A 44-year-old member asked:
does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
NO: Both are a waste of time and money. Why would taking in extra calories with a shake help you lose weight, which is dependent upon burning off calories you don't take in? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. B-12 only helps if you're low, and is by injection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?
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Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Genetics: Every woman is different so every pattern of weight gain (and every pregnancy) will be different. As a general rule of thumb, a normal weight woman should gain between 25-35 pounds while pregnant. This often comes as a spurt in the middle of the pregnancy. Overweight women should gain less and underweight women more. Good nutrition and exercise are recommended for all pregnant women.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Does my high body weight increase my baby's chances for birth defects?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can having vitamin B12 deficiency lead to high blood pressure?
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Wound care 35 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Is little muscle pain after cycling considered to be a sign of insufficient protein in the body?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: Geeting adequate nutritional support from increasing protein is good, but you are experiencing delayed soreness of exercise, which is common. One possibility is that your seat height adjustment is off. Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should get rid of pain. If the pain is present longer than 2-3 days, you may have strained/sprained something, but you did not say where you hurt! see your pcx if pain persists!
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Last updated Jun 15, 2013
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