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what do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I decide which prenatal vitamin to take?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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All the same: The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What do I need to know about prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take one: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins each with a slightly different compilation of vitamins. The best one to take is the one that you like. Folate (folic acid) in prenatal vitamins has been shows to prevent certain birth defects especially if taken before pregnancy. Find one you like and take it daily.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take diabetic vitamins while pregnant?

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Yes: If by diabetic vitamins you mean sugar-free than yes it is safe to take while pregnant.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is recommended to help to find out if i I have vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
See your doctor: Different vitamin deficiencies have different symptoms. If you are concerned see your doctor and they can recommend the appropriate blood test based on your symptoms.

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