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I Take Vitamins Then Pee Them Out Should I Keep Buying Them
Not needed: With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health. However, taking a folate (folic acid) supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects, and vit d can reduce the risk of falls in elderly with low vit d. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Do probiotics work if you don't take them daily? Could you take them mon, wed, fri, and still have them work?
Yes: They can help if taken every other day as you suggested. The dose of probiotics and the frequency of taking them as well as the individual bacteria that are in the probiotics will help determine how well they work. You didnt mention what you are taking them for. That also is important, since you need to take the right probiotic for the right reason. ...Read more
What can I do to help me sleep instead of taking sleeping pills? I have to get up every 30 minutes to pee if I don't take them.
Start on empty: Some things that may reduce the need to urinate overnight include refraining from drinking at least 2 hours before bed and making sure to empty your bladder just before bed. Needing to uronate every 30 minutes is quite frequent. Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor or urologist to determine what further tests &/or treatment is needed if you haven't had this done already. ...Read more
I recently got dentures. Still getting use to them. They don't want to stay when I eat and drink a lot of fluids. I "glue" them in. What can I do?
Talk to dentist: It can take time to adapt to dentures, especially full dentures. Upper dentures usually stay in better than lower due to more bone, tissue surface, but if you continually have problems, get back to your dentist and list your issues. You might need a reline of the dentures- resurfacing of the insides to adapt better. Some dentures just don't want to hold that well without adhesive. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you recommend if I bought some cystex tablets. do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?
UTI treatment: Contain Methenamine which is antibacterial agent plus Sodium Salicilate (similar to aspirin) which helps to relieve pain & incidentally is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication & antipyretic. Only over the counter urinary antibacterial available in USA. 2 tablets 4x/day for UTI or 2 at night as a preventative. Better see Dr. to discuss & be treated if necessary. Other antibiotics > effective ...Read more
I'm 34yr and i want to try having a baby, which vitamins should I take and when should I stop taking them?
Just eat healthy: Male or female, there's little reason to think that taking glitzy supplements will help you become a parent. I trust you're eating a generally healthy diet, for your own sake. A woman planning to conceive does well to be sure she has enough Folic Acid and iron on board. What you can get in a cheap drugstore-chain vitamin-&-mineral tab is plenty. Good luck & stay proactive. ...Read more
If i think i need anti depressants then should I just go to the hospital and tell them i want anti-depressants? Then they'll check if i really do need them right?
They will eval.: Yes. If you see a physician, he or she will ask you questions to determine if anti-depressants are appropriate. Rather than asking for specific medications, recommend telling the doctor your symptoms and then the two of you can discuss the best treatment options together. Take care. ...Read more
Not always: To safely drive day or night, you should probably wear your glasses, as you have noted. Any other activity, or at least those which do not involve rapidly-moving vehicles, sports, projectiles, people, or objects, you can probably skip it; medically speaking, wearing glasses for nearsighted correction makes no difference at your age. You just won't see things very clearly from a distance. ...Read more
Depend...: Cystex can ease the symptoms of UTI, but can not rid UTI-related bacteria since it is not an antibiotic. So, how to use it will depend on what the purpose for taking it, symptomatic relief? To put all the related things for good care together correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Do i haveto carry my syringe to clean my sockets out everywhere i go?Is it ok to eat and clean them when i get home hours after?What isa good practice
ASAP: It is usually better to keep the socket clean at all times to promote more rapid healing. Sometimes it is not realistic. In those rare times when you cannot do it right away, do it as soon as you can. Do not forget. The longer the food debris is in the socket, the higher the potential for problems, odor, swelling, infection, etc., to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work out in gym. Till when i can take multivitamins and multiminerals? I want to ask how much months i can take it?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You can take them as long as you wish. ...Read more
Can i take my immediate upper denture out before eating?? especially if i don't need them to really eat with.
Not recommended: It may take several months before you can adequately eat regular foods. It is very important that you follow the post-operative instructions of your dentist or oral surgeon very carefully. You must wear your new immediate denture at all times, after the surgery, without removing it. This will help to control the swelling and guide the healing of your gums. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Im sick with the flu, I need to take my night time meds how long do i have to keep them down so If i throw up again i wont be throwing up my pills?
It depends.: I'm so sorry you feel this bad. Nausea and vomiting are worse than almost anything else. However, we need to know what meds you're taking and whether they are tabs, capsules, timed released or whatever. I suggest you resubmit your question with this information. One of us should be able to give you the advice you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right away: It is best to see a doctor right away to help you with these questions and more. ...Read more
Im 16 and don't brush my teeth and they are pretty yellow, im feeling that I should start to brush them, if I do will they go whiter again?
Good but.....: It's great that you want to start but bad that you haven't already. Without brushing and flossing you will most likely get cavities & gum disease (if it hasn't already started). I know that good looking teeth are important to you, but these other problems are actually more serious. Please see a dentist for a dental checkup & then find out what can be done about getting your teeth whiter & ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i pass out? I was just recently prescribed adderal (25mg) for adhd, and i want to know a few things.
1. Is it okay to take adderal before giving blood. I take them before school and i signed up to donate blood at 11:45 tomorrow.
2. I want to go to
Yes: Giving blood should not in any way be a problem regarding adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It has issues if you are anemic or on other drugs, but the screening process should take care of that .After blood giving you need to be well hydrated and worry about low blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to shrimp but I love them if I take some Benadryl before I eat them with that be okay?
I would say no: If you have an allergy to shrimp and shellfish my suggestion would be to avoid them. If you developed anaphylaxis an extremely severe life threatening allergic reaction you could go stop breathing. There are other symptoms associated with anaphylaxis and you certainly could have other issues even if the allergy was not as serious. Good luck ...Read more
I work from 5pm to 5 am .I know they say don't exercise before bedtime .Will i still get same health benefits if i work in morning off work?
Exercise when u can: You work long hours. Try to find a time ( before or after work ) to work out for 30 min 5 times a week. It will be tough but if u begin and continue this regimen the health benefits( among others) will be huge.Best of luck! ...Read more
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