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Is it safe to take a multivitamin and a vitamin B complex pill everyday if you have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin and a vitamin B complex pill everyday if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: But except in selected cases when there is nutrient malabsorption present or dietary restriction (total vegan), there is proven benefit for regular intake of a multivitamin. All they do is making your urine yellow. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners?

Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough anticoagulant to treat that very serious condition. B-complex does not have anticoagulant properties. If you are taking coumadin/warfarin, tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Would taking B-Complex, D3, E, and a C vitamin daily be safe? I take atenolol 25mg and lisinopril 20mg for high blood pressure. M/25/5'8'' 280lbs

Would taking B-Complex, D3, E, and a C vitamin daily be safe? I take atenolol 25mg and lisinopril 20mg for high blood pressure. M/25/5'8'' 280lbs

VITAMINS: That combo and dosage is safe. The big ones to watch for are the FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS A D K E. You can see my recommendations on www. Rejuvenation-science. Com Your BMI PUTS YOU IN THE OBESE LEVEL., I would recommend a GF DIET WWW. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM & WWW. GUTBLISS. COM Shoot for a target of 2000-2200 cal/day. ...Read more

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Taking sertraline 200mg a day. Ok to take a high strength vitamin b complex too? I've read up to 18g of inositol helpful for ocd. Under extreme stress.

Vitamins & OCD: You could take a b complex vitamin without interacting with your sertraline -- also you're right about inositol and ocd: http://tinyurl. Com/mqgbjoa I suggest discussing this with your psychiatrist -- and if you want to try them, add only one at a time. Inositol may cause flatus and nausea, so you may want to work with it gradually. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levothyroxine50mg, adipex37.5mg, vitamin b complex, c & e, magnesium & iodine supplements in morning? I'm on atenolol25mg @ night?

Is it safe to take levothyroxine50mg, adipex37.5mg, vitamin b complex, c & e, magnesium & iodine supplements in morning? I'm on atenolol25mg @ night?

Safe not advisable: Taking all those medicines together is probably safe but not advisable. Levothuroxine has to be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water and no bother meds. This means an hour before or 2 hour after a meal. Food and other meds affect absorption. Vitamins and minerals best absorbed with food. Adipex should be taken with a meal I believe. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can vitamins, such as vitamin b-complex and vitamin E help the heart?

Can somebody tell me how can vitamins, such as vitamin b-complex and vitamin E help the heart?

Vitamins: If the organism doesn't get the vitamins it needs, it doesn't function well. Extra vitamin levels over what the heart or body needs are not proven to be beneficial. ...Read more

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I am using 300 mcg biotin 1 per day. And with this tablet I m taking vitamin B complex, vitamin E 200mg, and multivitamin. Is it ok?

I am using 300 mcg biotin 1 per day. And with this tablet I m taking vitamin B complex, vitamin E 200mg, and multivitamin. Is it ok?

Yes as long as...: That is fine. None of the things you are taking are likely to be toxic as long as the Vit E you are taking is natural with mixed tocopherols; there is evidence synthetic E (dl-alpha tocopherol) is toxic & even natural E should contain mixed tocopherols. Make sure your multivitamin is high quality- see http://bit. Ly/18XyuLe & http://bit. Ly/1b36cQ0
Make sure you're not taking more than 200 mg of B6. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches after taking vitamin b complex?

Why do I get headaches after taking vitamin b complex?

Nonspecific: Taking vitamin b complex if taken in usual prescribed doses should not cause headache. If taken in mega doses as some do, it can cause headache, especially the Niacin (b3) which can be associated with altered pain sensation. ...Read more

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What vitamin b complex helps to cure small types of oral aphthosis?

Apthous ulcers: I agree with dr. Ali -- b complex (which contains all "b" vitamins) may help. Also l-lysine, an amino acid, taken at 1000mg 3/day with meals may help. Some have also used lemon balm tea. Lemon balm (melissa officinalis) extract is additionally known to help cold sores (hsv-2). http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19023806. ...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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Has vitamin b complex helped with bad breath?

Has vitamin b complex helped with bad breath?

No, see a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take a vitamin b complex for treating anxiety?

NBot harmful: Vitamin b complex is safe when taken in therapeutic amounts (not excess) and is water soluable so cannot build up in the body. It may not be helpful in relieving symptoms of depression, however. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin b complex everyday ok? Even without particularly having a deficiency?

Is taking vitamin b complex everyday ok? Even without particularly having a deficiency?

Vitamins: The b vitamins are all water soluble. Taking a single b complex will probably be safe for you. Whatever your body does not utilize, you will urinate out. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Yes: Both types of supplements are ok together and both good for you. Always follow the companies recommended dose. ...Read more

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Would it be beneficial to take a vitamin b complex while on Paxil (paroxetine) for ocd?

Possibly: Many of the b vitamins are necessary for proper nerve function. It might be good insurance. Vitamin b complex is relatively inexpensive. The worst that can happen is that you make expensive urine. Why not give it a try. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b complex and a shot of depomedrol (methylprednisolone) for?

Depomedrol, (methylprednisolone) Vit B: Vitamin b complex injection is givenwhen requirements are increased as in fever, severe burns, alcoholism, and prolonged or wasting diseases

Depomedrol injection is used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. This medication may also be used to treat severe allergic reactions and immune system disorders ...Read more

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What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

Don't fool with: Mother nature! Dhea pills generally don't contain much dhea, and even if they did, dhea is metabolized into cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you don't have any way to control which it is converted into. Why take something that can't help you and can potentially harm you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. How about getting counseling rather than rx? ...Read more

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Is it derogatory to inject vitamin b complex (without b12) shots one time per week for long time such as 5 years while I don't have anemia?

Is it derogatory to inject vitamin b complex (without b12) shots one time per week for long time such as 5 years while I don't have anemia?

No: There is no known toxicity to taking b vitamins either orally or by injection. The only b vitamin that may be toxic is b6 if 250 mg or more per day is taken. ...Read more

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Do I take vitamin b complex with magnesium or can I take vitamin B12? For better absorption of magnesium. Currently also take vit D3 thanks

Do I take vitamin b complex with magnesium or can I take vitamin B12? For better absorption of magnesium. Currently also take vit D3 thanks

OK but not 4 absorb.: It is perfectly fine to take b complex/b12 with magnesium but won't enhance absorption. Magnesium is best absorbed on an empty stomach ; b vits can cause stomach upset on empty stomach. B vits, esp. B6, often work in synergy with mag. The best-absorbed forms of mag. Are glycinate ; taurate; citrate is ok too. Epsom salt baths ; topical "magnesium oil" are also good ways to get magnesium into you. ...Read more

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Vitamin b complex caused me to break out in acne, after taking it for a year, how long will it take for my skin to improve? I've stopped taking it.

Vitamin b complex caused me to break out in acne, after taking it for a year, how long will it take for my skin to improve? I've stopped taking it.

There's no telling: Trying to figure out what's causing one to have acne is futile. Ignore all "pop" ideas and start using topical benzoyl peroxide 1-2x daily, perhaps 5%. It's not pleasant but it's your best friend. If it doesn't clear you, your physician can add prescription strength Rx. My acne remitted when I was 50; yours will too, someday. Until then, manage it like the serious medical problem that it is. ...Read more

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And my gyancogist suggest me to take iron pills and vitamin b complex syurp. And I m having this from last 3 months but nothing can improve my periods.?

And my gyancogist suggest me to take iron pills and vitamin b complex syurp. And I m having this from last 3 months but nothing can improve my periods.?

Period pain: Heavy painful periods can be controlled by birth control. Other alternatives are oil of primrose twice daily, natural Progesterone if not on any hormones, using Motrin 800mg 2x/day one week before the period to decrease pain and bleeding; eating less animal fat including dairy since animal fat may affect your hormone balance. See your doctor if this doesnot work for further work up. ...Read more

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All sites where I inject im vitamin b complex are bruised. Sites where I inject vitamin B12 are not. Why?

All sites where I inject im vitamin b complex are bruised. Sites where I inject vitamin B12 are not. Why?

Did I misunderstand?: You're a young adult who lists no terribly serious illness for which you would require injectable vitamins of any sort rather than vitamins taken orally. If someone has told you that "injections are better", perhaps because they are painful, I would question this advice. You clearly value your health & i'd urge you to reconsider injecting yourself at all, or get with a mainstream dr. ...Read more

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Can I take this 3 vitamins at the same time? * livolin forte (phospholipids with vitamin b complex+vit e) * gingko forte *calcium&magnesium plus

No problem: There is no conflict or complication if you take multiple medicines together. The stomach can sort them all out and send them on to their desired target inside the body. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take vitamin b complex at night?

Would it be okay to take vitamin b complex at night?

Yes: While taken often for "energy and metabolism" B12 takes a long time to be absorbed. I don't recommend any particular time for taking b vitamins. ...Read more

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Can a 16 year old take vitamin b complex?

Can a 16 year old take vitamin b complex?

Of course!: Vitamins are essential nutrients that our bodies need to turn calories into energy. Given the poor nutrient status of our food supply (think what a teenager eats), there is no one that I can think of that cannot benefit from some extra vitamins. More processed foods = increased need for vitamins. ...Read more

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Any major side effects from vitamin b complex?

Any major side effects from vitamin b complex?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any side effect for vitamine b complex. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vitamin b complex and b12?

What is the difference between vitamin b complex and b12?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast contains b-complex vitamins including: b1 (thiamine), b2 (riboflavin), b3 (niacin), b5 (pantothenic acid), b6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and h or b7 (biotin). http://tinyurl. Com/kfvkmn5 it does not contain B12 (cobolamin), which is essential for metabolism, neurological function, and blood formation. Most "b complex" supplements do contain B12 along with the rest. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to take vitamin b complex plus iron in a young adult like me?

Check levels: In two years you will be 40. Most people require a suppliment of d3 after age 40. B12 is often a problem but is replaced with a shot or a sub lingual form of the vitamin. Iron needs to be monitored with a blood tests. In short you can overdose on iron, vit b6, vit a, vit k, vit d, and vit e. Too much Niacin can cause liver problems. Ask your doctor's advice and to test your vit d and b12. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Vitamins: There is seldom any need to take vitamin supplements in the USA with a balanced diet, but if you do take them follow the directions and do not take more than one each day and it will not hurt you. Zinc is the same. You can choose to do this or not. Very few people are zinc deficient. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Is 1000iu the daily dosage I should be taking (vitamin d3) I'm currently also taking vitamin b complex & panax ginseng. I'm 23.

Is 1000iu the daily dosage I should be taking (vitamin d3) I'm currently also taking vitamin b complex & panax ginseng. I'm 23.

It depends...: This depends on how much vit d you get from the sun. In spring & summer about 10 minutes of exposure to midday sun allows us to make enough d if you don't use sunscreen. In fall & winter months most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of vit d. Testing your d levels can help you determine your needs. See http://bit. Ly/1dc7vna for details. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more