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is it possible for you to get gas with deficiency of vitamin?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Probiotics: Or good flora are essential in digestion and also help produce kit k. Poor digestion, gas bloating and constipation can all be signs of pro biotic need.

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How do I know what is giving my baby gas?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Make a diary: Creating a daily diary of foods, bowel movements, and gas can be helpful in finding the culprit.
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Why do some babies have more gas than others?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
They cry more: Gas! in babies, it comes from swallowing air while drinking milk and while crying. It comes back out as a burp, or it travels thru the gut and comes out the other end as flatus. "gas" doesn't cause crying, colic or fussiness. Conversely, crying causes "gas". Immaturity causes crying, some babies are more immature than others, they cry more, thus, they have more "gas". It goes away after 3 months.
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When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: There is no perfect time or age to start vitamin. It depends on indvidual needs. It is recommended by aap that if you infant is exclusively breast fed or mostly breast fed should take vitamin d.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a specific type vitamin help with depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Certain vitamins: Depression first of all needs a good evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or psychologist. Sometimes psychotherapy alone can help; sometimes antidepressants are needed also. Low vitamin d levels have some correlation with depression. Some data shows that low B12 and folate can accompany depression too. While replenishing these nutrients may not cure depression by themselves, they may help.
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Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
It's all relative: Most of the vitamin waters contain 32 grams (6+ tsp) of sugar; any drink with that much sugar is not particularly healthy. But it does have small amounts of vitamins (mostly vit c & some b's). Reverse osmosis is a good form of water purification. Compared to a soda, that has over twice as much sugar & no vitamins, it is a healthy choice, but compared to pure water & a vitamin pill not so good!
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Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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The vitamin water I like most is XXX because of the healthy antioxidants from fruits that are added. Overall though, the healthiest drink is water, but I advise avoiding fluoridated water, which is tricky because over 70% of our country's water supply is fluoridated! Reverse osmosis does remove fluoride from water so at least Vitamin Water is free of fluoride. Spring water is another source of fluoride-free water. See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/21/fluoride-health-hazards.aspx and http://www.naturalchoice.net/articles/flouride.htm
Dec 29, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Instead of "Vitamin Water" you can try adding a packet of EmergenC (or similar products like OxyLent) to spring water. This will give a much higher levels of vitamins and much less sugar (6 grams), has a variety of nice fruit flavors and costs much less.
Dec 30, 2012

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