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Does Taking Vitamins Increase Your Appetite
Safe, not effective: There have been many claims for various vitamins and their ability to increase appetite. There is no reliable information to support this idea. It is known that vitamin deficiencies may decrease appetite, so possibly the correction of those deficiencies increases appetite. In general, multiple vitamins like Centrum as safe to take; however, best idea is to eat as healthy a diet as possible:) ...Read more
I want to increase my weight, but I have no appetite and eat slowly, I want vitamin to help me increase my weight?
No vitamin 2 gain wt: Sorry but there's no vitamin to increase weight, otherwise, most people here in the states would avoid it like the plague. However, you still need vitamins to prevent diseases like c for scurvey & d for rickets. Check w/your family doc to make sure your thyroid is normal (and mood too). Then check w/nutritionist to determine what you're eating now & how much you need to eat to gain muscle weight. ...Read more
None: Appetite in toddlers naturally goes up and down with activity and growth cycles. It is almost always a bad idea for anyone, toddlers included, to eat beyond when they are hungry. If you are concerned that your child isn't growing well, talk to your doctor. If he's growing well with his natural appetite, but you just want him to eat more, you are not doing him any favors. ...Read more
None really: Children with zinc deficiency often have suppressed appetite. However your doctor should test for this before starting extra zinc supplements. Other vitamins are not known for appetite stimulation. There are safe medications for appetite stimulation in toddlers, like cyproheptadine. Consult your pediatrician about this. ...Read more
I don't have that much appetite and I want to gain weight... What vitamins can I take to help me gain some weight by increasing my appetite?
I've lost a considerable amount of weight. Is there any type of vitamin that will help me regain my appetite?
Weight Loss: Your considerable weight loss is abnormal and you should consult your physician who can find out what is the cause of considerable weight loss and then advice you. Vitamins will not be any help. So consult your medical doctor and do not fool around. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 23 years old female and I already have a baby. I'm losing my appetite. What vitamins should I take for me to gain weight? Thank you!
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not help you gain weight, calories do. Eating more calories is how one puts on weight. There are no such vitamins to add weight to your body. ...Read more
My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I don't have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?
Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. Of note, your B12 level is normal. ...Read more
Multivitamin is fine: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, .... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
It's: Your weight adequate, if not get evaluated for thyroid, or malignancy or anorexia, good luck! ...Read more
My five year old girl has no appetite. How do u get her to eat again? Is there any over-the-counter vitamin that can be recommend.
Discuss with PCP: If your kid is growing at a normal rate & participating in peer activities, i'd leave her appetite alone. At 5 they are growing at a steady 3-4 lb/yr & 2-3 inches. They rarely eat a balanced meal but do have a balanced week. They often feed well only 4-5 days a month. If you want to buy vitamins, buy them, but recognize that you're likely just creating expensive urine. ...Read more
Major exams nearing and I have lost my appetite. I'm taking multi vitamin supplements. I'm losing weight drastically. I just can't eat much?
Relax...: The stress from major exams will induce a "fight or flight" response in your body which will cause significant inhibition of stomach and upper-intestinal action to the point where digestion slows down or stops leading to a perceived lack of appetite. My recommendation is to relax, take deep breaths, and take things one step at a time. Try eating multiple small meals throughout the day. ...Read more
VIt. D deficiency has many symptoms but poor appetite is not a classic symptom. However, it can cause depression and depression can be associated with poor appetite. Adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. See http://tinyurl. Com/zzpfon8
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A more common cause of poor appetite is zinc deficiency. Try zinc picolinate 30 mg/day. ...Read more
Dexamethasone: I do not know of any vitamins that will affect your menstrual cycle but see that you are taking dexamethasone. This is a powerful medicine with many side effects that is known to disrupt your menstrual cycle (as well as other hormones). I would use this medicine with great caution and discuss other options with your doctor. Consider acupuncture and herbal alternatives. ...Read more
2 weeks after miscarriage I loss my appetite and still very weak. What kind of vitamins should I take to bring back all the energy?
My 2yr old baby has lack of appetite. I've been giving him multivitamins and vitamins c everyday but seems not working what should I do?
Feeding expectations: A 2yo is an age where they begin to demand independence in frustrating ways & the change in their growth needs puts parents in a bind. Between 2-3 they will grow 2-3 in/4lb compared to 10in/14lb the first year. They seldom if ever eat a balanced meal & I expect them to eat well 3-4d/mo. The rest they just nibble. I expect a balanced wk & most get it. If the kid's growth is ok @ checkups, ok to relax. ...Read more
I'm always tired, have a low appetite, and am constipated. I'm also vegan and eat a ton of veggies and vitamin supplement. What could be the problem?
Daily bowel movement:
Constipation is often the reason for poor appetite. The GI tract is a long tube ~30 feet long. Imagine the kitchen drain that is clogged at the lower end and we keep adding stuff on the top. Correct constipation with increased water intake and goods oils for lubrication, and high quality probiotics.
Fatigue is commonly due to hormonal imbalance especially adrenals. Find a holistic doctor. ...Read more
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