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Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Diabetic Nephropathy: High-dose b vitamin therapy is not helpful in diabetic nephropathy. An article was published in the jama in 2010. High doses of b vitamins were associated with a greater chance of kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

A progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...Read more


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Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Diabetes: Please check w/your doctor first. Chromium helps balance blood sugar. Cinnamon is also good and you can get it in capsule form or sprinkle it on. Doctor can guide you because if you use these things it can throw of the dosage of meds you may be taking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Vitamin D 25 O showed 28.9ng/dL (Insufficiency) in July. Should I take vitamin supplements? If so, what kind?

Vitamin D 25 O showed 28.9ng/dL (Insufficiency) in July. Should I take vitamin supplements? If so, what kind?

Vitamin D3: Optimum level of Vitamin D is 60-70 ng/dL. I recommend 5, 000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day. Alternatively, you can take 50, 000 IU once per week. ...Read more

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Can D2 and D3 be taken at the same time? Also, does Vitamin D affect the absorption of other vitamins and supplements?

Can D2 and D3 be taken at the same time? Also, does Vitamin D affect the absorption of other vitamins and supplements?

I don't really know: Why you would be taking both of them. Vitamin D2 is made by plants; vitamin D3 is made by human skin when exposed to sunlight. Foods may be fortified with either. I would pick one or the other (most supplement with D3) as they metabolize to the same form in the body. There is some affect of vitamin D on blood sugar as well as on liver metabolism/cytochrome P450 enzyme system. Review with pharmacist ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more

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Want to know do vitamin supplements actually work?

Want to know do vitamin supplements actually work?

Vitamin deficiency: Eating a diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of any vitamin deficiency. Poor diet, repetitive diet, and disease can create vitamin deficiency. Multivitamin is an insurance policy for most and may help prevent nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements should a young woman take?

Which vitamin supplements should a young woman take?

YOUR DIET: If your diet is adequate and reasonable, why would you need vitamines? Look up "mediterranean diet" as an example of healthy eating. ...Read more

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What can happen if I took over 2x the necessary amount of vitamin supplements?

What can happen if I took over 2x the necessary amount of vitamin supplements?

Optima health: Taking twice the amount of vitamins over the rda can actually bring you optimal health. The rda or minimum requirement was established during ww ii to prevent deficiency disorders such as scurvy for vitamin c and rickett's for vitami d3. However, these same vitamins at higher concentrations can actually be used to promote optimal health. Higher doses of vit d decreases the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Are raw plants derived vitamin supplements as effective as synthetic vitamin ones?

Are raw plants derived vitamin supplements as effective as synthetic vitamin ones?

Chemistry: Any thing, vitamin, drug, rock, is a chemical substance with a distinct structure That structure can occur naturally or be made in a lab or factory. Vitamin C is still Vitamin C. However, taking vitamins does not seem to make up for a bad diet lacking in fruits and veggies. It is better to get vitamins in the proper foods because more than the just adequate vitamin intake is involved in fitness. ...Read more

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How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more

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Why can't you take vitamin supplements during chemo??

Why can't you take vitamin supplements during chemo??

Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs would lose effectiveness if you were to take vitamins. For example methotraxate works by blocking the action of folic acid. If you were to take vitamin supplement containing folic acid, it would negate the effect of methotraxate. Please discuss all the medications, including over counter ones, herbals, dietary supplements, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements should a 50yr old woman take?

What vitamins and supplements should a 50yr old woman take?

It depends...: This depends on many factors including what her diet is like, any health conditions she has etc. Supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet. In general, I advise a quality multivitamin such as ultranutrient by pure encapsualtions or new chapter every woman ii. I also advise a product like paradise herb's orac energy greens for a variety of superfoods/herbs. See comments for more:. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vitamin supplements to suppress appetite?

Is it possible for vitamin supplements to suppress appetite?

Not really: Vitamins are not known to suppress appetite unless they are in a toxic range and that would be dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements interact negatively and should not be taken together?

Which vitamin supplements interact negatively and should not be taken together?

List is too long: There are too many out there; good rule of thumb is to avoid taking too many things together; find a good whole food organic supplement that provides everything. My favorite is Alpha sun from simplexity health or moringa tree from zija. For details check my website at www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be on preventive vitamin supplements while being on the medication for the particular disease?

Is it ok to be on preventive vitamin supplements while being on the medication for the particular disease?

Usually: For most conditions it is okay to be on supplements. However, ther eare some conditions where they may interfere with the treatment so it is always best to consult with a practitioner who is knowledgeable about supplements. ...Read more

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Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: I have not heard not read studies regarding this. I would discuss with your primary or obgyn. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements are good for my unborn baby?

What vitamins and supplements are good for my unborn baby?

Pre-natal vits: There are a number of vitamins that are important to take when you're pregnant and a healthy lifestyle and diet is very important the most important may be included in a good pre-natal vitamin that your obstetrician will prescribe for you. Regular check-ups with your doctor are extremely important. Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more