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Is magnesium fat or water soluble? Is taking too much toxic? How do i know when to stop as tests are not very indicatve right?
Magnesium=necessary: Magnesium is a water soluble mineral that most people are whole-body deficient in. At high doses, it causes diarrhea. If the kidneys are compromised in any way, the dose needs to be lower and monitored by a physician. A RBC magnesium level is the most useful test as serum magnesium is kept at a very steady level. Magnesium is necessary to 300+ reactions in the body. ...Read more
I'm taking prenatal vitamins and i'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?
Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, rarely can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. It is a benign condition in most cases and there are medications that can help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dr. Cindy Williams: Thanks for your concern. While I am extremely depressed, I fear death far too much so I am very safe from suicide.
Whenever we: Have concerns about the possibility of self harm, we say something giving advice on the Internet without meeting the people who are asking questions makes us overly cautious. If you are anxious and depressed, why not speak with a therapist. (I did not see your original question, but wanted to respond) I am glad to know you are not going to hurt yourself, but why not talk to someone? ...Read more
I have started eating fuller's earth and can't stop myself from eating it. Is it dangerous? I read many articles saying that eating clay is good.
See doctor: Pica, eating items other than food, can be linked to other medical conditions. For example, people with iron deficiency anemia often find that their non food cravings go away once they have normal blood levels of iron. A person with pica should be seen by their doctor and tested for related conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My LDL cholesterol is low, even though I really don't eat too healthy. I read it's more risk for cancer and depression. Is this true? Is too low bad?
A little info: New research can be valuable, but it can also be confusing - to you and even to the doctors. From what I've heard - it's only if there is a sudden unexplained drop in LDL levels that it might indicate problems - I doubt there is any knowledge yet about a causal relationship. It is perhaps just a sign that something has changed. Check with your GP and don't worry! ...Read more
Ive read drinking very hot drinks increases your risk of esophagal cancer. Is this true? Coffee/tea isnt carcinogenic so i dont understand how
No increase: The onlysuggestion of oral intake affecting esophageal pathology is long terms alcohol abuse. This may make the esophageal lining more susceptible to the effects of posible carcinogens in the diet, reflux of h. pylori or entry of viruses into the esophageal mucosa. Hot drinks that you have heard can increase development of esophageal malignancies does not hold true. ...Read more
Is it ok to take glutathione even though im not sick? I want to lose weight too. Im 35 Asian 65 kgs 5'6". What brand is good?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
It may be bad: I wasn't aware of the product, but a quick literature review indicated that Instagram in Australia removed the company's webpage and an article in Cosmopolitan reported on serious side effects. It has a laxative effect, and laxatives to lose weight are often dangerous. What works in sensible diet (including ones like WeightWatchers) and exercise. Crash diets, detoxes and other "fads" don't work. ...Read more
How much should my 14 years old kid eat eggs a day, because I saw some articles say that too much is really bad, how much is too much?
Diet eggs: everything in moderation which is open to interpretation. But a couple eggs a day will not harm a healthy individual. ...Read more
No: but the conditions you're taking it for can do that. ...Read more
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Is there such thing as too much fiber? I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet so I am considering supplements. Would too much fiber be unhealthy?
Not really: Average person needs 25 grams of fiber best sources are natural--green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, you really don't need to spend money for extra supplements.Most young people do fine without adding a lot of unnecessary vitamins or supplements ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ha e high potasion level. Is it dangerous. I am 86. What is remedy?. Wnat foods should I avoid?
Heart rhythm danger: Most fruits and juices are relatively high in potassium. So are many salt substitutes. If you have kidney disease (probably the most common cause of high potassium level) it may be smart to see a nephrologist. Your doctor can help you determine whether any medicines you're taking may aggravate the problem. Your potassium level should be followed closely until normal again. ...Read more
I am thinking too much and thinking unnecessary.The fear of losing someone i love is killing me and it making me harder to sleep.What should I do?
I read once that stomach may rupture from excess food and i ve been scared while eating ever since! How much is too much ? How much is 2 lit of food?
Rupture: of the stomach from excessive food or drink is an "old wives tale" ITS VERY RARE the individual would vomit long before rupture would occur. Case Reports (Single instances which indicate the rarity) of rupture after BINGE EATING occurred due to insufficient circulation to the stomach and necrosis (death) of the stomach tissues. VERY VERY RARE! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
How much exercise is too much and bad for your health? I am a bit confused...too much, too little...what draws the line?
Moderation : Moderation is key. Listen to u'r body. It tells u when to rest. Too much is different for everyone. Make sure u hydrate well, stretch well and it helps to ice down muscle areas that have been overworked during the workout/exercise. Balancing this with healthy food choices is key too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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