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Natural Vitamin A Medication
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
Can I have the name to a prescribed or OTC medication for bloating, i'll even take a natural supplement or vitamin for it?
Bloating: A good otc medication is gas-x. If this continues, please see your pcp. ...Read more
I'm 16, I hate my breast size. Is there anyway I can make them grow naturally without surgery? Any medications/ vitamins? Anything?!?! Thanks.
Breast size: There are no medications/vitamins or treatments that can make your breast grow naturally. Your body has not matured completely. You must give yourself and your body the respect that it deserves to allow it to do what it does naturally. ...Read more
I'm 16, & I hate my breast size. Is there any way I can help them grow naturally without surgery? Medication/ vitamins? Anything at all?!? Thanks.
Breast size: No, I am sorry. The media demands that we live up to a certain appearance - tall, thin, beautiful skin, large breasts, small hips, etc. As a young woman, you are a target and it's all about companies getting rich by selling you clothes, makeup, plastic surgery. You are still developing and so will your breasts. Embrace who you are and the beautiful woman you will become. ...Read more
Is it possible to cure a drug addiction (not mine) without the help of a professional. Like any vitamins or natural B6 supplements?
Not beneficial: There are many things that lead to an addiction and consequences of an addiction that should to be explored with the assistance of a professional. Furthermore, behavioral changes and coping skills need to be learned to remain clean and sober. One can achieve this through the assistance of a specialist who is trained in addiction. At the very least, one should explore getting help through aa or na. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more
Many meds, also...:
327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more
You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?
Rainbow Light One: Woman's vitamin seems to be a pretty good multiple vitamin, but as with any chemical you put in your body, it can interact with other ones/medications. Specific herbs that interact with the medicines you list you are taking are St. John's Wort, tryptophan, ginkgo. Your best bet is to go online to a drug interaction site and list your vitamin and each Rx med you are taking. Better: get vits in diet! ...Read more
Is there anything that I can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins I can take that are inexpensive?
Trying for pregnancy: A healthy lifestyle doesn't hurt, but most likely will not improve chances. If you have any risk factors like prior pelvic infection, you shouldsee a doctor since your fallopian tubes might be blocked. Otherwise, the best chances for pregnancy are by having intercourse at least every other day a few days before and around the time of ovulation. (usually 14 days before your expected period). ...Read more
Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Are there any medications, vitamins, foods, or practices (e.g., exercise, meditation) shown to decrease SHBG levels?
This is an area w/ adherents and skeptics. The positive things I've heard are related to fish oil - but even they warn about too much. Goldilocks lives! Too much is bad - too little is bad - you need to finf "Just right"! I've always liked moderation, so not a problem. Read about it online.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/476813-how-to-lower-shbg-levels-in-men-with-fish-oils/ ...Read more
Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication?
Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Why deficient?: Thanks for writing. I trust this is laboratory-proved. You are in danger. If you have become B12 deficient through a vegetarian diet, I hope you'll reconsider this lifestyle, which despite much hype actually offers little benefit and many dangers, or that you'll supplement. If you have a problem absorbing B12 (several possibilities), it's a lifetime on injectable b12, which isn't bad. Good luck. ...Read more
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: We all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
Is there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?
I know you should not take probiotics within 2 hours of medications, but can I take them at the same time as my vitamin & calcium pills?
Probiotics: You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›