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What Vitamins Should 15 Yr Old Girl Take
A 15 year old girl has G6pd . vitamin D level : 9.7ng/ml . Can she start taking vitamin D supplement ? And how ?
Vit D deficiency: Vit D levels are low in lots of pts. Most docs who check it will tell you it needs to be about 60, range is 30 to 100. A level of 9.7 will take a while to get up, but when it gets in the upper normal range the person will have so much more energy and feel better all around. Try the Vit D 5000U gummies. These seem to work the best. taking one a day or a handful a week will do the trick. ...Read more
I m a 23 yr old girl.
M suffering frm epilepsy frm last 11 yrs n m taking encronate chrono 200(sodium valporate).
Also from last few months m suffering frm thyroid with TSH 7.38 , vitamin D is 9.4.
Vitamin B12 is also less due to which i hv become obese 8
Need 2nd opinion Dr.: You have enough things going on that you need to be working with, or getting a 2nd opinion from an integrative medicine doctor (or ayurvedic physician. Vitamin D absorption is much less in obesity, b/c it gets sequestered (stored and not active) in fat &you need Vitamin B12 to be higher. Your TSH value is very high, so this needs to be managed better too as UR thyroid controls UR metabolism. Impt! ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal vitamins are definitely healthy for women in their adolescence. Typically most prenatals have extra folic acid, iron and calcium. I typically recommend cost comparison to my patients because sometimes there is an upcharge on prenatals. Check the labels, you may find another brand has same ingredients but is cheaper if it doesn't say 'prenatal' on it. Just an idea. But definitely safe. ...Read more
Canmy 15 year old take body, hair, skin and nail vitamins with her medication, Prozac and trazadone?
Yes: Otc vitamins will not interfere with those medicines. ...Read more
Plenty available: It is a mistake to believe that taking a pill "lets us off thehook". Vitamin supplements do not work well unless the diet is as pristine as you can afford. Most diets today have too many empty calories and, as I have said many times in these posts, sugar in all its forms is definitely injurious to health.See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more
Teen vitamins: I would recommend taking a vitamin for teenagers or young women. If you take a trip to the pharmacy, you will easily find vitamins marked for teenage girls. Never take more than the recommended amount of vitamins as intructed on the bottle. ...Read more
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