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Vitamins For Easy Bruising
It depends: It depends on what's in the supplement you're taking. As my colleague has shared, some products do contain herbal and other components that can lead to easy bruising. Bleeding and bruising are unlikely if the "multimineral" truly has only minerals in it, though. Read your label and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much vitamin d 3 & vitamin K should a woman take daily ? I am bruising easily and wanted to know if vitamin K will help so i won;;t bruise easy ?
Depends: Vitamin d intake depends on your blood level. Some people need more than others; their body breaks it down faster. It will not have any effect on bruising. Vitamin k is in leafy green vegetables which you should be eating daily. Vitamin k is also in many multivitamins. Vitamin k deficiency is very rare unless you have unusual medical problems so look for other causes of bruising. See your doctor. ...Read more
What are some common symptoms of vitamin deficiency? I have suffered weigh loss, easy bruising, sore bones and joints. Dr told me to take a daily vitamin.
Good start: The most common vitamin deficiency is d, which causes a lot of nonspecfic pain and some other problems. Especially with the weight loss, or if your pain syndrome does not resolve quickly, it would be wise to continue to seek a cause -- possibly malabsorption contributing to a vitamin deficiency. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?
Sure: no harm but the benefits of such preparations are generally UNSUPPORTED by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED MEDICAL STUDIES! Hope this is helpful Dr z ...Read more
Vitamins: Mega doses of synthetic vitamins have no scientific evidence for health benefits. In fact, toxic effects can occur with high doses of fat-soluble vitamins such as a, d, e. Please be cautious. ...Read more
Constant fatigue, headache and muscle soreness. Is it iron deficiency? If so, can I take iron supplement on top of daily multi vitamin? For how long?
For iron deficiency should you take iron supplements + iron -enriched foods? Worried about iron overdose. And how long to get iron back in system?
Fe deficiency is a..: Symptom of a problem as much as being a problem in its own rite. It's important to both correct the deficiency and discover its source. To correct, continue oral fe supplements until hematocrit normalizes then continue for another 3months to replete stores. If you find the source and fix it, your only significant source of fe loss is bleeding. If you don't fix it, the fe deficiency will recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While taking vitamin D(2000 I.U.) is it necessary to supplement the body with any additional vitamins for proper absorption and no calcification?
Yes, unless...: I advise everyone taking Vit. D to also take Vit. K, which makes sure that the calcium absorbed by taking D winds up in your bones rather than arteries and soft tissues. Vitamin A also works synergistically with Vit D and K. If your diet is rich in Vit K (mostly dark leafy greens) you may not need to supplement. See http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4 Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D/day for optimal levels. ...Read more
Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotological system which included blood, bone marrow, and reticulo endothelial organs under which spleen, lympnodes , liver all come. Vitamin k is a procoagulant, helps to coagulate and avid bleeding tendency .Used in liver patients, who produce less vitk ...Read more
My body is healing very slowly, simple scrapes are taking many months to heal. Otherwise health and diet are good. What supplements might help?
Scarring/Cell change: It may be scarring that is still viable and looks like it is taking long to heal. Try scar ointments like mederma. Thyroid issues may cause changes in iron and lysine levels ( amino acid) which causes changes at a cellular level from hair loss to slower healing. Supplements for both are available. Check with your doctor before starting supplements since you are already on a medication regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time it might take for a complete remission of iron deficiency anemia( on iron supplement elemental 65mg * 2 /day)?
Cause/ Severity: 28 year old female asks, How much time it might take for complete remission of iron deficiency anemia (on iron supplement elemental 65mg *2/day)? Depends on cause of deficiency: Mensturation/ Blood Loss, G.I. bleeding; Diet/ malnutrition; Chronic Diseases inherited/ acquired; Infection eg malaria. Medication interference etc. Should feel better in a few days, remission 6- 8 weeks even to 6 month ...Read more
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