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Doctor insights on: What Does A Persons Absorption Of Calcium Vary Based On

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Is one thyroid level right for everyone? Or does that depend on the specific person?

Is one thyroid level right for everyone? Or does that depend on the specific person?

Some mild variation: Thyroid hormone test results are similar for all persons, with some variation in the "normal ranges" depending on age and sex (which is true for many types of blood tests). Sometimes, a person will have results inside the "normal range" but still need treatment; while other times, a person will have results a little bit outside the "normal range" but still be normal (nature is just this way!). ...Read more

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How come a multivitamin is the same size of an individual vitamin? In other words, how come my multivitamin, which contains all sorts of vitamins, is the same size as just a vitamin c?

How come a multivitamin is the same size of an individual vitamin? In other words, how come my multivitamin, which contains all sorts of vitamins, is the same size as just a vitamin c?

Size: Vitamins ,in terms of mass, are mostly ingredients other than the actual vitamin molecule(s). Things such as binders, preservatives, flavorings, colorings, hardeners, etc. ...Read more

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Will any of the ingredients in rainbow light mens one food based multivitamin have an affect on the effectiveness of cialis?

Will any of the ingredients in rainbow light mens one food based multivitamin have an affect on the effectiveness of cialis?

May improve effects: None of the ingredients in this multivitamin are known to interact with cialis. However, vit c, e, many b vitamins and zinc can improve male sexual function so you may have greater benefits from Cialis by taking these vitamins. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/men/health-tips/5-vitamins-for-mens-sexual-health.Htm. ...Read more

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What percent of influence does lifestyle have on a person's health?

What percent of influence does lifestyle have on a person's health?

Effect of Life Style: Our life style is due to our thinking, beliefs, values, feelings, needs,expectations and competitiveness. Competitiveness can lead to pressure, anxiety. jealousy, anger and effect on heart, stomach and blood pressure. Sedentary life style could make us--COUCH POTATOES in front of TV,feel, drink beer, gain weight which will also affect blood sugar and heart. Life style greatly affects our life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in biological term on what is the effect of potassium chloride on human body?

Can you tell me in biological term on what is the effect of potassium chloride on human body?

KCL: Will increase low body K which can kill you.. Take too much and it will kill you from high body K. I would go to wikipedia and review potassium metabolism. ...Read more

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Does high amount of calcium in the system has an effect on blackouts?

Does high amount of calcium  in the system has an effect on blackouts?

That and more : Serious consequences. High blood calcium can cause weakness that may be similar to blackouts. However, it is important to know why you have hight calcium and the cause needs to be addressed. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001404/. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and the effects on health of having a vitamin D3 level of 3?

What are symptoms and the effects on health of having a vitamin D3 level of 3?

Many,may die younger: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health ...Read more

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Will using vitamin supplements influence the working of the 13 day diet which is extremely strict on what is allowed?

Will using vitamin supplements influence the working of the 13 day diet which is extremely strict on what is allowed?

13 day diet is not: something I am familiar with. When dieting it is very important to keep your vitamin and mineral levels in balance so supplementing sounds like a good idea. Please see your doc to make sure the diet you are following is healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does an put of range high B12 mean in the absence of supplements?

Excess intake or: Elevated blood levels of vit B12 are not associated w/ toxicity but may be associated w/ various hematologic conditions (eg myeloproliferative neoplasms, hypereosinophilic syndrome, gray platelet syndrome, macrophage activation syndrome), in some cases secondary to liver damage causing release of of the stored vitamin (eg cirrhosis, hepatitis, primary or secondary liver cancer). Quite rare. ...Read more

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What is the amount of Folic acid needed per day during pregnancy? is this amount the same for all women or it depends on some conditions?

What is the amount of Folic acid needed per day during pregnancy? is this amount the same for all women or it depends on some conditions?

Folic Acid: If there is a family hx of neural tube defects than higher folic acid levels may be recommended. Most women should get 600 mcg each day when pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

Matter of degree: Osteopenia can simply refer to loss of bone substance (density) on x-rays. It can also mean bone loss not severe enough to be called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is density more than 2.5 standard deviations less than normal young people (t score less than -2.5). Osteopenia is T-score of -1.0 to -2.5. Calcium and vitamin d can help, but check with specialist. Other conditions can mimic osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the average level of antibodies in a non-sick individual?

What is the average level of antibodies in a non-sick individual?

Depends on the : Type of antibody. A person has antiboides to thousands of antigens. If what you mean is immunoglobulin levels, these also vary by age and gender. The following site provides general information about immunoiglobulin levels for the three major types. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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Can the type of food one consumes have an effect on hormones?

Can the type of food one consumes have an effect on hormones?

Yes: What and the quality of what we eat affects everything. Inflammatory diets (refined foods, high pesticides, etc) create an inflammatory environment in the body. Cortisol (stress hormone) increases. Cholesterol goes to estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, aldosterone production. Cofactors like vitamins and minerals are essential for all hormone pathways. Great question! ...Read more

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Is a homocysteine level of 12 kind of on the high end for someone in their 20s? Can it be associated w osteoporosis and homocystinuria?

Is a homocysteine level of 12 kind of on the high end for someone in their 20s? Can it be associated w osteoporosis and homocystinuria?

No: Normal levels of homocysteine is below 15. Increased levels of this amino acid are associated with early onset blood vessel plaque and blood clots that can cause heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in other areas as well. It is not associated with osteoporosis. Homocysteinuria is a genetic disease associated with multiple birth defects including mental retardation. ...Read more

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Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Not necessarily.: Certain factors influence Zinc absorption. For example, cereal, rice and corn contain phytates and have a negative effect on Zinc absorption. So best to avoid intake with those foods. ...Read more

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Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Foods: Phytic acid and oxalic acid, found naturally in some plants, bind to calcium and can inhibit its absorption. Foods with high levels of oxalic acid include spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beans. Eating spinach and milk together reduces calcium absorption. Foods high in phytic acid include whole-grain products and wheat bran, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy isolates. ...Read more