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Is it ok to be on preventive vitamin supplements while being on the medication for the particular disease?
Marketing, marketing: Vitamins=big business marketing without scientific evidence of actual value, exempted from proof in US by this ad: http://goo.gl/uRrY78 which lead to: DSHE act 1994. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1194188 https://goo.gl/qjiXxS, https://goo.gl/D5GjoN. Vitamin deficiencies 1st world countries rare; exception Vit. D3. Thus check & treat only specific issues. Avoid processed foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: First of all our soils are depleted and no longer contain the same nutrients that were available to us as little as 30 yr ago. To further complicate matters we are a "processed food" society. The more you process a food the more nutrients you deplete. Then there is the issue of over cooking the processed foods. We are eating essentially "dead food". This makes supplementation critical for health. ...Read more
What is the best vitamin supplements to keep the pH balance up. My body is extremely sensitive and my pH balance is horrible?
Whoa: There is a cult diagnosis of "ph disturbance" promoted on the internet, in which good people are encouraged to self-diagnose and then take elaborate mixtures of dubious vitamins and supplements. Unlike some other "pop" claims, this has no relationship to reality. If you are interested in supplements / natural / "holistic" healing, get with an evidenced-based natural healer in your community. ...Read more
Not related: Vitamins are not likely to affect migraine or anxiety. If you are not on a regular mixed diet, you may take any over the counter multivitamin, however that is not likely to affect your symptoms. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for the treatment of migraine and anxiety. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Hi,i just turned 50 do i need to take any hormone replacement tablets,and which vitamin supplements must i take,thank you?
None: There are no supplements or hormone replacements that you MUST take. Hormone replacement is only used if a patient is having menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings. Supplements are generally not necessary for most people unless you are found to be deficient in a certain vitamin. ...Read more
Is it safe for a 24 year old man like me to take vitamin supplements such as neurogen e, a tablet of b complex vitamins + vitamin E for nerve health?
Yes, however...: Yes, these are safe, though I notice Neurogen E has the cyanocobalamin form of B12 and methylcobalamin is better. Look for a B complex that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate instead of folic acid,as about half of people have difficulty converting folic acid to its active form. E is best as a natural form with mixed tocopherols (not just alpha tocopherol).Consider Ashwagandha, a herb good for nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I prevent malnutrition with Crohn's disease??? Should I take vitamin supplements or something else?
How can I boost my 8ry old immune system. He eats ok food, runs around, gets sunshine, verrucas persisting for more than 2yrs. Vitamin supplements??
No worries: Persistent warts are not due to a weak immune system; it doesn't indicate any immune system problem. Activity and balanced diet are healthful, but not likely to help his warts. They'll clear up eventually. Or if large or in a bothersome spot, speak with his pediatrician about treatment. In meantime, this is no reason to worry about his general health. ...Read more
Had black non smelly (abit iron smelly?) stools, Not tar like from what i could tell. Had this for 2 days now and getting abit worried. Taking magnesium and D-vitamin supplements (no iron). Should i be worried
Red or black colored stool may be a sign of bleeding in the GI tract (from the esophagus, stomach, small intestine or colon) and should not be ignored.
When stool color changes, what tests need to be done depends upon what cause is suspected for the stool color change. For example, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy may be required to evaluate red or black stools if bleeding is suspected. ...Read more
No: but always be cautious taking multiple medications, wish you well ...Read more
Can orthomolecular psychiatry, and the use of vitamin supplements treatment and treat schizophrenia?
Started taking 80mg daily Pantoprazole for reflux. Will this decrease the effectiveness of my Birth control pill/other daily vitamin supplements?
Can an emergency contraceptive pill be eaten by a girl who is taking vitamin supplements (vitamin d and k12) ?
I’ve had a lump in the corner of my mouth for 8 months now and it’s not going away. I’ve tried dermatologists as well vitamin supplements.
Lump: Please see an Oral Surgeon. Lump requires further investigation. ...Read more
2yr4m twin boys-born 36w. Respiratory infection 4-6weekly. Tonsils&adenoids removed. Vannair&Nexomist 2/day. Allergy&immune test no issues. Any ideas on what we missing? Tried all sorts of vitamin supplements and Telfast
“I've dry eyes. there're dark circles under my eyes. I had Omega 3 fish oil pills but it gave me acne. What vitamin supplements is good instead?
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar i disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more