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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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I've heard vitamin C helps with preventing wrinkles and skin aging. Does this mean topical vitamin C products, or taking vitamin C internally?

I've heard vitamin C helps with preventing wrinkles and skin aging. Does this mean topical vitamin C products, or taking vitamin C internally?

Vit c: Vit C is water soluble. Pretty much added into everything you eat or drink, as a preservative or, in all your veggies--natural. I think if you want to prevent wrinkles use you best sunscreen and your favorite facial crème. ...Read more

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hyperuricemia(b4 diuretic tx), low folate, (folic acid) FATIGUE, ITCHING, flu like aches, edema-face hands and lower legs(1+), TSH 1.68, H&H 45&15.3, egfr-75. Idea

hyperuricemia(b4 diuretic tx), low folate, (folic acid) FATIGUE, ITCHING, flu like aches, edema-face hands and lower legs(1+), TSH 1.68, H&H 45&15.3, egfr-75. Idea

Here are some ...: The context of your question implies you want to hear yes or not only, but life doesn't work that way and will never so. Your available scenario suggests your medical care and concern have been more than the average at age 37. How can you be helped? That should come in 2 ways: continue current care and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession as foundation of all care ...Read more

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Can I have high vitamin C therapy? I have elevated enzymes... Can vitamin C hurt the livers?

Can I have high vitamin C therapy? I have elevated enzymes... Can vitamin C hurt the livers?

Ascorbic acid: Rather than creating liver disease vitamin C may actually be used to treat some forms of this. If your enzymes are elevated you need a full detailed examination to determine the cause and assess modalities of treatment. See a GI doctor or your PCP and continue the workup. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

While Vitamin D: Is generally good and healthy for almost all people, it is highly unlikely that it will relieve the swelling in your hands. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

No: B"sd No not a reason for facial swelling Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear. "Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more

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Elevated liver levels, swollen hands feet and neck lymph nodes, no fat on liver, don't drink or do drugs, neg hep b and c. Please advise?

Elevated liver levels, swollen hands feet and neck lymph nodes, no fat on liver, don't drink or do drugs, neg hep b and c. Please advise?

(a) Lymph nodes are: part of immune system (protects body from infection & cancer). (b) swelling = excess water in particular body location (local inflammation &/or heart, liver, kidney failure), (c) elevated LFTs indicate liver cells being damaged & ?ed leaking of proteins from cells out to water outside cells (as measured). Carbs foods are biggest driver of liver problems, called steatosis. Still need more info. ...Read more

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Does taking 2000mg of vitamin C help fight my flu faster?

Does taking 2000mg of vitamin C help fight my flu faster?

If repeated often: While research is lacking, many docs who specialize in nutrition find Vit C can indeed help fight flu & other viral infections but only in very high doses, often 100,000 mg or more a day! One would need to repeat a 2000 mg dose often to reach this.The liposomal form of C is better absorbed & effective in lower doses. IV C helps more. See http://vitamincfoundation.org/www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm ...Read more

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By taking vitamin d should that help relieve the swelling in my arthritic hands?

By taking vitamin d should that help relieve the swelling in my arthritic hands?

No, absolutely not: Vit d deficiency can lead to osteoporosis since vit d is needed to absorb calcium from your diet.However, too much vit d can be harmful since it is stored in fatty tissue and can build up over time (not just urinated out like many other vitamins taken in excess quantities).If you have arthritis, be sure to see a board certified rheumatologist for treatment--don't rely on vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit.ly/166DLiq & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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My vitamin d tested @30. Can this cause muscle fatigue? Started 5000iu of vit. D, how long before feel affects?

My vitamin d tested @30. Can this cause muscle fatigue? Started 5000iu of vit. D, how long before feel affects?

Vitamin D Level: Muscle fatigue among a host of other health related issues, may occur with low d levels. Keep in mind that vitamin d should be in an oil base when taken. Also be aware that you only absorb ~35% of an oral dose. Most efficient route is sub-lingual. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b deficiency cause cold hands and feet?

Can vitamin b deficiency cause cold hands and feet?

Cold feet & vit B12: Cold feet (and hands) is often a condition where the blood flow is impaired due to overconstriction of the capillaries by the sympathetic nervous system. This occurs because of the overactivity of the sympathetic nerves which effect the constriction. Vitamin b (b6, b12) deficiency needs to be corrected, but keeping hands & feet warm is also important.Long term tx requires a medical professional. ...Read more

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Lateral right knee ache,vit d level is 17,should vit d tablet be taken?can this level of vit d cause muscle ache in knee?

Lateral right knee ache,vit d level is 17,should vit d tablet be taken?can this level of vit d cause muscle ache in knee?

The lower limit: of normal vitamin D is about 20 ng/ml so your level is a little low. But it is probably not low enough to cause many symptoms. And usually the muscle and bone pain would be more generalized. I suspect your lateral knee pain is due to a strain/sprain. Check with your doctor about vitamin D supplements; but do try to get more fish/salmon, tuna, sardines or cod liver oil. Or fortified yogurt or milk! ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil helpful for painful hands & joints?

Is cod liver oil helpful for painful hands & joints?

Unclear: Depends on the cause of your joint pains. Some studies suggest that cod liver oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may be beneficial in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune joint disease). The studies on osteoarthritis (wear and tear joint disease) seem less conclusive. All in all more research needs to be done. ...Read more

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Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Why?: Vitamin b6 and vit. C are totally safe during pregancy. Is strongly advise everyone take at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day as a preventive measure and feel it is wise during pregnancy. Your pre-natal will probably provide adequate b6 (though many people benefit from higher doses than many pre-natals supply) so it may not be necessary but there is no need to stop it "straight away.". ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more