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This one has to do with side effects of certain treatments one viewer writes I've heard that steroids and saint John's -- Can both cause cataracts and people as young as forty.
Is this true absolutely true.
First let me tell you about saint -- -- -- -- Warners and her move preparation you get over the counter health food store.
It's used it to treat.
Minor depression and in many people it's effective.
But it's so him you know mile -- the people think it has no side effects first of all remember that saint John's -- Can't interact.
And with many other medications.
And render them less effective.
So if you're taking seeing John's wart speak to your doctor.
And let him review what other medicines you're taking that the saint John's wart is an interfering words.
Now with regard to -- -- saint John's wart.
Cause cataracts yes it can there's a chemical in the saint John's lord I think it's -- -- and which when exposed to sunlight.
When you're exposed to sunlight.
Gets converted into a chemical that interferes.
With the cataracts in your days.
So if you're on saint John's toward key out of the sun.
You know where sun had and then make sure that you don't have a lot of exposure.
To the -- The the other drug.
David -- the other question was about steroids.
Steroids as you know -- own.
Products that come topic -- -- by mouth by injection they're used for a wide variety of diseases.
Over a long period of time especially these steroid.
Drops in the -- can cause.
Cataracts so both -- John's wart.
And and steroids can cause cataracts.
I was gonna tell you one other thing about the saint John's wart.
You know get these sound like treatments for depression.
If you're on saint John's wart you should not get these light treatments for depression -- -- -- why because that sun can interfere.
Can stimulate saint John's ward a chemical in saint John's ward.
The prize the -- -- cataract and causes the lens tool pacify.
And interfere with your vision.
Could you know doctor we have another viewer even now.
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