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Doctor insights on: Prenatal Vitamins That Cause Acid Reflux

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Does 4 thousand milligrams of vitamin C cause acid reflux or silent reflux?

Does 4 thousand milligrams of vitamin C cause acid reflux or silent reflux?

Sure: Its an acid, citric acid to be exact. We commonly advise patients with acid reflux to avoid or minimize foods containing citrus products. In retrospect, why would you need 4 grams of daily vitamic c? ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can taking large vitamins cause acid reflux? Every time I take vitamins I end up in the ER with acid reflux. Why?

Can taking large vitamins cause acid reflux? Every time I take vitamins I end up in the ER with acid reflux. Why?

Yes: Multivitamins are combination of different essential vitamins and minerals.These nutrients have a variety of health benefits and can help maintain proper body functioning. Gastroesophageal reflux can occur when large multivitamin ingested. After you swallow, as the pill goes down, it could irritate your esophagus. Your multivitamin can also cause digestive acids from your stomach to wash back up. ...Read more

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Does emergen-c vitamin C drinks cause acid reflux because capsules cause it for me, just looking for something so I can take vitamin C with out acid?

Does emergen-c vitamin C drinks cause acid reflux because capsules cause it for me, just looking for something so I can take vitamin C with out acid?

Usually not but...: Most people do not get reflux with emergen-c but the only way to find out is to try it and see- most health food stores sell single packets. Vitamin c in the Ascorbic Acid form can cause reflux but buffered forms generally do not. Emergen-c is partially buffered. If it causes reflux get a pure powder of calcium or magnesium ascorbate and that should work for you. ...Read more

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Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux?

Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux?

Well: Most people with pernicious anemia or atrophic gastritis will not absorb vitamin b12. The stomach symptoms you describe could be related to gastritis. However the deficiency of vitamin D should not cause your symptoms. Good luck, please see your doctor for more testing and answers ...Read more

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Can 500 mg of daily vitamin c cause acid reflux? I've noticed more heartburn since I started taking vitamin c. Not sure if its related or coincidental

Can 500 mg of daily vitamin c cause acid reflux? I've noticed more heartburn since I started taking vitamin c. Not sure if its related or coincidental

Vitamin C: & reflux is possible. Please take C w/food and see if that helps. Consider using a powder form of C. See your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. Take C in a.m. & p.m. It only lasts about 12 hours in the body. ...Read more

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33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?

33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?

No, nothing serious: Acid reflux disease, sometimes called, GERD does not cause any nutritional effects. Most antacids used to treat acidity are benign and of minimal consequences. PPIs do have some rare effects on electrolytes like magnesium and Calcium but only after many years of use. This can lead to occasional bone fractures but they are so rare the benefit is much greater than the risk. ...Read more

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Hi I have vitamin d and c deficiency, I was wondering if it causes acid reflux, dizziness, lightheadedness when I walk and intrusive thoughts.

Hi I have vitamin d and c deficiency, I was wondering if it causes acid reflux, dizziness, lightheadedness when I walk and intrusive thoughts.

Inadequate intake: Is the most common cause, rarely absorption problem also. Recently more and more have Vit D deficiency, as people are avoiding exposure to sun. Body can not synthesize Some even call ' cancer preventing vitamin, as its levels are low in cancer patients. Vit C need, fresh citrus group is the best natural source, try to supplement and see the results. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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I have acid reflux every day. It didn't used to be as frequent. I'm taking vitamins & wonder if they might be interacting adversely with each other.

I have acid reflux every day. It didn't used to be as frequent. I'm taking vitamins & wonder if they might be interacting adversely with each other.

Possible: There really isn't any way to say for sure about this except to do a little trial & error on your own. The main goal is to not change too much at once. Stop just one of your vitamins for several days, probably a week, & see how you feel. If no different, add that one back & stop another one for a similar length of time. This way you can tease out what the offending substance might be. Good wishes ...Read more

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Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?

Is herbalife a medication or vitamin because I think I have acid reflux I have prevacid (lansoprazole) but I have been drinking herbalife?

Oh, my goodness: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing (mlm) company which makes all kinds of herbal supplements and vitamins as well as other personal care products. Its "distributors" sell them at a large profit. I don't know which product (s) you've been using, but these are not medications -- nor are they held to the same standards medications are before being offered to the public. ...Read more

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I have GERD acid reflux and want to drink vitamin water I noticed it has pantothenic acid is that bad to drink? Will it help or worsen my acid reflux

I have GERD acid reflux and want to drink vitamin water I noticed it has pantothenic acid is that bad to drink? Will it help or worsen my acid reflux

Probably not: Although GI side effects are inot uncommon with Pantothenic acid, also called Vit B5, such adverse effects are more common with dosages much larger than may be found in vitamin water. ...Read more

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I keep getting eye styes and I take a multi vitamin, prylosic (acid reflux), iron tablet on a daily basis. But the styes keep coming back. What should I do?

I keep getting eye styes and I take a multi vitamin, prylosic (acid reflux), iron tablet on a daily basis. But the styes keep coming back. What should I do?

Warm: Warm soaks with massage every day for 2 minutes.
Ask your eye doctor if you would be a candidate for oral Doxycycline antibiotics.
A topical antibiotic / steroid combination could also be considered with close monitoring. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b12 with b complex and vitamin d3 and omega 3 supplements make acid reflux worse if somebody is already experiencing acid reflux.

Can vitamin b12 with b complex and vitamin d3 and omega 3 supplements make acid reflux worse if somebody is already experiencing acid reflux.

Unlikely: These nutrients are not known to aggravate reflux, though it is wise to take them with food.
For good approaches to preventing and treating reflux see http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm
and https://www. Secondopinionnewsletter. Com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/12220/100-relief-for-chronic-heartburn-without-a-drug. Htm ...Read more

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Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. Vitamin k2, buffered vitamin c, vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food.
But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. Melatonin. See http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs
and http://www. Denvernaturopathic. Com/MelatoninandGERD. Htm
and http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause cramps?

Can prenatal vitamins cause cramps?

No.: They shouldn't cause cramping. Make sure you stay hydrated and get some exercise! ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Prenatal vit: Some prental vitamins can have side effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating etc, it depends how you take them and what ingredients it has. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Yes: It is possible that it might be the cause if you've started taking it and nothing else has changed in your diet. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins or other vitamins cause wilson disease?

Can prenatal vitamins or other vitamins cause wilson disease?

No: Prenatal vitamins taken during pregnancy offer more help than potential side-effects unless a woman already has a severe metabolic problem. Wilson disease is a metabolic problem causing an over accumulation of copper. Vitamins do not cause it. However, vitamins can contain an excess of certain minerals and may not be necessary in the non-pregnant state. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not, but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?

Do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?

No: Prenatal vitamin tablets or capsules have almost no calories, so they do not cause weight gain. Children's gummy vitamins, if taken at "adult" doses, could add 40-80 calories a day to a person's total daily caloric intake. Some "vitamin" beverages have a lot of calories. ...Read more

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Is ok if I am taking a prenatal vitamins that has 800mcg of folic acid, and take another folic acid vitamin thar has 400mcg???

Is ok if I am taking a prenatal vitamins that has 800mcg of folic acid, and take another folic acid vitamin thar has 400mcg???

Its fine: Up to about 1000mcg or 1 mg is perfectly fine and this is just 1200 mcg. However, in the 400mcg pill you said folic acid vitamin. I am assuming you mean just a folic acid supplement and not a multivitamin. You can get too much of things like vitamin A, so just be aware of that. ...Read more

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Are prescription based prenatal vitamins better formulated than OTC vitamins? Do they cause less nausea? Any advantages compared to otc?

Are prescription based prenatal vitamins better formulated than OTC vitamins? Do they cause less nausea? Any advantages compared to otc?

NO, NO & NO: Prescription-based prenatals on average cost more than otc. They are not better formulated, are often more difficult to absorb & offer no advantages. Prescription or not, avoid vitamins with unnecessary additives like artificial colors & titanium dioxide. Capsules may be better than tablets. Ideally they should have folate (folic acid) as l-5-mthf.
http://pregnancy.about. Com/cs/prenatalvitamins/a/aa043000a.htm. ...Read more

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On prenatal vitamins at the same tym taking Alli diet pills. As a result, I have to take centrum every nyt. Centrum contains 400mcg follic acid. Safe?

On prenatal vitamins at the same tym taking Alli diet pills. As a result, I have to take centrum every nyt. Centrum contains 400mcg follic acid. Safe?

Rec: Change Strategy: Why the belief, other than marketing, that you "need" extra vitamins? Buyer beware always applies; look for my answer “...Good idea to take a multivitamin daily...”. Alli not very effective & ↑ GI problems, etc. Better: 1. Cut carbs & quantity. Study nusi. Org, videos: "sugar: the bitter truth" & “how the government makes you fat” 2. Avoid otc products. 3. Find great md, ex & maybe:victoza+/-symlin. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins while trying to get pregnant cause your period to be late?

Unlikely: But stress of any sort, including anxiety over getting pregnant, can delay your cycle. See your doctor for a pregnancy test. Taking a pre-natal vitamin before you conceive with at least. 4 mg of Folic Acid (or folate)...Most have 1 mg. ......Is excellent! ...Read more

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My daily prenatal vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid and 8mcg of b12. Is that sufficient? It's the equaline brand.

Should be but...: 800 mcg of Folic Acid should be fine, though if you are among the 1/3 of people that have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, you might consider supplementing with 1 mg of l-5-mthf (only a blood tests tells for sure). The rda of B12 is only 2.6 mcg so 8 mcg should be ok, though if you are vegan you could take higher amounts to be safe. For most, what you are on is fine. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause joint pain? Or Breast pain?

Can prenatal vitamins cause joint pain? Or Breast pain?

No: These symptoms that are commonly associated with pregnancy are not caused by vitamins (which are required by the body, always present in the body, and are in all foods). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets?

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets?

Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins contain enough amount of folic acid or I should take additional folic acid for the health of the baby?

Consider L-5MTHF: Prenatal vits. Contain enough Folic Acid for most people but about 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid (which is synthetic) to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) and 10% can 't convert it at all. A test for the mthfr gene is the only way to know for sure but it doesn't hurt to take 400 mcg of l-5-mthf to be safe and to eat dark leafy greens & other diet sources. ...Read more

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Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

Coincidence likely: Taking vitamins should not cause you to get a yeast infection. It is probably a timing coincidence. Unless those vitamins have something in them besides vitamins, always check the ingredients! If you're pregnant, yeast infections are common in pregnant women since they become more susceptible to them. ...Read more

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We recently decided to ttc. I started taking prenatal vitamins. Now I am having pains in my lower right stomach. Could the vitamins cause this?

We recently decided to ttc. I started taking prenatal vitamins. Now I am having pains in my lower right stomach. Could the vitamins cause this?

It's possible: Prenatal vitamins (PNV), and/or other types of vitamins, can cause stomach discomfort. Some PNV can also cause constipation which could be the cause of your discomfort. You can continue taking the same PNV to see if the problem resolves as your body gets use to them or you can try a different form of PNV. Drinking lots of fluids, especially water and getting regular exercise may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more