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I take calcium, magnesium, hair/nails/skin vitamin, iron, and fish oil vitamin. How am i supposed to feel and how to i know they are working?

I take calcium, magnesium, hair/nails/skin vitamin, iron, and fish oil vitamin. How am i supposed to feel and how to i know they are working?

Hard to know: If you have had a deficiency of one of these vitamins or minerals, your symptoms should gradually improve- hair/nails will take a while because of slow growth. If taking for general health, it is certainly tricky to know because the goal is to not develop a condition. So, if you don't develop a condition, is it because the supplement helped or if you wouldn't have got it anyway. Good luck! ...Read more

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I read Levaquin (levofloxacin) can deplete body of magnesium/iron and affect hair. Have hair loss 1 month after stopping it. Can this be connected?

I read Levaquin (levofloxacin) can deplete body of magnesium/iron and affect hair. Have hair loss 1 month after stopping it. Can this be connected?

Levaquin (levofloxacin) +: Hair loss at your age requires careful concern and your Gynecologist should help you with this. If you are not satisfied please ask a friend/family/neighbor to recommend a doctor that might make you more comfortable. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

No: Facial hair growth is more complex than just testosterone. Growth depends on the genes you inherited. Zinc and magnesium do not increase testosterone. Facial hair does not the person make. Be happy with who you are. ...Read more

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Can i take five vitaminz same time like iron . multivitaminz. vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?

Check amount : Make sure the supplements offer unique vitamins and minerals. Most hair skin and nails formulas have the same vitamins as any good quality multivitamin. You don't want to take in excess amounts of vitamin A, E or B as they may be toxic. It's always best to obtain your nutrients from a food source that is unprocessed. If each supplement is unique then be make sure to take with a meal. ...Read more

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Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Hair loss Mg, Fe,Zn: 43 F from NY asks:Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion? ANS: not very likely. Your own Dr can best answer this complex question (cause of hair loss). ...Read more

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Do you think hair strand testing is more accurate than blood testing for things like magnesium and potassium deficiency?

Do you think hair strand testing is more accurate than blood testing for things like magnesium and potassium deficiency?

Absolutely not!: Think about it: it takes weeks for your hair to grow. Analysis will tell you what your minerals were weeks ago. Potassium and magnesium levels, which are important for your heart's rhythm, can change day to day. A blood sample gives you immediate data which is what is necessary for decision making. ...Read more

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Is magnesium good for you ?

Is magnesium good for you ?

Normal: Magnesium levels are controlled by your system. Unless a disease process is lowering your levels or chronic hormonal conditions, a reasonable diet will suffice. ...Read more

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Is 450 mg of magnesium too much?

Is 450 mg of magnesium too much?

YES: 300 mg of magnesium is adequate for adults. We also get magnesium from diet so taking additional supplementation can be toxic. ...Read more

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Is magnesium a form of vasilodator?

Is magnesium a form of vasilodator?

Magnesium: Yes -- magnesium relaxes vascular smooth muscle, and can relax skeletal muscle. In toxemia, magnesium is given intravenously to help lower bp and mute seizure risk. Dietary magnesium is known to be a natural adjunct to other bp lowering interventions, including salt restriction, weight loss, less sugar, less fat, and smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What is the richest food in magnesium?

What is the richest food in magnesium?

Organic: Also consider that the organic grown versions of those same foods will tend to be richer in magnesium. Our soils are magnesium depleted and have been for over 50 years. Conventionally grown (non-organic) food does not have as good nutrients as organic. ...Read more

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What happens if you have low magnesium levels?

Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, memory problems, lack of concentration. Survival depends on adequate amount of magnesium.Moderate deficieny can cause cardiac problems.Things get worse with degree of severity. ...Read more

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Day by day my hairs r falling . I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

Day by day my hairs r falling . I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

See below: Normal hair.Loss is aboit 50-100 strands per day. If you are experiencing more than this average number or you notice thinned spots, pls see your doctor. Certain tests can be done to see possible cause like thyroid problems, iron levels, to name a few. ...Read more

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What is magnesium serum?

What is magnesium serum?

Magnesium: I'm not sure what you mean. Assuming this means you were told by your doctor you had a abnormally high serum magnesium level, it can be caused by a number of things, some a simple as use of certain magnesium-containing antacids. It is also associated with kidney disease and if pathologic often associated with abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. It definitely deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes hair to shed?

What causes hair to shed?

Stress is number one: Normal hair loss is about 100 hair/day ... Stress, lack of adequate nutritional support, anemia, thyroid issues, dandruff are some additional common causes. ...Read more

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How to keep my hair longer?

How to keep my hair longer?

Please discuss: Please discuss with your dermatologist and cosmetologist. They both help you manage this so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more