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Why Cant You Take Vitamins Before Surgery
Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.
I just had a minor surgery yesterday. Is it ok to start taking vitamins again? I take multi vitamin and garlic pills.
Vitamins: You did not say where you had surgery - (git or where?). If you are referring to daily vitamin supplements, it should be okay provided you have normal GI functions and are not restricted by your attending physician from taking any supplements. To be sure, check with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: vitamins CS: It's ok to take vitamins before surgery. [N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) drops in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved.] Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants best for eyes; info: [email protected] Com ...Read more
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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
Dr. Paula I have keloid and would take a tonsillectomy surgery. What are the chances that will occur after surgery? What are the foods that are allowed to take after surgery? Am I allowed to take vitamin c before surgery? Thanks Jon
I am going to have bariatric surgery and will have to take vitamins for the rest of my life. Any info on free vits, suggestions?
Bariatric surgery, I had the sleeve surgery. I saw a brand called spring valley calcium soft chews with vitamin d3, is that ok to take?
Yes: The chewable vitamin d3 tablets are safe to use. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more
What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.
I have had lapland surgery a little over two years ago. Should I still be taking a children's vitamin every day?
Surgery & Vitamins: I don't think there is something called lapland surgery. Check with your doctor for the correct name of the surgery you had then try submitting your question again. Most people do not have enough variety in their diets to get all the vitamins they need for optimal health. An adult vitamin with minerals, vitamin d 2000 iu and omega 3 caps is a good basic start on supplements. ...Read more
Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?
Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more
I am a male that is looking to develop small breasts without "surgery" are there any vitamins that could help with this?
No, difficult to do: With vitamins. It depends what you are wanting to do, and this should be evaluated with your doctor, as your diagnosis will determine the course of action available. If you have gynecomastia, then you'll need to discuss options, and it may well be surgical. If it's of something you are taking, smoking, medication, this needs to be explored too, and stopped. So, start w/your doctor first. ...Read more
Vit C: No, it is fine to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does vitamin C interfere with general anesthesia and if it does when should I stop taking it before surgery?
Does not dissolve: A bone spur does not dissolve but it's irritating effect can at times be controlled with a steroid injection. If the spur cannot be managed medically and it is causing constant discomfort then removal will be necessary. ...Read more
Does the doctor or anesthesiologist tell you which medicines or vitamins to stop before your surgery?
Pre-Anesthesia: During the Pre-Anesthesia testing appointment the anesthesiologist will help you answer these questions. It is a good idea to bring any documents that describe your health history and your medication list. ...Read more
What do you think about intervenously injecting with vitamin C sarting before surgery & continuing during surgery for 24 hrs for faster healing.
No benefit: No benefit, unless you have vitamins c deficiency. ...Read more
Mum (60yrs)suffering hip inflamation&clacification, trying to avoid surgery. Recently dr. Prescribed "mena q7' (natural vitamin k2) do u recommend?
MenaQ7: Menaq7 is a vit k2 product derived from soybeans. Its use has been touted for both heart disease and treatment of osteoporosis. The problem described sounds like osteoarthritis for which the menaq7 probably has less benefit. Very few scientific studies have been done on vitk2 so many of the benefits on the internet are from sellers of the products and results are anectdotal. ...Read more
Yes: Certain herbs can do that as can certain drugs andphysical mechanism. ...Read more
Having surgery in a couple weeks, can I continue taking curcumin, fish oil and vitamins up to surgery day?
Supplements: I usually advise patients to stop all supplements in the weeks preceding surgery. We don't know enough about how these supplements might interact with the medications given during and after surgery. Some supplements may also increase risk of bleeding so better to stop them before surgery and resume when your doctor says its ok. ...Read more
I'm 16, I hate my breast size. Is there anyway I can make them grow naturally without surgery? Any medications/ vitamins? Anything?!?! Thanks.
Breast size: There are no medications/vitamins or treatments that can make your breast grow naturally. Your body has not matured completely. You must give yourself and your body the respect that it deserves to allow it to do what it does naturally. ...Read more
I'm 16, & I hate my breast size. Is there any way I can help them grow naturally without surgery? Medication/ vitamins? Anything at all?!? Thanks.
Breast size: No, I am sorry. The media demands that we live up to a certain appearance - tall, thin, beautiful skin, large breasts, small hips, etc. As a young woman, you are a target and it's all about companies getting rich by selling you clothes, makeup, plastic surgery. You are still developing and so will your breasts. Embrace who you are and the beautiful woman you will become. ...Read more
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