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Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

No, not usually: Vitamin e is is a fat-soluble vitamin and does not usually cause constipation. Minerals like iron sulfate which many people take, can cause constipation though. ...Read more

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Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

All except laxatives: Are fine, though there is not much evidence that vit E is helpful. Except Exercise! That is apparently emerging as one of the most helpful things you can do for PD AND the good news for you is it also helps constipation.
You should of course drink LOTS of fluids and eat fruits, veg, and fiber. If you must take a laxative, use a fiber laxative. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does vitamin E causes blood thinning?

Does vitamin E causes blood thinning?

Possibly: Increased bruising and bleeding into the digestive tract are uncommon side effects of vitamin e. An ancillary question might be: why should I take vitamin e? If you don't have a very good answer, then why take it? ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause a decrease in vitamin e?

Can alcohol cause a decrease in vitamin e?

Unsure: There are few studies in humans on this that I have been able to locate. Some of the damage that alcohol does to the body involves increases in oxidizing substances, where anti-oxidants can help prevent damage, and vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. Some people feel that extra vitamin E may be helpful in those with alcoholism, but there is no real proof of this. 15-30 mg of vit e would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Taking vitamin E supplement may cause cancer later on?

Taking vitamin E supplement may cause cancer later on?

Depends: Vitamin has 8 subtypes. Studies done showing increased risk of prostate cancer used only one (alpha). Each subtype does different things, and vit e is best taken as a combination of more than one subtype. Gamma and delta are good for the heart and blood vessels. Unique e is a brand that gives mixed tocopherols. There are also other brands. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that a few vitamin e 268mg capsules can cause a priapism if one is taking it for peyronies treatment?

Is there a possibility that a few vitamin e 268mg capsules can cause a priapism if one is taking it for peyronies treatment?

Unlikely: Sometimes it is difficult to know what causes priapism or for that matter peyronie's disease. My hunch is that something other than Vit E, even at high doses, is the cause. Sometimes when we can't figure out a cause it's because there are multiple causes. Priapism warrants as you probably already know immediate medical attention. Fortunately most ER professionals know what to do. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E deficiency causes impotence in males?

Does vitamin E deficiency causes impotence in males?

No: No link between vitamin E deficiency & erectile dysfunction in human males, just male rats. Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22280834. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E deficiency really cause impotence in males?

Does vitamin E deficiency really cause impotence in males?

No: No link between vitamin E deficiency & erectile dysfunction in human males, just male rats. Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22280834. ...Read more

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Does vitamin e can affect your period? Like it can na the cause of your light period or it can lessen the cramps?

Does vitamin e can affect your period? Like it can na the cause of your light period or it can lessen the cramps?

? Marketing vs. Real: Study: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=vitamin_E, http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Vitamin_E, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002406.htm, https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=vitamin_E#q=vitamin+E+menses. If it does, the evidence is weak/unclear. If you want, consider doing your own trial, on a month, off a month, next 6 months. The whole reason for clinical trails because issues complex. ...Read more

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I've eaten a lot of foods rich in vitamin E while pregnant (daily amounts well over RDA) I just read this can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

I've eaten a lot of foods rich in vitamin E while pregnant (daily amounts well over RDA) I just read this can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

It depends: IT depends on when the vitamin E was taken. Studies shows a link between excess vitamin E intake, in the month prior to conception and the first 2 months of pregnancy, and birth defects (70% more likely). Specifically congenital heart defects (9 times more likely). The recommended RDA for vitamin E in pregnancy is about 18 mg/day. One study link vitamin E intake > 14.9 mg with heart defects. ...Read more

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Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Bad idea: Try retinoic acid instead. Avoid sun exposure. Or forget the whole business. Who really cares about wrinkles? They are a sign of an adventurous, athletic life close to nature. Only advertisers would want you to be upset by them. ...Read more

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I had stuttering priapism for 1. But for the next 8 days my penis glans stayed engorged. Why is this? What causes this? I had only taken 12 vitamin e.

I had stuttering priapism for 1. But for the next 8 days my penis glans stayed engorged. Why is this? What causes this? I had only taken 12 vitamin e.

Priapism: Priapism is a medical emergency. It is unhealthy for the penis to be swollen for such a prolonged period of time. You need to be seen in the ER and treated. At the same time they will try to determine why this happened. I don't think the vitamin E capsules are responsible. All the best and be seen. ...Read more

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Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

No: Scars are made out of fibrous tissue after an injury. They do not scab over. There must be another explanation for the scabbing process, other than underlying acne scars. ...Read more

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Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect motility.
See http://www. Truestarhealth. Com/notes/1040005.Html ;
http://www. Webmd. Com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20050309/sperm-swim-better-with-carnitine ; http://www. Alive. Com/articles/view/17772/6_ways_to_boost_male_fertility_naturally. ...Read more

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Got light headed today. I took 2 ibropohen, Plus vitamin e, fish oil pill. Vitaminc with magnesium, and hairinfinity pill...could that be the causse?

Got light headed today. I took 2 ibropohen, Plus vitamin e, fish oil pill. Vitaminc with magnesium, and hairinfinity pill...could that be the causse?

Shift ExternalFocus: Far more likely: internal issues are the "cause". Marketing routinely promotes helplessness only eased by taking products; Backwards of Reality. Our primary controls are within. Sup. Vitamins are big business with no evidence of efficacy for vast majority, ibuprofen, Vit E, C are single molecules, Mg an atom (look up in Google images; including word molecule). Why single? Simplifies outside agent. ...Read more

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Do these supplements cause prostate cancer. Selenium and vitamin e derived from sunflower oil. I didn't take these yet just to be on the safe side.?

Do these supplements cause prostate cancer. Selenium and vitamin e derived from sunflower oil. I didn't take these yet just to be on the safe side.?

Not sure yet, but...: There has been no real study on how selenium & Vit E may induce prostate cancer. Most supplements are preying on public's fear and anxiety for commercialism with conflicting info on benefits or harms. In general, you may use them in moderation, but seriously take healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence as the foundation of all care. More? Go to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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Does vitamin e capsule cause edema in patients with CKD? My doctor suggests e capsule for my thinning hair.

Does vitamin e capsule cause edema in patients with CKD? My doctor suggests e capsule for my thinning hair.

Get a smarter Dr: Vit E does not cause edema. It does NOTHING for hair. It is a complete waste of money. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin E cause retinal hemorrhage after vitrectomy (1weekpostop)? The eye vitamin that I want to take has 400 iu and a DV 1667% 2 caps/day

Can taking vitamin E cause retinal hemorrhage after vitrectomy (1weekpostop)? The eye vitamin that I want to take has 400 iu and a DV 1667% 2 caps/day

Extremely low risk: Talk to your vitreo-retinal surgeon to be safe, as the surgeon will know if there was anything usually concerning regarding postoperative bleeding risk. If your diet is normal & healthy, you won't get deficient in vitamin E anyway. The highest safe level of intake from supplements for adults is 1, 500 IU/day for natural forms of vitamin E and 1, 100 IU/day for synthetic forms. ...Read more

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Can I use vitamin E oil directly on to help with a dry vulva/vagina? Or will it cause a yeast/bacterial infection? If not what can I use instead?

Can I use vitamin E oil directly on to help with a dry vulva/vagina? Or will it cause a yeast/bacterial infection? If not what can I use instead?

Yes, also can try...: Yes, it is safe to use Vit. E oil directly and it will not cause an infection, but there are better options.
I recommend calendula in olive oil, available at most health food stores. Another good option is argan oil, a popular skin moisturizer. You may also want to take essential fatty acids like fish oil, hemp seed oil and evening primrose oil by mouth. ...Read more

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How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

Protects..: From photo-aging, also this effects is much better applying oil to the skin. Also a skin softener! ...Read more

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What food is rich in vitamin e?

What food is rich in vitamin e?

Green veggies: Some of the most rich source of vitamin E are in green veggies - spinach, kale & collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens and broccoli. Red bell peppers have vitamin e. Tropical fruits are also a good source, as are some nuts, such as almonds when eaten raw. ...Read more

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How much vitamin E shoul I take?

How much vitamin E shoul I take?

Vit E: The fda has made it's reccomdations. As a fat soluble vitamin, only so much is reccomended. Read the lables and for the time being, don't go over the reccomended amounts. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E and c keep you healthy?

Does vitamin E and c keep you healthy?

Yes, if deficient: In the usa, it is hihgly unlikely that you will become malnourished due to lack of suffcient viatamins due to the vitamin supplements in most foods. ...Read more

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What should I use vitamin E tablets for?

What should I use vitamin E tablets for?

Benifits: It is an antioxydant, helps eye, skin, prevents dm, blood clot, alzheimer, nerologic disorder. Also prevents cattarhct, and protects from environmental toxins. ...Read more

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How simple is it to overdose on vitamin e?

How simple is it to overdose on vitamin e?

Simple if intent on: Doing it. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to overdose on vitamin e?

It's possible: If supplements are taken incorrectly over a long period of time or a large amount is taken at once. It is a fat soluble vitamin so it is stored in the body. It is virtually impossible to have vitamin e toxicity through food consumption alone. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are rich in vitamin e?

What are some foods that are rich in vitamin e?

See List: All of the following foods are high in vitamin e:
sunflower seeds, paprika and red chili powder, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, basil and oregano, dried apricots, pickled green olives, cooked spinach, and cooked taro root. ...Read more

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Which veg sources of vitamin E is the very best?

Which veg sources of vitamin E is the very best?

Wheat germ: Is the famous source of vitamin e oil. I'm not sure you would call that a vegetable though, unless you mean, vegetarian. Also, sunflower seeds, almonds, turnip greens (!), tomato paste, pine nuts, and peanut butter. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin E while on asa80 and ramiprill?

Yes: I am not certain what asa80 is but if you mean Aspirin yes, it is perfectly safe to take vit e with Aspirin & ramipril. Be sure to only take natural e with mixed tocopherols. Synthetic e or only Alpha tocopherol appear to be hazardous. For more on the benefits of e see http://www. Life-enhancement. Com/magazine/article/730-vitamin-e-keeps-your-brain-razor-sharp. ...Read more

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What if there isn't enough vitamin E in your body?

Vitamin E: Vit e is a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin that is stored in the body. Deficiency is rare but can cause nerve and skin disorders. ...Read more

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Would there be any bad effects if I abruptly stop taking vitamin e.?

Few: Vitamin e thins the blood an you may have a slight increase in blood clotting, but I am unaware of any signicificant problems with stopping vitamin e. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E really good for the skin?

Is vitamin E really good for the skin?

Waste of money: It is already present in most foods. Supplements are not useful ; may increase risk of prostate cancer. Application to the skin is the same as any other oily substance. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vitamin e?

What are the side effects of vitamin e?

Vitamin E: Eating vitamin E in foods is not risky or harmful. In supplement form, however, high doses of vitamin E might increase the risk for bleeding and serious bleeding in the brain.

High levels of vitamin E may also increase the risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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