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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

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


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Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Likely: One recent study showed vitamin d deficiency to be linked to depression in a small group of women between 42 and 66 years of age. After that the guidelines for daily intake of vitamin d were raised top 600 units/day for adults under 70. However, be aware that there are many other causes for depression which could be present in the same person, including thyroid disease, diabetes, stress and so on. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Overdoses of: The fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e &k are of concern. The others, including c, are easily flushed on a daily basis. It sems unlikely that a common complaint ith many causes, headache, could be another cause of headache. Linus paulng advocated huge doses as a preventitive. No side effects reported. ...Read more

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Vitamin c 500mg is good for headaches?

Vitamin c 500mg is good for headaches?

Possibly: Vitamin c has been linked and used for circulation issues, and some headaches may be relieved by the vitamin. More and more research needs to be done. Everyone is different, just like with meds, on how much vit c is needed and for how long. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: Yes that dose is appropriate for a daily supplement. Just make sure you recheck your levels in a few months. You should also spend a little time in the sun, summer is coming do outdoor activities! ...Read more

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Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches.Thanks?

Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches.Thanks?

Side effect lexapro (escitalopram): One of the side effects of SSRI like Lexapro (escitalopram) is headache, however w/ GAD migraines are also common. Talk to ur MD about evaluation headache or trying another medication ...Read more

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Can a deficiency in vitamin d cause anxiety symptoms?

Can a deficiency in vitamin d cause anxiety symptoms?

Vitamin D: Deficiency in vitamin d is "associated" with many disorders, including cardiovascular and other diseases. To date, the evidence linking vit. D. Deficiency with anxiety is poor. ...Read more

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Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question: : Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin d and calcium deficiency low, can this cause dizzy spells and the urge to have a sweet drink?

I have low  vitamin d and calcium deficiency low, can this cause dizzy spells and the urge to have a sweet drink?

No: Sx of low vit d includes soft bones ( osteomalecia), bone and muscle aches/pains. Sx of low calcium include muscle irritability with twitching and cramping, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet and around the mouth. Dizziness and craving sweets may be a sign on low blood sugar a separate issue. ...Read more

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Would taking a vitamin b supplement with a centrum tablet cause problems?

Would taking a vitamin b supplement with a centrum tablet cause problems?

Unlikely: All the vitamins in the b group are water soluble. What your body doesn't use immediately, it tends to wash out in the urine fairly quickly, so it's pretty hard to take a toxic dose of any of these except b6 which can cause neuropathy if taken in large doses over a long period of time. Bottom line: unless you're taking handfuls of b6 with your centrum, problems are unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you take a multi vitamin and a regular vitamin such as vitamin b complex or c?

Can you take a multi vitamin and a regular vitamin such as vitamin b complex  or c?

Yes: A multivitamin will seldom supply optimal levels of vitamin c, so i often advise that people take additional vitamin c. Some people will benefit from higher intake of b complex than many multivitamins provide and there is no danger in taking an additional b complex. There is no harm in taking lots of b's except limit b6 to 250 day. Excessive Folic Acid may be harmful- see my comment. ...Read more

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Can you take a b vitamin and a biotine vitamin at difference times?

Can you take a b vitamin and a biotine vitamin at difference times?

Yes: It is fine to split these vitamins up. Remember , they are better absorbed when taken with a full meal. Take good care, michael rosenfield, D.O. ...Read more

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Can I take a vitamin d supplement along side of a multiviamin, without overdosing?

Can I take a vitamin d supplement along side of a multiviamin, without overdosing?

Probably: One supplement of vitamin d taken with one multivitamin is not likely to cause an overdose of vitamin d. If concerned, your physician can order a simple blood test to measure the vitamin d level in your body. ...Read more

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What differentiates a migraine from a regular headache?

What differentiates a migraine from a regular headache?

Severity: Migraines can be on one side or all over. They are less frequent than tension headaches, but more severe. They happen about once a month. Some people have an aura before a migraine (flashing lights or blind spot). Migraines frequently come with vomiting. Bright lights and noise usually make migraines worse. Lying down and sleeping often relieve the pain. They may occur in other family members. ...Read more

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Can i take a multivitamin and a b vitamin?

Can i take a multivitamin and a b vitamin?

Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin b deficiency, you are likely getting more than enough vit b supplementation from your multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vit. Deficiency. ...Read more

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What makes a headaches a vascular headache?

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What makes a headaches a vascular headache?

Vascular HA: A term used previously to describe headaches resulting from widening of blood vessel in brain that push on brain tissue and cause pain, to include Migraine headaches and Cluster headaches. ...Read more

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Can a low vitamin d level cause daily headaches? My level was 20

Can a low vitamin d level cause daily headaches? My level was 20

Possibly: Low vit d levels are associated with a wide variety of symptoms and headaches are among them. However, most people with low d don't have daily headaches. Get your levels up (most adults need 5-8000 iu/day of d3 in fall ; winter for optimal levels) but explore other causes such as stress, food sensitivities, magnesium deficiency ; structural imbalances.Consider osteopathy, acupuncture ; homeopathy. ...Read more