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are there any vitamins or minerals that are good for lung function

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harish Rao
24 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencie ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Smoking cessation.: Stop smoking, that will detoxify your lungs. It will take a full 15 years for your CV risk comes back to that of a nonsmoker and 5 years before your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pill esophagitis?: Did you take your vitamin with a good amount of water? Assuming we're not talking about a chewable vitamin, this could be pill esophagitis, wherein t ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Weak lungs?: I would not say your baby has "weak lungs". He is in fact being exposed to new germs every day and his body will be developing an immunity to them. It ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Most need minerals: It is rare to find a multi-vitamin that is not also a multi-mineral supplement; they are called multi-vitamins because multi-vitamin/minerals is a cum ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Any chronic condition should be treated with excellent nutrition, exercise and sleep. There are no accepted treatments for motor movement disorders th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Food Yes, Sup. No.: Key here is “proven”. While several things are marketed, there are no large clinical trials to evaluate safety & efficacy. Even the rx agents for deme ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Studies have shown that vitamins c, e, a, k, & b complex help improve skin health & appearance. Also selenium, copper, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, dmae, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture: Magnets can be used to stimulate ASP needles with auricular acupuncture. Small magnet balls can also be used in place of needles for ear acupuncture.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Read up on taurine and magnesium. Also consider coq10 and carnitine.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Melatonin is a naturally occuring brain hormone that cycles daily. Taking a melatonin supplement 1-2 hours before sleep can help regulate your sleep ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Many..: Garlic, grapefruit, beets, leafy greens, green tea, avocados, lemons, tumeric, walnuts, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some pr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of marijuana anonymous.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Water is best!: Water is the best because it doesn't contain sugar. 'electrolyte' drinks are also good. Avoid drinks with lots of sugar.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Only rarely: In general vitamins are very safe but too much of some can be dangerous- particularly vit a, e, d & b6 but in general one has to take extremely high d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sorry, no: Vitamins do not boost metabolism (in spite of silly tv adds that say they do.) seriously, they don't! breast feeding burns tremendous calories, and ol ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not proven help: You did not say the dose but always avoid more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen. There have been no good blinded studies to prove anything works ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Look towards yoga or forms of exercise like pilates, that focus on "core" work. Much of our body alignment stems from our core or imbalances of suc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
All of them: Vitiligo has several possible causes; and since virtually every disease is affected by vitamin/mineral deficiencies then it holds that vitiligo from a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as fr ... Read More
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