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how difficult is it to overdose on vitamin e?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's possible: if supplements are taken incorrectly over a long period of time or a large amount is taken at once. It is a fat soluble vitamin so it is stored in the body. It is virtually impossible to have vitamin e toxicity through food consumption alone.

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Should I take vitamins while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Pregnant women should take a prenatal vitamin containing Folic Acid preferably starting 3 months before pregnancy to prevent birth defects. I also recommend calcium supplementation 1000-1500 mg daily and a DHA supplement in the third trimester.
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Should I take an omega 3 vitamin while I am nursing?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: It's probably a good idea. We don't know, exactly, what the "rda" of omega-3 fatty acids should be for nursing moms or babies or children, but we do know that these are important especially for eye and brain development. Good natural sources of omega-3s are oily fish (sardines, mackerel) and flax seed.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could prenatal vitamins be causing constipation?

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Yes: There is extra iron and calcium in prenatal vitamins, both of which can cause constipation. Eat a high-fiber, low-fat diet and drink plenty of water to help avoid this.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, some components in prenatal vitamins can cause nausea, especially the iron supplement.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take more than one prenatal vitamin per day?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Why?: You should stick to your doctor's advice; i generally recommend avoiding more than 1 pnv pill daily mainly due to concerns about hypervitaminosis a - possible teratogen. You can take additional Folic Acid and calcium/iron as needed though, on top of the regular pnv dose.

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