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What Sort Of Vitamins Should A Fifteen Year Old Girl Be Taking
One with iron: A multiple vitamin a day with food and one that contains iron would be beneficial in a menstruating 15 year old provided there are not iron related illnesses in the patient or the family (hemochromatosis). They are over the counter. Women lose iron through the menses. Megadose vitamins or unusual regimens of vitamins are not necessary. Keep it simple! generic is fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of vitamins should a 15 year old be taking? What kind of vitamins should a 15 year old female be taking?
Most : Most adolescents who eat well balanced meals do not necessarily need a multivitamins. Fresh fruits and vegetables offer ample vitamins and minerals. Many young women and adolescents don't have enough calcium in their diet. It is a good to take calcium supplements (fortified with vitamin d) - such as regular tums, calcium pills or calcium chews. The current recommended daily dose is 1000 to 1500 mg of calcium with vitamin d per day, divided into at least two doses, in addition to other food rich in calcium such as dairy products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any OTC: Branded multivitamins with lutein eg centrum , women's health, alive ...Read more
It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) & the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more
How About Real Food?: Vitamins, once understood, found present in most foods, cheap to extract from food otherwise wasted & adds another monetary stream for food processors, thus widely promoted & sold. However, does this mean beneficial? No evidence this is true. 2 large 1st world multinational studies: people who take multivitamins daily vs. Do not, no benefit & ~5% ? mortality rates in older women. Research: nih.Gov. ...Read more
Depends on diet ;...: It's best to get vitamins from our diet but the majority of americans are deficient in vit. D, e ; a ; folate, (folic acid) calcium ; magnesium ; over 1/3 are deficient in vit c, b6 ; zinc, so unless you have an exceptional diet it' reasonable to take a quality multivitamin ; 5-8, 000 iu/day of vit d3. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for a detailed discussion.Nutrients besides vitamins are also important-see comment:. ...Read more
A qualified one: She'll need a physician she feels comfortable with, can discuss her health with, and she should be able to understand her options & treatment plans completely. Her doc should also be a qualified surgeon, experienced, & know their limitations. Being board certified helps confirm their training & dedication to learning. I hope you find the right physician for her. How about letting her choose? ...Read more
Depends on diet ;...: It's best to get vitamins from our diet but the majority of americans are deficient in vit. D, e ; a ; folate, (folic acid) calcium ; magnesium ; over 1/3 are deficient in vit c, b6 ; zinc, so unless you have an exceptional diet it is reasonable to take a quality multivitamin and 5-8, 000 iu/day of vit d3. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for a detailed discussion. But vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more
Im 18 year old girl and for a while I've been always forgetting/misplacing things, could this be a disorder?
Maybe,maybe not: Often something as simple as not getting effective sleep will impair simple memory tasks as you mention. Poor diet, lack of exercise and illness all can also play a role. Do a lifestyle audit and review these issues.As little as a half hour/day more sleep may help.If really worrisome, a visit to your pcp may be worthwhile to look for other causes. ...Read more
None: Hopefully you should not need to be on any particular diet. You should be eating well balanced meals in order to support your normal growth and development. If you are noting problems with your weight you should be evaluating your intake of junk food. Also you need to exercise- try for an hour a day. Play time counts so try to just get outside and goof off. Just move! ...Read more
Depends on activity: dietary sugars should generally come from food, and be naturally occurring, as opposed to being added sugars. An active 15 yr old boy running track/cross country 3 seasons per year could need 4500 calories per day. A sedentary boy could need 2200 or fewer if he is overweight. Optimize vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, plenty of water in diet. might not need to count calories then. ...Read more
If you are healthy: The best choices would likely be to pretty much stay on track. Perhaps a bit more attention to reducing fats (triglycerides ; cholesterol), salt (blood pressure) and sugar (diabetes). Aim more toward vegetables and fruit and whole grains. Reduce portion sizes from their "hungry man" peak on a slow comfortable slope. Avoid huge pig-outs (all-you-can-eat) or binges of any sort. Moderation's the word. ...Read more
What number of calories should I be eating and how often should I be exercising as a sixteen year old girl?
17 pregnant girl: My first concern would be eclampsia a condition during pregnancy with high blood pressure and seizures- this is life threatening. Other concerns would be alcohol/drug use as well as seizures due to non pregnancy related issues. Important to consult with a physician about the particulars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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