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Vitamins Supplements Marfan's Syndrome
Marfan's syndrome: Unaware of any dietary or vitamin supplementation that will improve the manifestations of Marfan's syndrome. ...Read more
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
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
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
What Vitamins or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
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
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
Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen. ...Read more
Having the features: Features suggestive of Marfan syndrome include: above-average height, long arms, long fingers, flat feet, high-arched palate, narrow face, crowded teeth, small lower jaw, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), hunchback (hunchback), scoliosis (crooked back), hypermobile/hyperflexible joints, etc... A person with several of these features can see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Www. Marfan. Org: Marfan syndrome is a genetic abnormality affecting the fbn1 gene. It is thought of as a "connective tissue" disease. People with Marfan have varying levels of abnormalities of the skeleton, their heart, their eyes, and their lungs. The Marfan foundation has a great website at www. Marfan. Org. At the site, there is important information about diagnosis, with recommendations. ...Read more
Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have Marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their children would have the disease). Some cases are not preventable, such as the 20-30% of Marfan syndrome persons who have the disease from a new mutation (neither parent had a mutation). ...Read more
Talk w/ your doctor: If properly designed clinical trials have not evaluated it, and/or if the only data is what's listed on the bottle, a website, or a book, then probably not. Many supplements are advertised as helpful (ginko biloba for example), but well designed trials did not find any benefit. Also, "natural" treatments can still have side effects. It's best to discuss any products with me at an office visit. ...Read more
Not that I know: The only likely association I can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism). But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal. ...Read more
Http://xtr. Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_ (warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?
Vitamin C: The quality of vitamin c tablets (and powder) is rather standard. The key thing to keep in mind is that vitamin c has a half-life of about 12 hours so no matter how much you take it will leave your body in that amount of time. Thus, it's best to take vitamin c twice daily, A.M. And P.M. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Bulk fibre: If hemorrhoids are an issue, I recommend good hydration, a balanced diet, and the use of bulk laxatives. Any brand of bulk laxative is fine, and don't take more than directed. I usually recommend 2-3 tablets with a glass of water. I also suggest you be very efficient when using the bathroom - get in, finish, and get up. Do not linger. No vitamins will help. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is a mutation in the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. This gene is responsible for providing the instructions for making a protien called fibrillin which becomes part of microfibrils. Microfibrils are important for providing the strength and flexibility of connective tissue. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to bones, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and heart values. ...Read more
Not at all: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more
None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more
Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www. Abihm. Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. ...Read more
Not Entirely Common: Marfan's patients can have spontaneous collapse of the lungs (known as pneumothorax). I would not say it is very common but it can occur. Typically marfan's patients have small air pockets at the top of the lungs called blebs. These blebs can rupture causing an airleak into the space between the lung and the chest wall. The air pushes on the lung causing the collapse. ...Read more
That's easy: Those that you have to travel to the tropics to take. ...Read more
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