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Is There A Vitamin That Can Help Reverse Prediabetes
No.: There is a lifestyle that can reverse prediabetes. That lifestyle includes daily exercise, good sleep, and weight loss supported by a diet high in fiber, vegetables, fruits, and lean meats, and low in processed sugars and unhealthy fats. There is no magic pill to fix this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hba1c was found 6.1 and vitamin d level was found less than 5ngm/ml. Does taking vitamin d supplements cures my case of being prediabete. Thx?
Vitamin D cure?: Your being pre-diabetic will not be solved by vitamin d supplements. If you have risk factors for diabetes such as obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise, modification of those will be better than taking vitamin d. As your vitamin d2 level is low, supplemental vitamin d is needed and not for the prevention of diabetes. Speak to your physician about your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 1 yr and 8 months old, he should eat by now but he doesn't want to eat anything. Is there some type of vitamin that can help him eat more?
Toddlers and eating: Agree with dr. Degraw. Sometiems the toddlers are just trying to get more attention by refusing to eat. Try leaving safe finger foods within their reach and do not go after the toddler with food in your hand to feed him/her. Tehy like to eat by themselves at times. They should be allowed to explore and eat at hte table with adults in the family as well even if they make a mess aorund them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly B6 & zinc: Persons with behavioral symptoms associated with a functional deficiency in vitamin b6 and zinc often have very pale skin. With treatment they skin color becomes more normal and their hair color a little darker. Used similarly, these supplements may help a very pale person (not with albinism) better tolerate appropriate sun exposure. ...Read more
Is there any vitamin that can help a person with depression and also help fortify the nervous system?
Vitamins that increase serotonin hello, what is a good vitamin that can help increase serotonin, and if you increase serotonin will you be less stressed? And get what vitamin will help you stop obbessive thoughts without medication? Is vitamin b3 good? T
In : In humans serotonin is a chemical known as neurotransmitter that transmit signal from one nerve cell to another. It is responsible for less than 1% of communications, which is a small proportion when compared to other neurotransmitters such as glutamate (over 50% of all communications in the brain rely on glutamate). However, serotonin has been found to regulate some behaviors, such as hunger, fear, aggression or mood. There have been several drugs produced that regulate serotonin levels in the brain and are widely prescribed by physicians to treat mood disorders (e.g. Depression). I do not believe that there are vitamins that could increase serotonin level in the brain. However, some foods have been reported to increase or decrease serotonin levels in the brain. For example, foods that are rich in serotonin precursor tryptophan (a chemical that the body uses to produce serotonin) such as dates, papayas and bananas tend to increase serotonin and foods that are poor in tryptophan such as whole wheat and rye bread, tend to decrease it. If the obsessive thoughts that you described are interfering with your life, the best course of action would be to talk about this with a psychiatrist who, after a thorough evaluation, might recommend one of the medications that could affect brain serotonin levels and help with the symptoms. ...Read more
My grandma (80+) has a lot of eye pain, dr prescribed her tears naturale (artificial tears) but her pain is still severe, is there any other med/vitamin that can help?
Eye Pain: While dry eye can cause eye pain there are many other causes including inflammation, infection, glaucoma (high pressure), neurological and rarely tumors. I am assuming the doctor she saw was an eye doctor - if not she needs to see an ophthalmologist (eye md) for complete evaluation. It may be that she needs more intensive dry eye therapy but we must rule out other more important causes. ...Read more
Opinion divided : Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more
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