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Can Prenatal Vitamins Balance Hormones
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
If you have a: low Vitamin D level, your parathyroid hormone can increase, and return to normal with normalization of vitamin D. Otherwise, vitamins don't "balance" hormones and hormones are rarely "out of balance". That's a popular, but nonsensical lay term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful, but ...: Not likely, but i would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth. It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folic acid helps.: Folic acid enhances fertility to the point of increased risk for multiple gestation; it also decreases the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Finally, it prevents 75% of major cardiac anomalies and >90% of severe open neural tube defects (e.g. Anencephaly, spina bifida). Be sure to take 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life (regardless of plans for pregnancy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vits: If your diet supplies all you need, the use of prenatal vits you and the baby need, they will have no effects. If you are deficient, they will improve the fetus's development. Problem is that most Americans eat a poor and deficient diet. You should absolutely eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegs and fruits every day. Be active no ETOH or Cigs or other drugs. Prenates are a good plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I continue to take women's multi vitamins and executive stress B vitamins while taking fluoxetine?
It's possible: For some women, prenatal vitamins can cause unwanted symptoms. Nausea is common, but diarrhea is also possible. If you are having this problem, you may want to switch to a different type of vitamin - I find that chewable or gummy vitamins are usually better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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