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Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Diabetic Nephropathy: High-dose b vitamin therapy is not helpful in diabetic nephropathy. An article was published in the jama in 2010. High doses of b vitamins were associated with a greater chance of kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I have high levels of vitamin B6 and b1. I don't take vitamin b supplements and my multi vit has 3.2mg of B6 in it. Suggestions on why it's high?

I have high levels of vitamin B6 and b1.  I don't take vitamin b supplements and my multi vit has 3.2mg of B6 in it. Suggestions on why it's high?

Check your diet: Some foods conatin high level of vitamins b6 and b1. Cod, salmon, halibut, trout, tuna and snapper; chicken, turkey, beef, and pork; bell peppers, spinach, baked potatoes (skin included), green peas, yams, broccoli, asparagus and turnip greens are just some examples of fish which contain high levels of b6. Eating vitamin b2-enriched cereals, red meats or leafy vegetables, you can get vitamin b2. ...Read more

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Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levothyroxine50mg, adipex37.5mg, vitamin b complex, c & e, magnesium & iodine supplements in morning? I'm on atenolol25mg @ night?

Is it safe to take levothyroxine50mg, adipex37.5mg, vitamin b complex, c & e, magnesium & iodine supplements in morning? I'm on atenolol25mg @ night?

Safe not advisable: Taking all those medicines together is probably safe but not advisable. Levothuroxine has to be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water and no bother meds. This means an hour before or 2 hour after a meal. Food and other meds affect absorption. Vitamins and minerals best absorbed with food. Adipex should be taken with a meal i believe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a vitamin b supplement, a vitamin d supplement, and a multivitamin all at the same time?

Is it safe to take a vitamin b supplement, a vitamin d supplement, and a multivitamin all at the same time?

Do not over do it: Most what you take if above normal use goes in the urine and if it is too much could have some side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

Everyone : Is different. And depending on how severe the deficiency. Could take weeks to months. The body can only absorb certain amounts. So the correction will take time ...Read more

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Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

Diabetic nephropathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the kidney, causing the kidney to leak protein into the urine. There are often no symptoms until ...Read more