Dec 14, 2010 - 11:40 am
Im prompted by the "nausia and ginger post" : " my doctors and nurses and they advised me to stay away from herbal and vitamin supplements as they may interfere with treatment drugs, etc.."
Does anyone know of a hospital where the integrative medicine unit/center(complementary medicine) is ACTUALLY integrated with the rest of the hospital. ie: I mean, where someone is prescribed a supplement /herb by the naturapaths there, the physicians have direct access to records of this.
A a personal example;My wife has low blood pressure. Should she be given supplement Angine, which is a precursor for nitric oxide formation which lowers blood pressure?
On the other hand, research published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" just a couple of weeks ago found that: "Perioperative arginine-enriched enteral nutrition significantly improved the long-term overall survival and long-term disease-specific survival in malnourished patients with head and neck cancer"
In the above case, the docs, prior to surgery, would have to know and agree on a path taken, when faced with blood pressure,nutrician and post op issues.
Anyone using complementary med in conjunction with regular through the same hospitalwhere both parties cooperate together? In plain language; where a doc might see what has been given and vica versa.
tnx Sweet.B. for the PM, just received.