anecdotal reports Read more »

HIV MEDS & MILK THISTLE

Has there been any additional findings as to if the use of milk thistle to detox the liver and it's... Read more »

coenzyme Q 10 (and Milk Thistle)

Hello Dr Frascino:Would like to thank you for the great job you do in this Forum. we truly do... Read more »
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U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Milk Thistle

...Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb milk thistle -- common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Milk thistle is a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Line What Is Silymarin? Silymarin refers to the extract from the seeds of the plant Silybum marianum , also called "milk thistle." It has been used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly... Read more »
Project Inform

Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

...improving liver function for people co-infected with HIV/HCV. A report from a small study of the popular herbal supplement, milk thistle, was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The study looked at its possible ability... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Milk Thistle

... Milk thistle ( Silybum marianum ) is a plant native to Europe. For hundreds of years, European herbalists observed that it helped reverse Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What Read more »