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Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Maybe: A recent article showed that more than 800mg of calcium taken as supplements increased heart disease so take half of your required dose as cal/mag & other half via diet. Vitamin d is important & most people are deficient or low so about 2000/day to maintain; if low may need more. Multivitamins are controversial. I think if you feel a step up with them after a few weeks then they are fine. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health.  Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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Best vitamins brandsfor women over50?

Best vitamins brandsfor women over50?

It depends...: There are many good brands but i prefer high potency with minimal additives such as pure encapsulations, thorne and new chapter, available online & in some stores. I advise everyone take vit. C 1-2000 mg 2x/day & a quality mulitivit. That includes the 5-mtfh form of Folic Acid & 5000 units of vit. D in winter months .To prevent osteoporosis at least 1 mg of vit, k & perhaps a quality calcium/mag. ...Read more

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Can weight loss supplements affect a womens menstrual cycle?

Can weight loss supplements affect a womens menstrual cycle?

Yes.: There are many potentially hazardous weight loss supplements that can disturb hormones. I personally advise avoiding all supplements - as they are a crutch. I know how hard it is to lose weight (100lbs to date) ... Focus on habits you can do the rest of your life - rather than temporary band aids. Medication is not always the answer, but exercise is 100% proven and safe without side effects. ...Read more

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Diet for pregnant women?

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Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost during menstration?

What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost  during menstration?

Several: The shortest answer is iron. Most women tend to lean toward iron deficiency due to menstrual cycles. If heavy and prolonged, anemia may occur even so severe to require blood transfusion. ...Read more

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How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

Bias towards women: These organizations have tried for years to enhance the health of women and eliminate medical and political obstacles their care and well being. Yes they are biased - they are biased towards women and against the ignorance and errors of the past. ...Read more

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Is drinking health drinks like women's horlicks good for health or diet? (i'm 20)

Is drinking health drinks like women's horlicks good for health or diet? (i'm 20)

Not particularly: The only diet that is good for you is "god made" food. All "man msde" provides calories with insufficient vitamin content, even if "vitamin enriched" appears on the label. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins and nipple pain, related?

Prenatal vitamins and nipple pain, related?

Doubtful: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can cause pain. Eczema or psoriasis can lead to nipple pain. When the nipple is engorged it can cause pain. Hormonal changes can cause (puberty, pms, period, pregnancy ; breast feeding). Thrush or bacterial infections can lead to pain. Friction against. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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Could teenagers take sundown natural vitamins?

Could teenagers take sundown natural vitamins?

Sure: Don't spend too much money or expect much (or anything) from this kind of thing. Eat sensibly and stay physically fit. Ask your physician if a supplement is likely to benefit you. Pregnant woman, convalescents, vegetarians and others on limited diets, and perhaps folks actively putting on muscle are those most likely to benefit. ...Read more

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Can women take men's multi-vitamins?

Can women take men's multi-vitamins?

Yes: Different companies take a different approach to gender-specific nutrition which explain the great variations between products. By reading the label, you will likely see more similarities than differences. Women's vitamins usually have some extra iron to account for mentrual-related blood loss in pre-menopausal women and vit d and/or calcium to support the bones in post-menopausal women. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Oral Sex: Nope. Not in general. This common sexual practice has no real health concerns outside of the normal concerns for stds. ...Read more

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Will GNC womens ultra nutrition active multivitamin interfere with my bc trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Will GNC womens ultra nutrition active multivitamin interfere with my bc trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Multivitamins: I couldn't find exactly what you've written in gnc's products, to check on ingredients. The closest thing i saw was: gnc women's ultra mega® active. This one contains a few herbs (panax ginseng, gingko, green tea, etc) in addition to the vitamins, but nothing that should conflict with your birth control pills. http://tinyurl.com/6no53xd. ...Read more

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All my life asked why i have long cycles (40)ever since taking well women vitamins and vit b12 it has bcome regular. Was it Deficiency? Sudden no pms

All my life asked why i have long cycles (40)ever since taking well women vitamins and vit b12 it has bcome regular. Was it Deficiency? Sudden no pms

Bodily changes: it is likely that you're hormonal system did not become fully mature until recently or you have undergone some changes in your body or your nutrition that has led to more regular and consistent periods. sometimes when people go from a lower or worse nutrition state to a optimal one, the body will have more frequent periods because it is ready for you to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11129515 calcium may also be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins to boost memory? I find it worse during luteal phase as part of pms i think. How can i control it or boost it without med

Are there any vitamins to boost memory? I find it worse during luteal phase as part of pms i think. How can i control it or boost it without med

Medical foods: Yes, we do have experience using biologically active B vitamins, and even Vitamin D supplements. Since these items require prescriptions, and are not available in your "vitamin store", you need to discuss with your physician. Also, may help to explore your emotional state at time of hormonal shifts, as this can contribute to cognitive change. ...Read more

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Why do b-complex vitamins alleviate my PMS cramps?

Why do b-complex vitamins alleviate my PMS cramps?

Sometimes Lassie-: Ours is not to question WHY...Ours is but to B complex or Cry! Is that too much of a stretch? We don't know the whole story (or even much of it necessarily) but we know that PMS time of the month is associated with Vit. B deficiencies. Most important B vit. that is believed to treat PMS is B6, pydridoxine. Don't overdo it though because TOO MUCH on a regular basis can cause neurological issues ...Read more

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How much evening primrose oil do I take? I have bad pmtt/Pms.. Do I take it every day with other vitamins? Vit d and b complex ? Thanks

How much evening primrose oil do I take? I have bad pmtt/Pms.. Do I take it every day with other vitamins? Vit d and b complex ? Thanks

Depends: You can start with 1gm of primrose oil, but it is good to balance it with a good fish oil and some flax. It would be a good idea to get in for evaluation to see if you need the vitamin D and the vitamin B complex. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Started eating healthy and cut out a lot of junk food. Also started taking vitamins 4 months ago. My period hasn't come since than? Still pms/cramps

Started eating healthy and cut out a lot of junk food. Also started taking vitamins 4 months ago. My period hasn't come since than? Still pms/cramps

Many possibilities: Congratulations on improving your diet and taking vitamins; this can only help your health in the long run. I can not imagine any way that would cause irregular periods so this is a coincidence. There are many possible causes including thyroid imbalances, stress & pregnancy. See a good doctor, preferably with a holistic approach. For more on causes of missed periods: http://bit.Ly/18ogpzs. ...Read more

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Is taking multi vitamin tab everyday good for health and which multi vitamin is best for me.. Im a 30 yr old female?

Is taking multi vitamin tab everyday good for health and which multi vitamin is best for me.. Im a 30 yr old female?

Multivitamin/iron/D: It is always best to get nutrients from our diet, but most people do not get optimal amounts of all needed nutrients from our diet, so a well-rounded multivitamin with minerals is a good insurance policy to assure you are getting optimal nutrition. Menstruating women often will benefit from a vitamin that also supplies iron. Most people also benefit from taking vitamin d-see comments for details. ...Read more

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50, female. Enjoy 2 vodka martini every other night. Is this ok for my health? I exercise , eat right and take many vitamins

50, female. Enjoy 2 vodka martini every other night. Is this ok for my health? I exercise , eat right and take many vitamins

Probably: The recommended number of drinks/wk for non-pregnant women is 7 or less. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you might want to drink less. Studies have shown a link between alcohol and breast cancer. But alcohol is also associated with a lower risk of heart disease. To make an informed decision about how much to drink, talk to your doctor about your personal risk of these diseases. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a women to take male vitiams i can't afford my one a day women right now but my husband has his mons health one a day vitamins?

Is it ok for a women to take male vitiams i can't afford my one a day women right now but my husband has his mons health one a day vitamins?

OK: It's ok for women to take men's vitamins, but better that men not take women's vitamins. Women's vitamins typically contain iron, which men shouldn't take unless they have iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

Many good choices: There are many great multivitamins. Being hypothyroid should not affect your choice. For an independent review of 101 brands of multivitamins see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any of the top 30 are great, though some good choices like ultranutrient by pure encapsulations and only one by new chapter are not included. I also advise taking 5000 iu of vit d in fall & winter months. ...Read more

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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

Hair and Nails: Try supplements containing sea buck thorn. Give it two weeks, then write back with your results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium bone health and women's one a day multi-vitamins on the same day?

Is it safe to take calcium bone health and women's one a day multi-vitamins on the same day?

Yes, totally safe: There is a very wide safety margin in taking vitamins and minerals. Women's one a day has relatively low doses of most of its ingredients. It does have 450 mg of calcium carbonate, but this is a relatively poorly-absorbed form of calcium so additional calcium, esp. Better-absorbed forms like calcium citrate is advised.I also advise taking a total of 4-5000 units of vit. D for bone & overall health. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.

What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.

Depends: If you are eating a regular mixed diet, you probably do not need any additional vitamins. If is good that you are taking iron and vitamin D. You may take any over the counter multivitamin, if you so choose.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm female 61. Was told I have prothrombin mutation g20210a. I take vit D3 with vit k daily for bone health. Should i stop taking vitamin k?

I'm female 61. Was told I have prothrombin mutation g20210a. I take vit D3 with vit k  daily for bone health. Should i stop taking vitamin k?

Speak with your doc: With the information you have provided, there is no reason to stop taking vitamin k. However, this should be discussed with your primary care physician, or with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vitamin d. A multivitamin with iron can help with vitamin d and iron- however teen girls need to add more dairy such as milk, cheese or yoghurt for adequate calcium intake. ...Read more