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Are prenatal pills good for hormonal issues or just for pregnancy?

Are prenatal pills good for hormonal issues or just for pregnancy?

Mainly for pregnancy: to protect the neural tube of the baby to make Mom & Baby strong. This might still be helpful during post partum while nursing. However, normally a woman's formula for Mom is good. Breast milk is best for baby to provide all the nutrients, fats, and amino acids necessary for the baby's growth and development. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for menopause?

What vitamins are  good for menopause?

If you: Eat a healthy diet, vitamins won't help you with menopause. Make sure, however, that you get in sufficient calcium and vitamin d and that your d level isn't low, as that can lead to further bone loss. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Can i take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Wouldn't recommend: It is one of the contraindications to this diet. If you want to undergo the diet you should have the surgery to treat the fibroids. ...Read more

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What are some medications for uterine fibroids?

Different options: Treatment options:1- watchful waiting for minimal fibroid symptoms or when nearing menopause. 2- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Birth control hormones (pill, patch, or ring), an intrauterine device, progestin shot (depo-provera) every 3 months for the heavy bleeding, 3- surgical removal for large symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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Are Super Beta Prostate supplements good for men?

Are Super Beta Prostate supplements good for men?

Here are some...: The ingredients of all marketed prostate supplements have been similar to comprise multiple vitamins, minerals notably zinc, lycopene, saw palmetto, pygeum africanum, bee pollen, beta-sitosterol, etc. These have not been well studied to prove their long-term benefits as experienced by most people used them although some may swear by. So, you may try & see if money allows. Best wish... ...Read more

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Do taking hair vitamins make fibroid tumors grow?

Do taking hair vitamins make fibroid tumors grow?

Not sure about this.: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. The exact cause remains unknown. However, its growth is stimulated by hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. I am not sure of vitamins being associated with it. So will research this one. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that i know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

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For gyn dr's only . Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance up the imbalance hormones ? Can these pills make fibroids with one with fibroids?

For gyn dr's only . Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance up the imbalance hormones ? Can these pills make fibroids with one with fibroids?

Unsure: Unfamiliar with this product. Phytosoy varies in function and potency or how stong it is. General, soy can act as an estrogen, so a person low on estrogen effect in certain areas of body may benefit. Fibroids are generally fed by estrogen so too much soy may cause growth. Natural Progesterone would be of greater benefit to counter the effects of estrogen and hopefully slow fibroid growth. ...Read more

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Hi doc, are there recommended vitamins, minerals \ and or supplements for heavy drinkers?

Hi doc, are there recommended vitamins, minerals \ and or supplements for heavy drinkers?

Many can help: Alcoholism has a strong genetic/physiological basis.Alcoholics are often addicted to sugar, caffeine & tobacco & have higher needs for certain vitamins. A healthy diet with high doses of vitamin b3 & vit c may be helpful. Zinc, b6, manganese & essential fatty acids can help too.Social support/counseling is also helpful.See http://www.The-alcoholism-guide.Org/orthomolecular-alcoholism-treatment.Html. ...Read more

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How many IU's of vitamin D supplements should I be taking?

How many IU's of vitamin D supplements should I be taking?

It depends on:: All adults need to take 5-8000 iu/day of Vitamin D3 in fall and winter months as we can not get any D from the sun (unless in the deep South). We can get adequate D from spending time in the mid-day sun in spring and summer, but if you don't get much sun or use sunscreen then it is reasonable to take D year-round. See http://tinyurl.com/m67hmkg ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

If u are getting: Iron infusions, u need to have a da vinci robot hysterectomy and then u will not bleed at all, I do ablations in office and if i could garantee u it would get rid of all of your bleeding that would be the way to go but it doesn't always work and I use Lysteda , but in your case u need it out and the robot is the least invasive way and make sure the doc does many robots not just a few. ...Read more

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Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Yes: Certainly hormone therapy, and surgery can be used, but many fibroids can be managed conservatively. The robot assisted removal has improved outcomes on fibroid removal substantially. ...Read more

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Are there any antiestrogen herbs for fibroids?

No: There are no herbs proven to help with fibroids. For that matter, there are no medications that permanently treat fibroids. Medications may provide temporary help with fibroids or help for years. Surgery is the only permanent cure for fibroids. For some women, their fibroids will shrink after menopause. ...Read more

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What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

Balanced diet..: Low in sugars and bad fats. High in protein. Plenty of colored veggies. Low salt. High calcium. Taking a good multivitamin and drinking water important! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more