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Why Cant You Take Vitamins Before Surgery
I'm 2-3 weeks pregnant I really struggle to take tablets so what would I do about prenatal vitamins if I struggle taking tablets any other options?
Yes: There are some people who have great difficulty swallowing pills, whether pregnant or not. For these patients, there are several very good brands of vitamins, prenatal and others, which are available in liquid form. When mixed with juice, they are easy to take. My favorite mix is tomato or v-8 type juices. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens when you take asprin before surgery? Why do they say not to do this? Will asprin affect an oral surgery?
Bleeding management: Aspirin is a long known blood thinner in addition to being a pain reliever. Before surgery, including oral and dental surgery, it is very important to let your doctors know if you are on an Aspirin regime and for what purpose. If you take Aspirin regularly for general well being, then discontinuing in preparation for surgery will decrease the risk of complications due to bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I work out in gym. Till when i can take multivitamins and multiminerals? I want to ask how much months i can take it?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You can take them as long as you wish. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm taking iron supplements on an empty stomach as instructed. how long should I wait before I eat something?
Fairly quickly: I think an empty stomach helps iron be absorbed because the acid hasn't been buffered by other food and the iron isn't competing with other nutrients for assimilation. If it were me I'd probably feel I got an adequate dose of iron even if I started eating after a couple of minutes. ...Read more
You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stop taking prenatal vitamins cause i'm taking maca root i really want to conceive i don't know what to do anymore?
See below: I would strongly suggest seeing an OB gyn since maca root is not something an OB gyn would suggest. ...Read more
Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid
Hypothyroidism: I understand of getting tired of taking too much medications. At age 21, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with separations, work, Alcohol use and finances can cause Depression Not taking levothyroxine has led to increase in your depression See Endocrinologist, have blood test for Thyroid, get his advice. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss not to take depression med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy next year i'm planning to conceive but before I do is it ok for me to start taking prenatal vitamins before i know that i'm pregnant?
When i take vitamins that say to take on an empty stomach, before meals, or beteen meals how long should I wait before and after food to take it? D
Empty stomach: This means 1 hour before, and 2 hours after eating a meal. ...Read more
I am 17 and i want to take biotin pills 1000mcg, can you tell me how much I should take a day? I don't have any medical problems. Direct answer needed
Biotin: 1000 mcg a day is safe to take. Take care! ...Read more
Hi ! why every time i take the prenatal vitamins I have to vomit can't eat feel dizzy ? Does it supposed to do that to me or ? Im eleven weeks pregno ?
Why do I feel nauseated after taking vitamins? I make sure to eat first and don't take them on an empty stomach. Feel like throwing up :(
Not unusual: There are several reasons why taking a multivitamin causes nausea. Vitamins C, E and iron all tend to cause more irritation to your stomach. Be sure not to over dose on these (RDA is 75 mg vitamin C, 15 mg vitamin E, 18 mg iron). Fat solubles can accumulate; stick to RDA of vitamins A-700 mcg, D-600 IU, E-15 mg, K-90 mcg. Coatings slow absorption causing irritation. Try a gummie or chewable. ...Read more
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