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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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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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