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I have taken zinc cold drops recently at the same time i started taking vitamin C 500mg 4 tabs daily 2 days ago. I am now constipated. Please help?

I have taken zinc cold drops recently at the same time i started taking vitamin C 500mg 4 tabs daily 2 days ago. I am now constipated.  Please help?

constipation: Increasing dietary fiber (fruits, veggies, or supplements) along with plenty of fluid may help (takes couple days, so hang in there); stool softener also beneficial; try to avoid laxatives or frequent enemas as body can become dependent on them. Walking helps stimulate peristalsis. If no bm in day or 2, of if have abd pain getting worse, see pcp or go to er. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Definition)

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Can too much vitamin C cause protassuim defficency??

Can too much vitamin C cause protassuim defficency??

No: Vitamin C intake would not cause deficiency of potassium. Sources of vitamin C like orange juice also have potassium. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause rashes?

Can vitamin C cause rashes?

Possible but unlikel: If you are taking whopping doses which many people do, quite foolishly, then it is possible to have an adverse cutaneous reaction. Keeping the dose to 100% in a vitamin form and supplementing with dietary intake is more than adequate. Anything else is simply overkill and unnecessary. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause cancer?

Can vitamin C cause cancer?

No: The chemicals that actually cause cancer are either those that mutate DNA, which this can't do, or that causes horrible ongoing damage to and regrowth of cells, which this doesn't do. A bad science study can "prove" any junk idea, but this one just couldn't be. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does too much vitamin C cause hives?

Does too much vitamin C cause hives?

Possible: There are many causes of hives. Most likely, too much vitamin c is not the cause but rather something that contains vitamin c (like a supplement or a food). ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Overdoses of: The fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e &k are of concern. The others, including c, are easily flushed on a daily basis. It sems unlikely that a common complaint ith many causes, headache, could be another cause of headache. Linus paulng advocated huge doses as a preventitive. No side effects reported. ...Read more

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The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

Lack of intake: All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin c. Malnutrition causes insufficient intake and therefore a deficiency. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that too much vitamin C can cause cancer?

Is it really the case that too much vitamin C can cause cancer?

No it does not: Though too much of anything is bad, but too much of vitc does not cause cancer.Daily requirement of vit c is 65to90 mgm daily, the maximum dose one can take is 2000 mgm as supplement.If you take more than that you can get kidney stones, and abdominal discomfort and diarrhea etc. ...Read more

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Does 4 thousand milligrams of vitamin C cause acid reflux or silent reflux?

Sure: Its an acid, citric acid to be exact. We commonly advise patients with acid reflux to avoid or minimize foods containing citrus products. In retrospect, why would you need 4 grams of daily vitamic c? ...Read more

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I took vitamin C supplement 1000 mg per day.Is that can cause bad effect to my body? Too much acid?

This is okay: It's unlikely to do you any good or harm. The people who get into trouble with Ascorbic Acid have taken more than ten times this much. I'm going to assume you have normal kidney function. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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