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Ask Dr. Gott 7/26
Vertigo treatment not a fantasy
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    DEAR DR. GOTT: You have written about vertigo several times. In a few, some of the writers said that they were taking Lipoflavonoid. I have suffered from vertigo for a number of years. It comes and goes, but this last attack has lasted for six weeks with no signs of letting up, so I decided to try this product. However, having searched in several vitamin stores and calling several more, I could not find the product and was told that it did not exist. They said they had a product called "Bioflavonoids" and perhaps what I had read was just a misprint. I purchased a package and am trying it, but I think you should write a correction in your column, because I am sure there are many more people out there looking for a product that isn't real.
    I have also made an appointment with an ear-nose-and-throat specialist just to be sure that nothing more serious is going on.
    DEAR READER: I appreciate your concern, however, Lipo-Flavonoid is a real product. It is distributed by DSE Healthcare Solutions in Edison, N.J.
    Lipoflavonoid contains bioflavonoids, inositol, calcium, vitamin C and several of the B vitamins. It was created to treat the symptoms of Meniere's disease (dizziness, ringing in the ears and loss of hearing). Many of my readers with tinnitis (ringing in the ears) or vertigo have had success using the product, too.
    The product can be found in most pharmacies in the ear-care aisle. It can also be purchased by phone at (800) 338-8079 or online at
    To give you related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports "Ear Infections and Disorders" and "Dr. Gott's Compelling Home Remedies." Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and $2 (per report) to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Awhile ago, a reader wrote in with a recommendation for hair loss. Since I was starting to have problems with thinning hair, I decided to try it and write you with my results, as you requested. The products were TRESemme Silk Protein Healthy Volume Shampoo and TRESemme Vitamin E Moisturizing Conditioner.
    They work great! My hair has started to come back thicker, stronger and healthier than before. I also use TreSemme hairspray and have found that it is not sticky like other products and doesn't negate the beneficial effects of the shampoo and conditioner. I would like to thank the reader for the suggestion and you for printing it in your column. Thank you!
    DEAR READER: I have had several letters similar to yours from readers who have success with the TreSemme products. Like everything else, it does not work for everyone, but, thankfully, there are other options. Other seemingly effective treatments (based on the letters I have received) include taking a daily folic acid supplement or B-complex tablet. Folic acid one of the B-vitamins which may explain why the B-complex is also effective.
    Hair loss, especially in women, can be devastating, and many hair-replacement techniques are costly. Simple home remedies are preferable, and I am happy to say they work for many.
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