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Can I Treat My Bph With Large Doses Of Vitamin C
BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more
Needs more research: Some say high doses of Vit C can acidify urine and thus help treat UTI's, but research on this has only used doses up to 4 grams a day and found that dose didn't acidify urine enough to kill bacteria. However, taking higher doses (like 1-2000 mg per hour) might be effective. The only significant side effect might be loose stools. You could get pH strips to monitor. See http://tinyurl.com/paakaac ...Read more
Is it true that large doses of vitamin C may naturally induce an abortion and/or cause an early period?
Massive doses of : Vitamin c for the purpose of inducing a miscarriage is a very dangerous practice. It works through toxicity. The idea is that the mother can withstand toxicity but it will kill the fetus. The problem is that overdosing on substances can make the mother very ill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please be wise: Please be wise and don't waste your time and effort . High dose vitamin c does not work and would not do anything to your cancer. Please go to see an oncologist whom you can trust and discuss in detail about your disease and treatment options. I know that you are trying to find anything that can help you treat the cancer-but high dose vit c is not the answer. It is your life, be wise & think twice. ...Read more
Not reported but...: High doses of Vit. C are widely used and generally well-tolerated. The most common side effect of doses of 2 grams or more is loose stools and nausea. Other side effects are rare. In searching I have not seen any reports of insomnia. See http://tinyurl.com/zzz5rdx However, most Vit C is derived from corn. If you are allergic to corn you might react to corn-derived C. Try a corn-free form. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin C is a safe vitamin in pregnancy. The vitamin that you have to be aware of not taking too much is vitamin A. You never want to 'overdose' on vitamins of any kind as they can upset your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Another important Vitamin in pregnancy is Vitamin D. Some obstetricians will check a woman's baseline Vitamind D at the beginning of pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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