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Vitamin E Phosphate Medication
Hi doctor. My aunt is 72 y.O with hypertension and arthritis. She's not taking any medication. Can I give her fish oil and vitamin e? Thank you
Ask her & her doctor: Her doctor would want to know about any vitamins or supplements she's taking. Generally fish oil and vitamin e should be fine, as long as she's not on additional medications that can interfere with blood clotting. Make sure the vitamin e is natural, not synthetic. You want d-tocopherol, not dl tocopherol. Also make sure the fish oil comes from a reputable company that checks for heavy metals. ...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
Currently I'm taking vitamins that I bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?
No sequence: No particular sequence that you have to follow. You can take it which ever you like. Or you can get all of them in multivitamin-once a day. ...Read more
Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.
A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more
How much is safe of vitamin E oil applied to skin? Have a bottle that says 15, 000 iu. When putting on skin, is it absorbed the same as ingesting v.E?
Vit e skin: Yes, this is safe and is absorbed well by the skin. ...Read more
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Yes: I am not certain what asa80 is but if you mean Aspirin yes, it is perfectly safe to take vit e with Aspirin & ramipril. Be sure to only take natural e with mixed tocopherols. Synthetic e or only Alpha tocopherol appear to be hazardous. For more on the benefits of e see http://www. Life-enhancement. Com/magazine/article/730-vitamin-e-keeps-your-brain-razor-sharp. ...Read more
Probably none: There are very many forms of these fat soluble vitamins, known as part of the group tocopherols. They are a good source of antioxidant activity and a decent, healthy diet will have enough of the amount your body will need. If you do take it as a supplementk don't bother with more than 400 iu daily--probably only need a tenth of that. ...Read more
Neither Vitamin E nor any other stuff will help you "develop" a mustache.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Different drugs: These are two different drugs with different effects. ...Read more
No: An allergy to an essential vitamin would be incompatible with life. If you are taking a supplement, you could be allergic to something else in the tablet. ...Read more
Difficult to know: Vit e, (along with vitamin k) are the two fat soluble vitamins that require chylomicrons to transport them from the intestine to the liver. In many cases, even massive amounts of supplementation of vit. E will not raise levels to normal range. Vit a and d on the other hand can be supplemented much more effectively. Must check levels. ...Read more
Not if mixed tocoph.: The hope study found that patients with CKD given 400 iu of vit e had somewhat increased risk of heart failure, but this study used Alpha tocopherol, which given alone can deplete gamma tocopherol, which can be detrimental. There are no studies showing harm of taking e as mixed tocopherols. Natural mixed e will likely work better combined with other antioxidants, as antioxidants work as a team. ...Read more