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Hydrochlorothiazide & Weight Loss: How Much To Expect?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic medication prescribed for the treatment of hypertension and edema (fluid accumulation and retention in bodily tissues) resulting from various medical conditions and prescription medications (e.g. corticosteroids).  Other medical conditions for which hydrochlorothiazide is sometimes prescribed to treat include: congestive heart failure, diabetes insipidus, renal tubular acidosis, and kidney stones (as a …

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Probiotics Side Effects & Adverse Reactions (List)

Probiotics are considered living microorganisms that, when ingested in sufficient quantities, are conducive to the health of their host.  The term probiotic is derived from the preposition “pro” (meaning “for”) and “biōtikos” (meaning “fit for life”), and is associated with the introduction of beneficial bacteria, contrasting with the term antibiotic (associated with the destruction of …

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Kombucha Side Effects & Adverse Reactions (List of Possibilities)

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage created utilizing a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, commonly referred to under the acronym “SCOBY.”  Although its precise origin remains unknown, some allege that kombucha originated in China and may have been named after a Korean physician named “Kombu” who used his tea (“cha”) for healing purposes.  Etiological investigations …

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