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Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.

Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.

Bleeding: Some medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies can affect how your body bleeds and/or stops bleeding. If you bleed too easily or are unable to clot/stop bleeding during surgery, it puts you at higher risk for complications. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamins before surgery?

Should I take vitamins before surgery?

Are you deficient?: Vitamin supplements are only useful if you have deficiency of one or more of these. A person consuming a balanced diet does not need vitamin supplements. Discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I just had a minor surgery yesterday. Is it ok to start taking vitamins again? I take multi vitamin and garlic pills.

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

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Can I take vitamins prior to cataract surgery?

Can I take vitamins prior to cataract surgery?

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 am going to have bariatric surgery and will have to take vitamins for the rest of my life. Any info on free vits, suggestions?

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?

Vitamins: Free vits? Not that I know of. That is one thing that patients must be aware of prior to having surgery. You must be able to afford multivitamins, b12, calcium with vitamin d forever after surgery. I am not aware if any place you can get these for free. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Go back: To your bariatric surgeon to discuss and get a dietician and your OB physician talking. We don't have good data on this yet and it takes a team effort. Malnutrition is our main concern. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 10 how danger it because I need parathyoride surgery?

My vitamin d is 10 how danger it because I need parathyoride surgery?

Well...: There in no danger.
After the surgery please ask you Dr. For vitamin D-2 replacement, otherwise known as ERGOCALCIFEROL, to be taken at a dose of 50, 0000 Units once a week for at least a year.

Good luck with your surgery ...Read more

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I have had lapland surgery a little over two years ago. Should I still be taking a children's vitamin every day?

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

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Are there any ways to reduce areola size without surgery? I heard some vitamins may work

Are there any ways to reduce areola size without surgery? I heard some vitamins may work

No: There are no vitamins, supplements or foods that will decrease areola size. The range of normal is very wide. The differences between women is what makes their bodies special. ...Read more

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What vitamins are recommended after knee surgery?

What vitamins are recommended after knee surgery?

Let me explain: If you healthy there is no need to have special supplement after knee surgery.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?

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

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I am a male that is looking to develop small breasts without "surgery" are there any vitamins that could help with this?

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

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If your intestines don't absorb vitamin d, can you do surgery on them to make them absorb it?

If your intestines don't absorb vitamin d, can you do surgery on them to make them absorb it?

Why not absorbed?: Surgery won't help vitamins get better absorbed by the small intestine. The issue may be whether someone not absorbing vitamins could have an underlying malabsorption disorder like celiac sprue or crohn' s disease. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bone spur on femur, can it be dissolved naturally with vitamins or do I need surgery?

Bone spur on femur, can it be dissolved naturally with vitamins or do I need 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

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Does the doctor or anesthesiologist tell you which medicines or vitamins to stop before your surgery?

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

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Mum (60yrs)suffering hip inflamation&clacification, trying to avoid surgery. Recently dr. Prescribed "mena q7' (natural vitamin k2) do u recommend?

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

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Having surgery in a couple weeks, can I continue taking curcumin, fish oil and vitamins up to surgery day?

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

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I'm 16, I hate my breast size. Is there anyway I can make them grow naturally without surgery? Any medications/ vitamins? Anything?!?! Thanks.

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

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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.

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