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How does vitamin d help patients with copd?

How does vitamin d help patients with copd?

No hard evidence: Vitamin d supplements don’t seem to help most patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), according to a recent study published in the annals of internal medicine. Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin d has been said to help fight inflammation of the lungs in patients with copd. However, most patients suffering from COPD are vitamin d deficient. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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I have COPD and get chest infections every 3weeks is there ne vitamins out there I could take or nething I could do 2 cut these infections down im wor?

I have COPD and get chest infections every 3weeks is there ne vitamins out there I could take or nething I could do 2 cut these infections down im wor?

Copd: Vitamins may not prevent infections, but may help in general well being. Any centrum silver multivitamin may be helpful. May be you need some antibiotics for your frequent infections. Check with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good to take?

What vitamins are good to take?

Here are a few: Start with a reasonably good multivit with minerals and add about 1000iu vit d per 25 # body wt per day and that should give you a reasonable start. ...Read more

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Jamieson vitamins are they good?

Jamieson vitamins are they good?

Jamieson: Jamieson is a long-standing company which makes many, many products. Which ones are "good" for you, depends on what you need. Please know this is not the only company available which makes vitamins. ...Read more

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What b vitamin is good for cholesterol?

Vitamin B3: Vitamin b3, or niacin, is the only b vitamin that truly effects cholesterol. It reduces LDL (bad) and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The caveat is that to be effective requires high doses (400mg +), wherein it should be considered a drug rather than just a vitamin. That's because at these high doses it can irritate the liver (liver enzyme levels should be followed) and cause muscle problems. ...Read more

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What is vitamin water? Is it good for you?

What is vitamin water? Is it good for you?

It depends: Vitamin Water is a commercial drink that adds sweeteners, flavors and small amounts of vitamins and minerals to water. There are many varieties but most have about 32 grams of sugar (as cane sugar and fructose) and NONE of those are "good for you."Sugar is one of the least healthy things we can consume.
But the "Zero" variety with no sugars (sweetened with stevia and erythritol) is relatively good. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that are good for 16 year olds?

Are there any vitamins that are good for 16 year olds?

Vitamins for Teens.: Vitamin d deficiency is an epidemic at all ages, so I usually recommend getting tests and supplementing and increasing sun exposure accordingly. ...Read more

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Are multi vitamins good?

Are multi vitamins good?

Once daily is fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he or she may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generally, there are no side effects. ...Read more

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What is vitamin E good for?

What is vitamin E good for?

Many things: As an antioxidant, vit. E may protect against cancer & alzheimer's & is famous for preventing heart disease. Research is contradictory; negative studies often use synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol; studies done using natural e (d-alpha tocopherol) with mixed tocopherols have better results. Eating foods high in e gives the best outcome! See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=111. ...Read more

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Any vitamins good for skin?

Any vitamins good for skin?

Anti-oxidants: The most dangerous thing for the skin is damage from unstable molecules, promoted by UV light, called free radicals. Anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and A can help protect against this damage. Eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to get these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, sardines, walnuts) are also good. ...Read more

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Coconut water is good for copd?

Coconut water is good for copd?

There Is No Evidence: There is no evidence that coconut water can help patients with COPD in any way ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for energy?

What vitamins are good for energy?

Be selective: Recent studies seem to conclude that too much of any supplement can be potentially dangerous. Multivitamins, iron, magnesium, folate, selenium, and others can have more of a drug like effect at greater than normal or natural levels. Good nutrition, exercise, clear achievable goals, and social support may be the best vitamins. Vitamin d is often deficient and not infrequently b12, b1, and folate. ...Read more

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What vitamin is good for dementia?

What vitamin is good for dementia?

B 12: There is a particular dementia associated to lack of vitamin b 12 which is part of all cellular membranes specially of the nervous system. If there is no low level of vit b won't help. Drs. Screen all pts. With dementia for this. In general it is recommended to ingest oils containing omega 3, like fish oil or eat tuna, salmon and fish c low in mercury for the esphyngomyeline needed. ...Read more

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What are good sources of vitamin a?

What are good sources of vitamin a?

Colored vegetables: The precursors to vitamin are in higher concentrations in colored vegetables, especially carrots. Liver also concentrates vitamin a and extracts of liver are used to supply this vitamin. Vitamin a is available in expensively in supplements. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for menopause?

What vitamins are good for menopause?

If you: Eat a healthy diet, vitamins won't help you with menopause. Make sure, however, that you get in sufficient calcium and vitamin d and that your d level isn't low, as that can lead to further bone loss. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins for the kidney?

What are good vitamins for the kidney?

None: Several vitamins are known to be harmful in kidney patients such as vitamin a, e and k.
None of the vitamins have been shown to prevent or slow down the progression of kidney disease. If you have kidney disease then you should not take over the counter multivitamins.
You can take multivitamins specially formulated for kidney patients such as prorenal, dialyvite etc. ...Read more

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What foods are good for vitamin a and e?

What foods are good for vitamin a and e?

A&E foods: Vitamin a foods: papaya, mangoes, green peas, tomatoes, peaches, red peppers, fort. Milk, egg yolks, fort. Oatmeal. Vitamin e foods: sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens, papaya, red peppers, asparagus. ...Read more

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What foods and vitamin are good for hair?

What foods and vitamin are good for hair?

Iron, Biotin, Lysine: Foods high in iron are good for hair growth, as are the vitamins biotin and zinc. L-lysine is also good for hair growth as it helps the body absorb iron more efficiently. ...Read more

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Is spriva good for asthma or its for copd only?

Is spriva good for asthma or its for copd only?

Probable: There are studies showing that Spiriva provides as much bronchodilation as beta agonist (albuterol etc). In selected cases, inhaled steroid, long-acting bronchodilator, and antimuscarinic (Spiriva) are required to control asthma. This same combination are also used on COPD although inhaled steroid may not be needed for a high % of COPD patients. ...Read more

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What are bell peppers good for in terms of vitamins?

What are bell peppers good for in terms of vitamins?

Many: Red peppers are richest in anti oxidants and have a high amount of vitamin c, lycopene. All of the peppers are great source of potassium and lycopene for health. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which vitamins is good for stress?

Any suggestions on which vitamins is good for stress?

Many: Many vitamins are used up more quickly in chronic stress. You might consider replacing b vitamins like b6, thiamine, b12, and folate (folic acid). Also vitamin c, and magnesium. Make sure you don't rely only on pills, though -- eat a healthy diet with lots of veggies, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, and omega-3's like wild salmon, walnuts, ground flax seed, etc. ...Read more

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If yo have copd, is an oximeter a good thing to have?

If yo have copd, is an oximeter a good thing to have?

Oxygen need: If you have shortness of breath frequently and your pulmonary function tests reveal a fev1/fvc ratio as significantly low, then you should talk to your doctor about doing a home pulse oximetry test. As a screening your doctor may want to do a 6 minute walk test in the office. Doing your own oximetry is generally discouraged. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good for skin? And what makes them so?

Answer for: All 3 questions on this. Vitamins all work together as a team that can be compared with a jigsaw puzzle. All of them are necessary to the life of every cell in the body so there is no vitamin "good for this or that" like taking an Aspirin to relieve a headache. ...Read more

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Http://xtr. Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_ (warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Http://xtr. Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_ (warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Don't waste your $$: In otherwise healthy people all multivitamin preparations have been proven to be worthless. I stopped taking a multivitamin about 3 years ago. Save your money ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for?

What is vitamin d good for?

Calcium metabolism: Vitamin d. Is a hormone that is absorbed into your cell's nucleus and affects the types of proteins that your cell makes. The specific proteins that vitamin d regulates help you to maintain enough calcium and phosphorus in your body to allow the muscles to function properly, the bones to retain enough but not too much calcium. Without it, he would develop rickets and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b5 good for?

What is vitamin b5 good for?

Energy, stress &...: Like all vitamins, b5 plays many roles in the body. It is essential for converting food into energy, forming adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters and plays a role in immune function. While deficiency is rare, it may help treat allergies, help with depression, stress and fatigue, reduce migraines and help arthritis. See http://www. Nutros. Net/nsr-0201d.Html. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin for adhd?

What is a good vitamin for adhd?

None specific: There are no good studies that point to the use of specific vitamines in managing ADHD. Some have suggested B complex vitamines as being helpful, but there is a lack of double blind controlled studies. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more