Vitamins and minerals

What is Vitamins and minerals?

These are essential nutrients for body. Water soluble vitamins are vitamin B, C and E and fat soluble vitamins are A and D. Common Minerals are Zinc, Mn, Mg and Calcium.

Questions and answers on "Vitamins and minerals"

I am 23 weeks pregnant and just finished my prenatel pills. If I take liquid floradix along with liquid vitamin b complex and vitamin c and vitamin d3 would this be enough for my babies development?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
The medication you have been prescribed is sufficient but you also need to supplement calcium. Please ask your consultant obstetrician to prescribe calcium supplements. Take plenty of milk, fresh fruits and vegetables. The amount of iron required is based on the prenatal status of iron...

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I am Vitamin D deficient. I was prescribed Vitamin D (ERGO) 50,000 IU CA PLIVA. I was to take one capsule by mouth twice a week. I filled this prescription last week. I read the label incorrectly. I have been taking 2 pills a day for the past 7 days. I feel fine and am not (Background info. I am diabetic, I will be having gastric by-pass surgery in March).

doctor1 MD

Hi

Well you have taken a lot of Vitamin D !! You have a high risk of Vitamin D toxicity. watch out for symptoms of Dehydration, Vomiting, Decreased appetite, Irritability, Constipation, Fatigue, Muscle weakness or headache report to your doctor immediately. The recommended upper limit of vitamin...

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hello,i am 20 years old female and i am looking for a vitamin that would nt make me sleepy, i tried to take some vitamins(centrum,conzace) and stop using them cause it makes me sleepy and i feel tired the whole day.

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for query.Normally most of the vitamins tablets has nothing do with sleeping.It is the weakness that leads to this.Please talk to your doctor first to see what you exactly required,it is better then just taking any vitamin.bye.

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they found lt.gynecomastis in my body. i am 52 y old mail. what food,vitamin,medicine u can advice me. thanks . will they find lt.gynecomastis in my body.i am male 52 years. around the nipple its hard. the nipplearea is painfull when pushed down. the swelling is there around 2 year. going bigger. the pain and hard around is still 1 month. i am always very sexual sensitive there since boy. what food,vitamin or medicin u can advice me. or any other advice. jameswcreme@hotmail.com .thanks . will

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Hi Will,
Welcome to HCM.
Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breast tends to develop as a female breast. Since it is painful and hard to feel, it is strongly advisable to remove it by surgery, as there is a small percentage of possibility that it may become malignant. Kindly consult a...

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they found lt.gynecomastis in my body. i am 52 y old mail. what food,vitamin,medicine u can advice me. thanks . will they find lt.gynecomastis in my body.i am male 52 years. around the nipple its hard. the nipplearea is painfull when pushed down. the swelling is there around 2 year. going bigger. the pain and hard around is still 1 month. i am always very sexual sensitive there since boy. what food,vitamin or medicin u can advice me. or any other advice. jameswcreme@hotmail.com .thanks . will

doctor1 MD

Hi,thanks for query.For pain and discomfort you need to take analgesic tablets.If infection is suspected you need to take antibiotic also.Gynecomastia does not require specific treatment if other wise your are normal.You do not have any other health issue so I think there is no reason to worry.bye.

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im foreigner in india , always i used to take iron tablet as my doctor in my country telling me , like vitamin A and vitamin B and iron , but here i couldnt find my regular tablet so i bout cofol-z and i dont know it does have any side effect , is that safe ?can i take it as imy regular iron tablet , i couldnt find any website like wiki for this tablet

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
I can appreciate the problem you are facing,but this cofol Z contains carbonyl iron 50 mg, zinc sulphate monohydrate 61.8 mg, folic acid 0.5 mg.
This is from good company cipla, please do not worry just make sure your dose in adults usually up to 150 mg is given.
It is useful...

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Hi, I am female at age of 30 and married. I do get extensive muscles pain only in my leg that too in one leg at a time. Mostly thigh. On top of this i feel feverish most of the time. My physician did test for thyroid , heamoglobin, vitamin d . Total vitamin d is less around 11ng/ml. He has given some tabets and advice for the same. I am using the same since last 10 days, but no relief as such and condition is same. I do take dolo or crocin at times but no help. Is vitamin d is the reason or should I take care of something else as well.

doctor1 MD

Good evening mam.vitamin d deficiency is known to cause such side effects of muscle cramps, fatigue and malaise. Level of 11 is very low and it will take two months time to get back to normal level and provide relief of symptoms. For now I can suggest,be patient and continue the same treatment.if...

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mymom was told to not eat oranges because it interfers with coumadin is it the vitamin a or vitamin c that interferes

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Hi, i would like to ask what popular vitamin brand is good for sperm production. i have undergone varicocelectomy 2 months ago. before surgery my count is 10 million and less than 50percent motility. im taking Zeman. is Pharmaton vitamins good ? what other ways should i do to improve and eventually can make my wife pregnant. thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have
oligospermia and has bee operated for Varicocelectomy two months back.

Following measure will help you to improve your sperm count .
1) Practice regular exercise for 45 minutes followed by meditation for...

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my baby is one year old. He is having white spots on his skin and his mouth is smeeling very badly. Our doctor said it is due to Vitamin Deficiency and suggested Zymosaf. But we found no use becoz of that as he is still facinf the same problem.Pls suggest what should i do and can you suggest any best tonic for vitamin deficiency and healthy weight and growth?

doctor1 MD

First de-worm him by giving Albendazole syrup, then you can add some multi-vitamin drops like A to Z for a month. Look for signs of any ulcerations in mouth and if present, please see your Doctor. Thanks.

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Recent questions on  Vitamins and minerals

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from past 15 years I am suffering with severe loose motions I consulted many dr.s Now Iam 54 working as lecturer sufferig also with osterioporis diabites neoropathy loss of sensation in both my legs and vitamin D deficiancy -4 Now I am little better after using Econom tabs andL-Glutamine Granules sachets.Will I become Better For how many days I should use them

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Hi, I am female at age of 30 and married. I do get extensive muscles pain only in my leg that too in one leg at a time. Mostly thigh. On top of this i feel feverish most of the time. My physician did test for thyroid , heamoglobin, vitamin d . Total vitamin d is less around 11ng/ml. He has given some tabets and advice for the same. I am using the same since last 10 days, but no relief as such and condition is same. I do take dolo or crocin at times but no help. Is vitamin d is the reason or should I take care of something else as well.

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I ve recently starting suffering from late night cramps in the outside muscles of my legs (I believe preoneus longus???) muscle. It doesn t seem like it is related to exercise or work load during the day.........I haven t changed my diet or starting taking new meds. (I take 2700 mg gapapentin for RLS ). It occurs in both legs nearly simulatenously during the middle of the night. I ve increase my water intake - I take a multi-vitamin.

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I have been diagnosed with intestinal Tb and my doctor has prescribed me four akurit 4 tablets,half benadon and one vitamin Becosules tablet per day. Side by Side I am also taking Ayurveda medicines to counter the side effects of akurit 4, such as : Liv 52, Immunocare. I did lot of research on internet regarding combining of Liv 52 with akurit and the conclusion I came to is that it is really helpful in keeping liver healthy , stopping weight loss and preventing nausea feeling. It’s been only 5 days I have been taking this medication and in another 2 days I am going for some blood test to see whether I am having side effects of this medication or not. My question to you is that Is I am doing a right thing of mixing Ayurveda with Allopathic? Secondly after 1 week I have plans to go to Canada for my higher studies. I had already resigned from my current job. I prepared for admission to this University from last 9 months and at the end getting diagnosed with such a disease has really tore me apart. My parents are worried to send me abroad. I am not able to make a decision. Please suggest me what should I do? If I have to go then what precautions and preparation should I do before leaving India? Hope to get some encouraging advice.

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