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Remedies For Sodium Deficiency
Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more
Which is better for chronic anemia
1) ferrous gloconate
2) ferrous fumarate
As a supplements for iron deficiency?
Determine the cause: Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. ...Read more
Can metformin affect your sodium or magnesium levels? Also what is a good OTC magnesium supplement? (my diet is insufficient for several reasons)
Replacement: The body is very good at handling potassium. Virtually all potassium is in your cells not in your bloodstream. Unless you are taking diuretics, vomiting or having diarrhea, eat a very unusual diet or have hyperaldosteronism it is hard to drive your k+ down to dangerous levels. Most low k+ is artifact or transient alterations. Treatment is oral or IV potassium replacement depending on severity. ...Read more
Is losartan potassium tablets given for hypertension also a potassium supplement or are they two different medicines?
What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Magnesium is important. It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions including muscle, nerve, immune system, heart and bone functions. Adult men need up to 420 mg/day, with younger men, women and children needing less. There is plenty in foods like cereal, nuts, beans, and spinach, so a supplement may not be needed. More info: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/magnesium-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more
Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?
What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency?(50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?
Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over .65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?
Please explain why people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
Not sure: Probably because they are more convenient and well known plus marketed well. ...Read more
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