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Should I stop taking natural remedies before I have surgery?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Because many natural products may increase the risk of bleeding, clinicians should ask their patients before surgery (including dental surgery) whether they use herbs or other natural products. Discontinuation of these products should be considered well before any surgical procedures.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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