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Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more
Magnesium can be: Used to help w/anxiety but it is far better to seek out the help of a professional also. There are many causes for anxiety and it's best to get trained in strategies to resolve them. Also, too much magnesium can cause the runs and there are several types of magnesium. I use magnesium citrate w/patients. You may also find a brand called jigsaw magnesium helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
43yr,hvy periods,intramural fibroid,Is "Country Life Easy Iron 25mg ferrous bisglycinate" it really gentle on stomach? can u name Best gentle iron sup
Not, but...: For average young healthy persons, calcium supplement is virtually unnecessary, but people buy and use it indiscriminately out of ignorance, anxiety, & fear, and a 600 mg of calcium would not incite stone formation except someone already being prone to develop urinary stone, i.e., genetic factor, for which we do not have scientific means to detect its strength. More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more
Potassium level 3.7, chloride 105, calcium level 8.8, mag 2.2. Are these levels too low to do bowel prep cleanse for colonoscopy? I have arrhythmia.
Supplement Potassium: Potassium(K+) on low side, low K+ can cause arrhythmias. UR Cl and Mg++ are in range. Blood drawn into glass tube, level of K+ can be falsely high. U may know HCT=40% means Redcells 40% & syrum 60%. UR body tries to keep serum K+ betw 4-5, but K+ in the cells is ~145. Blood draw can split 0.5% of cells(small needle, blood hits tube) K+ can appear falsely NL or high. Supplement K+ w banana daily. ...Read more
Hematocrit .403, magnesium ..77, calcium 2.33, b 12 1107, RBC folate (folic acid) 2168, ferratin 74, testosterone .9, vit d 127. Are these normal?
Check with your doc: There are abnormal results. Check with the doc who ordered these tests and discuss these results = there was a reason to order these tests. ...Read more
Varies greatly: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. They can be treated with medications that are hormonal or non-hormonal, and they are also commonly treated surgically by removing the fibroid (s) or the entire uterus. ...Read more
Not known to, but...: Rare, idiosyncratic reactions to any med can occur. Likely unrelated, look elsewhere first. ...Read more
Age:42, on thyroid replacement therapy, dub , small fibroids, high ldl, what multivitamins I should take? Natural vs synthetic? Calcium supplements?
Multivitamin+mineral: There may not be proof that multivitamins change a person's thyroid status, dub symptoms, fibroids, LDL levels, etc... American adults can take a multivitamin + minerals (one might trust name brands more). Natural or synthetic, or a mixture, should have the same effects. One can bring all his vitamins to the primary care doctor to review. Iron may help, if heavy dub. Vitamin d is needed, if low. ...Read more