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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. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...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

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Kind of an odd question but if you take a water solvable vitamin supplement and it doesn't seem like you noticeably pee it out (B vitamins for example turning your urine deep yellow) does that mean your body used it all?

Kind of an odd question but if you take a water solvable vitamin supplement and it doesn't seem like you noticeably pee it out (B vitamins for example turning your urine deep yellow) does that mean your body used it all?

Urine Coloration: While vitamins like B, C and others are excreted in the urine, B vitamins are best known for enhancing the yellowing of urine. However, a lack of coloration is not an indication of a deficiency/dependency. A good balanced diet is the best way to maintain healthy levels of vital amines. Extra amounts of B/C vitamins are harmlessly excreted. Be careful with A, D and E as they can accumulate. ...Read more

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What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood?  Do not take supplements!

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more

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I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend i take?

I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend i take?

Yes: While b complex is often helpful, it doesn't have the many other essential nutrients found in a multivit. As long as the total amount of b6 in both supplements doesn't exceed 200 mg (which is unlikely) it's safe to take both, though it may not be necessary to take an extra b complex if you get a good multivitamin. There are many good brands- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 any in the top 30 are great. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin with microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy if these conditions are improving with lisinopril?

Is it safe to take metformin with microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy if these conditions are improving with lisinopril?

Metformin ; kidneys: Metformin should not be used if there is early kidney failure, which is usually defined as a creatinine of 1.4 or more. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of nephropathy, and your creatinine may be normal, and metformin may still be ok. Lisinopril will slow the progression of nephropathy, but you also need to control glucose and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Hello doc, can I take b vitamins and magnesium citrate supplement while taking effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes : I believe it is a good idea to take b vitamins and magnesium with effexor (venlafaxine). You should also consider vit d3 5000 iu- which everyone should take in fall and winter months but which should be taken year-round if you use sunscreen or don't get mid-day sun in spring and summer months. And i advise everyone to take at least 1000 mg of vit. C twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Real science: Shotgun approach to anemia is worse than useless, you risk missing serious disease. If you are iron deficient, your physician needs to figure why. Many anemias are unrelated to diet. Demand an explanation from your physician. Best wishes ...Read more

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Hello Doc. i want to know which supplement of these is effective for an athlete that takes whey protien and vitamin B injection. Amino 222 or BCAA ?

Hello Doc. i want to know which supplement of these is effective for an athlete that takes whey protien and vitamin B injection. Amino 222 or BCAA ?

HealthTap Doctors...: ...are asked not to endorse specific products. I would advise you speak with your physician as to your training goals, so your answer can best be tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, need to know if its safe to take probiotics, b vitamins, magnesium supplements while taking effexor (venlafaxine)? Nutrition is very important to me

Hello doctors, need to know if its safe to take probiotics, b vitamins, magnesium supplements while taking effexor (venlafaxine)? Nutrition is very important to me

Yes: Yes. There are no known interactions. I also advise everyone take at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day & vitamin d ~5000 iu/day during fall & winter- year round if you use sunscreen or don't get mid-day sun! also consider a lithium supp-see http://tahomaclinicblog.Com/lithium-the-misunderstood-mineral-part-1/ also see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html re: prevacid. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil, vitamin b, iron supplements, vitamin d along with multivitamins everyday? or is it too much?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil, vitamin b, iron supplements, vitamin d along with multivitamins everyday? or is it too much?

Likely too much: If you are eating a mixed diet and drinking milk, you probably do not need any supplements. You should avoid iron supplements. If you must, take a multivitamin without iron. ...Read more

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Which vitamin b supplements should I take if stressed at 55?

Which vitamin b supplements should I take if stressed at 55?

A full b complex: Use a full b supplement that is 100mg of all b's and at least 400mcg of folic acid. Add an additional B12 500-1000mcg if really stressed. Do not use the five hour energy drinks since they are addictive and can leave people feeling edgy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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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