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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Supplements That Help With Alcohol Withdrawal

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Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention?

Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention?

Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Which vitamins should you take when going through alcohol withdrawal?

Which vitamins should you take when going through alcohol withdrawal?

Thiamine, folate (folic acid): Thiamine and folate (folic acid) are the most common vitamin deficiencies. Multivitamins are commonly included during withdrawal treatment. Nutritional support is important because patients are often malnourished, but can be problematic early in the process if withdrawal symptoms are severe. Withdrawal is a serious condition and must be monitored in the hospital rather than attempted at home. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for alcohol withdrawal?

What vitamins are good for alcohol withdrawal?

Most of them: Most alcoholics are deficient in vitamins and taking them is very important for reducing withdrawal symptoms ; maintaining sobriety. I advise a strong b complex with 100 mg of b's (b1 is esp. Crucial) ; vit. C 1000 mg. Minerals like zinc ; magnesium ; l-glutamine 1000 mg 3x/day also help. Avoid sweets. See
http://www. Healthy. Net/health/article/nutritional_program_for_alcohol_detoxification/1851/3a. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin b injection help me avoid dt's with alcohol withdrawal?

Will a vitamin b injection help me avoid dt's with alcohol withdrawal?

No: What viitamin b1 or thiamine does is to prevent a bad consequence of not eating as is seen in chronic alcoholics who don't eat and who just drink alcohol called: wernicke-korsakoff syndrome. The vit. B injection will not/does not prevent dts or delirium tremens. Many think the shakes are dts, but technically that is not true. Dts are uncommon late stage symptoms and consist of hallucinations. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read more

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Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

No: Vitamins have no significant calorie content so a contribution to weight gain would not be a direct effect. Some supplements may trigger your appetite and have a secondary effect on your eating habits, thus contributing to weight gain. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Healthy diet: A well-balanced healthy diet is sufficient unless there is an underlying disorder. Low vitamin d is being seen more and more due to doctor's checking the levels more often as well as due to changes in its reference range. The d3 formulation is suggested if low. Things such as iron and calcium may be needed but these are not considered vitamins. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

C, E and selenium: Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants
Dr Oz suggests topical vitiamin C. I think you are better off swallowing all vitamins on a full stomach. ...Read more

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What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Get guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 % above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Young adult or when having symptoms. ...Read more

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Are spring valley brand vitamins and supplements of decent quality?

Are spring valley brand vitamins and supplements of decent quality?

Dietary supplement: The food ; drug administration (fda) does not approve of any dietary supplements, nor is there any need to prove safety ; efficacy prior to marketing w/any number of miraculous claims. In fact, there is no mandatory 3rd party oversight. The us pharmacopeia provides a voluntary program: dietary supplement verified (http://www. Usp. Org/usp-verification-services/usp-verified-dietary-supplements). ...Read more

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What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

With a meal: Try this: chew your food well, and pop in a pill or two and swallow with the well chewed food. Vegetables work great for this. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way or any vitamin supplements that can help fix hormonal imbalances?

Can there be a natural way or any vitamin supplements that can help fix hormonal imbalances?

Which of your: Body's thousands of hormones do you think is imbalanced? Hormonal imbalance is a lay term not a legitimate medical one. I doubt if your hormones are out of balance, unless you're overweight and Insulin resistance. Further, the natural way to improve is weight loss. There are no supplements that do anything but waste money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

No- very healthy, No: A large body of research shows vegetarian diets are "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ; consequently less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit. Ly/1cysymm
vegetarians probably need less supps because their diet is better. Vegetarians live longer, though there is some debate about why- see http://bit. Ly/gagviu. ...Read more

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Why do multi-vitamin supplements cause headaches?

Why do multi-vitamin supplements cause headaches?

Too much vitamins: Most people living in the USA and eating anything close to a regular diet do not need a multivitamin. Many patients have headache and stomach distress with multivitamins, which is probably due to the multiple additional minerals as well as overdose of regular vitamins. Ask your doctor to see if you have a specific deficiency to treat. Otherwise, stop using multivitamins and exercise more. ...Read more

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What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

None: Tremors can be aggravated by caffeine, anxiety, stress and might be a sign of a familial condition. If you're worried about this, discuss it with your doctor ...Read more

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Can a regular vegan stay healthier with vitamin supplements?

Can a regular vegan stay healthier with vitamin supplements?

Absolutely: The vegan diet offers a moral high ground and possibly some health benefits, though they are elusive when we control for the fact that vegetarians tend to have other healthy lifestyle habits. If you do not supplement with vitamins -- famously B12 -- and some minerals such as iron and calcium, your health is in serious danger from it. Find a vegan-friendly physicain in your community. ...Read more

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Can there be no need of vitamin supplements to intake rather then your diet?

Can there be no need of vitamin supplements to intake rather then your diet?

Diet superb? Need D: No matter how great your diet, everybody in the us (except deep south) needs to take d in fall & winter, 5000 iu d3- you can't get enough from diet!
the majority of americans are deficient in folate, (folic acid) vit a, e, calcium, mag, & chromium- over 1/3 are low in vit c, zinc & b6. If your diet is extraordinarily healthy you may not need supplements. If your diet is average you have multiple deficiencies! ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Gilly
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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

A set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more