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Vitamin E After Breast Augmentation
I am having pain in both breast. I had a mammogram and it was normal. My doctor suggested vitamin e. What is this vitamin E not working?
Unclear??: Did you say you have taken vitamin-e or not yet? If it has been tried and did not help, ask your gynecologist to give you a short course of hormones which can often relive this type of pain in the best which is quite common (called mastalgia).Alternatively, try taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) 2 tabs twice daily during the week before your menses are due, as that is the time mastalgia is at its worst.. ...Read more
Also my doc after reviewing my breast ultrasound which is clear told me to take vitamin E 400 three times a week, why?
Went to OB, sore breasts, he said I need vitamin E and no more caffeine, taking biotin, vit D35000 IUD, Alive! Womens multiv. Isn't too much?
Yes, too much: As long as you are eating anything close to a normal diet and do not have any underlying metabolic disorder, you should stop all vitamins. It is the pharmaceutical and herbal medicine companies which are advertising that you need vitamins. Stop all these, and your breast symptoms are more likely to improve. And your GI tract may also thank you. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more
Do you think using Aloe Vera & Vitamin E cream would be a help? For white spots on my chest and neck?
Won't hurt: But you can have this followed as this can be any number of issues such as vitiligo (if you have family hx, autoimmune problems), tinea versicolor (fungal infection), idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (usually seen on sun exposed areas) or pityriasis alba (white in summer and becomes dry and reddish/scaly in winter - seen in teenagers) or Nevis depigmentosus (hair in discolored area is white) ...Read more
Vitamin E Uses:
Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.
Vitamin E is sometimes used for improving physical endurance, increasing energy, reducing muscle damage after exercise, and improving muscle strength
Some people apply vitamin E to their skin to keep it from aging ...Read more
Unsure: There are few studies in humans on this that I have been able to locate. Some of the damage that alcohol does to the body involves increases in oxidizing substances, where anti-oxidants can help prevent damage, and vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. Some people feel that extra vitamin E may be helpful in those with alcoholism, but there is no real proof of this. 15-30 mg of vit e would be reasonable. ...Read more
Vitamin E overdose:
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Vitamin E toxicity symtpoms include: "Nausea, Gastric distress, Abdominal cramps, Diarrhea, Headache, Fatigue
Easy bruising and bleeding - Prolonged PT & activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), Inhibition of platelet aggregation, Diplopia, Muscle weakness, Creatinuria" REF: >>> ...Read more
Probably: Peyronies disease is not really a "disease" with a clear cause. It is a condition where the penis is bent. The medical treatment is all over the MAP indicating the lack of efficacy. We reserve surgery for more severe cases where the bend of the penis precludes sex. Not all urologists are comfortable with the treatment of peyronies disease. Challenge your md with his true expertise in this area. ...Read more
Is there any difference beetweed natural and syntetic vitamin e? What is the difference? Can syntetic vitamin E harm you? Thanks.
Yes: Synthetic vitamin e contains only Alpha tocopherol and this strips the brain of gamma tocopherol which can lead to increased brain hemorrhage and delta tocopherol in the liver which can lead to elevated liver enzymes. Get a all natural mixed tocopherol with all 4 isomers. You can also increase vitamin e in your diet by eating wheat germ, nuts, seeds, oleves asparagus green leafy vegetables. ...Read more
You're fine: Big doses of vitamin e are unlikely to have much effect on you one way or the other. If you've been found to be vitamin e deficient by a reputable lab (there are some fake labs that do "nutrition testing" so beware), it may be a heads-up that you might have early malabsorption. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can be!: Apply after! But can be apllied together, but the fade cream will be diluted and less potent. ...Read more
Neither: Depends on who makes it for them as neither makes their own. You need "mixed tocopherols" to benefit your health not just vit e which is usually just one form of the many and is a synthetic which is cheaper but can lead to bad outcomes. I use pure encapsulations brand, other good quality ones are from orthomolecular, metagenics. Read label and remember you get what you pay for! ...Read more
I just started Xarelto. Is my multi vitamin safe to continue taking even tho it has vitamin e in it?
Multivit & xarelto: Very few interactions of vitamin E and rivaroxaban have been reported. It could possibly affect rivaroxaban's effectiveness. With that said, the small amounts of vitamin E, found in the typical multivitamin, are likely smaller than the ones causing interactions. Make sure your health provider knows you are taking both and don't stop any prescribed medications without notifying them. ...Read more