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Can SeroVital be taken for hot flashes and anxiety attacks?

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Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I am 70 years of age and still having hot Flashes and I am very irritable and have anxiety attacks,
should I start taking SeroVital?
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Sorry to learn about your bothersome symptoms.

SeroVital has not been shown to improve hot flashes, irritability or anxiety attacks.
When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:

CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your last 3 months' glucose average). Also known by other names such as GlycoHemoglobin or Glycated Hemoglobin or A1c
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
TSH (checks your thyroid)
Free T4 (this too checks your thyroid)
25 hydroxy Vitamin D levels (ideal range 40 to 60 ng/ml = 100 to 150 nmol/liter)

None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day
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