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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Yes: Vitamins can sometimes cause nausea, especially some b vitamins and zinc, both of which are found in prenatal vitamins. Try taking after a meal. If that does not work try a different brand- you may tolerate some more than others... ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Yes: It is possible that it might be the cause if you've started taking it and nothing else has changed in your diet. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more

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If you are anemic but have normal B12 and folate (folic acid), (folic acid) could there be another nutrient related to folate (folic acid) or to B12 that is low?

If you are anemic but have normal B12 and folate (folic acid), (folic acid) could there be another nutrient related to folate (folic acid) or to B12 that is low?

Well, sure: Iron deficiency is the most frequent cause of anemia. If you have already been checked for that, your provider needs to look at several other things not necessarily related to nutrition to determine the cause. Don't just take iron, though, unless your tests show that it is deficient. ...Read more

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Bloating from post-workout, could it be the mineral supplements?

Bloating from post-workout, could it be the  mineral supplements?

Use Common Sense: Could be, try stopping them for a week and see if it goes away. If it does then start them back and see if the bloating comes back. If it does then you have your answer. :). ...Read more

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Can there be something else i could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Can there be something else i could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Regular multi vit: Try a regular multiple vitamin with minerals it is about the same thing. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm taking prenatal vitamins I've been feeling nausea can that be due to the vitamins?

I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm taking prenatal vitamins I've been feeling nausea can that be due to the vitamins?

It happens: Some women do experience nausea when they take their prenatal vitamins. Fortunately there are many different pre-natal vitamin products. You can try an alternative on your own or discuss with your provider who may be able to recommend an alternate formulation including chewable or liquid vitamins. Make sure the vitamin includes folic acid 0.4 mg to prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not , but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

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Can b vitamins lead to noxious gas and constipation?

Can b vitamins lead to noxious gas and constipation?

Yes: It depends on both the person, what is in the vitamin, and how much of the different components there are. If you have to take a b vitamin as prescribed by a doctor, do not exceed the recommended daily allowance unless instructed to do so. It is preferable to get your b vitamins from whole grains, whole grain cereals, green vegetables, nuts and beans. ...Read more

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I'm taking iron supplements and feeling dizzy. Could the supplements be causing this?

I'm taking iron supplements and feeling dizzy. Could the supplements be causing this?

Usually GI issues: Oral iron most commonly causes GI side effects - constipation etc. Dizziness would be possible, but less likely. ...Read more

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So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

Depends: Various forms aof iron are available and a trial and error approach may be necessary to find the one that is best for you. Taking a stool softener and drinking 80 plus ounces of non cafeeineated, non alcoholic fluids per day can help. More importantly, be sure you have received a thorough evaluation as to the cause of the anemia which may include a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy by a gi/colorecta. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, anemia, constipation. What can be causing all this?

I have gastritis, anemia, constipation. What can be causing all this?

See GI specialist: While there are many straight forward causes of your symptoms there are some rare serious diseases that could do the same. A GI specialist can place cameras in your stomach and colon to evaluate the gastrtis and rule out more serious diseases like cancer -- very rare at your age. If the scopes are clear, the GI can help with the gastritis and constipation. ...Read more

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