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Doctor insights on: Taking Vitamin Supplements

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How long will it take for my petechia goes away after I start taking vitamin supplements?

How long will it take for my petechia goes away after I start taking vitamin supplements?

They may not: Petechiae are usually a result of abnormal platelets, or low platelets. You need to find out what the cause of your petechiae are. Please see a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is there any actual benefit to taking vitamin supplements?

Is there any actual benefit to taking vitamin supplements?

Absolutely: First of all our soils are depleted and no longer contain the same nutrients that were available to us as little as 30 yr ago. To further complicate matters we are a "processed food" society. The more you process a food the more nutrients you deplete. Then there is the issue of over cooking the processed foods. We are eating essentially "dead food". This makes supplementation critical for health. ...Read more

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Taking Statins (Checklist)

Consider nighttime dosing to decrease effects of cramping during day
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Get routine labs to monitor your progress and eat well, too!
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Help please! is an 800 calorie diet ok if taking vitamin supplements?

Help please! is an 800 calorie diet ok if taking vitamin supplements?

Too low: Unless you are under 5 feet tall and thin as a rail, 800 calories sounds too low to me. You run the risk of your body going into starvation mode and not being able to lose weight because of inadequate intake. See a dietician or nutrition specialist to find out what the proper intake based on height and weight and age is for you- good luck. ...Read more

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When taking vitamin supplements should you drink your vitamins or swallow a pill or capsule?

When taking vitamin supplements should you drink your vitamins or swallow a pill or capsule?

Doesn't matter: Of course drinking your vitamins have better resorption. But taking pills or capsules are just as effective. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow the directions on the label
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Take all doses as directed; don't stop when you feel better
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Can you tell me how I could be suffering from a vitamin deficiency if I'm taking vitamin supplements?

Can you tell me how I could be suffering from a vitamin deficiency if I'm taking vitamin supplements?

Vitamin DEf: First of all how do you know you have Vitamin Deficiency ???!!! You don't need to take a vitamin supplement if you are eating HEALTHY BALANCED MEALS , that are locally grown . However if you wish to take a supplement , take food supplements from the Health food store , not just cheap vitamins that are CHEMICALS , that don't absorb well , & don't assimilate into your body . .Hope this helps . ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Will taking vitamins supplements, make my pennis bigger?

Will taking vitamins supplements, make my pennis bigger?

Vitamin supplements: Will not enhance growth of the penis. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

Weight loss: It is the healthy diet and physical activity that will lead to weight loss. However, if you are deficient in any nutrients - supplementation may help. ...Read more

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What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Get guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 % above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Young adult or when having symptoms. ...Read more

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Major exams nearing and I have lost my appetite.I'm taking multi vitamin supplements. I'm losing weight drastically. I just can't eat much?

Major exams nearing and I have lost my appetite.I'm taking multi vitamin supplements. I'm losing weight drastically. I just can't eat much?

Relax...: The stress from major exams will induce a "fight or flight" response in your body which will cause significant inhibition of stomach and upper-intestinal action to the point where digestion slows down or stops leading to a perceived lack of appetite. My recommendation is to relax, take deep breaths, and take things one step at a time. Try eating multiple small meals throughout the day. ...Read more

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I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can i take a buspar (buspirone)? I was px Buspar (buspirone) 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side ef

I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can i take a buspar (buspirone)? I was px Buspar (buspirone) 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side ef

Buspar (buspirone) : Buspar (buspirone) is very different that xanax or ativan. It is not addictive, not a benzodiazapine and does not have the same mood altering affects. It works gently. Some people don't realize there is a difference (unless they stop taking it). I think it is a wonderful medication. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

No it will not: Taking vit c supplement in recommended doses for adults from 250 mgm to 2000 mgm does not cause spots anywhere in the body. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more