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Do You Think Those Occuvite Vitamins For The Eye Really Work
Yes, to a degree: The age related eye disease study (areds) showed that individuals at risk for macuar degeneration had a significant decrease or delay in developing the disease when they took these vitamins vs. Those who did not. It does not prevent the disease completely, but it is the single best option that we have available at this point. If you smoke, avoid the vitamin a formula vitamins. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why aren't prescription medications prepared in advance? Why do pharmacies prepare them? How do they have the training to do so? I thought they simply require you to have a prescription and simply sell you the medicine and that is it?
Some : Some prescriptions (such as liquid suspensions) need to be mixed when you pick them up because they will lose strength a couple weeks after the water is added. Other times pills need to be counted. In all cases an individual label needs to be generated with your specific instructions and the pharmacist needs to verify that the medication is not something you are allergic to or something that you can't take with your other medications. ...Read more
Are exercises to treat lazy eye effective? I read that there are exercises you can do, like switching focus quickly from near to far and rolling your eyes, that will help amblyopia. Do these really work? If so, where can I get more information on how to d
I want to gain length in my penis. Do pills work? Should I use them? I am 22. I have seen companies that sell pills that claim they are the best. I want to know if they work at all? If they do, what brand would you recommend? If they do not, what other op
It : It is a good thing that you asked before putting out money for any of these products. They do not work. However there are so many men who are either enamored by the commercials or who are desperate to have a larger penis that they are willing to pay large sums of money without checking it out first. ...Read more
What vitamins do I need to supplement if i eat really badly for dieting? Which vitamins are most important?
No difference in sex: The power of the eye as reflected in the prescription for eyeglasses is the same for males and females. Eyeglass frames are commonly oriented to have designs that each sex would prefer. If you have glasses, and the vision clears up with them, and you do not mind the appearance of the frame, then it is OK for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need multivatamins or do I get enough of them in a diverse diet? Any studies on this? Do multivitamins even work?
Will your eyes get worse if you take a lutein and zeaxanthin eye supplement? I have normal vision but trying to improve it. Are there any side effects
I want to be chubby because i look like so skinny and i tried to take different kinds of vitamins but still not work. What's the best thing to do?
Eat healthy: If you are truly skinny and can't gain weight, you might have a problem with your hormones or other issues. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
What do you do stay or become healthy and fit? What are you cautious of? There are a lot of fads out there and I want to know what doctors do for themselves.
Moderation in all...: Make sure immunizations and screenings are up to date. Eat regular diet, maintain 30 minutes or more of aerobic activity most days of week. Try to get regular sleep and relaxation! Avoid extremes of anything and unsafe activities (fast cars, ladders, bad friends, drugs skateboards,etc.). Key to longevity and good function is good genes, good lifestyle and good luck. ...Read more
Are there any supplements or foods that are good for eye health? I want my eyes to be as healthy as possible. Regret looking directly at sun today.
Eye vitamins : Yes there are. Visit your local pharmacy for your options ...Read more
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My vision is getting blurry. I used to have great vision but not anymore. Is there any thing I can do to save my vision? Supplements treatments etc?
Do I need any shots for Argentina that are different from what is given to everyone as a child in USA? if so, how far in advanced do i need them
As with all things,: As with all things, moderation is the key. If a person has a very well-balanced diet (that gives him all the daily recommended amounts of the typical vitamins and minerals) then multivitamin supplements don't work, meaning they don't add a noticeable benefit for him. If he is unsure or he lacks enough of a vitamin, then the supplement works, meaning it helps. Too much of anything can become toxic. ...Read more
Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?
Why not take BP meds: 62 asks: What are top 2 reasons people don't take their meds for HTN. 1. They don't fell ill so why take BP meds? 2. They don't believe they really have an increased BP. One way to help with this is to show the patient data as to why HTN is bad 4 U. Then show data showing that lowering BP makes one live longer and healthier. Ask them to try to buy life insurance at regular rate with their BP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People that are bipolar and think that they are acting normal see no need for medical attention. How do you get them to an MD when they don't want to?
You can't: It appears that you are in the unfortunate situation of dealing with someone who is unable to appreciate the consequences of his/her untreated condition. Enlisting trusted family and friends to encourage and assist in seeking help would be ideal. However, if you feel that this person is in imminent danger of hurting himself/herself or others, call 911 to help bring him/her the ED for assessment. ...Read more
Have you heard about the recent research about vitamins and supplements are actually bad for us and do you think we should stop taking them?
No: Vitamins, in the right amount, are generally considered a good thing to do. I certainly wouldn't stop them based in a single report. Additionally, it is too broad a statement to infer that all vitamins should be stopped. More likely is the research may have addressed taking too much of one particular vitamin. Moderation is key; speak w/ your doctor for specifics as they pertain to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you guys have any natural teeth whitening mixes that would work just as effectively please help me!?
No unfortunately...: Unfortunately, there are no natural mixes i can recommend as an effective tooth whitener. Teeth darkening is a natural process, yet for an aesthetic/anti-aging effects, we want them white. So going against this natural process requires chemical reaction, and to so so safely requires professional applications. ...Read more
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