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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Liver Health

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

I don't think so: Some physicians believe that fish oils are helpful for inflammation and/or blood lipid problems. I have no reason to believe that this will specifically help hepatitis b though it could help the joint disease. The obviously-false internet claim that it "cures hepatitis b" is sucker bait; if it did, some of the nih piranhas would have made their reputations by proving it. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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Are liver detox supplements bad for you?

Are liver detox supplements bad for you?

No: This is a very general question as there is a great variety of liver detox supplements and some are certainly much better than others, but the whole point of liver detox supplements is to improve health (while making money for the manufacturer). They generally contain herbs like milk thistle and dandelion that are safe and effective. For best results choose ones that have organic herbs. ...Read more

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Which is better for liver care himalaya liver care or milk thistle?

Which is better for liver care himalaya liver care or milk thistle?

Milk thistle, but...: There's some actual science supporting milk thistle for hepatitis c (gastroenterology nov 2008). The other product lists chicory, tamarisk, yarrow and caper bush. I searched the nih database back to 1996 and found exactly nothing. Don't rely no a supplement except as part of a comprehensive plan of care for yourself. ...Read more

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Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health ?

Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health
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Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Not especially : Source of vitamins a and d; don't overdo. Fatty liver often associated with overweight, alcohol, some meds. Address those issues. ...Read more

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Does taking vitamins tax your liver?

If you take doses: That are several fold higher than those recommended - then yes. Otherwise no. ...Read more

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Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Can be helpfull: Yes. This can be beneficial but does not replace good liver living. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when>>. ...Read more

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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle good for your liver?

IV form possibly: Taking it orally had some anecdotal evidence, but they did a big review of multiple studies about it and found no benefit. The ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, is being tested supposedly via administration through IV route. Here's a link to the study review: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12427501. ...Read more

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What would cause elevated liver enzymes of alt 70 and ast 36? I don't drink, only take 250 mg magnesium and prenatal vitamins for nursing.

What would cause elevated liver enzymes of  alt 70 and ast 36? I don't drink, only take 250 mg magnesium and prenatal vitamins for nursing.

Probably not a worry: Those levels are really borderline high. If your not ill and have no other symptoms I would just get it rechecked in a month or so and don't lose sleep over it. ...Read more

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Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more

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Does ginger have any health benefits to liver?

Does ginger have any health benefits to liver?

YES,very impressive : Recent studies have shown that relatively small doses of ginger offer powerful protection against liver damage from potent toxins such as bromobenzene and lead- see http://wrightnewsletter.Com/2013/10/09/ginger-shields-liver/ there is also preliminary evidence that ginger may be beneficial in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/node/83545. ...Read more

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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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