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A 42-year-old member asked:

which vitamins and mineral supplements should you be taking if you are on a weight loss program?

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Dr. Waldo Acebo
Family Medicine 31 years experience
MVI (multivitamin): A good multivitamin and vit d, if you are also exercising vitamins b all of them will be needed as the body spent those during exercise. Also vit c.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Also Omega 3s are essential for weight loss and there are some advantages to Green Teas and for people with Carbohydrate cravings - Chromium.. but a good general / NATURAL multivitamin along with Vitamin D is the basis for sure! GOOD LUCK!!! ;)
Dec 5, 2011
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Potassium: Most weight loss programs cause water loss in the initial stages, potassium is often lost with the water, so a potassium supplement may be needed for some dieters.

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

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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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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