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Vitamins For Loss Of Appetite
Does vitamin D cause loss of appetite? My 2 week old is drinking less milk then usual since he started taking vitamin D supplements.
VIt. D deficiency has many symptoms but poor appetite is not a classic symptom. However, it can cause depression and depression can be associated with poor appetite. Adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. See http://tinyurl. Com/zzpfon8
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A more common cause of poor appetite is zinc deficiency. Try zinc picolinate 30 mg/day. ...Read more
I have intertestial cystitis and am having these symptoms, fatigue lack of sleep throwing up loss of appetite diet is limited. Are vitamins needed?
My lab work came back with low vitamin D at 26.4, low free testosterone at 7.6, high bilirubin at 2.3, platelets are 326, can any of this be bad? Iv had symptoms of loss of appetite, fatigue, back and joint pain, gynecomastia, shortness of breath,
Abn labs: Low Vit d is common just supplement low testosteroen occurs usually older men but is not uncommon- there are supplements, platelets are OK. The elevated bilirubin is unusual and has to be evaluated. It reflects with liver or gallbladder dysfunction, rarely pancreas need liver function tests, ultrasound or CT, maybe Gilbert's, Avoid alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) smoking. F/u this weeks w/ doc/ GI. ...Read more
2 weeks after miscarriage I loss my appetite and still very weak. What kind of vitamins should I take to bring back all the energy?
No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more
None: Appetite in toddlers naturally goes up and down with activity and growth cycles. It is almost always a bad idea for anyone, toddlers included, to eat beyond when they are hungry. If you are concerned that your child isn't growing well, talk to your doctor. If he's growing well with his natural appetite, but you just want him to eat more, you are not doing him any favors. ...Read more
None really: Children with zinc deficiency often have suppressed appetite. However your doctor should test for this before starting extra zinc supplements. Other vitamins are not known for appetite stimulation. There are safe medications for appetite stimulation in toddlers, like cyproheptadine. Consult your pediatrician about this. ...Read more
I don't have that much appetite and I want to gain weight... What vitamins can I take to help me gain some weight by increasing my appetite?
I've lost a considerable amount of weight. Is there any type of vitamin that will help me regain my appetite?
Weight Loss: Your considerable weight loss is abnormal and you should consult your physician who can find out what is the cause of considerable weight loss and then advice you. Vitamins will not be any help. So consult your medical doctor and do not fool around. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Multivitamin is fine: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, .... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
It's: Your weight adequate, if not get evaluated for thyroid, or malignancy or anorexia, good luck! ...Read more
Safe, not effective: There have been many claims for various vitamins and their ability to increase appetite. There is no reliable information to support this idea. It is known that vitamin deficiencies may decrease appetite, so possibly the correction of those deficiencies increases appetite. In general, multiple vitamins like Centrum as safe to take; however, best idea is to eat as healthy a diet as possible:) ...Read more
I want to increase my weight, but I have no appetite and eat slowly, I want vitamin to help me increase my weight?
No vitamin 2 gain wt: Sorry but there's no vitamin to increase weight, otherwise, most people here in the states would avoid it like the plague. However, you still need vitamins to prevent diseases like c for scurvey & d for rickets. Check w/your family doc to make sure your thyroid is normal (and mood too). Then check w/nutritionist to determine what you're eating now & how much you need to eat to gain muscle weight. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 23 years old female and I already have a baby. I'm losing my appetite. What vitamins should I take for me to gain weight? Thank you!
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not help you gain weight, calories do. Eating more calories is how one puts on weight. There are no such vitamins to add weight to your body. ...Read more
Fat loss: Correcting a vitamin deficiency might improve your metabolism, but there is not a vitamin that will necessarily help you lose fat. Stop eating carbs for the most part and start a reasonable exercise plan to lose fat. You could also see a doctor to make sure all of your hormones are good and balanced, including your thyroid. ...Read more
I am a 44 year old male. I am desperately trying to find the right vitamins to take for energy loss. I am trying to get more energy. Help!
Get seen: The vast majority of people get no benefit whatever from taking vitamins. Especially at your age, you need a decent history & physical exam and blood work. A look at your life circumstances & emotions might also be worthwhile -- when things are rough you feel tired, vitamins or no. Health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. Please get with a competent physician. ...Read more
My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I don't have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?
Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. Of note, your B12 level is normal. ...Read more