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Retinyl Palmitate During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I'm pregnant and I have been using this lip gloss since day one of pregnancy. I just found out it has retinyl palmitate can that harm my fetus?
Greetings, is retinyl palmitate safe to use on skin/face? Does it really cause skin cancer, tumors when exposed to sunlight during its usage? Thanks
Yes: It is safe to use and does not cause cancer but will increase sun sensitivity especially in those with light skin At your age it is probably not necessary to use it since you too young to worry about skin elasticity Spend your money on a good sun block and use it See consumer. Reports for suggestions ...Read more
What is the best treatment for whitheads and blackheads. Is it okay to use retinyl palmitate for my whiteheass and blackheads?
There are tons of: acne treatment out there, and each doctor has their preference. Patients also have their own stories and favorites. So there isn't any best treatment. If you used antibiotics like doxycycline before, then you will stick with that. If people use ProActive, or benzoyl peroxide, or retinoic acid before and it worked, then that's the best treatment. ...Read more
My prenatal vitamin has 4000 IU retinyl palmitate and 4000 IU beta carotene. Is this too much RP to be taking?
I've been taking 5000 iu of vit A (retinyl palmitate) daily for 3 months. Could I have vit a toxicity? Joint pain last few days. Freaking out!
Yes: Excessive Vit A may lead to toxicity daily requirements for adult is about 900 M gms per day speak to your doctor If you are thirsty you drink enough to quench your thirst, but you don't drown, same scenario, you need just enough but excess ...Read more
Will retinyl palmitate a help in curing acne? Tried everything for acne and this is the only thing I can think of before trying to see dermatologist.
I'm worried about vitA toxicity. Been taking 5000iu retinyl palmitate daily for 3 months. It's also in my skincare products. Joint pain last several days?
Fear Vit A Toxicity:
Talk with your dermatologist about your Vit A toxicity fears. They are valid and include (just to name a few):
blurry vision or other visual changes, swelling of the bones, bone pain, nausea, vomiting, skin, nails, and hair changes, dizziness, poor appetite, sun sensitivity, confusion, etc. ...Read more
Debated: World Health Organization recommendation on Maternal Supplementation During Pregnancy states that "health benefits are expected for the mother and her developing fetus with little risk of detriment to either, from a daily supplement not exceeding 10, 000 IU [preformed] vitamin A (3000 µg RE) at any time during pregnancy." Preformed Vitamin A refers to retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate. ...Read more
Am 9 weeks pregnant and I have been using Makari naturalle and Exclusive tonning milk for 6 month. It contains retinyl palmitate. Is it safe for me?
Is 10, 000 iu vitamin a (as retinyl palmitate and 50% beta-carotene) too much for pregnant women? My bariatric multivitamin has that much. I'm worried.
Not too much:
Pregnant women should take about 4000-6000 units of vit a in pregnancy but you have been only taking 5000 iu, as beta-carotene is not vitamin a but a benign precursor. Too little vit a can be as serious a problem as too much. It sounds like your level is fine. See http://www. Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women. Html
congratulations! ...Read more
Moisturizer I used until 6 weeks pregnant had retinyl palmitate; eye makeup used until 16 weeks had it. Worried about too much vitamin a.
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more
For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, I would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow. ...Read more
Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women
Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more
Vicks? Yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more
Implantation.: The 3rd week of pregnancy by gestational age is really just the 1st week after conception. This is confusing but it's because we date a pregnancy from when the previous period started. So a woman is already 2 weeks pregnant at the time of conception. It's very confusing. This is a historical convention from the time before ultrasounds were widely available for dating pregnancies. ...Read more
Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read more
Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more
Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more
Exercise and other: A walk can really help with emotions in pregnancy. For a lot of women, including me, emotions are more volatile, and this is normal. Crying at silly commercials is completely normal. Consider: yoga class, meditation, acupuncture, massage. Join a women's group where you can talk with other women about their experiences in pregnancy, or a book club, knitting, or sewing club. Good luck! ...Read more
Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read more
Serious condition: Reversal of blood flow in the baby's vessels determined by ultrasound represents a serious condition. The woman needs to work closely with her doctors and be prepared for an expedited delivery, potentially by c/section. ...Read more