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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Is 50mg vitamin B6 safe?

Is 50mg vitamin B6 safe?

Yes: Problems with peripheral nerves and/or spinal cord issues, seem nonexistent, below total daily dose of 400 mg. ...Read more

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What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

B6: For adults with B6 deficiency, start with 2.5mg. To 25mg. Daily for 3 weeks, then maintenance dose of 1.5-2.5 mg. Per day. For women on Birth control pills, use 25mg. Per day. For PMS, use 50-100mg. Per day. ...Read more

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Any vitamin B6 side effects?

Any vitamin B6 side effects?

From excessive doses: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some (esp. If taken without food. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

It shouldn't: How much are you taking? Why are you even supplementing? Do you know you have a deficiency? Stop taking it if you don't know for sure you have a deficiency. ...Read more

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How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of vitamin b6?

None: Vit b6 is hydrosoluble, any extra you take, it will be eliminated. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

100 mg/day for adult: Chronic administration of 1–6 g oral pyridoxine (vitamin b6) per day for 12–40 months can cause severe and progressive sensory neuropathy characterized by ataxia (loss of control of bodily movements). Nevertheless, an upper limit of 100 mg/day for adults is considered safe. ...Read more

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I have high blood levels of vitamin B6?

Not a problem: I presume that this is because you are ingesting a large amount of b6, probably through supplements but perhaps via diet. B6 is not hazardous unless you take large amounts for a long time, generally 250 mg/day or more, or it may cause neuropathy. High levels just mean you have more than most people but is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Yes: For many women who experience morning sickness and/or nausea throughout the day, taking 25 mg of vitamin B6, 3 times a day will help. You can take this as tablets or there are also lollipops which contain vitamin B6, available at some pharmacies and children's stores. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 work for morning sickness?

For some people: Some people find this helpful. Others do not. It is safe to try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

Vitamins B6, B12: B6 is important in protein metabolism, improving immunity, and nerve function. B12 is essential in cell maturation, improving nerve function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

And with that......: It's difficult to become toxic on a water soluble vitamin when your body can flush out the excess easily in the urine. If someone is genuinely b6 toxic, the solution is to stop taking massive doses of b6 before the problem becomes permanent. ...Read more

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Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

See below: Isoniazid neuropathy develops in the presence of risk factors (hiv, alcoholism, diabetes, renal failure, malnutrition, pregnancy and lactation, neurotoxic medication) and manifests itself initially by burning feet. Your doctor may also want you to take a supplemental vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) tablet daily during treatment to prevent numbness and tingling caused by low levels of this vitamin. ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

Overdose intake: Vit b6 or pyridoxine is recommended for arthritis not to exceed 100 mg. Daily. Overdose could form stone in kidneys. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity last?

How long do the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity last?

Depends: Vitamin b6, when taken usual therapeutic dose, is not toxic. It can cause significant adverse effects, however, if you take too much of it for a prolonged period. Depending upon the amount of vitamin B6 ingestion, toxicity ranges from nausea to dependence or permanent peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Why take a B6 pill?: Why take a pill surrounded by a sheath when you can get it naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. Don't be deceived into thinking a pill even comes close to the natural sources--it doesn't. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vitamin B6 overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Vitamin B6 overdose?

Vitamin B6 overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Pyridoxine-Vitamin B6 toxicity is rare. With extremely high doses nerve inflammation or pain may occur. REF: http://www. Vitamins-and-health-facts. Com/facts-about-vitamin-b6-pyridoxine-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms. Html ...Read more

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How does it take for one to reduce or rid the body of excess vitamin b6?

Urine: B vitamins are passed through your kidneys.
If you take too much, you generally pee it right out. It doesn't really get stored in your body. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 help with anxiety? I have been getting morning anxiety alot.

Does vitamin B6 help with anxiety? I have been getting morning anxiety alot.

Sometimes: Vit b6 will help anxiety in some, esp. Combined with magnesium- see http://bit. Ly/1dpai09
other b vitamins often help- esp. Niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation ; counseling can really help as well. ...Read more

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What is vitamin B6 used for?

What is vitamin B6 used for?

Many things: Vitamin b6 in it's activated formed call pyridoxal-5-phosphate (p5p) is the cofactor in many biochemical pathways in the body involved in production of neurotransmitters (that affect mood, etc,), histamine (involved in allergy), hemoglobin (red blood cells) and proteins involved in methylation and regulation of our genes. ...Read more

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Can I overdose on vitamin b6?

Can I overdose on vitamin b6?

Yes: Probably, the risk begins over 300 mg a day, but becomes riskier over 400 mg a day. The issues involve peripheral nerve and /or spinal cord, with numbness and weakness of arms and legs. Can be literally irreversible. ...Read more

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Where can I find vitamin B6?

??: Right off hand I can't say what dietary source there is but green leafy veggies would be a good bet
the easy answer is using a supplement
the big? Is how much and for those with carpal tunnel syndrome I usually start at 100 mg 2 x/ day and cut back to 100 mg daily when the symptoms decrease significantly. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B6 is enough?

How do I know how much vitamin B6 is enough?

You do not need: To be a mathematician to eat! If you eat god made food you will get all your vitamins. B6 administration should be used when it is recognized by a professional as being necessary. ...Read more

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Can someone actually overdose from vitamin b6?

Not exactly but...: This depends on what you mean by overdose. I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg)can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy, also headaches, fatigue & irritability, reversible on stopping b6. ...Read more

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What conditions for is vitamin B6 prescribed?

B6 or pyridoxine: (and related compounds) is a coenzyme which performs many functions facilitating many, mostly protein, reactions. Rich sources include fish, beef liver, potatoes/other starchy vegetables and fruit. Isolated B6 deficiency is uncommon. Some evidence B6 promotes heart health, lowers cancer risk, promotes cognitive function, helps premenstrual syndrome: evidence for all inconclusive. Stay well. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B6 can I safely take?

100 milligrams: Adults ages 19 to 50 need 1.3 milligrams of vitamin b6 daily, while older women need 1.5 milligrams and senior men need 1.7 milligrams. Don’t take more than 100 milligrams a day, which is the upper tolerable limit set by the federal government. ...Read more

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What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

Neuropathy and...: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some, esp. If taken without food. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Many sources: Major sources of vitamin b6 include cereal grains, legumes, vegetables (carrots, spinach, peas, and potatoes), milk, cheese, eggs, fish, liver, meat, and flour. Pyridoxine is frequently used in combination with other b vitamins in vitamin b complex formulations. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 keep ypu up at night if taken too late in the day?

Depends: Some people are sensitive to various b vitamins. B2, b6, B12 can boost energy. ...Read more

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Would it be best to take a b vitamin complex rather than vitamin B6 on its own?

Not b-complex!: B-complex is usually a blend of b vitamins, plus vitamin c. I recommend either a b-50 or 100, or the individual b vitamins as needed. ...Read more

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At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

Taking lots 4 months: I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness), also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Yes, but why?: Have your obstetrician recommend a good multivitamin for you as folate (folic acid) is the most important vitamin to have adequate levels of during pregnancy. ...Read more

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