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are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat).
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli commented
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Chromium is also a good supplement to take when you are trying to lose weight
Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No. try this: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Phenylalanine : Phenylalanine is an Amino Acid that tends to stimulate your sympathetic nervous system. This Amino Acid may be helpful to reduce appetite in people who have high levels of parasympathetic tone. It could casue anxiety in patients that are already too sympathetic. Do not take this if you have high blood pressure. Also talk to your doctor before using this.

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

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Dr. Jessica Davis
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No: Formula has added vitamin d. The recommended daily amount of vitamin d for infants is 400 iu daily. Infants drinking formula only should be meeting this requirement. If the baby is partially breastfed, a vitamin d supplement should be added to make sure they get 400 iu daily.
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When I take my baby outside, I always cover all of his skin with sunscreen, just as the aap recommends. Isnt that enough to protect him from cancer and yet give him vitamin d?

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No: If you block the rays that burn, you're blocking the rays that help you make vitamin d. Use a vitamin d supplement.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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No: Fatty liver at your age should not be causing pain in that area.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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More likely minor pb: If constipated, the rocks you pass likely caused a fissure or scratch in the anal passage which leaks bright red blood onto the stool or puddles in the stool ready to pass. Dark red or purplish stool is more likely to represent polyps or other issues higher in the colon.See your doctor & have this assessed.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause fatigue, weight loss, anaemia, pelvic pain & dizzyness?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Consider tumor.: Weight loss and anemia can contribute to both fatigue and dizzyness. The question is is the anemia related to the pelvic pain. Hypothetically the answer is yes. Tumors of the sigmoid colon, rectum, bladder, uterus ovaries or prostate can cause anemia and the related symptoms although high on the list are colorectal cancers. See your md for possible colonoscopy and/or ct scan of the pelvis.

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