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A 26-year-old female asked:

i want to add vitamin b12 to my daily regimen but i take prilosec everyday for gerd. what kind of dose should i take for energy/heart health?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Vitamin B12: You can take oral vitamin B12 of 1, 000mcg daily. It's not necessarily helpful for energy or heart health, especially if you are not B12 deficient. Prilosec when used for a very long time can cause B12 deficiency. Prilosec should be taken about 30 minutes before meal, and should not be taken together with vitamin B12 as it can decrease the absorption of b12.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. If you are not deficient in B12 taking it will not do any good. If you must, you may take the sub-lingual form that does not depend on stomach for absorption.

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Ive heard that adding vitamins a and d to diet during pregnancy may help control skin itchiness and rashes. Is this true? How much should I take?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
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Be careful: The body does need vitamin a and d in pregnancy. However, vitamin a in high doses can cause cleft lip and palate in the baby. Your prenatal vitamin pill should have enough vitamin a. Many people are low in vitamin d. Your doctor can check your vit d level to see if you should take extra. The amount needed depends on the vitamin d level in your blood.
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You might be at risk: High blood pressure during pregnancy can be managed. Before getting pregnant, it is recommended that your doctor obtain baseline evaluation of your kidneys, eyes, and heart. A well-controlled hypertensive patient can have a healthy pregnancy if problems do not arise during the pregnancy. A heart attack can occur if your blood pressure is not well controlled, and your doctor can help you with this.
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Is my childs coughing related to heart burn? He does not have any breathing problems

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Bloating, loose stoo: Not likely. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your problems.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is it normal to have stomach and back pain all day every day ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unusual : See your doctor need examination for uc complications. Having : stomach and backpain all day every day' is unusual, may not be due to your uc. Your stomach problem may be due to your new medication, and in addition you may have back problem.

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