A 38-year-old member asked:
why is vitamin d important?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Omnipresent: Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc.
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Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Vitamin D & Uveitis: Association of Low Vitamin D Levels with Noninfectious Anterior Uveitis
The data showed that the odds of developing uveitis were 4% lower for every 1-ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels. Though the authors conclude there is no confirmation of a causal effect between the two, it supports the growing body of literature.
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Should I take an omega 3 vitamin while I am nursing?
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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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Could prenatal vitamins be causing constipation?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, some components in prenatal vitamins can cause nausea, especially the iron supplement.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to take more than one prenatal vitamin per day?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Please suggest some important questions i can ask my doctor about vitamin d.
15 doctor answers • 31 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
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