A: What are the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
B: Many women use herbal or alternative therapies for treating adverse symptoms of menopause. What teaching will Ms. James need about combining herbal treatments and HRT?
B:: Since Ms. James stated she is currently taking an herbal remedy, called Red Clover, for hormone replacement therapy, she will need to stop taking the herb is she chooses a prescription therapy. This is due to the contraindications of HRT with herbal remedies. These contraindications include increased bleeding effects if she is on Warfarin or haparin and, when combined, can cause increased estrogenic effect.
A: How does Viagra treat erectile dysfunction?
B: What are the adverse effects of Viagra?
B: The adverse effects of Viagra include headache, flushing, stomach upset, diarrhea, dizziness, vision loss or blurred vision, loss of hearing, rash, and urinary tract infections. Erections should not last longer than 4 hours.