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Weak Lungs Vitamins
Weak lungs?: I would not say your baby has "weak lungs". He is in fact being exposed to new germs every day and his body will be developing an immunity to them. It is a great idea to make sure that he eats well and sleeps well. Also, you can give him a good children's multivitamin and perhaps some echinacea as directed to boost his immunity. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Was taking vitamin b6-12 for 6 months and stopped suddenly for 1 month. I feel tingling, numbness & weakness in arms, loss of reflexes & balance & burning in chest. Does this suggest nerve damage?
NAC: N acetyl cysteine 600 mg twice daily may be helpful. ...Read more
Incentive spirometer: There are medications that can improve breathing in patients with bronchoconstriction (ie; asthma, COPD), but do not specifically strengthen muscles associated with respiration. Physical therapists specially trained in respiratory therapy can work with you to perform exercises to strengthen those muscles. An inspiratory spirometer device can also help. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencies generally make you sick. Thiamine deficiency can affect your heart primarily and lungs indirectly. Most of the others do not affect primarily lungs. ...Read more
I think that I aspirated vitamin C pill. Would I be coughing if it were in my lungs? Is it unlikely if I'm not coughing?
Cough protects you: Aspirating happens quite commonly -I can't even count how many times I've taken a drink of water and it 'went down the wrong pipe'. The cough reflex is there to protect the lungs, and in ur case I would be almost certain ur body did what it was supposed to do -cough it OUT of the airways and back into the GI tract -oropharynx or esophagus. If cough persists, you have pain or other symptoms-see doc ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more
I got lung surgery a couple years ago and I want to make sure my lungs stay strong. Are there vitamins I can take?
Pulmonary evaluation: Have you had a pulmonary evaluation to check your present lung function. ...Read more
Fruits, veggies, supps: Fruits & veggies contain beneficial flavonoids & antioxidants- eat ones with all the colors of the rainbow! supplements proven to strengthen the heart are magnesium (found in dark leafy greens/nuts/seeds), coq10 (ubiquinol/ubqh is the form best for the elderly), d-ribose, taurine and carnitine. I recommend the book reverse heart disease now by stephen sinatra md for details. ...Read more
Congratulations!!: Now that you have taken your first steps on the road to a healthier life, your lungs will naturally heal themselves. The best ways you can help them to do this are to continue to not smoke, to eat a good and balanced diet, to sleep well, and to begin an exercise program. The more you do for your overall health, the better able to heal your lungs will be. There are no magic pills. ...Read more
Smoking cessation.: Stop smoking, that will detoxify your lungs. It will take a full 15 years for your CV risk comes back to that of a nonsmoker and 5 years before your stroke risk normalizes. Just stop smoking. ...Read more
What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?
Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies? Thinking around B12, D, K, E.
You are way out!: You have a load of anxiety without any good reason. Just relax and forget that you have cancer. If you had the cancer, it will not remain hidden. But you will go insane thinking about it and worrying about it. I suggest that you adopt a good hobby like a long morning walk daily and get your mind off the subject of Cancer. ...Read more
Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?
Early stage small cell lung cancer does not cause malabsorption. Detection with CT would depend on the size and location of the lesion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
Is it true vitamin A & E suppl. Increase the risk of cancer! I read on internet smokers used beta-carotene were 18% more likely to get lung cancer!
Dietitian specializing in cancer said vitamin A betacarotene in carrot juice is very harmful to patients with lung cancer - should it be avoided?
Nonsense: It may interfere with some anti-neoplastic agents but is not directly harmful! ...Read more
Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?
No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more
What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.
It depends...: There are many reasons for feeling weak. If you're deficient in vitamins then taking them will help, but if you're anemic you need iron, if you're hypothyroid then vitamins won't help but thyroid hormone will etc. See your doc to have tests like a blood count ; thyroid function to find the cause of your fatigue. Mos docs advise continuing your prenatal post-partum. Everyone should take d in winter. ...Read more
I took Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamin, and I have had chest pain. Like a squeezing sensation in middle of chest. What is this?
None: Vitamins will not help this issue. You are better off seeing a doctor and determining the cause. ...Read more
None: None work for those issues. Vitamin d helps to maintain bone strength. ...Read more
Fatigue/ weakness: Fatigue or weakness are general symptoms that may be related to several broad conditions. Blood/ circulation problems like anemia (decrease red blood cells). Endocrine (low thyroid). Vitamin D or B12 deficiencies. Metabolic causes like low sugar. Respiratory like sleep apnea or neurologic causes. Viral causes like mono. One should have a thorough evaluation with his or her health care provider. ...Read more
I'm a.Dm 2 patient I feel body weakness I want to take vitamins named enervit is there any complication with my conditions.?
GMP supplement: Take only GMP certified vitamins only as over-the-counter vitamins may contains other fillers which could be harmful. ...Read more
My body goes through phases of feeling weak, spaced out, and unbalanced, can this be a lack of vitamins because I never take them?
A person is havig lucoderma. So should he take injections twice a weak of vitamin B12 as it is insuffecient in his body? . He is a vegetarian. Male 21 yr
Whoa: Something is wrong here. All vegetarians need to supplement with vitamin B12, but it's best done orally unless you cannot absorb the stuff that way. B12 shots twice a week is overkill; once a month is probably fine. Leukoderma is often vitiligo, or sometimes tinea versicolor or something else; a proper diagnosis needs to be made. And vitiligo can run with pernicious anemia. Needs to be sorted out. ...Read more