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Vitamn E Beauty With Safflower Medication
Are there any medications, vitamins, foods, or practices (e.g., exercise, meditation) shown to decrease SHBG levels?
This is an area w/ adherents and skeptics. The positive things I've heard are related to fish oil - but even they warn about too much. Goldilocks lives! Too much is bad - too little is bad - you need to finf "Just right"! I've always liked moderation, so not a problem. Read about it online.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/476813-how-to-lower-shbg-levels-in-men-with-fish-oils/ ...Read more
Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more
Many meds, also...:
327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more
Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication?
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
Is there anything that I can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins I can take that are inexpensive?
Trying for pregnancy: A healthy lifestyle doesn't hurt, but most likely will not improve chances. If you have any risk factors like prior pelvic infection, you shouldsee a doctor since your fallopian tubes might be blocked. Otherwise, the best chances for pregnancy are by having intercourse at least every other day a few days before and around the time of ovulation. (usually 14 days before your expected period). ...Read more
Yes: Yes usually this is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?
No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read more
Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: We all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
Is there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?
Just turned 60. Exercise and eat pretty good. Have never taken vitamins. 6', 183 lbs.--should I start? Take medication for hypertension...
Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
If my urine is bright orange with red tent what does that mean? I do not take any medication or Vitamins.
Red tinted urine: You may have trace blood in your urine. A urinalysis can confirm this. It is important to check this right away, because blood in your urine can be dangerous and a source must be identified. Also, you can get a blood test for bilirubin levels, since abnormal bilirubin levels change urine color. Some foods like carrots, blackberries, beets, and rhubarb can turn your pee a pink color. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop before the allergy test. And for how long should I stop them is it three days or 1 week is vitamins ok to take?
Antihistamines: Vitamins are ok. Primarily it is antihistamines that are the issue, and need to be avoided for a week prior to the test. Some for 5 days, depends on the allergist and the method of testing. Beware of antihistamines now in nasal sprays and eyedrops. Plus certain pysch drugs (notably antidepressants). Tests should include + and - control tests; + control doesn't show positive? Problem. ...Read more
Very,? blood thinners:
Hemp seed oil has the ideal mix of essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as other beneficial compounds & is arguably the healthiest oil (though not good for cooking).
There are no known interactions but because it is a natural blood thinner caution should be used if on blood thinners.
See http://www. Ratical. Org/renewables/TherapHoil. Html
& http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/272024.php. ...Read more
What vitamins and minerals should not be taken when I am taking blood pressure medication regularly?
Too broad: Some supplements shouldn't be taken with some medicines. But in order to know supplements you shouldn't take (or which you should take more of), information about your specific condition and medicines would be necessary. This is a question you should be asking your doctor directly. ...Read more
Are there vitamins that can be taken to help hydrocodone withdrawal or and other kind of OTC medication?
Treat symptoms: Depends on how many vicodin- if mild, treat it like a mild flu - tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, pepto bismol can help diarrhea and stomach cramping, sedating antihistamines (like benadryl) can help sleep. In more severe cases, it can make you very sick, with vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, severe muscle pains and can last for several days, milder symptoms for weeks - for these, get medical help. ...Read more
I stop taking all medications for lupus I am now only on vitamins an supplements what vitamins would be best?
What kind of vitamins can I take to help with anxiety, and depression? Instead of taking different medication all the time.
Should my wife and I consult our Doctor before taking glucosimine 1500mg? Do vitamins have any interactions with medications? Which ones?
No, but research does: Not show it helps with arthritic pain. Though I had pain in my R hip verified on x-rays, & took it 4 about 3mos & have had no trouble since. Go figure. Worth a shot. No contradiction that I know of. ...Read more