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Are there any foods or vitamins that someone with Marfan syndrome should eat or take?

Are there any foods or vitamins that someone with Marfan syndrome should eat or take?

Marfan's syndrome: Unaware of any dietary or vitamin supplementation that will improve the manifestations of Marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


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7month baby(Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?

7month baby(Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?

Supplement review: Although I do not have first hand experience with this product, I have reviewed the website and their claims. They claim to manufacture according to current Good Manufacturing Processes, have FDA inspected facilities, and appear to have policies for lab testing for product purity and quality. These practices are generally good indicators of a reputable company, so the product is likely safe. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more

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What Vitamins or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

What Vitamins or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue: Vitamins and herbal supplements are fine but not very likely to control your chronic fatigue syndrome. If you haven't seen your doctor about this please do so. If you have seen the doctor and nothing happened, please ask for a referral to a Sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements in the u.S. For children to enhance height?

Are there any vitamins or supplements in the u.S. For children to enhance height?

Height enhancer: A person's height is predetermined by one's genetic makeup. There are no vitamins nor supplements that are known to influence or enhance height. ...Read more

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What vitamins and/or supplements would be most recommended for someone in their 40's?

What vitamins and/or supplements would be most recommended for someone in their 40's?

Few, Food Better: Vitamins is a big market, very inexpensive, derived from all sorts of otherwise food waste ; non food materials, big business, dependent on public ignorance/fear. Outside of vitamin d3 (not d), which I have found to be low for many people, or other specific deficiencies, possibly omega 3's from phytoplankton, best eat minimally processed foods from nature, avoid center isles with processed foods. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Not indicated: It is not necessary for an otherwise healthy male in late 20s to take a vitamin c supplement. But it woudn't hurt take some within reason. It would be better to get vitamins from whole foods. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems.The national marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have about marfan syndrome. Go to www.Marfan.Org. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome ?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% of patients have no family history tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. ...Read more

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