One A Day Men

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the difference between One a Day Teen vs. the One a Day Men?
    I'm 17 years old and was wondering what was the difference between the One A Day for Teens vs. The One a Day for men's? Does the teen one make you taller? Because I am currently taking the one for Men's and was wondering would it be more beneficial for me to take the teens? Please tell me the differences between the two. Thanks you.

    • ANSWER:
      when ur a teen and when ur a man there are different needs your body needs so taking the man one when u are 17 is not doing to much good to ur body taking the teens on will be more beneficial to you so take it hun...

  2. QUESTION:
    How does one a day men's support prostate health?
    I know that it contains multi vitamins that are good for your prostate, but what specifically are those multivitamins and how do they support prostate health?

    • ANSWER:
      It will include zinc, selenium, saw palmetto, most likely.

  3. QUESTION:
    What happens when a woman takes the "One a Day Men" vitamin pill? Any effects?
    Okay, stupid thing but it's important, my lover Julie took two of them and she wants to know if they boost testerone levels in a woman. Any info on this matter would be a great deal of help.
    Because, she wants to be a man.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is little to no difference between the "for men" vitamins and any other vitamin other than the label. It's just an advertising gimmick. Kind of like that dijon mustard they used to sell back in the day. It originally didn't sell very well, then they changed the label and put it in a smaller bottle and told people it was high class and it sold like hotcakes.

      Would you like come gray pupon?

  4. QUESTION:
    Does taking one-a-day men's vitamins makes you gain weight?
    I'm 20. I've gained 40 pounds since April 2006. I want to be healthy, so I started to take One-a-day men's vitamins; however, I heard it makes you gain weight? is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      No

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take 2 tablets of One A Day Men's Health Formula?
    Just wondering..... Just since it's multivitamins so is it ok if taking different multivitamin from different product than One A Day?

    • ANSWER:
      KEITH RICHARDS IS GOD

  6. QUESTION:
    Am I old enough to take one a day men's health vitamins?
    I'm fourteen years-old. Male.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you are old enough to take one a day
      But you really don't need them
      All you need is already in your food
      Colors

  7. QUESTION:
    Is One a Day Men's Health the best mulitvitamins supplement or is there something better?
    I take it once a day during breakfest.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great multivitamin supplement. I also take it. It provides a lot of the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in the proper amounts for men needed for a healthy diet. But remember it is just a supplement and it will need to be supplemented with a healthy diet with grains, vegetables, and fruits. I also recommend taking fish oil as an Omega-3 supplement.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to take a multivitamin like "One A Day Men's"?
    I am a middle aged man (late 30's) and I don't have the best (most complete) diet. I know its better to get them in your diet, but due to work and kids I don't anticipate I will get everything I need from diet.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a great idea to take a multivitamin, but I wouldn't agree with One a Day or any grocery or big retail store choices. Ingredients are key, so I use Daily Extra by Vitalogic Vitamins.

  9. QUESTION:
    One a Day Men's Health formula and blood pressure?
    Does One a Day Men's Health Forumla reduce blood pressure when it is taken regularly? Also, is there a sort of dependency on this vitamen (drug)? For instance: It's taken once a day for 3 weeks, will I HAVE to continue taking it daily, or can I stop anytime I want?

    Will my blood pressure rise if I were to stop taking it?

    [what are good methods of lower blood pressure?]

    • ANSWER:
      Some good methods to lower your blood pressure.
      No salt or low salt diet.
      Exercise Yoga
      Eat fresh garlic

  10. QUESTION:
    Do "One a Day Men's Pill" have fiber in it?
    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone know if ONE A DAY Formula for Men (Pill supplement) have fiber in it? If you know please let me know need more fiber in my diet!! Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh fruit, vegetables, oatmeal, etc., are a much better source of fiber than any pill.

      Read the label on the vitamins, and you will see the fiber content.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it counterproductive to take a One A Day men's vitamin with a glass of coke?
    Just curious

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  12. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take one a day: Men's 50+ Advantage if younger than 50 years of age?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, I take a boatload of vitamins every day, have for most of my life, people tell me I look 10 to 20 years younger than I am, and I'm older than 50.

  13. QUESTION:
    If a woman took the pills "One a Day Men", or vice versa, what would happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing......"One a Day Men" is a advertising trick for vitamins. All vitamins are the same.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a bottle of One A Day Men's Health Formula, and they expired in June of 2010, could i still take them?
    Will it hurt me or still be healthy for me?

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  15. QUESTION:
    Will One a Day Men's Pro Edge pills help to raise my testosterone levels?

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  16. QUESTION:
    Im 16 and take One A Day Men's Pro Edge (for athletes)?
    I m 16 and 5'8" is it ok to take One a Day Men's even though i am not a manly man yet??? What are the pros and cons.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is, it's just the vitamins you need to help maintain health specific for men.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a One-A-Day Men for kids?
    I want to take vitamins because I don't think I get my daily vitamins.I am a boy and 11 years old.I can take pills.Is there a One-A-Day Men for Kids???

    • ANSWER:
      The truth is, you probably don't need vitamins. If you eat things such as pizza and drink orange juice once in awhile, that really has about all you need. Vitamin deficiency shouldnt be something you should have to worry about at your age if your mom is feeding you correctly.

      I'm not saying kids don't have vitamin issues, but if you're generally healthy, you shouldnt need them.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is One A Day Men's a good vitamin to take?
    I keep hearing some vitamins aren't that good for you so I'm a little worried to start taking them.

    • ANSWER:
      One does NOT really need to take vitamin supplements, there is plenty in the foods we eat.

  19. QUESTION:
    One a day men question??? ?
    Okay I have a simple question, can a 15 year old take one a day men's? I read the bottle and it didn't say anything to help my question.

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  20. QUESTION:
    Does one a day men vitamins actually work.?
    I had cancer when I was 7 and chemo weakened my bones and I need a vitamin with calcium, magnesium, etc. because I want to play football and my parents worry to much so I'm trying to take vitamins to lower my chances of breaking bones easier than normal.

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  21. QUESTION:
    Can a teenager take One A Day Men's Health?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, as it can work for you if you have a shabby diet

  22. QUESTION:
    Should i take One-a-Day Men's?
    im 15 years old, is it ok for me to take one-a-day men's
    i like takin it cuz its got a lot of vitamins and other shit

    • ANSWER:
      the one ur talking about, no! i'd wait till your older, but you can take one-a-day vitamins for him. its desinged for a teenage guy heres the link, check these out, they sound like what u need: http://www.oneaday.com/teen_advantage.html

      and yes, i agree, especially growing up, you should REALLY take vitamins! and one-a-day is a good brand, so idk what everyone else is talkin about =/

  23. QUESTION:
    Ladies, if for one day men could get pregnant..?
    Just a fun question we had at work. If for one day there were no STDs and within that one day it would be possible to get men pregnant.They would also have all the symptoms of pregnacy and would have to deliver NATURALLY. Who would be the first man that you would knock up? How many would you get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      LOL I would get my husband pregnant.

  24. QUESTION:
    one a day men 50+ and centrum silver ultra men's which is better?

    • ANSWER:
      You want to bet they are all the same?

  25. QUESTION:
    what if one day men and women changed sex?
    only for a day they changed sex. what would men do and what would woman do. what would you do

    • ANSWER:
      MOLEST MYSELF?????

  26. QUESTION:
    is it safe to take One-A-Day Men's Health Formula and fish oil pills?
    I've been taking Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3 6 9 (fish oil pills) this week and i want to add One-A-Day Men's Health Formula. Is this safe? Can i take both of them at the same time or should i take them separately like one during lunch and the other during dinner? I know I should just eat a proper meal but i hate to eat certain food. I also have high blood pressure but my pressure has been back to normal in recent years
    oh and can i just stop taking both like cold turkey? or should i gradually slow it down and then none at all. ( in case i want to )

    • ANSWER:
      they are both natural dude... vitamins and fish oil are as safe as safe can get... i actually take fish oil capsule (10,000mg per day - 8-10capsules per day) and a sustained release multivitamin... i have done so for years.

      as for the diet... none of us gets all the goodness we need.. and more goodness than needed can't be such a bad thing anyway....

      natural health supplements like those are mild, they work over the long term and are completely safe

  27. QUESTION:
    What will dissolving a vitamin do (one a day men)?
    so one a day men's tablet are a bit hard to swallow for me and i was wondering if i can just drop it in a bottle of water and drink it during the day?

    will the vitamins still be digested properly?
    well thanks for the fast response but any reasons as why i should drink it all at once or why taking the pill straight would be better?

    i read that certain vitamins should be digested at certain places in the digestive track. and that some pills are so hard that they can pass through the digestive track without being fully digested.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having trouble swallowing it I would recommend either trying cutting it in half and taking it that way, or putting in something like applesauce or pudding and swallowing it with that. You can also crush it and put it in applesauce or pudding. That way you'll be sure to get it all!

      Edit: You're right about some vitamins not being digested. There is a test you can do to see if it will dissolve. I believe you put the pill in vinegar and see how long it takes to dissolve. I believe 3-5 minutes is what you want. I used to take One a Day for Women and mine was able to dissolve.

  28. QUESTION:
    How would you feel if ya girlfriend for 5 years got you an XBOX 360-Arcade version for your b-day men?
    I wanted to get a gift for my guy that I have been with for 5 years! I wanted to get him the x box 360, arcade one though, is that too much? He is so special to me. He treats me, and I wanted to treat him this year! Tell me females and males! I will take any answers! Thanks! His b-day is 1/1/10! New Years Day!

    • ANSWER:
      I got my guy of one year a refurbed xbox for christmas. He loved it, and is playing it as I type.

  29. QUESTION:
    Hi ? Are there really men outhere who wish to marry one day and be faithfull and at peace with new familly.?
    These days men are so unsatisfiable it seems sometimes,they'll have a girlfriend but as soon as a more beautifull girl approches them they follow and they are constantly tempted and have no respect for their partners it seems like these days,or like the saying " why buy the cow when u can get the milk for free" many women seem to be slobbered and passed around by the same men that once loved them or so just spent some good times with people need to have more respect these days /i dont want to be touched by different man so i'd just be satisfied to hear the words off the rightouss and have peace with that and the words also off the opposites ohh yes k peace and love to u amen.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it ain't "these days"-----hon, it's the class of guy you're hanging around with, and the maturity level of those guys. The mature male, (be he 24 or 58) if not gay, really does want a loving relationship, and often to be a father, but not in a rush to do so. Most educated, (note the word "educated"---because education means smarts.....) mature men, look for the same in a serious partner prospect. Bright men are interested in bright women.... you won't often find a Ph. D. chasing some room temperature I. Q. illiterate gum popping highschool drop out biker chick..... If you are an immature bubble-head, then guys like that are drawn to that, and they make terrible ( no, actually, the word is 'disappointing') husbands, providers, fathers, sole-mates, and partners, and women who marry them aren't much better. Two people like this don't have the brains to be happy, nor to communicate their thoughts, wishes and needs without being insulting, and tromping on the other's ego.... Resentment abounds, and you then get the long sad stories you read on this site......SOOOOOO you are making a broad generalization, that just isn't true. Most all of my friends and hopefully many of yours as well, are in strong, stable kind, loving marriages, or long term relationships. Those who aren't are so by choice, and hold no ill will against those who are, nor in others, like themselves who are not.......

      And peace to you, hon.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it OK for someone younger than 50 to take a One A Day Men/Women's 50 + Advantage Multi-Vitamin?

    • ANSWER:
      no multivitamin is good for you read the label the best thing would be to have a good healthy diet

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to take One A Day Men's if......?
    im 16 years old and theirs about 30 left in the bottle, and i just dont want to waste them, is it okay if i take them?

    • ANSWER:
      Only take ONE a day overdosing on vitamins is really hazerdous to your health.

      You are a man so why couldn't you take one?

      -Connor

  32. QUESTION:
    Can a 16 year old take one a day men's?

    • ANSWER:
      sure, there is no problems with someone your age taking a mens multi.

      The only thing to be aware in australia is people under the age of 16 should not take supplements that contain selenium.

  33. QUESTION:
    what would happen if a woman takes one a day men's health formula. serious answers!?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know. maybe they would grow a penis and a beard and mustache.

  34. QUESTION:
    I want a side-by-side comparison of One-A-Day Men's Health Formula Multi-Vitamin, compared to GNC Mega Man.
    Since you need an electron microscope to read the ingredients in the store, I was wondering if any web site did a side-by-side formula comparison of these two multi-vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot compare vitamins just by ingredients you have to know how much of each brand is absorbed by the body. Not all brands are absorbed well by the body. If brand x is absorbed by the body better than brand y then brand x is the way to go as you will get more vitamins and minerals than you will if you take the other brand as it is absorbed better.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it true that one day mans science and wisdom will be destroyed when Jesus returns?
    2 Peter 3:10
    But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

    So much for astronomy.

    • ANSWER:
      because the earth is riddled with sin and God cannot be around sin because He is so pure.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is a good Vitamin to give my husband. right now i have him on One A Day Men's Health...?

    • ANSWER:
      Well i give my husband One A Day Men's Health plus make him eat right. and exercise.. sometimes i give him some extra vitamins in his food.. fish oil garlic.. there are lost of good stuff. go to a gnc they have all kinds of stuff but i like a CVS pharmacy.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do you think one day man will walk on the moon?
    Because Neil Armstrong walking on the moon was a hoax it was shot on a movie set in a studio. It's so obvious because technology way back then couldn't possibly put man on the moon. So my question is do you think our technology is improving enough for us to one day maybe in the near future be able to put man on the moon?

    • ANSWER:
      Neil Armstrong really walked on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin really walked on the Moon with him, and ten other astronauts walked on the Moon on subsequent missions. These missions were NOT hoaxes and now we even have images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the Apollo Lunar Module descent stages on the Moon's surface.

      The hoax arguments are based on bad research and misinformation and they were debunked years ago. When you say the Moon landings were faked, you insult the thousands of people who worked hard for years on the Apollo program and the astronauts who risked their lives and -- in the case of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee -- lost their lives.

  38. QUESTION:
    Do you believe that one day, man kind will expand life to different places, like beyond Earth?
    People have gone into space and returned, but do you think that one day, we will be able to go into space, and find a different place to live?

    • ANSWER:
      In a single long lifetime of 100 years, we:

      >Learned how to fly, and then made planes that go Mach 10

      >Sent a man into space, then orbit, the the moon, then landed craft on Mars, then on other planets, and now have Voyager 1 out 10 BILLION miles from Earth and still sending data back (and she was build in 1977!)

      >Created a model of an idea called the 'atom', then created microcopes that can see them, then created tools that can move them one at a time, then split them for incredible power.

      >Went from a largest bomb of 1,000 lbs. to bombs that now pack 100 megatons of power.

      >Went from small little libraries of information scattered around the world to a global information network that connects everyone everywhere instantaneously.

      >Advanced from written notes mailed on passenger ships that took weeks to cross the ocean, to cell phones in remote African farms connected with a few button clicks to a global technology CEO in Japan.

      >Discovered antibiotics, penicillin, and surgery techniques that could not even have been imagined 50 years ago, let alone 100 years ago.

      >Came from a population that was just learning about the "undiscovered" continent in inner Africa and antiarctica, through to learning about space/time, and now to telescopes that can see through space to the dawn of our universe. (Even Einstine thought our galaxy was the entire Universe... even he didn't realize that we were just one galaxy of many).

      If we think that we still might be around for another 100 years, then I couldn't even imagine what might be possible. We may suffer World War III and be living a subsistance life. We may cure cancer and discover time travel. We may solve the energy problem and find limitless power that lets us get into space without carrying tons of fuel. Etc. Etc.

      So I completely believe it is possible that one day may will expand beyond the Earth if we want to.

  39. QUESTION:
    Will women ever be head of the family one day? Why do men want the leadership role in a relationship?
    do you think women will ever one day overtake men as beign the head of the family in relationships/marriages? why/why not? Would it be better if that happened? Men love being the head of the family and taking charge, Why?

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of woman do and they are head of the household in the taxes too. I think it's unfair that there's an unspoken obligation for woman to tend to the house, cook, bare children and raise them, work if necessary but preferable if they're uneducated before the man and don't work so they have no independence and are scared of it and then be deemed to pleasure man at night. I would be exhausted. Unfortunate, I've meet many male chauvinist and they're all very unhappy. I believe in balance and equality.

  40. QUESTION:
    Jesus said "In that day, men will seek death and cannot find it." Is this referring to those who?
    have not attended to the crucifying of the flesh or as Buddha taught his disciples, develop a strong aversion to the lower passions? Will they not be able to do this if they wait too long.... they will panic when they realize what they should have been doing all along... only then begin trying -- seek death and cannot find it? Is this part of what happens in the "thief in the night" parable?
    Exoteric or literal meaning seems weak.... why could one not take their own life?

    • ANSWER:
      Jesus was meaning that we have to die to ourselves before we die.That is also what Buddha taught.Off course the "thief in the night"parable could also mean that we have not secured our spirit for the transformation from matter to spirit.
      This is not a commandment to commit suicide.This is the too late to change what needs to be changed and the consciousness of these people will be overwhelmed that death may seem preferable to what lies ahead.
      The lower passions will lead you to the death of your spirit and the self the I AM will be profoundly agitated by this.
      We all in the still of the night awaken to our own mortality and for many this is set aside as an anxious moment and then forgot.For others it's a wake up call to change the way they think and live and to prepare for by doing so we then die to the lower self and in place we resurrect within ourselves and no thief can then enter our house to steal what has been laid up in heaven where no thief rust or moth can steal or corrode or destroy our true treasure.

  41. QUESTION:
    Should i start taking one a day for men?
    im 18 now so should i start taking one a day for men ?

    • ANSWER:
      Recent studies indicate that supplemental vitamins, other than possibly vitamin D, offer no increased health benefits. You are better off to eat a well balanced diet, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and going easy on the saturated fats like meat and dairy products.

  42. QUESTION:
    Four men go to the sauna every Saturday. one day man 3 was found dead. who killed him?
    Four men go to the sauna every Saturday. Man 1 brings a newspaper to read, Man 2 has a thermos with his favorite drink. Man 3 just likes to sit and think, and Man 4 talks about his career in art, though nobody really listens to him. All four men are generally distracted by their own business. One day, Man 3 is found dead. Police were called immediately, and no man left the building. Man 3 was apparently stabbed in the chest, but no weapons were found hidden in the sauna. All three men were searched, but no weapons were found. One of the three men HAD to have done it. Who did it, and how?

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  43. QUESTION:
    One a Days Men or Astio Biflex for arthritis?
    Which pill is better for arthritis.

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that has glucosamine and chondroitin in it is appropriate for arthritis which would be the Osteo-biflex.

  44. QUESTION:
    What if, one day, gay men could get pregnant?
    What if gay men would be able to conceive, carry, and deliver their own children? I think it'd be cool, I k now a few gay men that would make wonderful parents; if they could have their own instead of needing to adopt or use a surrogate, I'd be really happy for them.

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  45. QUESTION:
    Can i use ONE A DA MEN 50+ multivitamin?
    i bought One a day men multivitamin. i just now realize by reading it says for mens 50+. i am 23, is it safe to take it or should i just return it and get a different one?

    If you recommend a Multivitamin, what would be?

    • ANSWER:
      your fine by taking it i suggest going to gnc or vitamin world

  46. QUESTION:
    Can i use ONE A DA MEN 50+ multivitamin?
    i bought One a day men multivitamin. i just now realize by reading it says for mens 50+. i am 23, is it safe to take it or should i just return it and get a different one?

    If you recommend a Multivitamin, what would be?

    • ANSWER:
      Spend the money on fruits insted, I believe these vitiman tablets aren't worth the hassle.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you think one day,man will build a tunnel from britain,underneath the Sea to Europe?

    • ANSWER:
      I think we should build a tunnel through your brain.... and explore your wisdom for once and for all!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    dating 3 men at the same time, can't decide which one to spend valentine day?
    I am dating 3 wonderful men right now, I like all of them. who should i spend my valentine's day with?Man A is quite handsome and charming, but Man B is smarter and funnier, however Man C loves me the most (calling constantly and buying me flowers). I have saved their name under 'Jessie (Jack), Bonny (Bruce) and Louie (Luke) so they won't suspect when the other calls. Help, i am so confused and i love all of them, who should i spend Valentines day with
    Man A got the biggest penis

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  49. QUESTION:
    Why do men think with their penis rather than their brains?
    Men cant walk into a room with other women in it without judging each and every one of their bodies. Why do men do that? I think if your married then you should give that up or become single, back in the day men had more respect for their women

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there
      Samantha
      I am the surfer
      YEs and also No

      Arguments for Yes
      Some men do lack emotional maturity and they do have sexual over drive

      Compromise means social respect, means not to look at other women when we were are taken

      Arguments for No
      Women do that as well, also not every time we look with sexual intentions or lust eyes
      The thing is that we guys are more visual and obvious , women look at us with discretion..

      From the surfer

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the longest lasting deodorant for men?
    I'm not too bothered about sweating, I just want a deodorant, or roll on on whatever, that i can still smell at the end of the day. By that i mean about 4pm, also i need one that stays on while i'm walking, every deodorant i've tried i can't smell after about 30mins of walking to work. I will apply it every morning. I jjust want the smell to last the day man, the smell.
    THANKS A BUNCH
    it can be body spray or anti perspirant or whatever

    • ANSWER:
      I find mixing gasoline with sulfuric acid kills anything it comes into contact with.


Vitamins Lower Blood Pressure

What Really Causes Hemorrhoids?
Everybody knows that chronic constipation and chronic diarrhea both cause hemorrhoids, but a frequently overlooked question is why? How could opposite conditions both contribute to hemorrhoids? In addition, pregnancy, childbirth, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome and age can also be underlying causes of hemorrhoids, but many of these causes share important points worth looking into.

The reason lies in the actual function of hemorrhoidal cushions and how those cushions relate to the rest of the body. Chronic straining due to constipation or diarrhea, long periods of sitting, pregnancy, childbirth, and various gastrointestinal diseases all contribute to internal abdominal circulatory pressure.

When the large blood vessels of the hemorrhoidal cushions are placed under pressure, they naturally swell. If they are pressurized for too long or too often, they may eventually get stretched so far that they cannot return to their contracted state and promptly develop into hemorrhoids. The same is true of external hemorrhoids, even though they do not lie on hemorrhoidal cushions.

This is because external hemorrhoids develop from the blood vessels that drain the hemorrhoidal cushions back towards the heart. Because these lower veins are so closely connected, they are frequently subjected to the same hydraulic pressures as the veins of the cushions.

The conditions related to straining are, of course, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, pregnancy, and those gastrointestinal diseases that cause frequent toileting. Pregnancy is particularly known for causing hemorrhoids because women gain about two extra pounds of blood alone during pregnancy, frequently causing blood pressure to rise and swelling veins in order to manage a higher liquid capacity in a closed system. Sitting for long periods, especially while slouching, works with gravity to push blood deeper into the body, and causes the same veins to swell. Sitting on a toilet for long periods of time may, in fact, be the worst thing of all to do for hemorrhoids. You're sitting for a long period of time with no support for your pelvic floor muscles, while straining and usually slouching besides! This combination of weight, downward muscular force and lack of upward support can swell anal veins to unprecendented levels and be a causal factor of hemorrhoids all it its own right.
Age, the last common causal factor, contributes to hemorrhoids from an entirely different direction. As we get older, our bodily tissues, such as ligaments and muscles, tend to lose the elasticity they had while we were young. Therefore, veins which used to be able to contract back to proper size without a problem may lose this ability, much like elastic stretched one too many times. However, proper lifestyle can go a long way to counteracting this problem, as people who exercise frequently and eat a proper diet will retain their muscular elasticity much later in life than people who don't.

How to address all of this?

Well, hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy or childbirth will usually resolve on their own a few months after delivery, while hemorrhoids caused by an ongoing intestinal problem like Crohn's disease may be very difficult to get rid of.

However, even if hemorrhoids cannot be easily resolved, at least we can avoid making them worse.

Eat the right diet to ensure proper bowel movements that are neither too dry or too liquid, get up and move around every two hours or so if sitting down for long periods of time, don't slouch while sitting, and get a footstool to place near your toilet and use it while on said toilet. By raising your feet, you are causing your pelvic floor muscles to contract and support the interior of your anal canal more, thus taking some of the strain off of the veins.

Understanding the precise mechanism that causes hemorrhoids will help any hemorrhoid sufferer to make appropriate lifestyle adjustments to either lessen the problem or even eliminate it entirely.

Normal, run of the mill constipation, diarrhea or a sedentary lifestyle are fairly simple to fix.

Even those who suffer from health conditions not under their direct control, such as pregnancy or Crohn's disease do not have to passively suffer from their hemorrhoids, but can take direct action to improve daily quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What herbal remedies or vitamins lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic supposedly lowers blood pressure naturally. If you don't eat a lot of it, they do sell garlic pills (in the vitamin and supplement section of your local drug store) that you can take. Also, lower or cut out your salt (sodium) intake.

      Meditating, practicing yoga or other forms of relaxation can help to reduce blood pressure if it is elevated due to stress.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Does taking vitamins help lower your blood pressure?
    if so, then please explain how/why this happens.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Does taking vitamins and minerals lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they can help. Refer to the information below. Take care.

      What causes high blood pressure?
      In most cases, a doctor may not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your high blood pressure. But several factors are known to increase blood pressure, including obesity, heavy alcohol use, family history of high blood pressure, high salt intake, and aging. A sedentary lifestyle, stress, low potassium intake, low calcium intake, and resistance to insulin may also cause your blood pressure to rise.

  4. QUESTION:
    what vitamins can lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to remember that eating a healthy diet and exercising should come first and foremost here. Then, supplement your diet with a quality multivitamin before adding additional, single vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals work together, synergistically, as they are found in nature. Isolating them without a good nutritional foundation is generally ineffective and ill-advised.

  5. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamins that will lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The number one thing that lowers blood pressure is exercise. Also if you have a high salt intake then lower it slightly. Normally people need 2300 mg a day but if you have high blood pressure you consume about 1500 mg per day.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any vitamins I can take to help lower my blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but this is one case where vitamins won't help. Meditation to help with stress might lower it a little. If you need to take bp meds, please do. High bp is dangerous.

  7. QUESTION:
    what herbs or vitamins will help lower my blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Susan,

      I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant with over 10 years working in the supplements industry. I genuinely enjoy the subject of natural healing and really pay attention to what works with the customers I deal with.

      There are some really well put together formulas with a great record of success. One of the first I would consider is Blood Pressure Factors by Michael's Naturopathic Programs. This product has a wide variety of ingredients, formulated to help balance the blood pressure. You can take a look at the information on the formula here: http://www.michaelshealth.com/pdf/bloodpress.pdf

      Other individual products include: Garlic, Essential Fatty Acids (from Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hempseed Oil), Hawthorne, Ginger, and Celery Seed. Remember that quality really matters. Do a little research into quality brands before buying a product.

      I like Blue Bonnet, Natural Factors, New Chapter, and Barleans. These companies make good versions of the products I mentioned above.

      Modifications to your diet will also help. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This will help to alkalinize your blood which will reduce the inflammation which is likely the reason your blood pressure is high. You could also reduce your consumption of processed foods, refined salt, and refined carbohydrates including sugar and flour.

      If you have a lot of anxiety, consider deep breathing and/or meditation. This is like practice to be a more calm person. The more calmly we handle the stresses in our lives, the less inflammation there is likely to be in the bloodstream. Again, less inflammation= lower blood pressure.

      Regardless of what method you choose, I hope you achieve your health goals. Have an awesome day.

  8. QUESTION:
    any home remedies or vitamins my hubby can take to lower his blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Before I start, because it will be a long answer, let me tell you where my info comes from. My "partner" had very high blood pressure, to the point where he was hospitalized for several weeks. After taking him to see my Homopathic practitioner once, his blood pressure is sometimes well below normal, and he has lost over 70 pounds. I hope this helps.

      First, he should continue taking any medication his doctor has given him, and have any tests done that are recomended. Secondly, invest in a blood pressure monitor you can use at home. You can find one online at lower prices, however, you can pick up one from your local drug store (or even Wal-Mart or Target) for about . That way he can monitor his pressure thru out the day. There may be some part of the day that is particularlly stressful to him that is raising it.

      Third, if he is over weight, he needs to loose weight. If he is not excercising on a regular basis, he needs to. Just like there is no magic diet pill to make you skinny, there is no magic pills to make you healthy if you have heart disease. It takes work.

      As far as supplements go... He should be taking an asprin in the morning and at night (with some food). Co Q-10 & fish oil supplements are also very helpful. However, he should check with his doctor before starting any excercise regiment or taking any suplements.

      The one thing I can tell that will probally be the most helpful to you, cut out as much sugar as you can! Read the ingredients on everything you buy. You will be shocked to see what has sugar in it. Even many spices you buy do. I found out I was allergic to sugar cane, and let me tell you, it was an eye opeining experience!

      If you have a health food store in your area, go there and ask them about supplements to lower blood pressure. They should be a great help. If you have a Homopathic practioner in your area, you should consider setting up an appt. .

      I am sorry if my spelling is awful, the spell check does not seem to be working tonight.

      Good luck & good health!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Foods that naturally lower high blood pressure?
    Hi,

    I was wondering if there were any foods that will naturally help lower high blood pressure. What about vitamins etc?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Beth
      I don't think there is one particular food as such that will lower blood pressure. But a diet that contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will certainly contribute to bringing blood pressure down combined with a healthy lifestyle. Things that are said to contribute to raising blood pressure are salt, alcohol, caffeine and smoking if consumed in excess.

      So if you have high blood pressure then look at your diet as a whole and make sure you get plenty of exercise.

      I hope this helps

  10. QUESTION:
    How to lower blood pressure naturally?
    I was blessed to have high blood pressure, genetically. Both of my parents have it. I really don't want to have take drugs to lower it. Does anyone know natural remedies for lowering blood pressure. I'm not talking about the obvious things like diet, excersise, reducing stress etc. I'm looking for specific foods or vitamins or sleeping positions. Weird stuff that possibly works. I'll try it if it's not harmful! Thanks for your input!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if this would qualify as weird or not. Here is a device,FDA approved, you might want to try...http://www.resperate.com/us/welcome/index.aspx

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Vitamin B and C help lower High Blood pressure.?
    Recently I have had a lot of Stress to cope with which has increased my Blood Pressure. I have been taking Renitec 20mg for 7 years and it has kept my blood pressure in check and I have been fine on this but recently it has risen again even though I am still on on this medication. I have been told that Vitamin B and C or Garlic will help lower Blood Pressure. Can you please tell me if this is right. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have taken the first step towards success that is coping with stress.
      Neither of the above helps you out, you are on your own, stay close to your Dr. advise.
      It's a cruel world out there.
      Best of luck. :>]

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestion?
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestions that might be of help to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmm. Maybe you should either get a good suntan, or if thats not possible, start taking Vitamin D supplements.

      C'mon man, this is common sense. You don't even need a doctor to tell you that.

  13. QUESTION:
    how to lower blood pressure?
    Hi, I've been trying to lower my blood pressure, I'm only 23 and have high blood pressure, im not obese, I weight about 168-170 and im about 5'8.5" About 3 years ago I weighed about 125, then when I met my girlfriend and started staying at her house, I gained the 35lbs or so rather quickly. I read online that Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium help lower blood pressure. I got some vitamins, and some magnesium pills. Theres not a lot of potassium or calcium in the vitamins though, I figured I get enough calcium, and planned to eat more foods with potassium. But after reading some of the foods that are high in potassium, I may get enough of that too, I drink quite a bit of orange and apple juice, and eat a lot of potatoes.

    What else can I do to try to lower it? My grandpa died at a rather young age from a heart attack, and I would like to avoid that from happening to me. Thanks
    I have never smoked, and dont drink but maybe once every 3 monthes if that.
    I am trying to eat a banana a day as said, I ate one yesterday, need to go buy some. My diet probably isnt great at all, I dont get many vegetables, but I get a lot of meat, and some fruits, exc. I dont eat a lot of sweets, but I do drink soda, Im trying to drink more water though, and I think I need to start excercising, I used to excercise a lot in highschool, stopped when I got out. but my BMI is good, I got a body fat scale yesterday, and my water hydration is good too. Im probably going to buy a thread mill and try to start walking some, I dont have the money to goto the doctor at the moment, so ill have to do this now, and go later. Thanks
    about how much does the prescription medication run in cost? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You should go to your Doctor and ask this question. Do not play around with things that contain potassium, too much will bring on a heart attack and too little will do the same.
      My husband suffered with high blood pressure over the years and if it had been diagnosed sooner he would not of lost a kidney.
      I'm not saying that is what is wrong with you, I'm saying in big letters GO TO YOUR DOCTOR

  14. QUESTION:
    Information on how to lower High Blood Pressure?
    Does anyone know what will help lower High Blood pressure without a lot of Drugs. I realize Exercise and less salt intake is 2 things. Does Garlic help.?? Also if High Blood pressure is caused by Stress then would taking B Stress Vitamins pills help.
    I really need some advise on this before resorting to further Drugs. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease etc., you should take anti-hypertensive drugs and cholesterol lowering drugs.
      Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure — even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do:
      * Eat healthy foods. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. Limit the amount of sodium in your diet. Although 2,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day is the current limit for otherwise healthy adults, limiting sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day will have a more dramatic effect on your blood pressure.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds can lower your blood pressure.
      * Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and keep your weight under control. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
      * Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation — up to one drink a day for women, two drinks a day for men.
      * Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit.
      * Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Getting plenty of sleep can help, too.
      * Practice slow, deep breathing. Do it on your own or try device-guided paced breathing. In various clinical trials, regular use of Resperate — an over-the-counter device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to analyze breathing patterns and help guide inhalation and exhalation — significantly lowered blood pressure.

  15. QUESTION:
    Best way to lower High blood pressure, what the best vitamin or mineral to include?

    • ANSWER:
      Practice relaxation techniques every day for the rest of your life. Listen to a good relaxation CD daily and practice relaxation techniques. Try to stop worrying and relax as best as you can. Do not lose your temper and be patient....be very patient. Stop eating salty food, get plenty of rest, and eat fruit and vegetables daily. Stop eating foods high in Saturated fat. Take vitamin B Complex and vitamin C daily. A daily fish oil capsule is also very good for your cardiovascular system.

      And if your doctor recommends HBP medication, take it and do as he suggests.

  16. QUESTION:
    What would the best vitamin be for low blood pressure?
    Hi I please need to know what the best vitamin for this would be, and if possible how it would help, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      VITAMINS DO NOT TREAT LOW BP. TAKE DOCTOR'S OPINION

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to lower high blood pressure?
    I need a natural way to lower my bp, does anyone know of any vitamins or herbs/etc that actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      #1 Garlic-helps to keep the blood platelets from sticking together
      #2 Hawthorn-helps dialate coronary blood vessels
      #3 Olive leaf-vasodilator

      there are a plethura of other bp lowering supplements,these are
      a few of the most notable.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural (holistic) supplements I can use to help lower my blood pressure?
    I really don't like taking prescription medication, so along with diet and exercise, is there any type of natural herbs or supplements I can take to help lower my blood pressure? I believe in organic/holistic medicine...anything like certain herbs like garlic, cinnamon, or any kind of vitamin supplements or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are interested in a 100% natural whole food approach, I highly recommend ViaViente. High blood pressure runs in my husband's family. He tried dietary changes, high-cardio workouts, but nothing seemed to work. He was getting prescribed medications but it didn't sit well with him that he is only 38 and would have to take hi BP meds. So, his personal trainer/nutritionist and wife (who is a doctor), turned him on to ViaViente (which they recommend to all their clients/patients who are interested in natural approaches to combat nearly any health ailment imaginable). After 3 weeks, his blood pressure went from 140+ to 117. It has been 3 months now and it is at a stable 110.

      I know a network of trainers, nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists and herbalists who highly recommend this product. It has also helped me with my lifelong allergy problem (I no longer take any meds) and my kids have not had a drop of Motrin or Tylenol since they've been drinking this juice (I used to feel like I was drugging my kids because they used to get sick so often). My family loves it and we highly recommend it for preventative health, maintenance...your body just operates at an optimal level with ViaViente added to your diet. 4 ounces a day is equivalent to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables.

      You are welcome to contact me directly and I can answer additional questions you may have. I did quite a bit of research on the product and it's nearest competitors.

  19. QUESTION:
    natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    my blood pressure has been running fairly high - I'm recovering from a spinal injury and I have had nerve pain for 4 years. on top of that I lost my job, my mother, my wife and now my dog. I follow a low fat vegan diet. I'm probably about 40 pounds overweight I'd guess. I'm a big muscular guy - I try my best to eat healthy and exercise daily. - things I've done natural - apple cider vinegar, vitamins, antioxidants - garlic - celery seed flax oil and I don't know of anything else that helps. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      first let me say i am sorry to hear of the many losses you have experienced in such a short amount of time. you have a lot of stress in your life right now and that is a big cause of the high bp. so i recommend dealing with your anxiety and worry over the stress that has been happening to you. i hope you can take some time to grieve and make sure you go thru all the normal steps of the process. just love yourself and be gentle with yourself right now because this is a very hard time for you.

  20. QUESTION:
    mother age 57 yrs, osteoporisis setting in spine,heart patient, low blood pressure, suggest medicine/vitamins?
    she has had osteoporisis in one knee but has improved in last year , but now has experiencing stiffening in her spine. no diabetes, known anemic. suggest a diet and vitamins that can help. she is very active physically with household chores -does she need to cut out physical activity? suggest exercises that can benefit her please.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the library to borrow the book:
      "What the doctors doesn't know about nutrition medical and may be killing you." by Dr Ray Strand

      There are many cases studies reported in the book.

      Secondly, you need to know that the Nutritional Supplement Industry is regulated based on the Food Standard which is far less stringent that the prescription drugs.

      As long it is safe and not poisoness, it can be sold. The regulation says nothing about its effectiveness and potency.

      Most follows the GMP Food standard. To ensure quality and bioavailability (ie. get digested) it is important to meet the following criteria when choose the supplement to ensure high quality:
      1) What GMP standard does the manufacturing adopt? Food or Pharmaceutical standard.
      2) Does the company own its own research and manufacturing plant or does it buy from other and do the marketing only?
      3) Does it meet the US Pharmacopoeia, BP Pharmacopoeia specification for quality, potency and disintegration.
      4) It is included in the Singapore Master Index of Medical Specialities (MIMS) which is used by Doctor for over the counter non-drug prescription.
      5) Does it meet Consumer Lab testing of quality?

      By the way, to similify the job, you may go to the Singapore Library to borrow the book "Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements" by Lyle MacWilliam which compares and ranks over 1000 multivitamins in USA and Canada.
      Several of the products listed are also available in Singapore eg, GNC, Centrum.
      I managed to borrow it from the library and is currently reading it. It is informative and educational.

      Hope this helps.

      from: Victor Phua (phuact@gmail.com)

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I lower my high blood pressure without drugs/medications?
    I don't want to spend the rest of my life on prescription medications so I need help in solving my problem by using only foods and vitamins. I'm not overweight and I do all the things I've been told would benefit my health, but what can I do "naturally"?
    In my opinion most prescription drugs do more harm than good. Please help me!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a "high normal" pressure reading, you're in a great position to profit from the help that natural medicine can offer. By adopting the suggestions below, you'll probably be able to lower your pressure naturally and avoid medication entirely.

      NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR HYPERTENSION:

      If you are taking medication for hypertension, do not discontinue. Consult your physician, adopt the changes recommended here, and get a pressure reading two to three months later to see if your pressure has lowered and if you can reduce your medication.

      If your pressure is "high normal," adopt the recommendations below and you will probably be able to avoid the use of medication entirely.

      If you are overweight, lose weight. This change alone can sometimes lower your pressure into the normal range. Just five to ten pounds can make a difference.

      Lower your fat intake.

      Adopt as many relevant features of a Vegetarian diet as possible Including more polyunsaturated fat, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and potassium (see recommendations below for vitamin/mineral doses), and reduce total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

      Determine if you are salt sensitive. If sodium is affecting your blood pressure, eliminate it from your diet .
      If you are salt sensitive and therefore must reduce sodium In your diet, increase your intake of potassium-rich foods such as peas, peppers, eggplant, and pears.

      Adopt a high fiber diet. Try oat bran cereal, or some other high-fiber cereal, for breakfast.

      Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grain cereals, breads, and pastas.

      Do not take fiber supplements in connection with hypertension.

      If you are not sodium sensitive, try eating three or four stalks of celery daily a week before a pressure reading to see if it helps. (Don't eat celery in extremely large amounts, as it can be toxic.)

      If you drink alcohol, stop.

      Adopt an exercise program. Exercise for a half hour three to four times weekly. A brisk walk is excellent.

      Adopt a stress control program.

      If you smoke, stop!

      IN ADDITION TO YOUR DALLY SUPPLEMENTS, TAKE:

      Calcium: 1,200 mg. of calcium at bedtime for a trial period of two months.
      Magnesium: 250 mg. two or three times daily for a trial period of two months.
      Coenzyme Q10: 30 mg. three times daily.

      Garlic: Increase consumption of garlic and other foods in the onion family. You can try garlic supplements, available in health food stores. Take one 300-mg. long-acting, odor-free capsule daily.
      Vitamin C: 1,000 mg. daily.

  22. QUESTION:
    anyone know of food or a vitamin that could help raise blood pressure?
    I know that is a strange question. My mom is sick and the doctors are trying to adjust her medicine. She is really dizzy, and feels faint often because of her low blood pressure. I am so sad she is sick. I wish I could help her. Another medicine may interfeir with what she allready takes.
    Im sorry I don't know the name of the med she is on. She has cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The correct answer is salt. And drink fluid. Salt holds the fluid in the cells of the body. The cells swell and that increases the amount of work the heart has to do to push blood through the swollen areas thus raising blood pressure. As a side effect, that will probably push more blood to the head and may relieve the dizziness.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is low blood pressure affecting my exercise?
    I have low blood pressure that I just recently found out about. Before though, ive been trying to exercise by jogging for 30 minutes but I always end up getting faint, dizzy, and horribly out of breath! I think that LBP might be causing this. Is it? Also, if it is, is there a way to help it so this doesnt happen again? Eat something (what?) before work out? Eat nothing? Take vitamins? Anything! D:

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure typically raises with exercise...usually by a lot. Your symptoms sound as though you may be a little volume depleted...aka dehydrated. You need water and salt to improve the condition. Buckets of water alone can be dangerous, leading to a condition called hyponatremia. To avoid it, be sure to include some salty foods a couple hours prior to exercise (though don't exercise on a full stomach) and replenish lost fluid while exercising. Consider using Gatorade or other sports drink.

      Alternatively, you may just be overdoing it. Train more gradually to get to a higher level of intensity over time.

      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do i lower my blood pressure.. please help!?
    So my ma wants to lower her blood pressure it's really high and her doctor is on vacation right now. She stopped drinking coffee and she's stopped being stressed. Please help can she take some kind of vitamin or can she drink some kind of tea or eat something at a daily basis that will help her. I hear cinnamonm works is that true and if thats true how can she take it if anythign else works please help.

    • ANSWER:
      If blood pressure gets too high then it can potentially become life threatening. Tell your Mum to get on the net and look at some health websites. She really should be seeing a Doctor as she may need medication. Unfortunately medication is often needed as well as a change in diet. Only a doctor can diagnose this properly. Your Mum just needs to decide if her health is worth more than the cost of seeing the Doc. Good Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    I am 24 and recently my blood pressure has been 100/ 41 and sometimes has been 80/47 at its lowest. What is it?
    I am a 24 yr old female with normally no health issues. I had my annual doctors appointment about six months ago and blood work as well with no health concerns. Recently, I had a failed pregnancy and started to evolve abnormal symptoms such as out of breath, tired, dizziness and low blood pressure. My blood pressure before these issues were always in normal range such as 120/75 to 100/70. My Ob said that since I am young it is normal to have low blood pressure. I am a CNA and know that this is not normal to have a blood pressure under 90/60. I want to know if it is something in my diet that i can change to help with low blood pressure or a vitamin. I am taking prenatal vitamins right now as my daily vitamin. Do I have a vitamin deficiency or is there bigger health concerns that I need to look out for?

    • ANSWER:
      Did your Ob know about your other symptoms too? My understanding is that lower blood pressure is better, as long as you don't have problems like passing out when you stand up, and so on. I wouldn't mess with diet or supplements at first. If your blood pressure is causing you problems, see a physician and follow his or her advice. If it's not causing other problems, then you probably shouldn't worry about it.

  26. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure with a high pulse rate?
    I was at the doctors recently, 2 visits within a 2 week timespan for general check-ups and blood work. Both times I had lower than normal (for me) blood pressure with a high pulse. In the past when I've been at the doctors my BP is usually around 110/70, give or take a few numbers for both with a pulse around 100, but the last two times I've gone it was 116/57, second time it was 114/54 and a pulse around 120. I do get nervous when I'm at the doctors but generally I have a higher pulse. For example, right now sitting down in the comfort of my home it's about 96bpm. I'm not overweight by any means, and am fairly healthy (with the exception of FMS). I'm also not on any medication. Sometimes I get low blood sugar, feel very weak and about to pass out, but it's usually because I haven't had a chance to eat anything yet. Not sure if that would play a role. The only thing that showed up in my bloodwork was low vitamin D levels (just an insufficiency though). Thyroid and complete blood count are within range but on the lower end.

    I didn't ask my doctor about my BP, but I thought it was odd that the bottom number was so low compared to every other time I've had it taken, and especially to have it so low with such a high heart rate. Should I be concerned about this?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention exercise, and lack of adequate exercise is the most likely culprit. It's called "deconditioning." You might start a good cardio workout (if you haven't already). This should help quite a bit.

      Dehydration can also raise the pulse, as can hypoglycemia (weakness from lack of food). You might try eating small meals throughout the day, as well as sipping water throughout the day. They make great water bottles that are easy to carry around.

      If your doctor wasn't concerned, you don't need to be concerned. But you might give the above a try.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get my high blood pressure down in 4 days?
    Im going to see a doctor this sunday. I been drinking sodas. I need to get my blood pressure check. Is it possible to get my blood pressure any lower in 4 days? I plan on walking in the evenings and also drinking alot of water plus take vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no quick fix to the problem of high blood pressure.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do you get any vitamins from drinking red wine?
    I know that there are health benefits to drinking red wine in moderation, such as it contains anti-oxidants and can help lower blood pressure, but can you get any vitamins from drinking red wine, or does the process of it being made into alcohols strip it of it's nutrients?

    • ANSWER:
      It has been known for quite some time in the nutritional community that wine is rich in vitamins and minerals as well as in natural sugars that have been shown to be of importance in maintaining good health. Wine is also high in potassium which has been shown to be good for the heart as well as being rich in Vitamin B. The main reason that red wines have more of these nutrients than other wines is due to the process of making red wine which requires the grape juice to remain in contact with the skins of the grapes longer which is where the majority of the nutrients are.

  29. QUESTION:
    Help, healthy diet to lower cholestorol and blood pressure.?
    I am fed up with statins, beta blockers and NHS medical approach to my problem. Feel sure correct diet and vitamins would be an improvement. Any ideas anyone out there. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you! If possible to stay away from medication, by all means do so.

      For cholesterol, take food with lots of fibre (both soluble and non-soluble) and phytosterols.

      For high blood, take lots of foods with essential fatty acid namely Omega-3, found mainly in fishes. Also found in vegetables. Omega-3 is also good for cholesterol control

      But with the quality of our food products nowadays, you and I need to take food supplements to make up for the lack of nutrients found in natural food.

  30. QUESTION:
    low blood pressure for my age, help?
    ok well, I'm 17 years old and checked my blood pressure at home at it was pretty low. Can low blood pressure be a result of menstruation. Whenever I menstruate, I get really bad pains in my abdominal area and get severe constipation as well as dizziness sometimes. this time, I also have low blood pressure. I took two multi-vitamins and a calcium pill yesterday, should I be worried? because I heard low blood pressure causes you to be very weak and you may faint. I feel really dizzy at times and really sleepy but that's all. should I go to the doctor tomorrow morning just to be on the safe side because I've never had low blood pressure before especially when I'm menstruating. If you don't suggest I should see a doctor, what would you suggest? Thanks ladies!
    don't be fooled by my name, this is my brothers account. so, please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you get a hobby.

  31. QUESTION:
    garlic, coenzyme, vitamin c, and hawthorn for blood pressure?
    Would it be overboard to take all of these supplements in attempt to lower my blood pressure. It is currently controlled via medication but would like to try these out for a couple weeks and see if they work for me. Maybe I can get off the medication if they do. Do these supplements sound like a good idea or is it overkill?

    • ANSWER:
      rotflmfao...........utterly useless crap.
      But,hey....blow as gasket by falling for obvious granny-tales,it's your suicide.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you lower the diastolic number in your blood pressure?
    I recently was diagnosed with hypertension. About a month ago my doctor started me on Lopressor and I've been taking hydoclorthiazide for the past could months. It's helped with the systolic but the diastolic is still high.I've started talking vitamin supplements including fish oil. Any ideas of how I can reduce this?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise, reduce fatty foods from your diet, stress from your life and get a good 8 hour sleep everynight

  33. QUESTION:
    I just found out that my blood pressure was low yesterday...?
    I'm 21 and I usually don't get low blood pressure wondering if that is a sign of pregnancy? The doctor gave me vitamins yesterday and told me that I had to take them until gone.

    • ANSWER:
      Um...no. It's a sign of low blood pressure.

  34. QUESTION:
    low blood pressure and pregnant?
    Im 20 and about 6 weeks pregnant. I have been struggling with low blood pressure for a long time. Now that im having a baby im even more worried because i blacked out this morning and im scared that it could cause problems for this pregnancy.
    About 3 weeks ago i went to the pharmacy and the lady advised me that its not a major problem and gave me some pregavit vitamins to have a healthy baby. I asked her if there is any pills i can take to help with low blood pressure and she said no just to lower it when you have high blood pressure. Is there anything i can have to help? Any food or tablets?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    my doc says i have low blood pressure which explains why im tired all the time, what can i do or take to help?
    im raising my 5 grandchildren and im 49. i take vitamins but i need help, i feel so lathargic.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating carbs will give you energy. Eating fatty foods will give you energy too. Eating sugar will give you energy, but only for a short time. Talk to your doctor about this. Perhaps he/she will suggest something.

  36. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure, anemia, gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
    Hi all! I am 29 weeks, and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I didn't have it with my other two, and the nurse told me my numbers weren't far off, but were a little too high for normal. I've been taking my blood sugar four times a day and it hasn't been too high yet. If anything it's been low. I was also told I'm anemic, but I'm taking my prenatal vitamins. I was also told I have low blood pressure, but it's normal for young women.

    To make a long story short, Friday morning I passed out in the kitchen floor. As soon as I came to I took my blood sugar, and it was in the 70's. After that, I started feeling faint, weak, and dizzy several times a day and couldn't stand for more than 30 seconds at a time without feeling like I would pass out. Anyone had this feeling? Then last night I started having contractions that lasted for about two hours, fifteen minutes apart. They went away around bedtime and I've felt fine since. Could it be the blood pressure, anemia, or gb? I have an appointment tomorrow morning, but can't shake the feeling I'm being a bit of a hypochondriac.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I had issues with this but was `just`under the line and had to watch my intake carefully. I did feel weak and dizzy sometimes and made sure to have my little snack right away. You may want to take a look at 5-6 mini meals a day for now rather than the 3 regular ones we normally eat.
      Protein seemed to help me as well. Try to up that intake a bit. Also, watch your carbs as they turn to sugars in the body. Yogurt is really good for you, small handful of nuts 1 TBS or some hard cheeses 1 oz.
      Ask your dr. about the contractions, some are normal, body getting ready while growing. But, ask to be certain.
      best of luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has Pott's Diease and really low blood pressure.?
    The low blood pressure is that from Pott's ?
    Also what can we do to help him feel not as weak ,and dizzy?
    I heard that he should drink Powerade and take vitamins.
    Is this true??
    He's on all kinds of medication too for this.

    • ANSWER:
      Tuberculosis of the spine is a very serious disease. You should direct all your questions to his doctors

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural all in one pill for high blood pressure?
    My boyfriend has high blood pressure and does not want to have to take all kinds of medicine to lower it. I have looked up natural remedies and found about a million suggestions so far....my question is this....does anyone know of ONE "blend" or formula of natural herbs/vitamins that will help lower his BP without buying 50 different bottles of supplements? Any help or suggestions on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      If I where him I would take this one herb, it has very many positive testomonials, it's cheap and it works! Check it out right here. You have to be a member to view the entire article, but I'm sure you can google the name and you'll find it somewhere where you can view all of the info.

      it is not, and I repeat not, a good idea to take hb pressure medication, it can literaly kill you, and you're hooked for life, once your hooked, theres no getting off. If you don't believe me, google it.

      Note: This is an alternative solution to perscription drugs, but should not be the only treatment to rely on. A combination of good diet (less carbs and fat), more excercise and less stress all play an important role on getting rid of high blood pressure.

      hsionline.com/2009/03/31/slash/

      Vote as best answer :)

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural pain killers?
    There are herbs and vitamins that lower blood pressure, improve vision, etc.; is there anything that can be consumed that relieves pain?

    • ANSWER:
      The residents of Michigan swear by "Red Tart Cherries" and the Juice, for relief of all kinds-of pain.. It can be found in Health Food Stores outside of Michigan.. To lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides.. Cayenne Pepper and Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother.

  40. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can help with memory loss? Other than B12 that I'm already taking in a shot once a month.?
    What vitamins that I can buy anywhere can help with memory loss? I already know about B12 helping a little, and I am already taking a vitamin b12 shot once each month for low blood pressure. Plus a high blood pressure pill for high blood pressure.

    I don't like not being able to remember things, and I want to try and fix it without another prescription. Can someone help me please?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about vitamins, but these herbs are beneficial for reducing memory loss:
      Gingko Biloba Extract
      Rosemary
      Ginseng
      "The Memory Herb"
      Gotu Kola
      Herbs are just plain great.

  41. QUESTION:
    Low Blood Pressure?
    I think my blood pressure is low because when I stand up I sometimes feel dizzy. Some say that I should eat salt, drinks rich in Vitamins or candy when I feel like this, is this all true? I also sometimes, when I'm standing for a long time I start to feel really cold and I sweat a lot. What is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      When you rise from a seated to a standing position too quickly, your blood pressure can drop for several reasons, but the condition is called orthostatic hypo tension.

      Best to have this verified by a doc, but in the meantime, when you get up (especially from bed), swing your legs over to the side and rise slowly, so your body can get accustomed to the different height.

      Treatments depend on the cause, but rest assured, your doc has seen this before. Do you have heart or valve problems, poor circulation? Get it checked out; it may be nothing, but today's dizziness, can be tomorrow's passing out.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does low blood pressure affect the baby in any way?
    I have low blood pressure, not scary low, but low enough to make me dizzy and need to rest often when doing things as simple as dishes. What are some ways to raise it naturally. I drink plenty of water, and eat mostly salty food anyways but I didn't know if there was anything else. I go to bed late and wake up late so I dont usually eat until about 10:30 or 11 in the morning and eat frequently all day until I go to bed around 1 or 2 in the morning. (My husband works 2nd shift.) I don't work as I have an anxiety disorder and my morning sickness kept me from working.. Is there something I may be doing wrong like having odd hours or eating, or eating wrong things? Like I said I eat frequently and my doctor is always proud of my weight when I go for my checkups. My BP is usually around 102/55 or so when I go to the dr's last time they did a check on me where they check it laying down, sitting up, and standing up and all changed drastically although my pulse stayed the same. Anyone else have this problem? It keeps me from doing many things because I'm scared if I start to do something I will pass out and land on my stomach and hurt my baby, I know a little overprotective and irrational but I can't help it, I want to do this right. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Oh! PS. I have been told that I have very slight anemia when I took the blood test at 12 weeks. I have also been told that the dizziness could be associated with low iron and anemia so I started taking the vitamins with extra iron in them. Thanks again!
    Oh and if you are wondering I am 21 weeks 5 days pregnant today!

    • ANSWER:
      i am 23 weeks pregnant and feeling like you are.. keep inmind you have an anxiety disorder, so that can also caue some discomfort, relating to the dizziness you feel.. i also have genralized anxiety and panic disorder. so that along with the normal dizzness that some women can get, can be firghtening. your blood pressure is exaclty what mine was on the last appt i had. you also have the same sleep and wake up routine as i do. your drinking lots of water, so thats a plus. if your getting enough sleep regardless of what your sleep pattern is, then good. i asked about my blood pressure and my doc told me it was fine. better to be alittle low than high. the only thing i can say in all of this is stay away from the salty foods!!!! it can cause swelling and other problems. other than that, voice your concerns to your OB the next time you see him/her..

      good luck!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure and high blood iron level...?
    Hi,
    Could someone get me a sample of a diet suitable for people with high blood pressure and high levels on iron?

    It seems that foods that lower blood pressure are high in iron levels.

    What should I eat?
    I already decreased my meat consumption,reduced vitamin C intake and increased my calcium intake.any other suggestion???

    • ANSWER:
      Green leafy vegetables are really high in iron, and also a lot of cereals, so limit your intake of both. Also, the tannic acid in tea is helpful in lowering iron that is too high. That's why children, especially babies and toddlers should not drink tea, they can quickly become anemic.

  44. QUESTION:
    any vitamins or stuff that help with focus and concentration?
    My mind gets fuzzy a lot. I know some of that has to do with my low blood pressure issues and I try to eat more sodium like the doctor prescribed to keep my blood pressure up, so that more blood goes to the brain, and it helps when I remember to eat salty things- but i still feel I could use more improvement. Are there any vitamins or things that help?

    • ANSWER:
      First, left me qualify this by saying that the quality of the benefits received from supplements depends on various factors like age, weight, diet and health. For example, a traditional Japanese diet is high in Omega-3's but also seaweed's and roots. It wouldn't be necessary, and maybe negative to supplement with additional vitamins. However, if you aren't getting enough then it may be worth it.

      You can also look at the label of nootropics companies products to see what they use. For example:

      http://www.amazon.com/Neurohancement-Labs-NeuroBuild/dp/B004NM626W/

      Ingredients with research:

      Vitamin B6/Folic Acid/Vitamin B12
      Impact of a multiple-micronutrient fortified salt on the nutritional status and memory of schoolchildren.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20533221

      Bacopa Leaf/Ginkgo Biloba
      A comparative study in rodents of standardized extracts of Bacopa monniera and Ginkgo biloba: anticholinesterase and cognitive enhancing activities
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12213536

      L-Alpha Glycerophosphoryl Choline/Choline Bitartrate
      Involvement of the cholinergic system in conditioning and perceptual memory.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21315109

      Alpha Lipoic Acid
      Protective effect of alpha-lipoic acid.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17145083

      Picamilon Sodium Salt
      The new cerebrovascular preparation Picamilon
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2707413

      Phosphatidyl Serine
      Acute cognitive effects of standardised Ginkgo biloba extract complexed with phosphatidylserine.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17457961

      Vinpocetine
      Cognitive effects of a Ginkgo biloba/vinpocetine compound in normal adults:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12404561

  45. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure after eating (but only in very cold weather)?
    Okay, this happened once last winter and I thought it was a virus. Now it's happened three times this winter and I went to the doctor. He said that it was low blood pressure and it wasn't unusual. After I left the doctor, I looked this up on WebMD and found postprandial (sp?) hypotension.

    So, here's what happens: We've had bitter cold the last few weeks (single digit temp and -10 to -20 wind chills). Because the building that I work in is huge, when it's this cold we can only get the temp up to about 40 or 45. On the coldest days (after being in there for a few hours), I would eat lunch. Within a few minutes, I got this woozy feeling - the closest I can come to describing it is like a head rush, but with NO change in position/elevation, I'd been standing the whole time. Twice it was so severe, I thought I was going to pass out.

    So here's my questions: Why is this happening when it's cold? (I'm curious since I've never had blood pressure problems) and Are there foods I can eat that will keep this from happening or at least not as severely?

    Oh, and no other symptoms and no medications (not even vitamins or aspirin) that would cause it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it happens with me too during cold weather,it is not postprndial hypotension BUT a normal physiological phenomena.
      Reason is blood from limbs etc (also known as Peripheral Circulation) is directed to vital Organs and intestine( so that it will absorb energy from food) to keep the body warm[resulting in fall of BP]. So you get the cold feeling. It virtually is a common phenoma, not an abnormailty.
      Just do physical daily, no medications required.
      That Bonnie is directing every one to that www....... com for 4 points :O), see her profile.

  46. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure after wroking out?
    My blood pressure has been pretty low after i get done working out and chill for a lil bit. I haven't been taking any kind of supplements (vitamins or anything like that) and honestly haven't been eating as good or as often as I should....but i've been traking it a few days and this is what I got....
    feb 9th --- 83/54
    feb 10th--- 107/54
    feb 14th --- 105/65
    feb 17th--- 95/43

    Has anyne every dealt with anything like this? I know I should prolly get it checked out by a doctor but I'm dreading it soo bad, I hate the doctor.
    so what did the doctor tell you? if you don't mind me asking
    I'm only 20 years old.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    anemic diets, low blood pressure?
    I have low blood pressure and am anemic. Is there anything other than vitamin D and spinich?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods won't help your blood pressure but if you are anaemic then you need iron supplements.

      Foods which contain iron are:-
      Red meat, green leaf vegetables, fortified breakfast cereal, bran, soybean, spinach, red kidney beans, rice, raisins, and prunes.

      Low BP is only ever a problem if you are symptomatic with dizziness etc. If not then low blood pressure is never a problem, it's a normal healthy variant and you are at a significantly lower stroke risk.

  48. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure lately? Haven't felt well?
    I'm only 21 and usually I have relatively low blood pressure. Lately I haven't been getting much exercise and haven't eaten well due to stress. Usually when I eat poorly it is at lunch time, my breakfast and dinner are always healthy (oatmeal, cereal, fruit, etc.) but my lunch could be greasy things like pizza or burgers. Lately I've had higher blood pressure... my weight has not changed much, but my blood pressure is a bit above average now, months ago it was below... My heart pounds kind of hard sometimes at night, and sometimes my eyes throb and I get headaches.

    Is it because I have been eating poorly, or not getting exercise, or am stressed? Or is it maybe something else? I have been taking Vitamin D and Wellbutrin (both prescribed). What foods besides oatmeal and fruit can I eat to help lower blood pressure?
    I am 6'0 and weight 160, I'm slightly underweight for my height but don't get much exercise aside from a lot of walking
    Also I take a multivitamin every day
    I started taking Wellbutrin 2 months ago...

    • ANSWER:
      First, how are you measuring your blood pressure? Always consider whether your instrument is consistent, both with itself and with the doctor's office. If you are measured at the doctor's office only, anxiety is enough to change the reading. If you are this concerned, obtain a reasonably good sphygmomanometer (one designed for home use).

      Second, Wellbutrin does increase blood pressure. It may not be a problem. You may need a slightly lower dose. This is something to discuss with your doctor.

      Salt raises blood pressure. Eating food cooked by other people generally introduces a huge amount of salt into your diet; that's just the way it is. Try brownbagging it! A lot of walking is fine exercise.

      The heart pounding and throbbing eyes, and the headaches, should be discussed with your doctor.

  49. QUESTION:
    High Blood Pressure, No Energy, Need a good vitamin?
    I am taking Diovan for high blood pressure and I notice my energy is alot lower. Please any suggestions helpful and some evidence that the vitamin you suggest works

    • ANSWER:
      If you have both high blood pressure and low energy, I'm going to take a stab in the dark that your doctor has also told you you need to lose weight. Get start walking as much as you can stand doing. So you can measure your level of exertion, get a heart rate monitor and wear it while walking. If you feel woozy or faint, slow down, stop and stand, whatever. Take it REAL easy... start on a treadmill if you like and just walk for 15 minutes until you feel a light sweat. Over time, work up to half an hour, or start to walk a little faster... you can tell when it's time to work a little harder at it when your heart rate for the same level of effort goes down. Try to keep it below 140, preferably less than 130, until you've lost a fair bit of weight.

      As far as a vitamin goes, take a multivitamin and eat lots of fruits and vegetables -- it's easier to fill up on those without eating more calories than you spend.

      Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    advise me on herbs and vitamins that help reduce blood pressure (hypertension)?
    I am newly on prescribed low dosage medication and wish to reduce hypertension naturally (mild hypertension) diagnosed. Rather than the prescription path.

    • ANSWER:
      there is an egyptian drink made of flowers petal of plant called hibscus subdorifa.
      it is believed to reduce BP safetly, and its very common in egypt as a cold soft drink.


Vitamins

Do Prenatal Vitamins Help With Fertility? How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant By 40%
I've heard that taking prenatal vitamins can help with people getting pregnant. I've been taking folic acid for the past 3 weeks, and just got prenatal vitamins and started taking those instead, just wondering if anyone has used those and had success, or felt that they influenced them getting pregnant.

If you identify with the question above, then the definite answer is: Yes!! It can help with getting pregnant. For example, say you had a very short luteal phase of say 8 days, taking Vitamin B complex is supposed to lengthen it. Also if you are lacking in certain vitamins and minerals then your immune system may go down and implantation might not occur. This also true for males as well.

If your body is deprived of nutrients, then your whole body system suffers, hormones are a big factor in achieving pregnancy, and if one thing isn't working efficiently, then others won't either.
Yes, prenatal vitamins can help, and they increase your chances as much as 40%. That's why doctors recommend you to take prenatal vitamins before trying to conceive, in case your body is lacking of vitamins and minerals that might be weakening your body making it difficult to get pregnant.

I had a hormonal problem after having the deprovera injection, I'd been suffering for whole year with bleeding in between periods etc. and then i started taking Multi vitamins and omega 3 and suddenly within about 6 weeks my symptoms went and 2 weeks later i was pregnant!!

Therefore, it is highly recommended to take prenatal vitamins before, during and after pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins are not only good for the baby, but good for you too, so both mommy and baby benefit from it. Also one of the great things a lot of women say is that their hair becomes more luminous and their finger nails grow faster and stronger after a while, how about that as a bonus eh?

However if you are trying to get pregnant, you should not tackle just one aspect of the problem. You should be tackling every possible cause of your inability to naturally conceive. The Best way to do this is by getting an infertility cure guide such as the one by Lisa Olson called: The Pregnancy Miracle Guide.

I've recommended this guide to so many women and most, if not all of them become pregnant shortly after trying to recommendations in it. It is must try infertility cure guide for any women who is having problems to conceive.

Click here ==> Lisa Olson's Pregnancy Miracle, to read a more elaborate review on the guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    vitamins???
    i want to stock up on some vitamins when i go grocery shopping and i want to know what the ones are that i need. i am planning on getting a bottle of the Centrum A-Z ones and i have some chewable calcium things..but dont they have vitamins involving veggies? and some for hair? so on and so on. please help me out on the ones i need. and if anyone knows any good recipes that are not fattening that will help too. thank you to anyone who leaves suggestions :D

    • ANSWER:
      Health does not come in a little pill. Eat balanced meals and exercise daily and you will live a healthy, happy, productive life. Stock up on that.

  2. QUESTION:
    Vitamins??
    I am 14, am highly active, have slightly unruly skin and need more energy-better immune system-need to improve my memory and would like to be able to build muscle faster what vitamins/minerals/herbs/Chinese medicine tricks/ home remedies/tips/doctor's opinions anything i just would like to know how to improve my overall well being! thx!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I am on a great liquid nutritional supplement that gives me more energy and has helped with my migraine headaches and arthritis. I will not advertise on here, but if you want to email me, I will give you the link.

  3. QUESTION:
    ViTAMiNS!!!!!?????????????=]?
    can you take different vitamins through out the day? how should you take them? and what are some good vitamins and what are they for?

    • ANSWER:
      Each persons needs vary and so it would be best to read up on what each vitamin can potentially do and if their could be toxic side effects.In doing so you will be knowing what to take to help your health condition.If you are stressed a good B complex,C, and D vitamin may do it for you.

  4. QUESTION:
    VITAMiNS??????
    DO ANYBODY KNOW ANY FACTS ABOUT VITAMINS?
    IT CAN BE ANYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT VITAMINS

    • ANSWER:
      What do you want to know???

  5. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can I take to improve my looks?
    I currently take vitamin C for skin, and Vitamin E for hair. I have seen a huge difference in my hair since I started the vitamin E, does anyone have suggestions about other vitamins that improve looks.

    • ANSWER:
      acui improves hair skin and nails
      and makes you more healthy

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best vitamins to help hair grow stronger and longer faster?
    What is the best vitamin out of vitamin B, vitamin B-3, Biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, Biotin and Niacin? I want my hair to grow longer. I have heaps of split ends and I haven't used the straightner in 6 weeks and during that period of time I've had to have my hair trim 3 times. Any ideas which of the above vitamins would help the best?

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet and plenty of fluids, especially water is the simplest and the best and most hassle free way to grow strong and long hair. Mind you can't grow it any faster than it grows now no matter what you do. Follow a good diet and drink fluids and besides healthy hair you will get radiant skin to go with it.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between vitamins and minerals?
    Which vitamins are antioxidants?
    Which vitamins are fat-soluble?
    Which each of the following indicate the correct vitamin needed:
    a. sunshine vitamin
    b. beriberi
    c. rickets
    d. scurvy
    6. What is the difference between complete and incomplete protein?
    7. What percent of calories should come from fat in a healthy diet?
    8. Nutrition Facts on most labels are based on a diet that contains what calories?
    9. What mineral is most abundant in your body?
    10. What other minerals and vitamins work with it to give you strong bones and teeth?
    11. What mineral produces hemoglobin and prevents anemia?
    12.What are trace minerals?
    13. What colors are foods high in vitamin "A"?
    15. What is the mineral most often linked with high blood pressure?
    16. Give three other names for fiber
    17. What type of gas do most leavening agents produce?
    18. Is butter a plant or animal product?
    19. Is oil heavier or lighter than water?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting to your main question, vitamins and minerals are different. Vitamins ("vita" = life and "amine" = containing nitrogen) are organic (containing carbon, which is an element found in all living things) compounds (containing atoms of one or more different elements). Minerals are pure inorganic elements (containing atoms of the same element), meaning they are much simpler in chemical form than vitamins. All vitamins are essential or required by our bodies, whereas only some minerals are essential nutrients. Vitamins are vulnerable to heat, light, and chemical agents, so cooking, food preparation, processing, and storage must be appropriate to preserve vitamins in food. Minerals, on the other hand, are more stable to food preparation, but mineral loss can occur when they are bound to other substances in foods (such as oxalates found in spinach and tea, and phytates found in legumes and grains), making them unavailable for the body to utilize.

  8. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take after a chemical peel in order to speed up the healing process?
    Lysine is said to help promote healthy skin, and Vitamin C helps support the immune system. Will taking these two supplements after a chemical peel help speed up the healing process? And if not, which vitamins would be best? And how much of it should I take? Also, are there any vitamins I should avoid during this healing process? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  9. QUESTION:
    What vitamins are good for african american hair?
    Right now I am taking a multivitamin, hair skin and nail vitamins, and omega 3 fish oil vitamins. Are these hurting or helping my hair? What vitamins would you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      i know that hair,skin,and nails is helping

  10. QUESTION:
    what vitamins help clear up skin? And how many different vitamins are safe to take per day?
    What vitamins help clear up skin? I know vitamin c does but what others? and also how many can you take a day of different vitamins? Because some days I take vitamin c, calcium, my regular vitamin, and another one I cant think of right now. My mom tells me to take vitamin c so I don't get sick and calcium because I don't drink enough milk...so what helps skin and is there a limit?

    • ANSWER:
      there's not really any vitamins in particular just eat lots of varied fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water and cleanse tone and moisturize and exfoilate once a week good luck x

  11. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and minerals work together?
    I want to take advantage of the fact that some vitamins and minerals are better absorbed when taken with certain other vitamins and minerals. I'm already aware of the following:

    Vitamin E and Selenium
    Vitamin C and bioflavenoids
    Vitamin D and Calcium

    Are these accurate? And are there any others that I should know about? I am particularly interested in Zinc and Vitamin A.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, here's the answer to your question:

      Nutrilite is the world's leading brand of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.* Nutrilite Double X Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient is Quixtar's flagship health product. Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms.

      In fact, this product is only available through very few websites and can not be purchased in retail stores.

      Please visit the following website for more info:

      www.myhealthyzone.org

  12. QUESTION:
    What other vitamins are vital for your immune system besides vitamin c?
    is it Zinc and vitamin D? Vitamins relating to the immune system only - to keep you healthy and prevent infections. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Strengthen your immune system with antioxidants, which neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals and slow down oxidative damage in our bodies.

      Antioxidants are natural immune system boosters and are found in whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, and vegetable oils. Brightly colored vegetables and berries are high in antioxidants. This simply means that the more we choose a healthy diet, the stronger our bodies will be.

  13. QUESTION:
    What vitamins help your hair grow faster?
    I take Prenatal Vitamins recommended by my Cosmetology teacher.She said they help hair growth and nails.So,I heard biotin helps too. Can anyone make me a list of vitamins for hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey... I don't use vitamins.. I started buying a product called BeautyScoop: The Edible Beauty Accessory

      It is for the skin/nails and hair - It is freakin awesome.. I ordered it from www.luxuryhairplus.com

      Here is a brief description... Hope this helps!!

      Bottoms up! This drinkable beauty breakthrough supplies essential peptides, lipids and vitamin E, a cocktail that helps your body's own regenerative power to strengthen nails, add shine to hair, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. (We’ll drink to that.) The vanilla-flavored powder dissolves into the hot or cold beverage of your choice, for a daily 'shot' of beauty. Box of 21 packets.

  14. QUESTION:
    What vitamins does meat have that i should replace in my diet?
    I stop eating meat and am trying to make sure that I get the right vitamins. I already take a muiltivitamin and fish oil pills every day. Are there any other specific vitamins I should take?
    If so, what do they do?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you need to replace the protein that comes from eating meat. you can eat legumes, nuts, soy, and whole grains.

  15. QUESTION:
    What vitamins are best to take when ttc and eventually pregnancy?
    Just want to know what vitamins are best to take for trying to conceive and in pregnancy?
    Should i take the vitamins for ttc now?
    Or Should i just start taking the pregnancy ones?

    The pregnancy one stat they should be taken at least a month before conceiving.

    What did you take and do u think it helped to u become pregnant?

    Any other advice about increasing pregnancy chances each month?
    Thanks for you help!
    I'm in Australia.

    • ANSWER:
      Folic Acid and Omega 3 Fish Oil! very good
      x

  16. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and minerals are water soluble, and which ones are not?
    I recently started taking some new supplements, and I was curious as to which ones were water soluble and which ones are not because between my different supplements, a lot of the vitamins and minerals overlap. I've heard that if you take too much of certain vitamins and minerals, you can get sick, and I certainly want to avoid that. Can you help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Vits.A , D E and K are not water soluble.

  17. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and nutrients should I give my dogs?
    I have a very active dog and a sort of active dog. Somebody told me that I should give them vitamins and stuff, to keep their joints healthy and replenish what they are losing while running around. Could anybody tell me what these vitamins are, and how much to give daily?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you can find some great multi vitimans at most health food stores and in alot of places there is pet stores that only carry healthy natural type foods... glucosamine is great for the joints....Supplements are scientifically balanced formulas rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and essential fatty acids... it will let you know on the bottles how much to give according to your dogs weight... good luck... smile

      Feed human quality food: broil or bake beef, poultry or fish. Pork can be too fatty and cause pancreatitis. No salty or sweet lunch meats. That’s junk food for your dog! Add veggies to your mixture: about 2/3 meat to 1/3 veggies, preferably fresh or frozen. If you cook the vegetables with meat, it will possess the flavor that they love. Dogs need greens: spinach, kale, broccoli and the like. Maintain a variety. Wolves, foxes and coyotes periodically nibble on grasses and they eat the stomach contents of prey animals, so this is an important component of a healthy canine diet.
      You must feed a multivitamin if you are going to home cook. We recommend a very palatable multivitamin by Vetri-science. you can purchase a good quality product at one of the natural pet food stores that we recommend on our referral list. Don’t just go to a generic pet store; many of the products sold there are sadly deficient and will not provide your dog with the supplements that he or she needs.
      Flax Seed Oil provides essentials oils. Very small breed: 1/2 tsp/day, med. breed: 1 tsp, very large breeds: 1 tbsp. Keep refrigerated and introduce slowly to avoid diarrhea. Some pets like garlic and a small amount of salt. Play with spices to find what your pet prefers. Like us, they relish variety!
      You can make large quantities and freeze this concoction. Partition it into meal size baggies for convenience.
      If you aren’t willing to home cook, canned food tends to be a healthier choice overall than dry food. They usually contain fewer grain products. I know that’s the very opposite statement that you’ve heard from most veterinarians in the past, but research conducted in the field of nutrition has changed my viewpoint considerably. Most dry food is bound together by grains.
      4 brands that we recommend, #1 being favorite on down the list (based on their list of ingredients):

      Wellness (canned)
      Innova Evo (dry) *
      Wysong (need multivitamin)
      Pet Guard
      * Innova Evo contains no grains, so it’s a nice substitute for owners that don’t like to feed canned food.

      www.carinrennings.com (the vet I used to work for)

  18. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can I take to make my hair and nails grow super fast and strong?
    I know pre natal vitamins ar supposed to work but I heard that it makes you break out and I don't want that to happen. So is there any other vitamins to help?

    • ANSWER:
      biotin- im taking them and they work amazing!

  19. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and minerals increase your chances of getting pregnant?
    I was looking for a chart that showed a list of vitamins and what they do. Like what vitamins help ovary health?

    • ANSWER:
      My doc put me on prenatal vitamins while we were TTC he said it was to help my body get rdy he aslo said my hubby should be on them too lol....we stopped taken them never got pg they were like horse tablets lol HUGE pills.....but prenatal vitamins is to help the body get rdy to make a baby and i believe there the same thing u take while ur pg! I dont trust anything else but maybe some herbs will work like some kind of tea. GL

  20. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should a 27 year old female be taking?
    I am in good health but need to know what vitamins I should be taking to better myself. I know I should take a multi-vitamin daily but is there anything else I should take? My goal here is to be as healthy as I possibly can, not to lose weight or anything like that. I appreciate your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      B Complex can be very helpful to our health as well as taking calcium and magnesium. I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

  21. QUESTION:
    I dropped liquid vitamins on my carpet. Does anyone know how to remove the spot/smell?
    While giving my son a dose of liquid infant vitamins I dropped the bottle on the floor. If you have never used this type of supplement, let me tell you...They have a hue similar to iodine and smell very strongly of iron (also an igredient). I have been able to get the majority of the stain out of our rose colored carpet, but, my son's room smells very bad now. The entire room is permeated with the smell of iron. I don't know how to remove the smell. The vitamins are regular over the counter enfamil liquid vitamins with iron.

    • ANSWER:
      Blot with Alcohol until totally removed. Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid HAND dish washing detergent per cup of lukewarm water. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel. Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel. Apply a one-half inch layer of WHITE (no printing) paper towels to the affected area and weight down with a flat heavy object and remove the next day.

      After you remove the stain, the smell should start to go away also. Keep the room well ventilated, and use baking soda on the area to absorb any left over residue from the vitamins. I used to use this with my son, so I know exactly what you mean!
      If this doesn't work, you may have to call in a professional. Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should a 14 year old girl take?
    So I want to start eating healthier, exercising, and taking vitamins just to be healthier.
    I also want my hair to grow a little faster and be healthier. What kind of vitamins should I take?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oils. Omega-3 fatty acids and get some vitamin Bs.

  23. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should a teenage girl be taking?
    I'm 19 year old female and want to take care of my body while I'm young. What vitamins can I taking now that will benefit me later? I started taking a Multivitamin a week ago but that's it.

    I would also like something that would help with my skin other then drinking water. I already drink two liters of water every day. I know a healthy diet is a must but all I'm looking for is vitamin information. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Take a good multi-vitamin with lots of trace minerals, omega-3, CoQ10, and a good antioxidant every day. Be certain that they are bio-absorbable. So many vitamins and pills are found in the sewer system, the never dissolve and go right through you. Can't suggest a brand name here in public, unfortunately.

      As for your skin, it is the largest organ we have and it can be positively affected by those vitamins, from the inside out.

      RICK

      Always available to chat directly.

  24. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take to make my hair grow faster?
    I've heard that prenatal vitamins make hair grow much faster, but is that safe if you're not pregnant/planning to be? Should I take specific vitamins or just a daily multivitamin? Please help; I just got a horrible haircut. :(

    • ANSWER:
      biotin and prenatal pills work the best.

  25. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should an older teen take through pregnancy?
    Scenario:

    18 year old girl, I'm gonna say 4 to 5 weeks pregnant.

    My best friend told me she found out she is pregnant. She is excited about it but I am worried about the health of her and her baby. She is planning to keep it, please no lectures on ideals and philosophy.

    My questions is what sort of vitamins should she take, if any? Pre-natal vitamins? Any specific brands?

    Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      She needs to buy any prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid until she sees a doctor. At her first appointment, they will give her a prescription for stronger vitamins with her specific needs in mind, but until her first appointment she can take any over the counter prenatal vitamin, but make sure it contains folic acid, which decreases the risks for neural tube defects.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the best vitamins to help make your skin healthy from the inside out?
    Im looking for vitamins that will help make skin stronger, thicker, and produce more collagen. I get stretchmarks and acne, and I know theres something that I could benefit from in a vitamin. I already take a multi, but I want to hear from someone thats educated in vitamins/ health. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lecithin - Improves skin elasticity

      Vita-E - helps with aging process

      Vita-C - the cement that holds the cells together. Prevents sagging skin and it builds collagen

      B Complex - healthy skin, hair and nails

      Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions and if you'd like to know the brand I suggest.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the best vitamins in terms of how much the body absorbs?
    I've heard that most vitamins pass right through the body, without being absorbed. If I'm going to take vitamins, I want them to be effective by being absorbed as close to 100% as possible. Are there any studies that show which brand of vitamins the body absorbs most efficiently?
    I don't think I worded my question precisely. I didn't mean vitamins from foods, I meant vitamin supplements. Sorry about that...

    • ANSWER:
      You heard wrong.

      First, fruits and vegetables are your best sources of vitamins.

      Vitamins are either water soluble (Vitamin C) or fat soluble (Vitamin E).

      Water soluble vitamins are peed out, once the body gets what it needs.

      Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the body.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the necessary vitamins women should take everyday?
    What are the necessary vitamins women in there 20's should take every day besides a Women's multi-vitamin? I take zinc, primrose oil, garlic, fish oil, and vitamin C. What else do you recommend? Sources?

    • ANSWER:
      In addition to the one's that you're talking some other important vitamins that a woman should take for her health every day include Vitamin A because it is effective in relieving PMS, Endometriosis, Fibrocystic Breast Disease and other female related problems. Also, Vitamin D because it's important to all women in the prevention of osteoporosis.

      There are several more discussed in this article that I found: The Most Important Vitamin A Woman Should Take For Good Health: http://www.womans-health.net/vitamin-woman-should-take.htm

      But according to the article above you should be careful about taking individual vitamins and it explains why here: http://www.womans-health.net/best-womens-vitamin.htm

  29. QUESTION:
    What daily vitamins should i start taking?
    Iv decided that it might be a good idea to start taking vitamins daily to improve my life/well-being. Im not quite sure what types i should be taking thought. I want to improve my mental aspects, such as motivation and memory, along with the physical side too. Iv never taken vitamins so im not sure where to start. Are there any combinations that work well together? What about multivitamins? Are there any types i should avoid, or bad combinations? Any advice is helpful, thanks alot.

    • ANSWER:
      B Vitamins are known for mental health.

      I would start by going to GNC. Getting their daily vitality packs for men /women.

  30. QUESTION:
    What all is prenatal vitamins and what are the benefits of taking them?
    I am trying to get pregnant, so I started taking prenatal vitamins. Lately I've noticed I've been feeling more energetic and not as slouchy. Do these vitamins have the nutrients to do that? What exactly are in prenatal vitamins and how does that benefit my body and my (future) baby?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    What are vitamins good for your vision and the bags under your eyes?
    Also, how can I get better vision without taking vitamins and how can I get rid of the black bags without vitamins?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin C & E are good for your eye health!

  32. QUESTION:
    What brand Vitamins would you recommend for someone who wants to start imroving their health?
    I've recently started eating healthy foods and exercising. I would like to start taking vitamins but have no idea where to start?

    I guess I need a good multi-vitamin?

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you to start eating right and exercising. A few thoughts - what are you missing in your diet? Be honest with yourself. If you've never taken vitamins, you don't want to start taking everything under the sun. The vitamins you need will depend on your particular needs. Good multi-vitamins will enhance what you are doing, not "replace."

      I personally like New Chapter Multi-vitamins which are all organic, and I take Omega-3 and CoQ10. I give my kids omega-3 also. I also supplement with MD Select advanced cholesterol and Twin Labs vitamin D. Vitamin D has been in the news lately - you can also get it from being in the sun depending where you live. Check out all the websites from the major retailers (Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, etc.) and also from some experts - Dr. Weill and the Real Age guys - Oz & Roizen. Good luck and good for you to take your health into your own hands!

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the best vitamins for hair growth?
    Ok, right now I am taking fish oil, vitamin B-16, a multivitamin, calcium, vitamin E, and an amino acid supplement. So far this has helped my hair significantly, my hair dresser recently just chopped off my work lol. So, since I have to regrow some of it again, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on vitamins to take for hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
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  34. QUESTION:
    When taking Vitamin supplements do you prefer to drink your vitamins or swallow a pill or capsule?
    Vitamins now come in chewable, liquid so you can swig them down, or just toss a couple in your mouth and wash them down.
    What is your preference?
    And do you take yours daily or whenever you think of it?
    Are you sporadic in taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't matter what form of vitamins one takes, 2 important factors determine its effectiveness. 1 is absorption 2 is potency

      I would only prefer Isotonix line whenever it is available because it's the only isotonic form of supplements in the market that provides superior absorption rate that other form cannot beat.

      In order to form pills, filling, additives needs to be added, these are waste to our body and increase digestion time.

      In additions, no matter if we drink, eat or take pills, everything need to be broken down into isotonic solution in our stomach first before our body can absorb. Stomach is very high acidic, thus most of the nutrients are destroyed in our stomach before reaching small intestine for absorption. So with pill form, you are looking for absorption rate of about 10 to 40% depending on our body's digestion ability and the ingredients to form the pills. Please keep in mind that human's digestion ability decease by age.

      With Isotonix line, since it's in isotonic form by adding certain amount of water to one capful of powder (it tastes great too!), vitamin won't stay in stomach and will go to intestine within 5 minutes so you are looking for absorption rate of 90% and higher, higher absorption rate even compare to IV injection.

      No filling or binding are added to the Isotonix line so you are guarantee to have best potency for the vitamin you take.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do plants benefit from vitamins?
    Since we know that plants like celery have a lot of vitamins. And we benefit from those vitamins. are the plants conscious of making these vitamins and how do they benefit from them?

    • ANSWER:
      the sun and soil help[s them make them
      and plants are not concise

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to take vitamins with medicine or to take to many vitamins?
    So I take minocyclin for my acne, and also about 5 vitamins. Is it bad to mix any vitamins or anything in medication or anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      too many is way worse. you can get most the vitamins you need just from a balanced meal

  37. QUESTION:
    What the best form of vitamin or vitamins is good for promoting healing/ recovery?
    I always wondered what vitamins are necessary for recovering from cuts and bruses because I need to know exactly what helps to even skin tone or prevent skin discolouring. In addition, I am wondering what vitamins helps promotes recovery for sports injuries, such as: sore muscles and ruptured tendans. I am serious please help?

    • ANSWER:
      All vitamins are essential for a health body we all believe that, but still the Recommended quantity of vitamins are not consumed by us, even if in some case if u consume more fruits of today's quality all u get is pesticides and few vitamins and these vitamins are not absorbed in our body because of the presence of pesticides, Hence try some nutritional supplements that are grown in a primitive technique using organic farming, these are good in quality and also 100 % absorbable by the body !!

      And basically u need protiens more in ur body of the fact that our entire body is made from protiens. !!

      Friend i m impressed with the need to take care of ur body by putting in right stuff !!

      we can stay in touch and also i can get some more information about health and how to keep it healthy by the proper nutrition.

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  38. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should i take when i quit smoking?
    Serotonin and dopamine levels, weight gain, what are the best and cheapest vitamins that will work. I am already drinking plenty of water and dieting.

    • ANSWER:
      Just take a Multi-vitamin and get plenty of exercise. Consumer reports will tell you what the best vitamins are.

  39. QUESTION:
    What vitamins are good to take for students who has a full day?
    I tried taking one a day, and that didnt do anything for me. Which vitamins will give the energy all day to do work?

    • ANSWER:
      I would just take a multivitamin every day with a meal that contains fat and water. None of the vitamins on the market have been proven to work anyway, and they aren't monitored by the FDA. I would suggest a Centrum or Mens Health formula. The best way to keep up your energy is to have a healthy snack and make sure you eat fruits and veg with your main meals. Your body will wake itself up if nourished correctly. And make sure to get plenty of sleep!

  40. QUESTION:
    How well do different brands of vitamins work?
    I really think that there is a difference in vitamin quality that varies from brand to brand. I recently bought some Hy-Vee brand, Target brand, Nature Made, and Origins vitamins. How well, in your experience, do these brands of vitamins stack up against others?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      When selecting vitamins, potency and absorption are 2 main factors.

      I would not recommend pill form of vitamins due to 2 reasons:

      1. low absorption rate – Fillers and binders are used in order to form pills. Pills need to be broken down into stomach first before our body can absorb. Stomach is very high acidic, thus most of the nutrients are destroyed in our stomach before reaching small intestine for absorption. So with pill form, you are looking for absorption rate of about 10 to 40% depending on our body's digestion ability and the ingredients to form the pills. Please keep in mind that human's digestion ability is deceased by age.

      2. Potency: Minerals in pill forms can trigger free radical generation during digestion and thus the antioxidants in the multivitamin pill (vitamin A, C, E, etc.) are used to fight off the free radicals it generates, thus cancel out its antioxidant effect for our body.

      As a result, I would recommend Isotonix® vitamin line because it's the only isotonic form of vitamin in the market

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/brands-214/isotonix.htm

      With Isotonix line, since it's in isotonic form by adding certain amount of water to one capful of powder (it tastes great too!), vitamins won't stay in stomach and will go to intestine within 5 minutes so you are looking for absorption rate of 90% and higher, higher absorption rate even compare to IV injection.

      Not all supplements are made equally. Never look for price when selecting supplements, look for values and potency and absorption rate because our health is priceless!

  41. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can replace frest fruits and vegetables?
    I know there is not substitute for fresh fruit and veggies. However, as my life has become more hectic, I find it increasingly harder to fit them into my daily diet. What vitamins or supplements can I take to make up for this?

    • ANSWER:
      buy multi-vitamin bottles , they are over-the-counter vitamins and lots of brands to choose from. Generally, the more expensive brands are better ,because the vitamins get absorbed more in the guts.

      And get " fibre capsules " to help, of course with your fibre consumption. They help....avoid constipation.

  42. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and minerals can promote blood to circulation much quicker?
    I am constantly wondering what does it take for a person's blood to flood much faster, such as by consuming the following: vitamins, minerals, stretching, or exercising. In addition, how can a person purify their heart vessels from accumulation of plaque?

    • ANSWER:
      You need an adequate supply of magnesium (which helps your metabolism and circulation, ginseng (circulation) and chamomile tea (helps repair capillaries so it improves blood flow.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between B vitamins and caffeine?
    I've noticed that a lot of energy vitamins have B vitamins or niacin instead of caffeine. Do these give the same effect as caffeine, or am I better off buying a pack of vitamins with caffeine?

    • ANSWER:
      B Vitamins are co-factors for cellular energy. That is they are essential for us to turn our food intake into ATP (our energy within the cell).

      Caffeine is a CNS stimulant. It directly stimulates the nervous system and rather quickly. It has nothing to do with energy production.

      Niacin is a B-vitamin, it is B-3.

      Unless you are deficient in B Vitamins, they will have no effect on you. It is more hype or marketing gimmicks with the 1000+ % of B-vitamins. The effect you feel off energy supplements is the Caffeine, Sugar, and some of the other directly stimulatory CNS ingredients. It isn't the B-Vitmains.

      You would be better off going with just Caffeine, but B-Vitamins are cheap to manufacture so it surely doesn't hurt you to take them in excess. Your body will excrete whatever it doesn't need in the urine.

      Take care,

  44. QUESTION:
    What vitamins or shampoo will make my hair grow really fast?
    I want to donate my hair to children with alopecia areata or cancer but my hair is not long enough. I really want to grow it out fast because i want to donate it by christmas. Is there any vitamins or shampoo that I can use that will make my hair grow really fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I really admire what you're doing, I've always wanted to do that buy my hair is dyed. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about a timeline or setting a date. By the time your hair is made into a wig and a child is able to receive it it may be after Christmas anyway. And I'm guessing you want to do it then so it can be a 'gift' for them. Or maybe you just don't want long hair for the holidays, I don't know.
      Make sure to keep your hair healthy, stay away from too much heat like blow dryers and irons. Tight ponytails also cause the hair to break, so keep away from them. Buy some prenatal vitamins, they help grow hair and nails quickly and keep it healthy. Then get some Mane N Tail shampoo, this will help the hair grow quicker as well. Shampoo every other day and invest in a good conditioning treatment, you'll want to apply this weekly. Massaging your scalp and gently pulling on the hair near the root is supposed to get the follicles working as well. Just don't pull too hard, you don't want to break the hair. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and supplements should a teenage take?
    What vitamins can a 15 year old teenage girl take over the counter? I need real answers, not the quacks out there.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sixteen and I take vitamin D and Calcium everyday, because vitamin D helps your body absorb the calcium. I also take a multivitamin from a health food store, but I don't know the name. Centrum is a good one though!

  46. QUESTION:
    What vitamins/foods are vital to maintaining the health of your hair and scalp?
    I'm a male and have been growing out my hair for Locks of Love. In recent months, my scalp and hair hasn't felt good at all. My head gets itchy and real sensitive, especially when I pull back my hair to tie it (which is always). I've noticed great amounts strands being combed out and my scalp showing through, too much so. Being a guy, I have to admit, I don't take super care of my hair like the ladies do. I also have to admit, I don't get enough of the healthiest foods and vitamins.

    Can a healthy diet be the start of reclaiming healthy hair growth? And what should I get enough of and from what?

    • ANSWER:
      Tying your hair back will cause hair loss too. Use a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Hair will only grow about 6 inches a year at its best. That is just nature. A healthy diet helps too. Water is good too. Drink lots. It moisturizes.

  47. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can one take to make their hair stronger?
    I don't know if its stress from my classes or my medicine Wellbutrin that I've been taking for 6 months but it seems like my hair is thinning at the scalp and there is more hair in the drain everytime I shower. Maybe I have been noticing becasue I'mm looking for it, but it just seems like my hair is falling out or ia thinning at the scalp. The rest of my hair is stll thick so I don't know why the rest of my hair would be think but the scalp seems thinner.

    Besides seeing the doctor (which I have an appointment for already next month), what can I do in the meantime to help my hair? Are there any vitamins or nutrients that I can take to make my hair stronger??

    If you can help me, Thank you very much.

    BTW: I'm a 24 year old female.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E...its abundant in Castor Oil

  48. QUESTION:
    What vitamins help make hair grow faster and longer?
    I really want long hair. I know that flat irons and blow dryers make it grow slower but which vitamins help with the growing process? Many thanks!<3

    • ANSWER:
      flat irons don't slow down growth, they just make hair more prone to spilt ends, prenatal vitamins worked for me, i've taken then for over a month now and my hair has grown like crazy, also biotin but they didn't work as good as prenatal vitamins did

  49. QUESTION:
    How long do vitamins stay in our bodies?
    I've read that vitamin B12 stays in our bodies for months. Are there other vitamins that I wouldn't need to consume daily?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually our body gets enough of most vitamins through foods,fruits and sunshine. So in a healthy state there is no need to take vitamins as meds. But sometimes like during menstruation period,pregnancy,infancy,etc there is a need for complementary vitamin. Fat-soluble vitamins like vit A and vit E remain longer in the body than water-soluble vit B or vit C. As group B vitamins are water-soluble, they usually will not be stored in the body for a long time. Anyway, for women Calcium-D tablets and multivitamin tablets seem to be adequate should there would be no ill-health.

  50. QUESTION:
    What vitamins would you recommend for a 16 year old?
    I am planning on dieting. I will also be working out and exercising. What vitamins should I take to make sure I stay healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      It's something white and sticky... Although I don't remember what it's called...


Vitamin D High Blood Pressure

How Skin Conditions and Vitamin D Deficiency Affect Your Skin
I don't know a thing about you, but I'll tell you if wanting to learn about skin conditions and vitamin D deficiency affects on your skin, you've certainly come to the right place. Those of us that are concerned about the negative affects that UV rays have on the skin's health are in a bit of a quandary. How do we protect ourselves from wrinkles caused by sun damage and skin-cancer, without also risking vitamin D deficiencies? Here's what I've learned.

There are five layers of the epidermis, the outermost of the skin's layers. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is produced in the two deepest layers, when pre-vitamin D3, found in the epidermis, is exposed to UVB rays from the sun. UVB rays do not penetrate beneath the epidermis, but UVA rays do. Most sunscreens on the market, particularly the thinner ones that are found in many skincare products designed for daily use, only block UVB rays.

Since UVA rays penetrate more deeply, they cause cancer in the dermis layer that is even more dangerous than squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas. Those types of cancers occur in the epidermis.

So, the first point, if you are concerned about skin conditions and vitamin D, is to recognize that most sunscreens inhibit the skin's ability to produce D3, but they do not block the hazardous UVA rays from the sun. It takes a broad spectrum sun-block like zinc oxide to do that.
In light skinned individuals, it takes about 20 minutes of UV exposure to reach maximum D3 production. In darker skinned individuals, it takes 3-6 times longer. Although supplements can cause toxicity, overexposure to sunlight does not. Because, once equilibrium is reached the vitamin is degraded. In other words, the body will only produce what it needs.

There is research concerning specific skin conditions and vitamin D supplementation. Psoriasis, for example, is known to improve with cholecalciferol supplementation. A chronic like of cholecalciferol intake plays a role in chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, tuberculosis, cancer, gum disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, depression, heart disease and Parkinson's. In other words, this vitamin is extremely important to our continued health and well-being.

To protect yourself from skin-cancer, without risking deficiency, use a broad spectrum sun-block when you expect to spend more than 20 minutes in the sun. Do not rely on sunscreens in cosmetics to protect you from skin-cancer. If you have very limited exposure to sunlight, take a supplement that contains D3.

As far as age-related skin conditions and vitamin D are concerned, use a daily moisturizer that contains the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 and natural vitamin E. In most be specially formulated or it will not penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis to fight cancers that can occur in those layers. Antioxidants are our best defense against cancers of kinds, but the natural concentration in our cells is lower as we age.

Make no mistake about it. With an effective moisturizer and a reasonable amount of sunlight and/or supplementation, our worries about age-related skin conditions and vitamin D deficiencies are over. Aren't you glad that you took the time to read this article?

To learn more about vitamins for healthy skin, and other incredible natural substances for natural healthy skin care, visit my website today.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can vitamins or fish oil cause high blood pressure?
    I took vitamin D with fish and primrose oil and potasium, and had the worst case of high blood pressure ever. I thought my head was about to explode!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what you mean by explode, did you have a headache? How do you know you're blood pressure was high? Go to a place like a drug store or your doctor to get your blood pressure checked before assuming that you have high blood pressure.

      Here are few ways to bring it down.
      Lay off the salt, these vitamins unless they are salt base which I doubt they are won't cause your blood pressure to raise. But eating salty foods and a few other factors will. Read the link below.

  2. QUESTION:
    is it okay to vitiamin d with high blood pressure pills?
    My mom takes high blood pressure pills. and since we don't like milk we got these vitamin d pills today. I was just wondering if it would be okay for her to use the d pill if she is takin high blood pressure pills?

    thanks. =D
    i meant to say... IS IT OK TO TAKE VITAMIN D WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS.

    haha my bad :D

    • ANSWER:
      She should be fine. Vit D helps the absorption of calcium. A lot of calcium pills has V D with it. She should take that if it's not bad for her. People who can't take milk, take calcium. She should take calcium 400-500 mg with V D twice daily to help with preventing bone problems from occurring early.

  3. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure high, low, orthostatic ?
    Sometimes when I stand I feel a slight rush of blood to the head(particularly when I am tired or at work). This seems like this would be high blood pressure except that other indicators of fitness are good such as heart rate (in the 60's at rest) and the ability to jog several miles and not really feel anything.

    I dont get headaches or anything when working out except when I am maybe stressed after a long day etc. I dont get random headaches either.

    The more of a lying down position that I am in the worse it is along with the amount of time I am in that position.

    I notice this more when I am tired or spend all day at my dimmly lit office.....I have not seen much sun recently (Vitamin D maybe).

    I eat very low salts, and get potassium (bananas), and I am running and or walking 35 to 40 miles a week.

    Any ideas? or has anyone had this problem before? Deconditioning maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually is high blood pressure, when you stand up, the vessels constrict and create a higher pressure to force blood up into the brain. It happens to many of us, some to a larger extent than others; also, it can be worse at times or sometimes you might not feel it at all.

  4. QUESTION:
    Sudden High Blood Pressure?
    I have gained weight due to back pain issues, and not feeling good. I finally was diagnosed with iron and vitamin D deficiency, and now supplements have given me some energy back. I started dieting & exercising two weeks ago and have lost 6 pounds. I’m still considered 8 pounds overweight.

    Before my diet, my blood pressure was always borderline – usually around 135/87. Well, I took my BP on Saturday at the pharmacy and it was 165/90, and my heart rate was 106. I thought maybe it was a fluke, but got my BP done again today (two days later) at the physical therapists office and it was 145/97, and my heart rate was 106.

    Before I started dieting, I took another test called, C-reactive protein (CRP) test and tested 8.7, which was considered high risk for a stroke or heart attack. My doc wasn’t concerned since my BP was not high.

    I plan on talking to my Dr. about this on my next check up (next week) but wanted to get some of my own research done in the meantime. Do I seem to be at a high risk for heart attack?

    BTW - I am 31 years old.
    No heart attacks in the fam.... What could be causing this? :(

    I moved my appt to Wednesday. Do you think that is soon enough?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately yes. CRP + high BP is a good field for a heart attack.

      Is it in your parents/grandparents history?

      Try to move your appt. up.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-reactive_protein

  5. QUESTION:
    Fast Heart Rate,High Blood Pressure And Fatigue...?
    For the past few months I been really tired all day everyday no matter if I sleep 8 hrs.or 12 hrs.Throughout the day I get brain fog and find it hard to focus and feel kinda woozy especially when in a store with alot of people and bright lights.I also get out of breath and my heart beats really fast just from everyday stuff like getting up from the couch or walking up the stairs.Also when I check my bp at the store its always really high like 140/100 and my pulse is always 80-100 bpm.but as I sit there for a few minutes everything goes down to normal or sightly above.I am taking a beta blocker and it is not helping at all!!! I been to the ER and they dig a EKG,urine test,blood work and a chest x-ray which didnt show anything at all!! I went to my doctor and he just gave me a anxiety med which makes me more miserable and tired.I also got tested for everything under the sun like lupus,thyroid,diabetes,vitamin deficency ect. I also got a stress test and echocardiogram and halter monitor but that was over 2 years ago.I am only 22 Dont drink and Dont smoke!! I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides but the doctors just told me to take fish oil which has improved my number and I had Vit.D deficency but I took a supplement for 8 weeks and my numbers are normal.I am not depressed but not being able to live a normal life is making my feel down and is stressing me out and causing a bit of anxiety/panic.I also worry too mucha nd I am a bit of a hypocondriac from it all.I also get tons of pressure/tension headaches.I been to a few different doctors and a few different hospitals and I cant seem to get a answers...............PLEASE DONT SAY GO TO THE DOCTOR BECAUSE I BEEN THERE DONE THAT I AM JUST TRYING TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS ANYTHING SIMILAR???

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have anxiety problems - these can cause ALL manner of symptoms from high blood pressure to pains here and there. This will often explain these miserable situations where you are overcome by symptoms.

      Obviously you HAVE been to the doctors... But you might want to just briefly speak with a psycho-therapist. I bet you'd find you have a LOT of anger that you're not dealing with very well. It's like poison to your system.

  6. QUESTION:
    22 Years Old With High Blood Pressure,Fatigue And Fast Heartbeat And Tension Headaches?
    For the past few months I been really tired all day everyday no matter if I sleep 8 hrs.or 12 hrs.Throughout the day I get brain fog and find it hard to focus and feel kinda woozy especially when in a store with alot of people and bright lights.I also get out of breath and my heart beats really fast just from everyday stuff like getting up from the couch or walking up the stairs.Also when I check my bp at the store its always really high like 140/100 and my pulse is always 80-100 bpm.but as I sit there for a few minutes everything goes down to normal or sightly above.I am taking a beta blocker and it is not helping at all!!! I been to the ER and they dig a EKG,urine test,blood work and a chest x-ray which didnt show anything at all!! I went to my doctor and he just gave me a anxiety med which makes me more miserable and tired.I also got tested for everything under the sun like lupus,thyroid,diabetes,vitamin deficency ect. I also got a stress test and echocardiogram and halter monitor but that was over 2 years ago.I am only 22 Dont drink and Dont smoke!! I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides but the doctors just told me to take fish oil which has improved my number and I had Vit.D deficency but I took a supplement for 8 weeks and my numbers are normal.I am not depressed but not being able to live a normal life is making my feel down and is stressing me out and causing a bit of anxiety/panic.I also worry too mucha nd I am a bit of a hypocondriac from it all.I also get tons of pressure/tension headaches.I been to a few different doctors and a few different hospitals and I cant seem to get a answers...............PLEASE DONT SAY GO TO THE DOCTOR BECAUSE I BEEN THERE DONE THAT I AM JUST TRYING TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS ANYTHING SIMILAR???

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    What medications will interact with vitamin D?
    I haven't been feeling very well lately. I did start taking Vitamin D a short while ago and since I also take several medications, I was wondering if maybe the vitamin was causing me to be unwell. I take high blood pressure meds, also cholesterol, thyroid, beta blockers, diabetic medication. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      None that I'm aware of. Lots of people who have chronic illnesses and take lots of meds, also take a multi-vitamin, which would contain vitamin D.

      A great source of vitamin D is sun exposure for a short time each day.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why is my systolic blood pressure so high, while my diastolic is normal?
    I've lost a lot of weight over the last 14 months, over 100 pounds. Before the weightloss my bp was normalish. In October when I donated blood it was 117/73, A month ago when I went to my Physican Assistant psych doctor it was at156/90, an hour later it dropped to 136/83. Two weeks later it was 136/83. When I had a check up for it last week it was 128/80, today I had it checked [my MD wants to get 6 weeks of results to check for a pattern], it was 136/70. I am currently on Lamictal for bpII, and amoxicilan for a tooth infection /root canal. I also take cal/mag coq10, vitamin D, a multivitamin, sustained release niacin and iron as my iron level is in the low normal range. No concern for my md, but too low to donate blood. Any ideas?? I watch my salt like a hawk, don't drink soda, eat lots of fruts/veggies and whole grains, exercise daily and drink 2 - 4 liters of h20 day. I also seriously limit my caffiene to a cup or two of green tea a day. Heart issues do run in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      your blood pressures are nothing that id worry about, 130/70 isnt high, actually its pretty normal, and your physican assistant probably doesnt know how to check a blood pressure thats why it was so high lol. normal bp is 100-150/60-100 and "normal" is 120/80 so if i were you i wouldnt worry about it

  9. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure lately? Haven't felt well?
    I'm only 21 and usually I have relatively low blood pressure. Lately I haven't been getting much exercise and haven't eaten well due to stress. Usually when I eat poorly it is at lunch time, my breakfast and dinner are always healthy (oatmeal, cereal, fruit, etc.) but my lunch could be greasy things like pizza or burgers. Lately I've had higher blood pressure... my weight has not changed much, but my blood pressure is a bit above average now, months ago it was below... My heart pounds kind of hard sometimes at night, and sometimes my eyes throb and I get headaches.

    Is it because I have been eating poorly, or not getting exercise, or am stressed? Or is it maybe something else? I have been taking Vitamin D and Wellbutrin (both prescribed). What foods besides oatmeal and fruit can I eat to help lower blood pressure?
    I am 6'0 and weight 160, I'm slightly underweight for my height but don't get much exercise aside from a lot of walking
    Also I take a multivitamin every day
    I started taking Wellbutrin 2 months ago...

    • ANSWER:
      First, how are you measuring your blood pressure? Always consider whether your instrument is consistent, both with itself and with the doctor's office. If you are measured at the doctor's office only, anxiety is enough to change the reading. If you are this concerned, obtain a reasonably good sphygmomanometer (one designed for home use).

      Second, Wellbutrin does increase blood pressure. It may not be a problem. You may need a slightly lower dose. This is something to discuss with your doctor.

      Salt raises blood pressure. Eating food cooked by other people generally introduces a huge amount of salt into your diet; that's just the way it is. Try brownbagging it! A lot of walking is fine exercise.

      The heart pounding and throbbing eyes, and the headaches, should be discussed with your doctor.

  10. QUESTION:
    .Which causes high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart problems?
    A complex carbohydrates
    B saturated fats
    C simple carbohydrates
    D unsaturated fats

    Reading nutrition labels is especially helpful for
    A assessing vitamin needs.
    B counting amino acid types.
    C monitoring total fat intake.
    D setting daily calorie goals.
    Which hormone is released by the pancreas?

    A calcitonin
    B cortisol
    C insulin
    D thyroxine

    Which is the primary function of the colon?

    A absorbing nutrients from chyme
    B absorbing water from chyme
    C completing chemical digestion
    D completing mechanical digestion

    Which is the number of calories needed to raise 10 mL of water 10°C?

    A 1
    B 10
    C 100
    D 1000

    • ANSWER:
      (1) The consumption of saturated fat is commonly considered a risk factor for elevated (quantitative) cholesterol levels, which in turn is a risk factor for some types of cardiovascular disease.
      Answer: B. Saturated fats
      (2) In the U.S., the nutritional facts label lists the percentage supplied required in one day of human nutrients based on the average 2000 calorie a day diet.
      Answer: D. Setting daily calorie goals.
      (3) β cells of the pancreas (as endocrine gland) secrete insulin (decrease glucose in blood).
      Answer: C. Insulin.
      (4) There are differences in the large intestine between different organisms, the large intestine is mainly responsible for storing waste, reclaiming water, maintaining the water balance, absorbing some vitamins, such as vitamin K, and providing a location for flora-aided fermentation.
      Answer: B. absorbing water from chyme.
      (5) The small calorie or gram calorie (symbol: cal) approximates the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C. This is about 4.2 joules.
      Answer: C. 100 calorie (10g x 10°C = 100) One ml of water weighs one gram.

  11. QUESTION:
    why do i still having vitamin d deficiency symptoms after treatment?
    I am a 26 year old . Last July I started having palpitations, and I had been having dizzy spells. Of course the dr. checked my heart- no major problems. My thyroid level was ok.
    I was still sick about 3 months later. By November I had dizziness, headaches, terrible back pain, rt ankle swelling/pain,pressure in rt eye/face, extreeeeme fatigue, loss of interest in anything, short of breath at times, mood swings, memory loss, and anxiety!!! I HAVE SEEN MULTIPLE SPECIALISTS- Cardio, Gastro,ENT, Neuro, OB/GYN,Endo and a Rheumatologist. After all these docs trying to put me on meds for everything from anxiety to high blood pressure, the endocrinologist finally tested my vitamin D level.

    My vitamin D level was 11 ng/L !!, I thought I WAS DYING FOR MONTHS AND HAD ACCEPTED THE FACT. Pray, research, and demand thorough treatment. The only reason I discovered these problems was because I decided they would not find out what my illness was on autopsy.

    The doctors, unfortunately, is not ALWAYS looking at you as an individual, but as a textbook case. My endocrinologist (2nd in 4 months) prescribed 50,000 I.U. 2 times a week for 4 weeks and then it decreases once a week for 4 more weeks.
    Now my level 85 ng/L ,I am frustrated that I still having some symptoms,I have been living in HELL for the past 8 months and I am looking forward to heaven on earth again!!! Have a little faith.
    please any one who been treated with vitamin d3 are your symptoms better?
    Thank you for any comments/info you have to offer..God bless

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah. U should refer a doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    Mommy has dizziness very often, is that bad blood pressure? Please help?
    She gets it since a few months ago, and it got worse and more frequently.. She's had it at least 4 times today and it's really worsening. Just then she was in bathroom peeing, and then she called for me for help she didn't even had her pants up and she was just sitting on the toilet... and I had to hold on to her. She tells me the room is spinning and she feels really nauseous.

    I'm really worried for her. Then a few moments later she's all fine again and talking on the phone. She thinks it's her blood pressure herself, and could anyone recommend any vitamins to help her blood pressure? Is there any other advice other than taking her to the doctors?

    Because our doctor, Henry S. Bobeck's sucks really bad. He'd want to wait until she dies until he'd do something about it. Tell me if this is a crime to talk bad about someone's service I'll erase it. His home needs to get bombed on. LOL I came to mom's appointment and she told him her back hurts too because of it, and then he PUNCHES her back and asks her "DOES THIS HURT MA'AM" and she replied "Yeah..." she's in pain, and i'm just standing there like, wat da hell? Then she tells him she gest headaches too and she thinks it's her blood pressure. Then he tells her "i'm pretty sure it isn't your blood pressure...." like errrr.

    Does anyone know what to do? Well we have tried calling their office, and there's this dumb lady talking and whatever advice i ask from her she would reply. "I DON'T KNOW." like, seriously? We're going to change doctors soon. It's mom's stupid insurance that won't allow her to take MY doctor.

    Does anyone have any advice... or any clue to what this is? Is it high blood pressure? Or low? Please don't be like that dumb doctor. Oh yeah, and their office smells like parrot poo..

    If you need anymore information... please ask for it, I really want to help my mom and I'm so scared for her. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Common dizziness causes include low blood pressure (below 90/60), anemia (low iron), dehydration, medication side effects, under eating, vertigo and others as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22common+dizziness+causes%22&fr=ush-ans&ygmasrchbtn=Web+Search&vm=r

  13. QUESTION:
    when you get old does everyone get high blood pressure and high cholestrol?
    just thought i'd ask cause every older person (55+) i have spoken to has raised levels of both, some severe heart attack levels. i want to know whether its an age thing or a lifestyle thing that can be prevented.

    i eat pretty healthy and take fish oils and vitamins too, don't smoke and enjoy the odd glass of red wine. But i'm a bit concerned about not eating healthy enough thats going to have a knock on effect in 20 years time.

    i used to smoke and binge drink when i was a teen but i think everyone does to a degree. its called a learning curve and growing up!

    • ANSWER:
      Its a too much weight thing, and or heredity thing. do keep excerise, low salt and fatty foods on your agenda. Keep trim as u can.

  14. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure with a high pulse rate?
    I was at the doctors recently, 2 visits within a 2 week timespan for general check-ups and blood work. Both times I had lower than normal (for me) blood pressure with a high pulse. In the past when I've been at the doctors my BP is usually around 110/70, give or take a few numbers for both with a pulse around 100, but the last two times I've gone it was 116/57, second time it was 114/54 and a pulse around 120. I do get nervous when I'm at the doctors but generally I have a higher pulse. For example, right now sitting down in the comfort of my home it's about 96bpm. I'm not overweight by any means, and am fairly healthy (with the exception of FMS). I'm also not on any medication. Sometimes I get low blood sugar, feel very weak and about to pass out, but it's usually because I haven't had a chance to eat anything yet. Not sure if that would play a role. The only thing that showed up in my bloodwork was low vitamin D levels (just an insufficiency though). Thyroid and complete blood count are within range but on the lower end.

    I didn't ask my doctor about my BP, but I thought it was odd that the bottom number was so low compared to every other time I've had it taken, and especially to have it so low with such a high heart rate. Should I be concerned about this?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention exercise, and lack of adequate exercise is the most likely culprit. It's called "deconditioning." You might start a good cardio workout (if you haven't already). This should help quite a bit.

      Dehydration can also raise the pulse, as can hypoglycemia (weakness from lack of food). You might try eating small meals throughout the day, as well as sipping water throughout the day. They make great water bottles that are easy to carry around.

      If your doctor wasn't concerned, you don't need to be concerned. But you might give the above a try.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best time to go under the sun to have our Vitamin D requirements for the day?
    I've read it from somewhere that it is best to avoid the sun from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

    But I've found another research saying that a guy's blood pressure was previously 181/87. But one day he decided to spend fifteen minutes walking under the strong sunlight from 10.45 a.m to 11 a.m, and when he got back home at 11.30, he found out that his blood pressure has drastically went down to 98/55 and a pulse of 62.

    So does anyone know what's the best timing to go under the sun to have our Vitamin D requirements for the day?

    P.S. I don't have high blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      I think the first question should actually be "WHERE do you live?"

      If you live north of the 40 parallel (for example... in Canada or any of the States bordering Canada), during the months of October to April, you are not generating any vitamin D. The angles of the sun are too low to trigger the production of vitamin D, regardless of the time of day.

      If you live south of this, you can generate enough Vitamin D all year round, but you have a catch-22.

      The best time to go out to generate Vitamin D is between 10 am and 4 pm. This is when sun is at the optimal angle for the skin & eyes to start generating Vitamin D. However, we are advised to stay out of the sun between 10 am and 4 pm because of too high UVA & UVB rays that can damage the skin and lead to skin cancer unless you wear sunblock. However, sunblock prevents the skin from generating Vitamin D.

      It's tricky.

      I think like everything else, moderation is the key. If you are outside for about 30 minutes at 10 am, without sunblock, you are probably going to be fine. The reality is, you cannot live with out Vitamin D so you need to find a way. Ideally, it is better to go natural as opposed to a supplement, but if a supplement is your best choice, then just make sure you get your blood levels checked before you start taking the supplements, and get them checked regularly.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between vitamins and minerals?
    Which vitamins are antioxidants?
    Which vitamins are fat-soluble?
    Which each of the following indicate the correct vitamin needed:
    a. sunshine vitamin
    b. beriberi
    c. rickets
    d. scurvy
    6. What is the difference between complete and incomplete protein?
    7. What percent of calories should come from fat in a healthy diet?
    8. Nutrition Facts on most labels are based on a diet that contains what calories?
    9. What mineral is most abundant in your body?
    10. What other minerals and vitamins work with it to give you strong bones and teeth?
    11. What mineral produces hemoglobin and prevents anemia?
    12.What are trace minerals?
    13. What colors are foods high in vitamin "A"?
    15. What is the mineral most often linked with high blood pressure?
    16. Give three other names for fiber
    17. What type of gas do most leavening agents produce?
    18. Is butter a plant or animal product?
    19. Is oil heavier or lighter than water?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting to your main question, vitamins and minerals are different. Vitamins ("vita" = life and "amine" = containing nitrogen) are organic (containing carbon, which is an element found in all living things) compounds (containing atoms of one or more different elements). Minerals are pure inorganic elements (containing atoms of the same element), meaning they are much simpler in chemical form than vitamins. All vitamins are essential or required by our bodies, whereas only some minerals are essential nutrients. Vitamins are vulnerable to heat, light, and chemical agents, so cooking, food preparation, processing, and storage must be appropriate to preserve vitamins in food. Minerals, on the other hand, are more stable to food preparation, but mineral loss can occur when they are bound to other substances in foods (such as oxalates found in spinach and tea, and phytates found in legumes and grains), making them unavailable for the body to utilize.

  17. QUESTION:
    1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D levels?
    my mom had the test, the result was 7.6 pg/ml
    I don't know if this is relevant or not but she's 45 with family history of high blood pressure and diabetes but she doesn't have any of them,her Weight is under 60 kg and her height is between 160 -155 cm
    i'm really worried any help would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone here found that taking Astaxanthin lowered their blood pressure?
    My wife has had isolated systolic hypertension for years [high systolic blood pressure but normal diastolic].

    Her reading in December were 169/65. Recently she started taking 4 mg of astaxanthin and after a couple weeks increased to 8 mg a day. After 2 weeks on 8 mg we took her blood pressure and it was 124/61. Couldn't believe it so we took it again and got the exact same reading. Can't remember the last time it was THAT low.

    Did the astaxanthin do this on it's own or could it be a combination of that along with a healthy nutritarian diet and taking vitamin D, DHA, and other supplements?

    Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Good for her that the meds helped her blood pressure to go back to normal!
      I recently found out at a dental appt that my pressure was high, it was 159/99...and honestly, I felt nothing different. You can imagine how surprised I was, I guess that's why it's called "the silent killer".

      Anyhow, it was taken 3 times that day, my daughter just couldnt believe it, since I've never had high blood pressure...but considering the chaotic way the world is today; I guess we stress unknowingly.

      I was put on Tenoretic 50mg/25..the latter being a diuretic.. and amazingly my pressure is now 128/84 for the past 6 months. And I too eat a healthy diet and take calcium and D and potassium once wkly.
      So to answer your question, it's probably a combination of both meds and diet. I haven't heard of Astaxanthin...but you can google it to find out more.
      Take care of yourself and the wife....best to you.

  19. QUESTION:
    Persistent Muscle Spasms, Elevated Blood Pressure and Feeling exhausted?
    Does anyone have a clue why a 43 year old female would have painful spasms in the throat, back, and inside (maybe uterus or intestines) that have come slowly over time but now are horrible especially when I'm on my period. My blood pressure is really high 170/110 at the worst. Now prior to this episode it was 139/90 most of the time. I'm taking Altace 2x's a day but it never really seemed to do anything and I've been using it for a few years. I feel exhausted all the time and the constant pain is making me grumpy.

    I did have low ferritin and iron back in August and my GP convinced me go to the gastro who did an endoscopy/colonoscopy and found ulcers in the lower intestines. I was supposed to go back for a small bowel series but I didn't since the treatment for chron's and UC is the same. I tested negative for celiac disease but went on the gluten-free diet (along with the yeast free diet) and 30 years of IBS is now gone. I know this diet is limiting along with not being able to eat red meat or pork or milk. Could there be some deficiency causing this? I've been taking sublingual B12 (about 1000mcg), Calcium tablets 1000mg, and Vitamin D 2400 IU ( I was supposed to take 50,000 2x's a week for 6 weeks but the medicine caused extreme gastric distress so I had to buy some over the counter. I'm not taking enough).

    Also, I have tingling in my left arm that runs down to my index finger and thumb but it comes and goes and doesn't hurt, it's just odd.

    I went to my GP and an endo (my sister had thyroid cancer last year so she felt I needed to go). They both don't really find anything except low Vitamin D. I'm not sure how the iron and oxygen in the blood relates but I know I was really low in both. At first, I was out of range below but in the second test (at another lab I was in range but at the absolute bottom).

    My main issue is that when I go to see a doctor they ask me what I want them to check and I ask them to figure it out because I didn't go to medical school. If I don't throw out some suggestions they will just let me leave even with my bp that high.

    I don't have a problem with these doctors and don't say "switch doctors" because these are all new doctors who did the same thing the old ones did. It's just the way things seems to be.

    Can anyone give me some areas to investigate? I take responsibility for my health and I'm ok with doing some legwork to get to an answer.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. First off, blood pressure can temporarily increase for many reasons, such as anxiety or pain. If you were in pain from these spasms or anxious then this could explain the elevated blood pressure. Some people can have elevated BP at the doctor's office known as white coat hypertension, but their BP is normal elsewhere. I think your BP was elevated secondary to some temporary increase due to pain and/or anxiety especially since it was much lower when checked at another time. A onetime elevated BP is nothing to panic about as long as you do not have chest pain, shortness of breath, visual changes or stroke like symptoms.

      The most common cause of muscle spasms is a musculoskeletal issue and this commonly occurs in the low back. This is not serious at all and will improve with a short course of a muscle relaxant. It is important to work with your doctor to try to determine the musculoskeletal cause. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. The spasms inside sound like menstrual cramps, which are very common in menstruating women and respond well to anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. It could also be related to the intestines, such as gas pain. Rarely, persistent muscle spasms can be secondary to neurologic disorders such as ALS or electrolyte abnormalities. These electrolyte abnormalities can be tested for with simple blood tests. A neurologic disorder is very unlikely in your case though.

      Tingling in the thumb and index finger can occur with carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be treated with a splint or surgery. Your doctor can evaluate you for this. Tingling in the left arm can be an atypical presentation of heart disease, but this is extremely unlikely unless you have other symptoms like chest pain.

      Iron deficiency is secondary to blood loss from the body usually through the gastrointestinal tract or secondary to menses (period) in women. In your case it could be a combination. It is good that you have been appropriately given Iron supplementation. I do not think your iron deficiency relates to any of your other complaints.

      Vitamin D deficiency is very common especially in the winter. The body can produce Vitamin D with sunlight exposure. We can also ingest Vitamin D from food and supplements. If your 25-hydroxy Vitamin D was less than 20, then you should really try to take the 50,000 units as instructed. I usually order 50,000 once weekly for 8-12 weeks depending on the level. Vitamin D is not known to cause GI distress, but supplements can have different side effects in different people. If you are unable to take the higher dose, then I would let your doctor know this. He/she will hopefully suggest the appropriate dose of the daily Vitamin D. You can also get Vitamin D with sun exposure, such as 10-15 minutes daily.

  20. QUESTION:
    natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    my blood pressure has been running fairly high - I'm recovering from a spinal injury and I have had nerve pain for 4 years. on top of that I lost my job, my mother, my wife and now my dog. I follow a low fat vegan diet. I'm probably about 40 pounds overweight I'd guess. I'm a big muscular guy - I try my best to eat healthy and exercise daily. - things I've done natural - apple cider vinegar, vitamins, antioxidants - garlic - celery seed flax oil and I don't know of anything else that helps. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      first let me say i am sorry to hear of the many losses you have experienced in such a short amount of time. you have a lot of stress in your life right now and that is a big cause of the high bp. so i recommend dealing with your anxiety and worry over the stress that has been happening to you. i hope you can take some time to grieve and make sure you go thru all the normal steps of the process. just love yourself and be gentle with yourself right now because this is a very hard time for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    Am i eating enough? read :D ?
    well im 5'2 and 91lbs. people tell me i need to eat more. i used to eat really unhealthy like school lunch everyday (pizzabread, greasy chicken, fries drenched in salt & powerade). back wwhen i ate unhealthy i was at 96 pounds so i lost some. i started eating healthy to be healthy, not to lose weight though. the weight just sort of happen. ive always been excersising (im a figureskater). the thing is my health teacher said all that food raises your blood pressure internally even if you cant notice it externally through weight or whatever. and i have a family history of high blood pressure starting around the age of menopause for women, and like 65 for men. so i wanted to start eating healthy now so im not addicted to those foods when i growup and cant stop.. (ive been doing this since february.) Do you think im not eating enough though? as flattering as the "omg ur so skinny" and "ur anorexic!" compliments are. im getting a little concerned.. this is what i ate TODAY:

    Breakfast: Plum & glass of milk (i always drink milk while i get dressed. i <3 milk. i didnt have time for breakfast so i grabbed a plum and ate it on the way to the bustop.)

    Snack i snuck in school: multigrain cheerios. & water.

    Lunch: Whole wheat bread, fresh sliced turkey, no skin, spinach instead of lettuce, and swiss cheese sandwich. & water.

    snack after lunch i snuck in school: blueberries, grapes, a carrot, a celery stick, stringbeans. & water.

    when i got home: ham(my mom cooked) and mashed potatoes. & a glass of milk.

    then i went figureskating for an hour and when i got home i had a few milano cookies and milk :D . (gottta have somee junk)

    yeah so this is just what i ate today. i eat different vegetables and fruits everyday . i also left out i take 2 calcium pills a day (cause if i dont i get white spots on my fingernails. i cant drink milk in scohool otherwise id drink it 24/7 like on weekends.), another pill with like vitamins like B-12, vitamin C and stuff like 500%. another vitamin pill which is just yogurt but as a pill cause i dont like yogurt(: and anotherrrr is called krill-oil. it has omega-3-fatty-acids. it helps reduce risk of heart disease, which is related with highblood pressure. i know im 14 but i have really dry skin also and this helps give me some oil. :D

    • ANSWER:
      I think that you're entirely too concerned about your health. I mean, it's a good thing that you're aware of it, but you're focusing too much of your energy on it.

      First, your health teacher was being quite misleading when he or she said that all food raises your blood pressure. A lot of stuff can raise your blood pressure temporarily. For instance, your blood pressure is lower when you're sitting down than when you're standing up. Exercise raises your blood pressure for the duration of the activity.

      This doesn't mean that as a person predisposed to hypertension, you shouldn't stand up or exercise. Hypertension is chiefly brought on by poor diet, and if you avoid overdoing it on the sodium and make sure to exercise often (a cumulative effect of exercise is lowered blood pressure), you really should be fine.

      As for your daily meals, here are my tweaks as a certified personal trainer and a nutrition major in college:

      1. Eat a bigger breakfast! You kind of make it sound like this breakfast isn't typical, so that's a good thing, at least. Fruit is great to eat at breakfast but you also need to incorporate some complex carbohydrates and protein - for instance, eggs and whole-wheat toast or oatmeal with chopped nuts. This combination will fuel you up for the day ahead and keep you full so that you're not ravenous when you reach the lunch line, ready to devour everything in sight!

      2. See if you can convince your mom to make mashed sweet potatoes instead of regular. If she doesn't want to, that's fine, and there really isn't anything wrong with normal potatoes, but making that swap is an easy way to incorporate a ton of vitamins and minerals into your diet that you might not otherwise get, and since sweet potatoes have such a strong flavor, you don't need to use as much butter/cream/salt/etc on them to make them taste good.

      3. I'm a member of Team Eat Your Vitamins, Don't Pop Pills. You should aim for your diet to be filled with the vitamins and minerals you need so that you don't need to take eight pills every day. For some, like calcium, this is easier said than done, but vitamins B12 and C really don't need to be a part of your daily routine; they're probably just making your urine very expensive.

      4. A quick accounting of your daily calories shows a high estimate of 1900. Now, this is a great number for someone as active as you if you're trying to lose weight. However, if you want to maintain your weight, build muscle and improve your performance, you're going to need more calories. Try adding a half cup of trail mix to your fruit-and-veggie snack after lunch and eating a good refueling snack after your workout, like cottage cheese and a slice of toast. I bet you'll notice a huge difference in your energy level and your performance within a couple weeks. (I say this as someone who recently went from a 1600-calorie diet to 2000 and instantly shaved 30 seconds off of her 1-mile running time.)

  22. QUESTION:
    What should I know about Celiac Disease? (I'm new, help please)?
    I am 18 years old.
    I have recently been diagnosed with all of the following:
    ADHD (last summer, always known though), iron deficient, Vitamin D deficient, Gastritis, a hiadal hernia, and my favorite...Celiac Disease...

    Actually ADHD is probably my least favorite. Idk, it may be a tie, lol. Anyway yeah i'm kind of angry at this point. Angry that I didn't get put on adderall sooner (even though I have a love/hate relationship with it), angry that doctors are JUST now telling me about Celiac...well actually i'm mostly angry that they didn't diagnose my mom Celiac until she was like 56, she is 59 now and sick ALL the time...if they would have figured this out sooner she wouldn't be...:( I just want her to feel well that's all. My mom has Celiac disease, type 2 diabetes (I think? Maybe type 1), Iron-deficiency anemia (had intravenous iron recently), severe Vitamin D deficiency, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, lactose intolerance, a hiadal hernia (whatever that is...). And other stuff i can't think of right now/don't know about. She also has sleep problems. Idk why. she had a mini stroke last year. My brother and half brother haven't been diagnosed Celiac, although my brother was diagnosed ADHD when he was little. I think he should be tested for Celiac.

    my symptoms of Celiac include:
    Appetite (Increased to the point of craving), Chronic fatigue, Abdominal cramping/bloating, Brain Fog, Weakness, BACK PAIN, nausua, cracks in the corners of mouth, Muscle cramping (Especially in the hands, legs, toes; I tend to have bad ones mostly at night, or I wake up during the night with leg and toe cramps that can last over thirty minutes), Some constipation, POOR MEMORY, bone pain and muscle weakness (low vitamin D caused by Celiac..I think) easily out of breath, Decreased ability to clot blood, Dry skin, depression, anxiety, disinterested in normal activities, moody, irritable, unable to concentrate. I also meet most of the symproms for hypothyroid and anemia, but they said I don't have either one. (I almost have both, maybe that's why I feel the symptoms?) But yeah it stresses me out because I don't know why I have the symptoms, and I just feel confused. I think I'm going to get checked for fibromyalgia. Also, if anyone wants to discuss their opinion/side effects of adderall, I'm interested. Adderall helps me be more like normal people in every way except socially. It also doesn't help my anxiety. I thought it was making me anti-social and depressed, but maybe thats just Celiac or something?

    I guess I'm just writing all this because I want some comfort. If you have any of the problems I do, with anything, please tell me about it and your symptoms. I want someone experiencing these same things to talk to and tell me about their struggle as well...I'm interested in hearing about it and learning more about it too. I'm struggling with this new gluten free diet, any tips on quick breakfast and lunch foods? fast food foods I can eat? I don't like eating gluten-free made food at school, it's kind of embarressing. I mean I just hate people saying "you can't eat gluten? maaaan, that suuucksss....wait....what is gluten??? ....so can u eat fast food????

    ...Nobody seems to understand.

    Thanks.
    Also, they said I'm low on th3. What is th3? and how do I fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      re fibromyalgia

      your other conditions cause pain and fatigue..and mimic fibro..you need to get all the other conditions adequately treated before considering a fibro diagnosis

      fibro is highly overdiagnosed by incompetant docs who use it as a general label for pain

  23. QUESTION:
    i need birth control and im diabetic!! what do i do?
    im 19, diabetic and need birth control. i also take medication for high blood pressure,cholesterol, aspirin, calcium, vitamin D,and insulin shots.. i want to know if birth control will affect my blood sugar levels and if it will have side affects with my other medication.. HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you see an endocrinologist for your other condition, you should discuss this with them, as they will know all medications that interfere with your diabetes. I don't think a hormone based birth control like the pill, nuvaring, etc., would be advised since you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but you could get something like an IUD that protects against pregnancy through a device inserted in the uterus and does not contain any harmful hormones.

      hope this helps..

  24. QUESTION:
    Would I be considered disabled?
    Over the few years I have been diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure, Arrhythmia, depleted vitamin d, depleted potassium, hypothyroidism, pancreatitus, shingles, swollen joints, fibromyalgia, sjogren's syndrome, another underlying (and currently under diagnosis) autoimmune disease - have tested positive three times: I am also being treated for dry eye, tongue ulcers. I have three bulging discs, two in my neck, one in my lower back, arthritis in my neck and spine; I have been treated for the past eight years for depression; fatigue; I also have chronic kidney stones, passing 3 to 5 every year for the past 21 years.. I am thinking seriously about filing for social security disability because of all that is wrong with me. I am currently in physical therapy pool therapy twice a week for pain management, to build strength and flexibility. I am only 50 years old and have always been able to work through my issues, but the doctors have told me I can no longer work in my field because it triggers my autoimmune issues. I am looking for serious answers. I need guidance - not critisism for being in my condition.

    • ANSWER:
      are you in the US--under your question is says your not

      you MIGHT--if you were younger you would be expected to retrain for a new job...but you MIGHT be old enough that SS won't expect you to retrain

      generally SSDI is for people who can't work ANY job..not just their usual job..

      would you be able to work at another job and earn at least 00/month..if so, you might not qualify

  25. QUESTION:
    I was just diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis?
    It seems I have been falling apart I am almost 31 (2 days) I have gained about 70 lbs in the last 2 years. Have Absolutely no energy my last family doctor appt I was told I have high blood pressure high blood sugar and my vitamin d level was 8. Some of the other labs they did they couldn't get a reading. I feel my situation is hopeless I don't have the energy to exercise and if I try I have back and hip pain so severe I can hardly walk. I don't know what to do. I hate taking pills and pain pills don't help with the pain they just make me sleep so I think they are pointless. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The first part of change is to push yourself, regardless if you feel it's pointless or too painful. It's better to try then to give up before trying.

      With that said, I have family members who have the same symptoms. They have dealt with it by keeping a healthy diet, taking pills (not pain pills but pills for blood pressure and sugar), doing exercise routines 2 to 3 times a week, and creating a hobby they enjoy to remove stress and create energy. Some use medical drugs (like marijuana) to help them reduce pain or feel no pain at all, so that may be an option as well.

  26. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure slowly dropping in 3rd trimester, should I be concerned?
    My Ob/Gyn doesn't seem to be worried, but I'm a little more watchful since I know myself best. I'm not a worrier by nature and stay really healthy in and out of pregnancy. This is however my first and I just want to do what's best for the baby and not miss a potential problem or warning sign. I have felt and continue to feel really good so far into pregnancy. I'm 32 weeks and haven't had any issues. I take a prenatal, 1/2 iron pill, and a calcium w/ vitamin D supplement daily, all Dr. recommended. I'm 28 years old and only 5'1" and have put on 28 lbs so far and within my range (125 pre-preg.) Pre-pregnancy my blood pressure ran 84/64 and the highest it's been during pregnancy is 105/86. This last visit it was 96/50 and later that day 94/53, today it is running 89/59. Should I continue to monitor it or just relax and not worry. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      My normal blood pressure was about 80/60, when i got into week 36 i finally hit 120/80, I was so darn proud of myself! By the end I did get to 130/84, but that was the highest it ever went. Low isn't a problem, it actually just means there is less resistance, which is a good thing!

      I wouldn't worry about it, high blood pressure is the problem child, and even though I started out so low, even when I got to 130/84 the Dr. said i was still within normal range. I wound up having a great birth, and everything went back to normal after it.

      I would relax and try to enjoy this time, 32-36 weeks was the best part, you look really prego, but still feel okay....cherish it, it is all about to go down hill, that last month is a WITCH!

  27. QUESTION:
    Undiagnosed illness debilitating this 24 year old. Please help!!!?
    I'll make a long story as short as possible and give you a brief idea of what I've been going through.

    Me = 24 years old, male, athletic one year ago, debilitated now.

    Symptoms (vary from time to time, but listed in order of prevalence of what I'm feeling at the moment:

    1. Dizzyness (light-headedness) --> feels like i'm going to faint, but the room doesn't spin and i don't feel off-balance.

    2. Head tingling/pressure in spots. Tingling usually is brief, while pressure can last hours or a day or two. Pressure builds on standing sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't. Usually located just above the ears and on the back of the head. Sort of like 2 fingers keeping pressure on my head just above the ears.

    3. Heart arrthmia (sinus tachyardia)

    4. Palpitations

    5. Waves of nausea that come on and go within 10 seconds or so

    6. High blood pressure (going on for 4 years now). During times when I'm most dizzy, and while on Benicar for it, it can hit 165/95 or so.

    7. Tired/Fatigued

    When I wake up in the morning, I seem to feel fine aside from having sinus drainage. Around 10am I get much much worse and very lightheaded. Sinus drainage increases. Pressure in the back of my nasal cavity increases. Drinking a coke or something with a lot of sugar seems to help.

    Tests I've had:

    1. Numerous blood tests (vitamin check, cbc, eppstein barr, complete metabolic panel, flu, etc.)

    2. Balance test given by ENT

    3. MRI without contrast

    4. Holter Monitor that recorded 50 or so palpitations

    5. EKGs with two different cardiologists

    6. ECG

    7. Chest X-Ray

    8. Urine sample

    AND FINALLY, I got some relief. I went to my ENT again asking about anything that could possibly be causing it. He said he was positive it wasn't inner ear due to the tests we had done. He wanted to treat for allergies to see if that helped. So I started taking Nasonex, Lodrane 24, and Prednisone. The Prednisone was a 7 day pack, and on the 2nd day, ALL MY SYMPTOMS had almost completely gone away. I was having side effects of higher than normal blood pressure and also feeling wired and jittery, and was waking up with a pulse of 120-130bpm for about an hour every day. But I didn't care, because the symptoms I'd lived with for months and months were gone.

    The Prednisone pack tapered off, and the symptoms have now come back. So what does this mean? I went back to my general practicioner, and they are testing me for autoimmune disorders with blood tests that I should get the results of tomorrow. I don't much believe it's autoimmune since my symptoms don't sound similiar to what people with autoimmune diseases have. I did some google'ing and asked my doctor if I could be treated for Candida, even though it was a long shot. So starting yesterday I was put on a once a week anti-fungal pill to see if it is a yeast problem.

    Not sure where to go next or what to do. I had to stay home from work again today and I'm going to lose my job unless something changes soon. No one can give me a diagnosis. I want to just go to another doctor today and get some answers but I don't know where to turn. What should I do, or what could this be???
    Edit to add:
    We ruled out meniere's disease at the ENT.
    I've had my blood sugar checked a few times and was normal.

    • ANSWER:
      I know you probably won't like this but it sounds very much like stress/panic disorder, the tingling can occur if you hyperventilate and it interferes with the blood chemistry which would also cause dizziness and nausea, as well as the heart palpitations, racing heartbeat etc. The blood pressure is more worrying as you are young to have it and although stress can make it worse it shouldn't remain consistently high. Drinking coke is not good as it is high in caffeine and that will just exaggerate your symptoms. As the prednisolone worked i would hazzard a guess that it is an autoimmune or inflammatory disease of some description as steroids do help with those. There are lots of little known conditions so it is unlikely that You would be able to find your symptoms matching exactly one of the better know ones. If they find nothing it could be that you have ME or something, maybe Menieres which would tie in with your ear and nose problem. hang in there, it sounds like your doctors are trying to get a hold on this for you. Best of luck

  28. QUESTION:
    will vitamins cause gas buildup?
    I take a multi vitamin in addition to each of the following: iron, B complex, calcium, vitamin D. I also take a low dose high blood pressure tablet and low dose aspirin daily. Will this cause a gas buildup to mix all of these daily

    • ANSWER:
      Iron... in excess could cause gas. Just make sure you are also eating foods with fiber.

  29. QUESTION:
    I woke up this morning with a little section of my lower left lip numb...?
    Does anyone know if there's anything I should worry about or maybe its just how I slept. FYI, I'm taking vitamin D supplements, Iron supplements and High blood pressure pills, metoprolol tart. Pleas help im bugging out a little about this. The first thing I think of when I hear numb face parts is stroke. I feel fine though, I mean except for the anxiety I feel now that I woke up with this numbness.
    It's actually getting a little bit better, I mean it wasn't extremely numb, just in a little spot, but I was able to feel it and I still can..

    • ANSWER:
      no it is not stroke of any kind.do take sides in the night .sleeping for long on one side crates such situation

  30. QUESTION:
    What could possibly be wrong with my fiancé?
    Signs, Issuses, Symptoms that my fiance has/has had off and on for the past 3 years since he first developed a kidney stone and had to have it surgically removed: tiredness, chills, chest spasms, occasional fever, sinus tachycardia (intermittent), kidney stones, muscle aches, back pain, feelings of anxiety that didn't arise until lately when he started getting worse, intermittent high blood pressure, burping lots, was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency, GERD, chronic fatigue, a virus, and other illnesses but no one knows for sure what is wrong.

    He doesn't drink lotsof alcohol especially now, never does street drugs, does not drink coffee, tea, or energy drinks.

    He had asthma and allergies as a kid. He has been on nasacourt for years for his allergies. Now they put him on lorazepam, a beta blocker, and now a antidepressant. They can't figure out whats wrong and just keep pumping him full of drugs.

    They have ran all sorts of blood tests, nothing seems to be abnormal except his white blood cell count is now low and he has low phosphorous yesterday. he has seen several doctors and they can't find anything wrong. He can't go to work, doing almost anything makes him fatigued. He never had major issues with fatigue until he has his first kidney stone about 2.5 or 3 years ago and since then he has had these issues off and on. In the past he had an issue with his vitamin D level being low so they gave him meds for that.

    He's not a guy to stress out about stuff, he's usually pretty level headed and calm. I can tell he is getting frustrated now because of his illness though.

    We live in Canada just an FYI. I can't afford to support him as I'm a graduate student. I'm trying to find a job and finish my thesis which is causing me to stress which he picks up on.

    Any ideas for additional tests? He's had multiple blood tests (including thyroid levels, hyperactive thyroid runs in his family, same with migraines and gout). Urine tests have been relatively normal. Everything has been normal except for lately he has had a low white blood cell count and yesterday he had low phosphorous.

    I'm not 100% well myself, having had a chronic cough since last fall when I got sick with a suspected case of H1N1 followed by some sort of chest infection (which did not show up on x-rays). I think stress could be part of it, but it still doesn't explain all his signs and symptoms. Now I'm not a doctor but I think they are seriously missing out on something.

    We don't have money to go to the US or somewhere else to get this diagnosed and the doctors here can't seem to find what is wrong. he can't work which is terribly frustrating.

    Any ideas of what to test for?
    They won't do a full body CT-scan here in Canada... and we can't afford to go somewhere else to get one done.

    He has had a pelvic ultrasound done, he does have a kidney stone in his one kidney. He has had a holter monitor twice since he started having minor chest pain about 2.5 years ago. This has been going on for a long time but has gotten really bad in the last 2.5 months since he last passed a kidney stone (and of course was given hydromorphone for pain as well as tylenol 3's and some other pain meds, plus flomax). He was given a prescription a few weeks ago for Nexium after having a barium x-ray done.

    Poor guy!

    Also in the last 2.5 months he has went to the ER at least
    He has had chest x-rays, ct-scans but not an echocardiogram which he is waiting for.

    Everything appears normal on bloodwork with the exception of the low phosphorous yesterday and low white blood cell counts lately.

    They have ran an ECG on him a few times when he went to the ER and once they caught him having an "episode" of tachycardia on it (he got lucky!). The cardiologist does not think it is his heart but is something else.
    Also, he is not overweight. He is more skinny than anything.

    Since going on his medicines he has had cold feet and hands a lot. But I don't think the medicine side effects would be so bad as to cause chills so that he wants/needs 3 blankets or more when fully clothed and inside a warm house to feel warm.

    He drinks plenty of water.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Help on getting a dog with kidney disease to eat?
    I have a 8 1/2 yr old scottie. She has been diagnosed with stage 2 kidney disease recently. She has high protein and phosphorous levels. She was put on the Hills K/D and Purina NF diets, but won't eat it now. Her vet insists that is what she should eat, but it's getting to be a bad deal with alot of wasted expensive food and a hungry dog. I've tried mixing in rice, but to no avail. She also has bladder stones and is a little dehydrated. She's on Epakitin, a phosphorous binder and high blood pressure medicine. I also give her a vitamin supplement daily. She really is in pretty good shape and loves to go on her mile a day walks, so I'm not willing to give up on her yet. Any help would be so appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you for your very loving question for your dog! I worked at a vet clinic for five years, and we often saw dogs with kidney failure live quite happy lives for years. I think you're right on with your attitude. :)

      As you mentioned, she's dehydrated. Dehydration can decrease appetite. Here are some tricks to try and get her to eat without overloading her kidneys with protein-rich flavor enhancers which would just make the problem worse:

      Add enough warm, unsalted chicken or other meat-based stock to her food to make a rich, warm, fragrant, water-rich "stew."

      Feed her directly after coming home from her walks, when she would normally head for the water bowl. Replace the water bowl with her delicious, moist food, prepared as described above.

      Be sure to not leave the food out, but to feed her just once or twice a day. Take up any unused portion after 20 minutes, put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge until next mealtime. Warm up slightly in the microwave before trying again. That's much more exciting and enticing for doggie, and will save you from wasting that expensive food! ;)

      I am not kidding on this one...as you prepare and stir up her concoction, make loud, obnoxious smacking sounds yourself, as though you're drooling over her dinner and might just eat it yourself is she doesn't want it.

      Best of luck to you, try not to panic, and remember that making her food delicious and hydrating will go a long way!

      Doggedly yours,
      Celeste Crimi
      Network Member Support
      Best Friends Animal Society
      http://network.bestfriends.org

  32. QUESTION:
    am I a good candidate for plasma donation?
    I am about to donate plasma and hope someone can tell me if I am a good candidate... I take 25mg of Losartan daily for high blood pressure. And a few years ago I had a vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiency. Both were corrected and the levels are fine now. Am I a good candidate?

    This is my dilemma...there are 2 plasma centers where I live. I tried one and they told me I had to be cleared by my doctor. She said no because of my past deficiencies. So I'm about to try the new place and just not disclose those deficiencies because I think it's so in the past. Also, I'm afraid to state that I have slightly high blood pressure and take a low dose of that Losartan. Should I even mention it?

    I understand about disclosing medical history. It's just really the high blood pressure I'm nervous about. I don't have tattoos or piercings, I have never been in prison, last time I traveled outside of US was10 years ago...I am perfectly healthy otherwise.

    • ANSWER:
      Lulu, first and foremost, it is always good to be cleared by your doctor. This will also give you a heads-up on whether you are a good candidate, or not. Also, Lulu, it's always a good thing to be honest with these people. Why? Remember this is another avenue that the HIV/AIDS virus is passed. It is for your benefit and the protection of others that will come to need this, your donated plasma. To not have it cleared by your doctor or be upfront with these people at the plasma clinic is harmful to you and an unjust act by you to others that are in dire need. What if it were YOU, Lulu? Wouldn't you rather have it known that the person giving the plasma was well screened? Let's be considerate and respectful of others as we would want them to be towards us. Take care, sweetheart. The ball is in your court. Play fair.

  33. QUESTION:
    OK to take daily vitamins, Lipitor and Altenolol all at the same time?
    I take a multi-vitamin, 20mg of Lipitor for my high cholesterol and 20mg of Altenolol for my blood pressure each morning. Just started taking 1,000mg of Vitamin D last week. Is it OK to take all of these at the same time? Better to take meds at one time and vitamins another time of day? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin D is best to take with your heaviest meal of the day. I was on simvastatin when I was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency. I took it with vitamin d when I ate dinner with no problem.

  34. QUESTION:
    Pls help with homework!?
    Which of the following statements regarding vitamins is true?
    A. Adults don't need to take vitamins or minerals because they're fully grown.
    B. Athletes require an increase in vitamins and minerals to perform at peak levels.
    C. If you can't eat properly, you should take single-vitamin supplements rather than a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement.
    D. Your environment and quality of your diet determine whether or not you should take additional nutrient supplements.

    Which vitamin might be deficient in individuals who drink a lot of alcohol?
    A. Vitamin K
    B. Vitamin C
    C. Vitamin E
    D. Thiamin

    What are the health risks of consuming a high amount of sugar?
    A. High sugar raises your glucose levels for long-term energy.
    B. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
    C. High sugar intake can lead to high blood pressure.
    D. Sugar can cause ulcers.
    What nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?
    A. B12
    B. Nitrate
    C. Potassium
    D. Riboflavin

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my God, how much of your homework do you want us to do? It's multiple choice, for Christ's sake! It can't get any easier, and you've found a way to make it easier!

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to take vitamins and supplements a lot?
    I'm 16. I have high blood pressure and risk of heart disease that runs in the family. Because of that, I take Cranberry, Garlic, and Omega 3. Also, I take Tart Black Cherry as a antioxidant and Calcium with Vitamin D for bones. I also take a multivitamin if I think I haven't gotten enough vitamins through my diet. I've always this this was a good thing. Now people are saying things like "You're going to kill your kidney if you don't stop". Is it really as bad as people say?
    160 over 90. Not HORRIBLE for a full grown man. But I'm 16. So, I have stage one hypertension.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Am I a good candidate for plasma donation?
    I am about to donate plasma and hope someone can tell me if I am a good candidate... I take 25mg of Losartan daily for high blood pressure. And a few years ago I had a vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiency. Both were corrected and the levels are fine now. Am I a good candidate?

    thanks!
    This is my dilemma...there are 2 plasma centers where I live. I tried one and they told me I had to be cleared by my doctor. She said no because of my past deficiencies. So I'm about to try the new place and just not disclose those deficiencies because I think it's so in the past. Also, I'm afraid to state that I have slightly high blood pressure and take a low dose of that Losartan. Should I even mention it?
    I understand about disclosing medical history. It's just really the high blood pressure I'm nervous about. I don't have tattoos or piercings, I have never been in prison, last time I traveled outside of US was10 years ago...I am perfectly healthy otherwise.

    • ANSWER:
      The reason they ask you about your medical history is to protect both you and the person that will be getting your plasma, so it is very important to be totally honest with all of your answers.

  37. QUESTION:
    who knows the answers?

    1. The most successful weight control program involves
    A. eating a lowfat diet.
    B. exercising aerobically.
    C. combining aerobic exercise with a healthy diet.
    D. weight training.

    2. A person trying to lose weight should
    A. lose one to two pounds a week.
    B. reduce his or her intake of water.
    C. lift weights every day.
    D. lose 20 pounds a month.

    3. The main reason why you should reduce your intake of eggs is because egg yolks
    A. lack carbohydrates.
    B. are high in cholesterol.
    C. are high in protein.
    D. lack fiber.

    4. High-fat diets can cause atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by
    A. reduced protein availability to cells.
    B. decreased glycogen storage.
    C. thickening and hardening of the artery walls.
    D. softening of the artery walls.

    5. Which of the following is a disaccharide?
    A. Sucrose
    B. Glucose
    C. Fructose
    D. Galactose

    6. Vegetables and fruits are beneficial for good health because they contain
    A. single sugar units that don't require the breakdown of glucose.
    B. important vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
    C. saturated fats.
    D. natural, not processed foods, and little added starch.

    7. A pregame meal should include foods that are
    A. high-fiber carbohydrates.
    B. easily digestible carbohydrates.
    C. high in fat.
    D. high in protein.

    8. Which of the following statements is true?
    A. Fiber concentration is found only in the skins of fruits and vegetables.
    B. Eating soluble fiber is important for proper bowel functioning.
    C. Whole grains contribute to chronic constipation.
    D. Food processing is known to reduce the content of fiber.

    9. Sodium intake can be controlled by
    A. carefully reading labels of processed foods.
    B. choosing frozen dinners over fast foods.
    C. keeping a blood pressure level higher than 140 over less than 85.
    D. increasing your intake of water to balance the sodium in your bloodstream.

    10. Which type of exercise increases fat loss?
    A. High-intensity
    B. High-duration
    C. High-duration/low-intensity
    D. High-intensity/low-duration

    11. If you ran 3 miles and burned 420 calories, about how many miles would you have to walk to burn 420 calories?
    A. 3 miles
    B. 5 miles
    C. 7 miles
    D. 8 miles

    12. To lower your dietary cholesterol, you should reduce your intake of
    A. vegetable oils.
    B. animal products.
    C. protein.
    D. cereal.

    13. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true?
    A. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed to lower health risks such as heart attacks.
    B. Light beer contains fewer calories but more alcohol content than regular beer.
    C. Excessive alcohol consumption may pose serious health risks such as high blood pressure and may damage body organs and muscles.
    D. Moderate alcohol consumption is an effective warm-up technique in order to loosen and relax the muscles.

    14. Which one of the following eating tips would be appropriate for a diabetic?
    A. Vary mealtimes from day to day.
    B. Avoid drinking water at mealtime.
    C. Eat high-fiber vegetables and fruits.
    D. Avoid high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    15. People who have trouble digesting milk should consider getting vitamin D and calcium from
    A. milk that has lactase added.
    B. well-cooked fruits and vegetables.
    C. soups with no milk added.
    D. fatty fish.

    16. Which of the following is true?
    A. It would take three to five hours to hydrate the body after a water loss of 3 percent.
    B. A critical time to replace bodily fluids is while exercising.
    C. Mild food ingestion during exercise increases water absorption from the stomach during exercise.
    D. Thirst is the best indicator of water requirement during competition.

    17. What effect does the aging process have on dietary guidelines?
    A. You'll need additional calories to fuel the body.
    B. Prescription drugs often present side effects and therefore should always be taken with food.
    C. It causes nutrient deficiencies so you'll need to rely more heavily on nutrient supplements.
    D. If you take diuretics, they can deplete potassium levels, so you may have to eat more foods containing this nutrient.

    18. The eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by self-induced vomiting and the use of laxatives or diuretics is
    A. malnutrition.
    B. cirrhosis.
    C. anorexia nervosa.
    D. bulimia.

    19. Saturated fats are found primarily in
    A. fruits and grains.
    B. animal products.
    C. vegetable oils.
    D. alcoholic beverages.

    20. The greatest water loss per day occurs
    A. through the skin (perspiration).
    B. through the lungs (

    • ANSWER:
      1)c
      2)a
      3)B
      4)D
      thats it from me sorry

  38. QUESTION:
    multiple choice please help?
    1. The most successful weight control program involves
    A. eating a lowfat diet.
    B. exercising aerobically.
    C. combining aerobic exercise with a healthy diet.
    D. weight training.

    2. A person trying to lose weight should
    A. lose one to two pounds a week.
    B. reduce his or her intake of water.
    C. lift weights every day.
    D. lose 20 pounds a month.

    3. The main reason why you should reduce your intake of eggs is because egg yolks
    A. lack carbohydrates.
    B. are high in cholesterol.
    C. are high in protein.
    D. lack fiber.

    4. High-fat diets can cause atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by
    A. reduced protein availability to cells.
    B. decreased glycogen storage.
    C. thickening and hardening of the artery walls.
    D. softening of the artery walls.

    5. Which of the following is a disaccharide?
    A. Sucrose
    B. Glucose
    C. Fructose
    D. Galactose

    6. Vegetables and fruits are beneficial for good health because they contain
    A. single sugar units that don't require the breakdown of glucose.
    B. important vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
    C. saturated fats.
    D. natural, not processed foods, and little added starch.

    7. A pregame meal should include foods that are
    A. high-fiber carbohydrates.
    B. easily digestible carbohydrates.
    C. high in fat.
    D. high in protein.

    8. Which of the following statements is true?
    A. Fiber concentration is found only in the skins of fruits and vegetables.
    B. Eating soluble fiber is important for proper bowel functioning.
    C. Whole grains contribute to chronic constipation.
    D. Food processing is known to reduce the content of fiber.

    9. Sodium intake can be controlled by
    A. carefully reading labels of processed foods.
    B. choosing frozen dinners over fast foods.
    C. keeping a blood pressure level higher than 140 over less than 85.
    D. increasing your intake of water to balance the sodium in your bloodstream.

    10. Which type of exercise increases fat loss?
    A. High-intensity
    B. High-duration
    C. High-duration/low-intensity
    D. High-intensity/low-duration

    11. If you ran 3 miles and burned 420 calories, about how many miles would you have to walk to burn 420 calories?
    A. 3 miles
    B. 5 miles
    C. 7 miles
    D. 8 miles

    12. To lower your dietary cholesterol, you should reduce your intake of
    A. vegetable oils.
    B. animal products.
    C. protein.
    D. cereal.

    13. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true?
    A. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed to lower health risks such as heart attacks.
    B. Light beer contains fewer calories but more alcohol content than regular beer.
    C. Excessive alcohol consumption may pose serious health risks such as high blood pressure and may damage body organs and muscles.
    D. Moderate alcohol consumption is an effective warm-up technique in order to loosen and relax the muscles.

    14. Which one of the following eating tips would be appropriate for a diabetic?
    A. Vary mealtimes from day to day.
    B. Avoid drinking water at mealtime.
    C. Eat high-fiber vegetables and fruits.
    D. Avoid high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    15. People who have trouble digesting milk should consider getting vitamin D and calcium from
    A. milk that has lactase added.
    B. well-cooked fruits and vegetables.
    C. soups with no milk added.
    D. fatty fish.

    16. Which of the following is true?
    A. It would take three to five hours to hydrate the body after a water loss of 3 percent.
    B. A critical time to replace bodily fluids is while exercising.
    C. Mild food ingestion during exercise increases water absorption from the stomach during exercise.
    D. Thirst is the best indicator of water requirement during competition.

    17. What effect does the aging process have on dietary guidelines?
    A. You'll need additional calories to fuel the body.
    B. Prescription drugs often present side effects and therefore should always be taken with food.
    C. It causes nutrient deficiencies so you'll need to rely more heavily on nutrient supplements.
    D. If you take diuretics, they can deplete potassium levels, so you may have to eat more foods containing this nutrient.

    18. The eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by self-induced vomiting and the use of laxatives or diuretics is
    A. malnutrition.
    B. cirrhosis.
    C. anorexia nervosa.
    D. bulimia.

    19. Saturated fats are found primarily in
    A. fruits and grains.
    B. animal products.
    C. vegetable oils.
    D. alcoholic beverages.

    20. The greatest water loss per day occurs
    A. through the skin (perspiration).
    B. through the lungs (ex

    • ANSWER:
      Posting your entire homework assignment is no way to learn the material.. Come test time, you're going to bomb.

  39. QUESTION:
    HELP!!!!!! WITH MY QUIZ PLEASEEEEEE.. ?
    1.The most successful weight control program involves

    A. eating a lowfat diet.
    B. exercising aerobically.

    C. combining aerobic exercise with a healthy diet.

    D. weight training.

    2. A person trying to lose weight should

    A. lose one to two pounds a week.
    B. reduce his or her intake of water.

    C. lift weights every day.

    D. lose 20 pounds a month.

    3. The main reason why you should reduce your intake of eggs is because egg yolks

    A. lack carbohydrates.
    B. are high in cholesterol.

    C. are high in protein.

    D. lack fiber.

    4. High-fat diets can cause atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by

    A. reduced protein availability to cells.
    B. decreased glycogen storage.

    C. thickening and hardening of the artery walls.

    D. softening of the artery walls.

    5. Which of the following is a disaccharide?

    A. Sucrose
    B. Glucose

    C. Fructose

    D. Galactose

    6. Vegetables and fruits are beneficial for good health because they contain

    A. single sugar units that don't require the breakdown of glucose.
    B. important vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

    C. saturated fats.

    D. natural, not processed foods, and little added starch.

    7. A pregame meal should include foods that are

    A. high-fiber carbohydrates.
    B. easily digestible carbohydrates.

    C. high in fat.

    D. high in protein.

    8. Which of the following statements is true?

    A. Fiber concentration is found only in the skins of fruits and vegetables.
    B. Eating soluble fiber is important for proper bowel functioning.

    C. Whole grains contribute to chronic constipation.

    D. Food processing is known to reduce the content of fiber.

    9. Sodium intake can be controlled by

    A. carefully reading labels of processed foods.
    B. choosing frozen dinners over fast foods.

    C. keeping a blood pressure level higher than 140 over less than 85.

    D. increasing your intake of water to balance the sodium in your bloodstream.

    10. Which type of exercise increases fat loss?

    A. High-intensity
    B. High-duration

    C. High-duration/low-intensity

    D. High-intensity/low-duration

    11. If you ran 3 miles and burned 420 calories, about how many miles would you have to walk to burn 420 calories?

    A. 3 miles
    B. 5 miles

    C. 7 miles

    D. 8 miles

    12. To lower your dietary cholesterol, you should reduce your intake of

    A. vegetable oils.
    B. animal products.

    C. protein.

    D. cereal.

    13. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true?

    A. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed to lower health risks such as heart attacks.
    B. Light beer contains fewer calories but more alcohol content than regular beer.

    C. Excessive alcohol consumption may pose serious health risks such as high blood pressure and may damage body organs and muscles.

    D. Moderate alcohol consumption is an effective warm-up technique in order to loosen and relax the muscles.

    14. Which one of the following eating tips would be appropriate for a diabetic?

    A. Vary mealtimes from day to day.
    B. Avoid drinking water at mealtime.

    C. Eat high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    D. Avoid high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    15. People who have trouble digesting milk should consider getting vitamin D and calcium from

    A. milk that has lactase added.
    B. well-cooked fruits and vegetables.

    C. soups with no milk added.

    D. fatty fish.

    16. Which of the following is true?

    A. It would take three to five hours to hydrate the body after a water loss of 3 percent.
    B. A critical time to replace bodily fluids is while exercising.

    C. Mild food ingestion during exercise increases water absorption from the stomach during exercise.

    D. Thirst is the best indicator of water requirement during competition.

    17. What effect does the aging process have on dietary guidelines?

    A. You'll need additional calories to fuel the body.
    B. Prescription drugs often present side effects and therefore should always be taken with food.

    C. It causes nutrient deficiencies so you'll need to rely more heavily on nutrient supplements.

    D. If you take diuretics, they can deplete potassium levels, so you may have to eat more foods containing this nutrient.

    18. The eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by self-induced vomiting and the use of laxatives or diuretics is

    A.

    • ANSWER:
      1)C
      2)A
      3)B
      4)C
      5)A
      6)B
      7)B
      8)D
      9)A
      10)C
      11)A
      12)B
      13)C
      14)C
      15)A
      16)B
      17)D
      18)D
      19)B
      20)D

      homeschooling?

  40. QUESTION:
    i need help on this questions on health stuff please and thank you?
    13. When reading labels, look for alternate names of sugar such as
    A. saccharin, nitrate, and sorbitol. C. syrup, glutamate, and honey.
    B. corn syrup and dextrose. D. sorbate, sucrose, and monosodium.
    14. A product identified as “reduced calorie” means
    A. most of the vitamins have been removed.
    B. the calories are low in fat, not in cholesterol.
    C. the product has only half the number of calories of the regular product.
    D. the product has at least 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product.
    40 Examination
    15. What is the best advice to give about eating out?
    A. Full-service restaurants usually provide the greatest variety and flexibility in types of foods and
    preparation methods.
    B. There’s nothing wrong with eating fried foods as long as you drink at least three glasses of water during
    the meal.
    C. When shopping, it’s important to eat high-calorie snacks every two hours.
    D. Try to eat fish that’s fried instead of broiled.
    16. Which of the following statements regarding vitamins is true?
    A. Adults don’t need to take vitamins or minerals because they’re fully grown.
    B. Athletes require an increase in vitamins and minerals to perform at peak levels.
    C. If you can’t eat properly, you should take single-vitamin supplements rather than a multiple vitamin/
    mineral supplement.
    D. Your environment and quality of your diet determine whether or not you should take additional nutrient
    supplements.
    17. Which vitamin might be deficient in individuals who drink a lot of alcohol?
    A. Vitamin K C. Vitamin E
    B. Vitamin C D. Thiamin
    18. What are the health risks of consuming a high amount of sugar?
    A. High sugar raises your glucose levels for long-term energy.
    B. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
    C. High sugar intake can lead to high blood pressure.
    D. Sugar can cause ulcers.
    19. What nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?
    A. B12 C. Potassium
    B. Nitrate D. Riboflavin
    20. Which of the following is a behavior of a smart shopper?
    A. Stocks up on processed products
    B. Reads labels to determine fat, sugar, and sodium content
    C. Buys a wide variety of canned goods, because they have preservatives in them
    D. Selects frozen foods whenever possible
    Examination 41

    • ANSWER:
      (13) is B
      (14) is B
      (15) is A
      (16) is D
      (17) not sure about this but I'm thinking either D or A I would go with D.
      (18) is C
      (19) I'm not Sure (don't want to tell you something and you get it wrong)
      (20) is B

  41. QUESTION:
    I am not eating Salt at all?? Is it OK?
    I have stopped adding salt to my meal, completely. It's now been four days and I am feeling headache. Is it Ok for me to do that? I am just eating raw fruits and vegetables + Water + I cup Skim Milk + Vitamin D (400)+ Fish Oil capsule (1200) + I chew-able multi vitamin
    (I am sick and tired of the fats around my belly and high blood pressure). I have to reduce my weight by 10 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      Refined salt may not be healthy, but UNrefined salt is vital to good health.

      Salt and water work together to do important work in your body, including stimulating your metabolism, helping you detoxify, and making sure your nerves, hormones and immune system function properly.

      I recommend dissolving half teaspoon each of UNrefined salt, potassium & ascorbic acid (vit.C) in 6-8 oz of water & drink every morning to replenish electrolytes. This should alleviate fatigue, headaches, dizziness or constipation caused by dehydration. Make sure you drink lots of water.

      Unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals. Natural (unrefined) Salt is 85 % Sodium Chloride and Processed (refined) Salt is 98 % Sodium Chloride. The refining process ensures that salt won't go rancid, but eliminates all of salt's life-sustaining properties.

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/25/why-has-this-lifesustaining-essential-nutrient-been-vilified-by-doctors.aspx

      http://74.6.117.48/search/srpcache?ei=UTF-8&p=brownstein+%2Bsalt&fr=chrf-ytbm&u=http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=brownstein+%2bsalt&d=4863994762826092&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=e48bf0cd,3b370863&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=nMMq9TTFZx.IQlBZAcDjHw--

      Fructose, the sugar in most fruits does not promote fat loss - it is the most lipogenic (fat producing) carb.

      Skim milk is devoid of the healthy fats. Vitamins & minerals in your foods can not be assimilated without dietary fat (preferably saturated)

      Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day - if it's composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren't the key to fat loss.

      Fat won't make you fat (but a low fat, high carb diet can). Fat is essential to good health. (not including transfats) & supports a strong immune system & helps hormones to function properly. Fat tempers the devastating health effects of carbohydrates. Fat is needed to make the vitamins & minerals in your foods (like calcium & vit.D in milk or alpha and beta carotene and lycopene in vegs) bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. Most people do better with a higher level of fat than with less, even if the body is being fueled by carbs & not fat.

      The body can not release body fat stores until the bloodstream is clear of insulin. Carbs greater than 9grams per hour trigger insulin. Insulin is the only fat storage hormone. As healthy as fruit may be, fructose the sugar in most fruit is the most lipogenic (fat producing) carb.

      7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet is the only means to reduce the levels of lipoprotein — that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone - According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health

      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from toxic insults & even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

      http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/

      Saturated fats play many important biologic roles. They are an integral component of cell membranes, which are 50 percent saturated fat. Lung surfactant is composed entirely, when available, of one particular saturated fat, 16-carbon palmitic acid. Properly made with this fat, it prevents asthma and other breathing disorders. For nourishment, heart muscle cells prefer saturated long-chain palmitic and 18-carbon stearic acid over carbohydrates. Saturated fats are required for bone to assimilate calcium effectively. They help the liver clear out fat and provide protection from the adverse effects of alcohol and medications like acetaminophen. Medium-chain saturated fats in butter and coconut oil, 12-carbon lauric acid and 14-carbon myristic acid, play an important role in the immune system. They stabilize proteins that enable white blood cells to more effectively recognize and destroy invading viruses, bacteria, and fungi, and also fight tumors. Saturated fatty acids function as signaling messengers for hormone production, including insulin. And saturated fats signal satiety. Not surprisingly, given all these biological functions, saturated fats make up 54 percent of the fat in mother’s breast milk (monounsaturated fats are 39 percent; and polyunsaturated fats, a tiny 3 percent).

      http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller33.1.html

      Plaque build up in the arteries is more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque & glycation - the precursors to a heart attack & heart disease.

      study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

      Postprandial lipoproteins, you'd think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it's carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

      http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

      from the article posted below:

      Another study done a few years ago at Ohio State University showed that salad dressing with oil brings out the best in a salad when compared to no-fat, low-fat dressings.

      When the seven test subjects consumed salads with no-fat dressing, the absorption of carotenoids was negligible. When a reduced-fat dressing was used, the added fat led to a higher absorption of alpha and beta carotene and lycopene. But there was substantially more absorption of the healthful compounds when full-fat dressing was used.

      Study researchers say they were not only surprised by how much more absorption occurred with fat added to the meal, but they were taken aback at how little the body absorbed when no fats were present. "The fact that so little was absorbed when no fat was there was just amazing to me," says Dr. Clinton.

      http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/archives/2006/08/ill_have_mine_w.html

  42. QUESTION:
    Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?
    Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?
    A. Sodium causes weak bones and teeth.
    B. Sodium is sometimes linked to high blood pressure.
    C. Sodium is linked to cancer.
    D. all of the above

    Toast with butter and jelly would be classified as coming from which of the following groups?
    A. bread-cereal, milk-cheese, and fats-sweets
    B. bread-cereal, vegetable-fruit, and fats-sweets
    C. bread-cereal, milk-cheese, and vegetable-fruit
    D. bread-cereal and fats-sweets

    Which of the following meals best meets your body's nutrient needs, without exceeding its energy needs?
    A. pasta with alfredo sauce, toasted garlic bread, tossed salad
    B. broiled fish, steamed carrots, brown and wild rice
    C. fried eggs, bacon, buttered toast and jelly
    D. beef tacos with sour cream and cheddar cheese, re-fried beans, rice

    Skim milk is a good choice as a source of protein, vitamin D, and calcium. Which population would have the highest need for including milk in their diet?
    A. adults
    B. vegetarians
    C. teenagers
    D. athletes

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    A. are a set of guidelines developed to improve health.
    B. are intended to reduce nutrition-related disease.
    C. bring together the recommendations of the Dietary Reference Intakes and DVs.
    D. all of the above

    People with special dietary needs
    A.should always take dietary supplements.
    B. are especially prone to dehydration.
    C. include athletes, infants, and people who are ill.
    D. should follow a vegetarian diet.
    Don't Answer the second question

    • ANSWER:
      1. B
      2.D
      3.B
      4.B
      5.D
      6.A

  43. QUESTION:
    are you aware that the REAL cause of OBESITY is primarily related to...?
    "...the consumption of massive amounts of excitotoxic food additives such as MSG, low levels of Vitamin D and OVER vaccinations of children..." Studies show that when fed to newborn animals, excitotoxic food additives like monosodium glutamate and soy extract, cause obesity by damaging the hypothalamus, an area of the brain that regulates weight, and the pancreas, which regulates blood-sugar levels,...Studies show that low levels of vitamin D3 are correlated to weight regain... extensive research has shown that too many vaccinations results in immune over-stimulation in the pancreas, causing diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, a series of risk factors such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol.
    “Contributing to this is the massive consumption also of high-fructose corn syrup, high-sugar diet, [and] lack of exercise,”...
    Obesity is such a dangerous condition because it produces chronic inflammation throughout the body, which leads to cancer, heart disease, degenerative brain disorders, disease of the liver and gall bladder, anxiety, and depression...
    • Avoiding excitotoxins by preparing your own food
    • Increasing vitamin D3 intake
    • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables
    • Avoiding over-vaccination and spacing apart the vaccinations you and your children do receive
    • Increasing your physical activity
    • Avoiding soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup
    “If you do all of those things, almost everybody will lose weight, and they’ll prevent the diseases associated with obesity,” ...

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure there is some truth to that. All these man-made and processed products can't be good for the body in the long run but obesity these days is also just caused by people being LAZY and not having the will to back away from the table.

  44. QUESTION:
    please help?
    13. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true?
    A. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed to lower health risks such as heart attacks.
    B. Light beer contains fewer calories but more alcohol content than regular beer.
    C. Excessive alcohol consumption may pose serious health risks such as high blood pressure and may damage body organs and muscles.
    D. Moderate alcohol consumption is an effective warm-up technique in order to loosen and relax the muscles.

    14. Which one of the following eating tips would be appropriate for a diabetic?
    A. Vary mealtimes from day to day.
    B. Avoid drinking water at mealtime.
    C. Eat high-fiber vegetables and fruits.
    D. Avoid high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    15. People who have trouble digesting milk should consider getting vitamin D and calcium from
    A. milk that has lactase added.
    B. well-cooked fruits and vegetables.
    C. soups with no milk added.
    D. fatty fish.

    16. Which of the following is true?
    A. It would take three to five hours to hydrate the body after a water loss of 3 percent.
    B. A critical time to replace bodily fluids is while exercising.
    C. Mild food ingestion during exercise increases water absorption from the stomach during exercise.
    D. Thirst is the best indicator of water requirement during competition.

    17. What effect does the aging process have on dietary guidelines?
    A. You'll need additional calories to fuel the body.
    B. Prescription drugs often present side effects and therefore should always be taken with food.
    C. It causes nutrient deficiencies so you'll need to rely more heavily on nutrient supplements.
    D. If you take diuretics, they can deplete potassium levels, so you may have to eat more foods containing this nutrient.

    18. The eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by self-induced vomiting and the use of laxatives or diuretics is
    A. malnutrition.
    B. cirrhosis.
    C. anorexia nervosa.
    D. bulimia.

    19. Saturated fats are found primarily in
    A. fruits and grains.
    B. animal products.
    C. vegetable oils.
    D. alcoholic beverages.

    20. The greatest water loss per day occurs
    A. through the skin (perspiration).
    B. through the lungs (exhalation).
    C. in feces.
    D. in urine.

    • ANSWER:
      13.b
      14.a
      15.c
      16.d
      17.c
      18.a
      19.b
      20.d

  45. QUESTION:
    Please help multiple choice. Thanks?
    11. If you ran 3 miles and burned 420 calories, about how many miles would you have to walk to burn 420 calories?

    A. 3 miles
    B. 5 miles

    C. 7 miles

    D. 8 miles

    12. To lower your dietary cholesterol, you should reduce your intake of

    A. vegetable oils.
    B. animal products.

    C. protein.

    D. cereal.

    13. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true?

    A. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed to lower health risks such as heart attacks.
    B. Light beer contains fewer calories but more alcohol content than regular beer.

    C. Excessive alcohol consumption may pose serious health risks such as high blood pressure and may damage body organs and muscles.

    D. Moderate alcohol consumption is an effective warm-up technique in order to loosen and relax the muscles.

    14. Which one of the following eating tips would be appropriate for a diabetic?

    A. Vary mealtimes from day to day.
    B. Avoid drinking water at mealtime.

    C. Eat high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    D. Avoid high-fiber vegetables and fruits.

    15. People who have trouble digesting milk should consider getting vitamin D and calcium from

    A. milk that has lactase added.
    B. well-cooked fruits and vegetables.

    C. soups with no milk added.

    D. fatty fish.

    • ANSWER:
      dear friend ,
      thanks for your q.
      the answer is
      11-d
      12-a
      13-c
      14-c
      15-d

  46. QUESTION:
    CAn IBS and GERD cause PVC's?
    I have had an upper GI, colonoscopy, endoscopy, EKG, echo test, stress test, blood work and all they can find is vitamin D deficient. I have none in my body at all. Doc gave me 50,000 UNTs take once a week..I do have IBS and GERD..This all started bout two years ago...When the IBS and GERD were in full swing, I felt like a flutter in my chest. When these symptoms dies down the fluttering went away too...now six months later, my stomach HURTS, acid reflux flared up and the fluttering is back...I'm going to my Cardiologist Monday to get a 24 hour holtor monitoe to see if there PVC's...The gastro doc says its my IBS causing this sensation..and its not heart related..I also have Fibro disorder and was told this can cause muscle spasms all over, which I have been having as well...I just want to hear from someone who has had this and need some comfort...This flutter doesnt hurt, but i usually feel it in sternum or right up the middle into my throat, sometimes by my jaw...i am on a beta block-propranolol for high blood pressure and tremors, i was told sometimesw these meds can help PVC's...but not for me...My heart doesnt race with these events, but I have anxiety disorder and when they go full swing like constant for a few minutes (feels like hours) I get scared...

    Anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      The following works for sinus, cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting and lot of other conditions.

      The most visible thing about sinus is swelling. In case of cold, sore throat, strep throat also swelling is there but to some less extent then it is visible in sinus.

      Sinus, cold and sore throat usually happen in the following situations -

      - Change of season, drinking lot of water after exercises, when u get up in the morning, after swimming, after having first sex, kissing, first time smoking etc.

      The reason - The body has limited capacity to store water in places other hen cells and in blood systems. When we suddenly drink lot of water, that must be stored in the cells within a short period. If that does not happen the body tries to lose water through frequent urination, running nose, cough etc. This excess water is stored in layers of skin or muscles. This stored water outside cells reduces the cell metabolism drastically. That also causes the immune system to be done causing the bacteria growth. That does not need antibiotics. All it needs is reabsorption of that water in cells or blood system. That is possible only by reducing the water intake temporarily.

      During winters the cells of our body stores less water. This is evident from frequent loss of water from body throuhurination. Normally.

      Another thing that needs explanation is - why does sore throat happens in the morning often. The cellular metabolism is at 5 to 10% during sleep. So the excess water stored between layers of skin and muscles causes the metabolism to fall below the minimum threshold limit. That reduces the immune capacity of the body drastically.

      The same thing happens after swimming the body is heated up and cooled at the same time. It a person allows sweating after a swimming session and does not drink water or does not take a shower in cold water sore throat may not happen.

      After having first sex, kissing, first time smoking people tend to either overeat, drink lot of water and sleep immediately so sinus or sore throat happens.

      The easier way out is to allow body to sweat for 1 or 2 hour by increasing the body temperature but not drinking water or other fluids for may be 1 hour after that. But since cell metabolism is low during this period of cold and sinus, a person will seem to be excessively thirsty even after a short session of small exercise. Thru cell metabolism the water is transferred to blood system. If that happens at a rate slower then required rate the cells may overheat causing excessive thirst.

      The other easy way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours. This helps in lot of other ailments. One can do it when one is indoors. It improves the immune system. It ensures that body's control systems work properly.

      In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.

      Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.

      During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.

      The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.

      The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.

      That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.

      So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.

      So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The benefits of drinking lot of water is over hyped. So when winter starts to set in, people still force drink more water. Same thing happens when summer is setting in. As soon as summer comfort is there on increases the water intake drastically. But the cells of the body still does not need that excess supply of water.

  47. QUESTION:
    Cold hands and feet but I don't have high cholesterol?
    So my hands and feet are always cold, especially at night. They are usually colder in cool weather (it is fairly cold in my room a lot of the times) but I get the feeling I have poor circulation. What's weird though is I just had a check up a few months ago and my cholesterol and blood pressure are very good, even though I don't do much cardio exercise. I don't have any iron deficiency, I had Vitamin D deficiency but now I don't because I took supplements.

    What could be the cause of this?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    i need help with this! ha?
    .
    Which of the following foods is not a source of cholesterol?
    A) Beef
    B) Beans
    C) Chicken
    D) Cheese
    2.
    Insoluble fiber
    A) dissolves in water.
    B) is found in oat bran, apples, beans, and some vegetables.
    C) is found in refined-grain products.
    D) adds bulk to your body’s wastes.
    3.
    Bread is rich in complex carbohydrates, low in fats, and a source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Usually, the more fiber in the bread, the more nutrients. Look at the values of the following four loaves of bread:

    Calories

    Sodium

    Fiber
    Loaf 1:

    60

    100 mg

    1 g
    Loaf 2:

    70

    160 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 3:

    40

    105 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 4:

    80

    5 mg

    3 g

    Which loaf of bread would be the best choice for you in terms of good nutrition?
    A) Loaf 1
    B) Loaf 2
    C) Loaf 3
    D) Loaf 4
    4.
    Match the following
    A. A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
    B. The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
    C. Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
    D. Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
    E. Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms
    F. Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
    G. A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
    H. Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
    I. A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
    J. A mineral that prevents birth defects
    K. Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
    L. Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
    M. Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
    N. Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
    O. Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein

    Zinc
    Nutrient
    Iron
    Carbohydrates
    Dietary fiber
    Vitamin C
    Niacin (vitamin B3)
    Water
    Incomplete proteins
    Vitamin D
    Glycogen
    Vitamin A
    Nutrition
    Folate
    Unsaturated fatty acids
    5.
    The six classes of nutrients include all of the following EXCEPT:
    A) Carbohydrates and fats
    B) Proteins and water
    C) Vitamins and minerals
    D) Sodium and cholesterol
    6.
    Starches are
    A) a kind of complex carbohydrate.
    B) a kind of simple carbohydrate.
    C) composed of a single sugar.
    D) complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested.
    7.
    All of the following are reasons why water is important to nutrition EXCEPT:
    A) It transports nutrients and oxygen through the body and helps get rid of wastes.
    B) It provides the proper environment for the body’s chemical reactions to occur.
    C) It helps regulate body temperature.
    D) It prevents anemia.
    8.
    A deficiency of calcium can lead to
    A) rickets.
    B) osteoporosis.
    C) scurvy.
    D) anemia.
    9.
    For a healthful diet, nutrients must be consumed in different amounts. An example of this is how carbohydrates should
    A) be limited to 300 milligrams a day.
    B) make up about 30% of your daily caloric intake.
    C) be limited to 3,000 milligrams a day.
    D) make up between 45 to 65% of your daily caloric intake.
    10.
    Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?
    A) Sodium causes weak bones and teeth.
    B) Sodium is sometimes linked to high blood pressure.
    C) Sodium is linked to cancer.
    D) Sodium causes dehydration
    11.
    The class of nutrient that is necessary for production of certain hormones and that forms a coating on nerves is
    A) carbohydrates.
    B) water.
    C) protein.
    D) fat.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    anyone else been prescribed thyroid medicine during pregnancy?
    im just curious here. im now on more meds than ive ever been in my life, lol. the thing is, i feel fine! im on high blood pressure meds with this pregnancy. i also had high blood pressure with my first pregnancy, but that doctor didnt put me on anything, and my pressure was even higher!(i have never been diagnosed as pre-eclamptic) is that just a difference in doctors, or what? the thyroid meds im a little concerned about, because the doctor said it wasnt extreme, im just on the 'low end of normal'. (if thats the case, why do i need it?)
    i also was never tested for thyroid problems before, so it could be something ive always had and never knew it. it worries me a little that changing it now could affect the baby.
    i also take pepcid for the heartburn, i have to say thats been a blessing though, it works so much better than tums. im also on prenatal vitamins, of course, and another vitamin d pill. my doctor says this is standard for him now, as so many in my area are apparently vitamin d deficient, yet he says im not, its just a precaution!
    im wondering if anyone else thinks my doctor may be 'medicine happy' here, or is it just me?!

    im 37 weeks and 5 days now so i dont have much longer to go.
    thanks in advance for opinions everyone!
    the link doesnt work, but thanks, lol
    well the thing is cindy, im not sure i need it! the doctor said my level was on the low end of normal. that says to me, its still in the range of being normal! it just doesnt make sense to me. my energy level has been fine for a very pregnant woman i would think, lol. but thanks for the opinion. im assuming your baby was just fine when born after taking it the whole pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      If I get pregnant, I will be, cause I started thyroid meds earlier this year. I'll also probably end up taking pepcid ac often during the pregnancy as well because i've had acid reflux problems my whole life.

      Btw, even "low end of normal" can be considered hypo/hyperthyroidism in some circles (whichever it is). I had borderline hypothyroidism, started taking thyroid meds at the smallest dosage, and they changed my life drastically. I hadn't even realized just how messed up my body was until I started taking those pills, I felt like I was in heaven by the 3rd day. After waiting several months for them to fully kick in, I seriously just wanted to hug my doctor.

      You may not see such a drastic change since you're pregnant though, especially if you recently developed it.

  50. QUESTION:
    Why did I get dizzy? Please answer?
    I woke up this morning feeling super dizzy. I'm on my period, but it's not heavy, it's my 3rd out my my 5/6 day, and I've never experienced this before. So I'm not sure if it's my period or not.

    I have been having a pain in my ear last week, not now though
    My iron level is low, and so is my vitamin D level (went to the doctor for my sports physcial and they did a blood test), it's suppose to he between 32-100 but mine is 18, so I'm taking vitamin D pills.
    My blood pressure was high when I went to the doctor for my sports physical, but it might have been cause I was nervous.

    Everything helps. My mom made me stay home from school today, and if I don't get better by tomorrow she's taking me to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:


Holistic Cures For High Blood Pressure

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It is very bothersome and difficult to suffer certain illnesses and diseases. We do not only spend a lot of money but we are wasting our quality time being productive by just sitting, sleeping and having rest because of our unhealthy condition. Hypertension is one of these conditions that can make us feel worse.

It's a little bit dangerous because this can cause stroke, kidney problems and heart diseases. It is a condition wherein a person suffers an increase in the blood pressure due to different factors. It may be due to unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle like the use of alcohol and continuous smoking, heredity and sometimes, stress. That's why high blood pressure holistic remedies are available in order to manage this condition that alters our normal way of living.

Holistic means treating our body as a whole. It is an approach wherein we are being treated wholly because different parts of our body are interconnected in order for it to function well. For example, if an abnormality happens in the blood, several major organs are affected such as the brain, kidney and heart.

There are actually known high blood pressure holistic remedies that can help alleviate the discomfort and pain it brings, as well as preventing further damage and complications. Here are some steps for you to follow:

1. Diet modification. It must be low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fats. A hypertensive person must eat foods high in potassium and calcium. Fruits and vegetables are highly recommended. They must also reduce their weight and try to avoid being obese because this can cause an increase in the blood pressure. Adding fiber in the diet can also result to healthy and normal blood pressure.

2. Eliminate and lower down alcohol consumption because this can alter the normal blood circulation and can cause high blood pressure.

3. Regular daily exercise for at least 1 to 2 hours a day can promote proper blood circulation therefore, reducing the risk of hypertension. Meditation and yoga are also very advisable.

4. Do massage. It reduces anxiety, helps you to have a good sleep, and also aid in proper blood circulation.


Lower Blood Pressure Vitamins

How To Lower a Blood Sugar "Spike"
What should you do when you have a "spike" of high blood sugar? Maybe you forgot or missed or didn't take enough of your meds or insulin injection. Maybe your insulin has gone bad. Or maybe you were naughty and binged -- even a little binge can cause a spike in blood sugar.

What is a spike in blood sugar and how would you know it?

You should always test your blood sugar two hours after meals or snacks. Anything over 140 mg/dl (7.5 mmol/l) at that time is high, but a "spike" is anything over 180 mg/dl (10 mmol/l).

What should you do? That depends on whether you are type 1 or type 2.

If you are type 1:

Anything above 250 mg/dl (14 mmol/l) requires at least testing for ketones. (If you are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes you really need to educate yourself on ketones. They are the toxic by-products of burning fat for energy instead of sugar. You can detect the presence of ketones with urine test strips.)

IF KETONES ARE PRESENT, DO NOT EXERCISE in an effort to try to lower your blood sugar level. You have ketones because insulin isn't present. That means the sugar cannot be metabolized. Worse than that, your body will burn fat for the energy to exercise and produce even more ketones.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER and don't eat anything. Call your doctor to find out whether you should take insulin now (which is likely) and how much. The doctor will want to know your blood sugar level and ketone strip reading. He or she may also want you to go to the hospital or clinic.

High ketones can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, or "DKA", symptomized by a flushed appearance, dehydration, exhaustion, shock, and eventual unconsciousness. Severe DKA requires immediate and expert medical care.

If your blood sugar is lower than 250 mg/dl but higher than 140 mg/dl (7.5 mmol/l), double- check whether it has been over two hours since you ate. If it has, check with your doctor as to whether and how much corrective insulin you should take. If it has not yet been two hours, drink a large glass of water and check your blood sugar again later.

If you are type 2:

There is such a thing as super-high blood sugar levels above 500-600 mg/dl (28-33 mmol/l) called the "hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state" (HHS). The symptoms begin similar to DKA. Such high levels can lead to coma and death. Fortunately, this is not caused by a spike in blood sugars. HHS is a result of higher and higher blood sugar building up over time, at least over several days if not weeks. Regular testing -- even if done just once a day -- should reveal increasing high blood sugar levels long before they reach HHS.

Neither is DKA generally a concern for type 2 diabetics. They are usually able to produce some insulin and utilize enough of it to prevent fat-burning for energy and its ketone by-products. If, however, your blood sugar spikes near 500-600 mg/dl, you should definitely call your doctor. He or she might well recommend you go to the hospital right away.

If your reading is above 350 mg/dl (19.5 mmol/l) two hours after eating, call the doctor. You may not have to go to the hospital, but corrective measures have to be taken under the doctor's direction and care.

If your blood sugar level is not so high as that but still a spike (above 180 mg/dl) two hours after eating, there are some things you should and should not do.

DO NOT EXERCISE, thinking you will burn the extra sugar off. You will more likely cause your liver to release extra glucose into the bloodstream and drive your levels higher, not lower.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER to help your kidneys and liver.

If spikes are frequent, be sure to check your blood sugar more often, before and after snacks and meals. Keep accurate records of the time, the amount of insulin if any, and what you ate. See if you can determine and prevent the causes of your blood sugar spikes.

Of course, if you've been naughty, there's no one to blame but yourself. Be good and avoid not only blood sugar spikes, but diabetes complications down the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What herbal remedies or vitamins lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic supposedly lowers blood pressure naturally. If you don't eat a lot of it, they do sell garlic pills (in the vitamin and supplement section of your local drug store) that you can take. Also, lower or cut out your salt (sodium) intake.

      Meditating, practicing yoga or other forms of relaxation can help to reduce blood pressure if it is elevated due to stress.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Does taking vitamins help lower your blood pressure?
    if so, then please explain how/why this happens.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Does taking vitamins and minerals lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they can help. Refer to the information below. Take care.

      What causes high blood pressure?
      In most cases, a doctor may not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your high blood pressure. But several factors are known to increase blood pressure, including obesity, heavy alcohol use, family history of high blood pressure, high salt intake, and aging. A sedentary lifestyle, stress, low potassium intake, low calcium intake, and resistance to insulin may also cause your blood pressure to rise.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamins that will lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The number one thing that lowers blood pressure is exercise. Also if you have a high salt intake then lower it slightly. Normally people need 2300 mg a day but if you have high blood pressure you consume about 1500 mg per day.

  5. QUESTION:
    what vitamins can lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to remember that eating a healthy diet and exercising should come first and foremost here. Then, supplement your diet with a quality multivitamin before adding additional, single vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals work together, synergistically, as they are found in nature. Isolating them without a good nutritional foundation is generally ineffective and ill-advised.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any vitamins I can take to help lower my blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but this is one case where vitamins won't help. Meditation to help with stress might lower it a little. If you need to take bp meds, please do. High bp is dangerous.

  7. QUESTION:
    Foods that naturally lower high blood pressure?
    Hi,

    I was wondering if there were any foods that will naturally help lower high blood pressure. What about vitamins etc?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Beth
      I don't think there is one particular food as such that will lower blood pressure. But a diet that contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will certainly contribute to bringing blood pressure down combined with a healthy lifestyle. Things that are said to contribute to raising blood pressure are salt, alcohol, caffeine and smoking if consumed in excess.

      So if you have high blood pressure then look at your diet as a whole and make sure you get plenty of exercise.

      I hope this helps

  8. QUESTION:
    any home remedies or vitamins my hubby can take to lower his blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Before I start, because it will be a long answer, let me tell you where my info comes from. My "partner" had very high blood pressure, to the point where he was hospitalized for several weeks. After taking him to see my Homopathic practitioner once, his blood pressure is sometimes well below normal, and he has lost over 70 pounds. I hope this helps.

      First, he should continue taking any medication his doctor has given him, and have any tests done that are recomended. Secondly, invest in a blood pressure monitor you can use at home. You can find one online at lower prices, however, you can pick up one from your local drug store (or even Wal-Mart or Target) for about . That way he can monitor his pressure thru out the day. There may be some part of the day that is particularlly stressful to him that is raising it.

      Third, if he is over weight, he needs to loose weight. If he is not excercising on a regular basis, he needs to. Just like there is no magic diet pill to make you skinny, there is no magic pills to make you healthy if you have heart disease. It takes work.

      As far as supplements go... He should be taking an asprin in the morning and at night (with some food). Co Q-10 & fish oil supplements are also very helpful. However, he should check with his doctor before starting any excercise regiment or taking any suplements.

      The one thing I can tell that will probally be the most helpful to you, cut out as much sugar as you can! Read the ingredients on everything you buy. You will be shocked to see what has sugar in it. Even many spices you buy do. I found out I was allergic to sugar cane, and let me tell you, it was an eye opeining experience!

      If you have a health food store in your area, go there and ask them about supplements to lower blood pressure. They should be a great help. If you have a Homopathic practioner in your area, you should consider setting up an appt. .

      I am sorry if my spelling is awful, the spell check does not seem to be working tonight.

      Good luck & good health!!

  9. QUESTION:
    what herbs or vitamins will help lower my blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Susan,

      I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant with over 10 years working in the supplements industry. I genuinely enjoy the subject of natural healing and really pay attention to what works with the customers I deal with.

      There are some really well put together formulas with a great record of success. One of the first I would consider is Blood Pressure Factors by Michael's Naturopathic Programs. This product has a wide variety of ingredients, formulated to help balance the blood pressure. You can take a look at the information on the formula here: http://www.michaelshealth.com/pdf/bloodpress.pdf

      Other individual products include: Garlic, Essential Fatty Acids (from Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hempseed Oil), Hawthorne, Ginger, and Celery Seed. Remember that quality really matters. Do a little research into quality brands before buying a product.

      I like Blue Bonnet, Natural Factors, New Chapter, and Barleans. These companies make good versions of the products I mentioned above.

      Modifications to your diet will also help. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This will help to alkalinize your blood which will reduce the inflammation which is likely the reason your blood pressure is high. You could also reduce your consumption of processed foods, refined salt, and refined carbohydrates including sugar and flour.

      If you have a lot of anxiety, consider deep breathing and/or meditation. This is like practice to be a more calm person. The more calmly we handle the stresses in our lives, the less inflammation there is likely to be in the bloodstream. Again, less inflammation= lower blood pressure.

      Regardless of what method you choose, I hope you achieve your health goals. Have an awesome day.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to lower blood pressure naturally?
    I was blessed to have high blood pressure, genetically. Both of my parents have it. I really don't want to have take drugs to lower it. Does anyone know natural remedies for lowering blood pressure. I'm not talking about the obvious things like diet, excersise, reducing stress etc. I'm looking for specific foods or vitamins or sleeping positions. Weird stuff that possibly works. I'll try it if it's not harmful! Thanks for your input!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if this would qualify as weird or not. Here is a device,FDA approved, you might want to try...http://www.resperate.com/us/welcome/index.aspx

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Vitamin B and C help lower High Blood pressure.?
    Recently I have had a lot of Stress to cope with which has increased my Blood Pressure. I have been taking Renitec 20mg for 7 years and it has kept my blood pressure in check and I have been fine on this but recently it has risen again even though I am still on on this medication. I have been told that Vitamin B and C or Garlic will help lower Blood Pressure. Can you please tell me if this is right. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have taken the first step towards success that is coping with stress.
      Neither of the above helps you out, you are on your own, stay close to your Dr. advise.
      It's a cruel world out there.
      Best of luck. :>]

  12. QUESTION:
    how to lower blood pressure?
    Hi, I've been trying to lower my blood pressure, I'm only 23 and have high blood pressure, im not obese, I weight about 168-170 and im about 5'8.5" About 3 years ago I weighed about 125, then when I met my girlfriend and started staying at her house, I gained the 35lbs or so rather quickly. I read online that Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium help lower blood pressure. I got some vitamins, and some magnesium pills. Theres not a lot of potassium or calcium in the vitamins though, I figured I get enough calcium, and planned to eat more foods with potassium. But after reading some of the foods that are high in potassium, I may get enough of that too, I drink quite a bit of orange and apple juice, and eat a lot of potatoes.

    What else can I do to try to lower it? My grandpa died at a rather young age from a heart attack, and I would like to avoid that from happening to me. Thanks
    I have never smoked, and dont drink but maybe once every 3 monthes if that.
    I am trying to eat a banana a day as said, I ate one yesterday, need to go buy some. My diet probably isnt great at all, I dont get many vegetables, but I get a lot of meat, and some fruits, exc. I dont eat a lot of sweets, but I do drink soda, Im trying to drink more water though, and I think I need to start excercising, I used to excercise a lot in highschool, stopped when I got out. but my BMI is good, I got a body fat scale yesterday, and my water hydration is good too. Im probably going to buy a thread mill and try to start walking some, I dont have the money to goto the doctor at the moment, so ill have to do this now, and go later. Thanks
    about how much does the prescription medication run in cost? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You should go to your Doctor and ask this question. Do not play around with things that contain potassium, too much will bring on a heart attack and too little will do the same.
      My husband suffered with high blood pressure over the years and if it had been diagnosed sooner he would not of lost a kidney.
      I'm not saying that is what is wrong with you, I'm saying in big letters GO TO YOUR DOCTOR

  13. QUESTION:
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestion?
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestions that might be of help to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmm. Maybe you should either get a good suntan, or if thats not possible, start taking Vitamin D supplements.

      C'mon man, this is common sense. You don't even need a doctor to tell you that.

  14. QUESTION:
    Information on how to lower High Blood Pressure?
    Does anyone know what will help lower High Blood pressure without a lot of Drugs. I realize Exercise and less salt intake is 2 things. Does Garlic help.?? Also if High Blood pressure is caused by Stress then would taking B Stress Vitamins pills help.
    I really need some advise on this before resorting to further Drugs. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease etc., you should take anti-hypertensive drugs and cholesterol lowering drugs.
      Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure — even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do:
      * Eat healthy foods. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. Limit the amount of sodium in your diet. Although 2,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day is the current limit for otherwise healthy adults, limiting sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day will have a more dramatic effect on your blood pressure.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds can lower your blood pressure.
      * Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and keep your weight under control. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
      * Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation — up to one drink a day for women, two drinks a day for men.
      * Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit.
      * Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Getting plenty of sleep can help, too.
      * Practice slow, deep breathing. Do it on your own or try device-guided paced breathing. In various clinical trials, regular use of Resperate — an over-the-counter device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to analyze breathing patterns and help guide inhalation and exhalation — significantly lowered blood pressure.

  15. QUESTION:
    Best way to lower High blood pressure, what the best vitamin or mineral to include?

    • ANSWER:
      Practice relaxation techniques every day for the rest of your life. Listen to a good relaxation CD daily and practice relaxation techniques. Try to stop worrying and relax as best as you can. Do not lose your temper and be patient....be very patient. Stop eating salty food, get plenty of rest, and eat fruit and vegetables daily. Stop eating foods high in Saturated fat. Take vitamin B Complex and vitamin C daily. A daily fish oil capsule is also very good for your cardiovascular system.

      And if your doctor recommends HBP medication, take it and do as he suggests.

  16. QUESTION:
    mother age 57 yrs, osteoporisis setting in spine,heart patient, low blood pressure, suggest medicine/vitamins?
    she has had osteoporisis in one knee but has improved in last year , but now has experiencing stiffening in her spine. no diabetes, known anemic. suggest a diet and vitamins that can help. she is very active physically with household chores -does she need to cut out physical activity? suggest exercises that can benefit her please.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the library to borrow the book:
      "What the doctors doesn't know about nutrition medical and may be killing you." by Dr Ray Strand

      There are many cases studies reported in the book.

      Secondly, you need to know that the Nutritional Supplement Industry is regulated based on the Food Standard which is far less stringent that the prescription drugs.

      As long it is safe and not poisoness, it can be sold. The regulation says nothing about its effectiveness and potency.

      Most follows the GMP Food standard. To ensure quality and bioavailability (ie. get digested) it is important to meet the following criteria when choose the supplement to ensure high quality:
      1) What GMP standard does the manufacturing adopt? Food or Pharmaceutical standard.
      2) Does the company own its own research and manufacturing plant or does it buy from other and do the marketing only?
      3) Does it meet the US Pharmacopoeia, BP Pharmacopoeia specification for quality, potency and disintegration.
      4) It is included in the Singapore Master Index of Medical Specialities (MIMS) which is used by Doctor for over the counter non-drug prescription.
      5) Does it meet Consumer Lab testing of quality?

      By the way, to similify the job, you may go to the Singapore Library to borrow the book "Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements" by Lyle MacWilliam which compares and ranks over 1000 multivitamins in USA and Canada.
      Several of the products listed are also available in Singapore eg, GNC, Centrum.
      I managed to borrow it from the library and is currently reading it. It is informative and educational.

      Hope this helps.

      from: Victor Phua (phuact@gmail.com)

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to lower high blood pressure?
    I need a natural way to lower my bp, does anyone know of any vitamins or herbs/etc that actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      #1 Garlic-helps to keep the blood platelets from sticking together
      #2 Hawthorn-helps dialate coronary blood vessels
      #3 Olive leaf-vasodilator

      there are a plethura of other bp lowering supplements,these are
      a few of the most notable.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural (holistic) supplements I can use to help lower my blood pressure?
    I really don't like taking prescription medication, so along with diet and exercise, is there any type of natural herbs or supplements I can take to help lower my blood pressure? I believe in organic/holistic medicine...anything like certain herbs like garlic, cinnamon, or any kind of vitamin supplements or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are interested in a 100% natural whole food approach, I highly recommend ViaViente. High blood pressure runs in my husband's family. He tried dietary changes, high-cardio workouts, but nothing seemed to work. He was getting prescribed medications but it didn't sit well with him that he is only 38 and would have to take hi BP meds. So, his personal trainer/nutritionist and wife (who is a doctor), turned him on to ViaViente (which they recommend to all their clients/patients who are interested in natural approaches to combat nearly any health ailment imaginable). After 3 weeks, his blood pressure went from 140+ to 117. It has been 3 months now and it is at a stable 110.

      I know a network of trainers, nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists and herbalists who highly recommend this product. It has also helped me with my lifelong allergy problem (I no longer take any meds) and my kids have not had a drop of Motrin or Tylenol since they've been drinking this juice (I used to feel like I was drugging my kids because they used to get sick so often). My family loves it and we highly recommend it for preventative health, maintenance...your body just operates at an optimal level with ViaViente added to your diet. 4 ounces a day is equivalent to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables.

      You are welcome to contact me directly and I can answer additional questions you may have. I did quite a bit of research on the product and it's nearest competitors.

  19. QUESTION:
    natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    my blood pressure has been running fairly high - I'm recovering from a spinal injury and I have had nerve pain for 4 years. on top of that I lost my job, my mother, my wife and now my dog. I follow a low fat vegan diet. I'm probably about 40 pounds overweight I'd guess. I'm a big muscular guy - I try my best to eat healthy and exercise daily. - things I've done natural - apple cider vinegar, vitamins, antioxidants - garlic - celery seed flax oil and I don't know of anything else that helps. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      first let me say i am sorry to hear of the many losses you have experienced in such a short amount of time. you have a lot of stress in your life right now and that is a big cause of the high bp. so i recommend dealing with your anxiety and worry over the stress that has been happening to you. i hope you can take some time to grieve and make sure you go thru all the normal steps of the process. just love yourself and be gentle with yourself right now because this is a very hard time for you.

  20. QUESTION:
    What would the best vitamin be for low blood pressure?
    Hi I please need to know what the best vitamin for this would be, and if possible how it would help, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      VITAMINS DO NOT TREAT LOW BP. TAKE DOCTOR'S OPINION

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I lower my high blood pressure without drugs/medications?
    I don't want to spend the rest of my life on prescription medications so I need help in solving my problem by using only foods and vitamins. I'm not overweight and I do all the things I've been told would benefit my health, but what can I do "naturally"?
    In my opinion most prescription drugs do more harm than good. Please help me!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a "high normal" pressure reading, you're in a great position to profit from the help that natural medicine can offer. By adopting the suggestions below, you'll probably be able to lower your pressure naturally and avoid medication entirely.

      NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR HYPERTENSION:

      If you are taking medication for hypertension, do not discontinue. Consult your physician, adopt the changes recommended here, and get a pressure reading two to three months later to see if your pressure has lowered and if you can reduce your medication.

      If your pressure is "high normal," adopt the recommendations below and you will probably be able to avoid the use of medication entirely.

      If you are overweight, lose weight. This change alone can sometimes lower your pressure into the normal range. Just five to ten pounds can make a difference.

      Lower your fat intake.

      Adopt as many relevant features of a Vegetarian diet as possible Including more polyunsaturated fat, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and potassium (see recommendations below for vitamin/mineral doses), and reduce total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

      Determine if you are salt sensitive. If sodium is affecting your blood pressure, eliminate it from your diet .
      If you are salt sensitive and therefore must reduce sodium In your diet, increase your intake of potassium-rich foods such as peas, peppers, eggplant, and pears.

      Adopt a high fiber diet. Try oat bran cereal, or some other high-fiber cereal, for breakfast.

      Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grain cereals, breads, and pastas.

      Do not take fiber supplements in connection with hypertension.

      If you are not sodium sensitive, try eating three or four stalks of celery daily a week before a pressure reading to see if it helps. (Don't eat celery in extremely large amounts, as it can be toxic.)

      If you drink alcohol, stop.

      Adopt an exercise program. Exercise for a half hour three to four times weekly. A brisk walk is excellent.

      Adopt a stress control program.

      If you smoke, stop!

      IN ADDITION TO YOUR DALLY SUPPLEMENTS, TAKE:

      Calcium: 1,200 mg. of calcium at bedtime for a trial period of two months.
      Magnesium: 250 mg. two or three times daily for a trial period of two months.
      Coenzyme Q10: 30 mg. three times daily.

      Garlic: Increase consumption of garlic and other foods in the onion family. You can try garlic supplements, available in health food stores. Take one 300-mg. long-acting, odor-free capsule daily.
      Vitamin C: 1,000 mg. daily.

  22. QUESTION:
    I am 24 and recently my blood pressure has been 100/ 41 and sometimes has been 80/47 at its lowest. What is it?
    I am a 24 yr old female with normally no health issues. I had my annual doctors appointment about six months ago and blood work as well with no health concerns. Recently, I had a failed pregnancy and started to evolve abnormal symptoms such as out of breath, tired, dizziness and low blood pressure. My blood pressure before these issues were always in normal range such as 120/75 to 100/70. My Ob said that since I am young it is normal to have low blood pressure. I am a CNA and know that this is not normal to have a blood pressure under 90/60. I want to know if it is something in my diet that i can change to help with low blood pressure or a vitamin. I am taking prenatal vitamins right now as my daily vitamin. Do I have a vitamin deficiency or is there bigger health concerns that I need to look out for?

    • ANSWER:
      Did your Ob know about your other symptoms too? My understanding is that lower blood pressure is better, as long as you don't have problems like passing out when you stand up, and so on. I wouldn't mess with diet or supplements at first. If your blood pressure is causing you problems, see a physician and follow his or her advice. If it's not causing other problems, then you probably shouldn't worry about it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is low blood pressure affecting my exercise?
    I have low blood pressure that I just recently found out about. Before though, ive been trying to exercise by jogging for 30 minutes but I always end up getting faint, dizzy, and horribly out of breath! I think that LBP might be causing this. Is it? Also, if it is, is there a way to help it so this doesnt happen again? Eat something (what?) before work out? Eat nothing? Take vitamins? Anything! D:

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure typically raises with exercise...usually by a lot. Your symptoms sound as though you may be a little volume depleted...aka dehydrated. You need water and salt to improve the condition. Buckets of water alone can be dangerous, leading to a condition called hyponatremia. To avoid it, be sure to include some salty foods a couple hours prior to exercise (though don't exercise on a full stomach) and replenish lost fluid while exercising. Consider using Gatorade or other sports drink.

      Alternatively, you may just be overdoing it. Train more gradually to get to a higher level of intensity over time.

      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do i lower my blood pressure.. please help!?
    So my ma wants to lower her blood pressure it's really high and her doctor is on vacation right now. She stopped drinking coffee and she's stopped being stressed. Please help can she take some kind of vitamin or can she drink some kind of tea or eat something at a daily basis that will help her. I hear cinnamonm works is that true and if thats true how can she take it if anythign else works please help.

    • ANSWER:
      If blood pressure gets too high then it can potentially become life threatening. Tell your Mum to get on the net and look at some health websites. She really should be seeing a Doctor as she may need medication. Unfortunately medication is often needed as well as a change in diet. Only a doctor can diagnose this properly. Your Mum just needs to decide if her health is worth more than the cost of seeing the Doc. Good Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    anyone know of food or a vitamin that could help raise blood pressure?
    I know that is a strange question. My mom is sick and the doctors are trying to adjust her medicine. She is really dizzy, and feels faint often because of her low blood pressure. I am so sad she is sick. I wish I could help her. Another medicine may interfeir with what she allready takes.
    Im sorry I don't know the name of the med she is on. She has cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The correct answer is salt. And drink fluid. Salt holds the fluid in the cells of the body. The cells swell and that increases the amount of work the heart has to do to push blood through the swollen areas thus raising blood pressure. As a side effect, that will probably push more blood to the head and may relieve the dizziness.

  26. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure with a high pulse rate?
    I was at the doctors recently, 2 visits within a 2 week timespan for general check-ups and blood work. Both times I had lower than normal (for me) blood pressure with a high pulse. In the past when I've been at the doctors my BP is usually around 110/70, give or take a few numbers for both with a pulse around 100, but the last two times I've gone it was 116/57, second time it was 114/54 and a pulse around 120. I do get nervous when I'm at the doctors but generally I have a higher pulse. For example, right now sitting down in the comfort of my home it's about 96bpm. I'm not overweight by any means, and am fairly healthy (with the exception of FMS). I'm also not on any medication. Sometimes I get low blood sugar, feel very weak and about to pass out, but it's usually because I haven't had a chance to eat anything yet. Not sure if that would play a role. The only thing that showed up in my bloodwork was low vitamin D levels (just an insufficiency though). Thyroid and complete blood count are within range but on the lower end.

    I didn't ask my doctor about my BP, but I thought it was odd that the bottom number was so low compared to every other time I've had it taken, and especially to have it so low with such a high heart rate. Should I be concerned about this?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention exercise, and lack of adequate exercise is the most likely culprit. It's called "deconditioning." You might start a good cardio workout (if you haven't already). This should help quite a bit.

      Dehydration can also raise the pulse, as can hypoglycemia (weakness from lack of food). You might try eating small meals throughout the day, as well as sipping water throughout the day. They make great water bottles that are easy to carry around.

      If your doctor wasn't concerned, you don't need to be concerned. But you might give the above a try.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get my high blood pressure down in 4 days?
    Im going to see a doctor this sunday. I been drinking sodas. I need to get my blood pressure check. Is it possible to get my blood pressure any lower in 4 days? I plan on walking in the evenings and also drinking alot of water plus take vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no quick fix to the problem of high blood pressure.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do you get any vitamins from drinking red wine?
    I know that there are health benefits to drinking red wine in moderation, such as it contains anti-oxidants and can help lower blood pressure, but can you get any vitamins from drinking red wine, or does the process of it being made into alcohols strip it of it's nutrients?

    • ANSWER:
      It has been known for quite some time in the nutritional community that wine is rich in vitamins and minerals as well as in natural sugars that have been shown to be of importance in maintaining good health. Wine is also high in potassium which has been shown to be good for the heart as well as being rich in Vitamin B. The main reason that red wines have more of these nutrients than other wines is due to the process of making red wine which requires the grape juice to remain in contact with the skins of the grapes longer which is where the majority of the nutrients are.

  29. QUESTION:
    low blood pressure for my age, help?
    ok well, I'm 17 years old and checked my blood pressure at home at it was pretty low. Can low blood pressure be a result of menstruation. Whenever I menstruate, I get really bad pains in my abdominal area and get severe constipation as well as dizziness sometimes. this time, I also have low blood pressure. I took two multi-vitamins and a calcium pill yesterday, should I be worried? because I heard low blood pressure causes you to be very weak and you may faint. I feel really dizzy at times and really sleepy but that's all. should I go to the doctor tomorrow morning just to be on the safe side because I've never had low blood pressure before especially when I'm menstruating. If you don't suggest I should see a doctor, what would you suggest? Thanks ladies!
    don't be fooled by my name, this is my brothers account. so, please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you get a hobby.

  30. QUESTION:
    Help, healthy diet to lower cholestorol and blood pressure.?
    I am fed up with statins, beta blockers and NHS medical approach to my problem. Feel sure correct diet and vitamins would be an improvement. Any ideas anyone out there. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you! If possible to stay away from medication, by all means do so.

      For cholesterol, take food with lots of fibre (both soluble and non-soluble) and phytosterols.

      For high blood, take lots of foods with essential fatty acid namely Omega-3, found mainly in fishes. Also found in vegetables. Omega-3 is also good for cholesterol control

      But with the quality of our food products nowadays, you and I need to take food supplements to make up for the lack of nutrients found in natural food.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you lower the diastolic number in your blood pressure?
    I recently was diagnosed with hypertension. About a month ago my doctor started me on Lopressor and I've been taking hydoclorthiazide for the past could months. It's helped with the systolic but the diastolic is still high.I've started talking vitamin supplements including fish oil. Any ideas of how I can reduce this?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise, reduce fatty foods from your diet, stress from your life and get a good 8 hour sleep everynight

  32. QUESTION:
    garlic, coenzyme, vitamin c, and hawthorn for blood pressure?
    Would it be overboard to take all of these supplements in attempt to lower my blood pressure. It is currently controlled via medication but would like to try these out for a couple weeks and see if they work for me. Maybe I can get off the medication if they do. Do these supplements sound like a good idea or is it overkill?

    • ANSWER:
      rotflmfao...........utterly useless crap.
      But,hey....blow as gasket by falling for obvious granny-tales,it's your suicide.

  33. QUESTION:
    I just found out that my blood pressure was low yesterday...?
    I'm 21 and I usually don't get low blood pressure wondering if that is a sign of pregnancy? The doctor gave me vitamins yesterday and told me that I had to take them until gone.

    • ANSWER:
      Um...no. It's a sign of low blood pressure.

  34. QUESTION:
    low blood pressure and pregnant?
    Im 20 and about 6 weeks pregnant. I have been struggling with low blood pressure for a long time. Now that im having a baby im even more worried because i blacked out this morning and im scared that it could cause problems for this pregnancy.
    About 3 weeks ago i went to the pharmacy and the lady advised me that its not a major problem and gave me some pregavit vitamins to have a healthy baby. I asked her if there is any pills i can take to help with low blood pressure and she said no just to lower it when you have high blood pressure. Is there anything i can have to help? Any food or tablets?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    my doc says i have low blood pressure which explains why im tired all the time, what can i do or take to help?
    im raising my 5 grandchildren and im 49. i take vitamins but i need help, i feel so lathargic.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating carbs will give you energy. Eating fatty foods will give you energy too. Eating sugar will give you energy, but only for a short time. Talk to your doctor about this. Perhaps he/she will suggest something.

  36. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure, anemia, gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
    Hi all! I am 29 weeks, and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I didn't have it with my other two, and the nurse told me my numbers weren't far off, but were a little too high for normal. I've been taking my blood sugar four times a day and it hasn't been too high yet. If anything it's been low. I was also told I'm anemic, but I'm taking my prenatal vitamins. I was also told I have low blood pressure, but it's normal for young women.

    To make a long story short, Friday morning I passed out in the kitchen floor. As soon as I came to I took my blood sugar, and it was in the 70's. After that, I started feeling faint, weak, and dizzy several times a day and couldn't stand for more than 30 seconds at a time without feeling like I would pass out. Anyone had this feeling? Then last night I started having contractions that lasted for about two hours, fifteen minutes apart. They went away around bedtime and I've felt fine since. Could it be the blood pressure, anemia, or gb? I have an appointment tomorrow morning, but can't shake the feeling I'm being a bit of a hypochondriac.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I had issues with this but was `just`under the line and had to watch my intake carefully. I did feel weak and dizzy sometimes and made sure to have my little snack right away. You may want to take a look at 5-6 mini meals a day for now rather than the 3 regular ones we normally eat.
      Protein seemed to help me as well. Try to up that intake a bit. Also, watch your carbs as they turn to sugars in the body. Yogurt is really good for you, small handful of nuts 1 TBS or some hard cheeses 1 oz.
      Ask your dr. about the contractions, some are normal, body getting ready while growing. But, ask to be certain.
      best of luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has Pott's Diease and really low blood pressure.?
    The low blood pressure is that from Pott's ?
    Also what can we do to help him feel not as weak ,and dizzy?
    I heard that he should drink Powerade and take vitamins.
    Is this true??
    He's on all kinds of medication too for this.

    • ANSWER:
      Tuberculosis of the spine is a very serious disease. You should direct all your questions to his doctors

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural all in one pill for high blood pressure?
    My boyfriend has high blood pressure and does not want to have to take all kinds of medicine to lower it. I have looked up natural remedies and found about a million suggestions so far....my question is this....does anyone know of ONE "blend" or formula of natural herbs/vitamins that will help lower his BP without buying 50 different bottles of supplements? Any help or suggestions on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      If I where him I would take this one herb, it has very many positive testomonials, it's cheap and it works! Check it out right here. You have to be a member to view the entire article, but I'm sure you can google the name and you'll find it somewhere where you can view all of the info.

      it is not, and I repeat not, a good idea to take hb pressure medication, it can literaly kill you, and you're hooked for life, once your hooked, theres no getting off. If you don't believe me, google it.

      Note: This is an alternative solution to perscription drugs, but should not be the only treatment to rely on. A combination of good diet (less carbs and fat), more excercise and less stress all play an important role on getting rid of high blood pressure.

      hsionline.com/2009/03/31/slash/

      Vote as best answer :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can help with memory loss? Other than B12 that I'm already taking in a shot once a month.?
    What vitamins that I can buy anywhere can help with memory loss? I already know about B12 helping a little, and I am already taking a vitamin b12 shot once each month for low blood pressure. Plus a high blood pressure pill for high blood pressure.

    I don't like not being able to remember things, and I want to try and fix it without another prescription. Can someone help me please?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about vitamins, but these herbs are beneficial for reducing memory loss:
      Gingko Biloba Extract
      Rosemary
      Ginseng
      "The Memory Herb"
      Gotu Kola
      Herbs are just plain great.

  40. QUESTION:
    Low Blood Pressure?
    I think my blood pressure is low because when I stand up I sometimes feel dizzy. Some say that I should eat salt, drinks rich in Vitamins or candy when I feel like this, is this all true? I also sometimes, when I'm standing for a long time I start to feel really cold and I sweat a lot. What is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      When you rise from a seated to a standing position too quickly, your blood pressure can drop for several reasons, but the condition is called orthostatic hypo tension.

      Best to have this verified by a doc, but in the meantime, when you get up (especially from bed), swing your legs over to the side and rise slowly, so your body can get accustomed to the different height.

      Treatments depend on the cause, but rest assured, your doc has seen this before. Do you have heart or valve problems, poor circulation? Get it checked out; it may be nothing, but today's dizziness, can be tomorrow's passing out.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does low blood pressure affect the baby in any way?
    I have low blood pressure, not scary low, but low enough to make me dizzy and need to rest often when doing things as simple as dishes. What are some ways to raise it naturally. I drink plenty of water, and eat mostly salty food anyways but I didn't know if there was anything else. I go to bed late and wake up late so I dont usually eat until about 10:30 or 11 in the morning and eat frequently all day until I go to bed around 1 or 2 in the morning. (My husband works 2nd shift.) I don't work as I have an anxiety disorder and my morning sickness kept me from working.. Is there something I may be doing wrong like having odd hours or eating, or eating wrong things? Like I said I eat frequently and my doctor is always proud of my weight when I go for my checkups. My BP is usually around 102/55 or so when I go to the dr's last time they did a check on me where they check it laying down, sitting up, and standing up and all changed drastically although my pulse stayed the same. Anyone else have this problem? It keeps me from doing many things because I'm scared if I start to do something I will pass out and land on my stomach and hurt my baby, I know a little overprotective and irrational but I can't help it, I want to do this right. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Oh! PS. I have been told that I have very slight anemia when I took the blood test at 12 weeks. I have also been told that the dizziness could be associated with low iron and anemia so I started taking the vitamins with extra iron in them. Thanks again!
    Oh and if you are wondering I am 21 weeks 5 days pregnant today!

    • ANSWER:
      i am 23 weeks pregnant and feeling like you are.. keep inmind you have an anxiety disorder, so that can also caue some discomfort, relating to the dizziness you feel.. i also have genralized anxiety and panic disorder. so that along with the normal dizzness that some women can get, can be firghtening. your blood pressure is exaclty what mine was on the last appt i had. you also have the same sleep and wake up routine as i do. your drinking lots of water, so thats a plus. if your getting enough sleep regardless of what your sleep pattern is, then good. i asked about my blood pressure and my doc told me it was fine. better to be alittle low than high. the only thing i can say in all of this is stay away from the salty foods!!!! it can cause swelling and other problems. other than that, voice your concerns to your OB the next time you see him/her..

      good luck!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure and high blood iron level...?
    Hi,
    Could someone get me a sample of a diet suitable for people with high blood pressure and high levels on iron?

    It seems that foods that lower blood pressure are high in iron levels.

    What should I eat?
    I already decreased my meat consumption,reduced vitamin C intake and increased my calcium intake.any other suggestion???

    • ANSWER:
      Green leafy vegetables are really high in iron, and also a lot of cereals, so limit your intake of both. Also, the tannic acid in tea is helpful in lowering iron that is too high. That's why children, especially babies and toddlers should not drink tea, they can quickly become anemic.

  43. QUESTION:
    Severe tingling pain in lower legs, feet and sometimes hands? Poor circulation?
    About a month ago I started getting occasional cramps and sharp pains in my legs. They usually are just little flashes of slight pain but go away so I wasn't too worried about it.
    After tonight I am, I got home from work feeling extremely tired. I used to be very anemic all the time and that is how I felt so I took some vitamins (Multi-vitamin with Iron) and layed down on the couch with a down blanket because I was feeling strangely cold.
    I guess i fell asleep, only for about 20 minutes, and my boyfriend started making some food for me. When I woke up my right foot was asleep...no biggie, I was laying on it and have low blood pressure so it happens. When I woke up I was very out of it and weak though, I felt like I could not get up, couldn't think, anything.
    Then I started getting these burning, tingling, but kind of numb at the same time pains in my feet, ankles, calves and hands. I looked at my hands and all the veins were bulging out and hurt really bad. I tried to get up to go to the bathroom but when I did my legs were so bad I could not stand.
    My second attempt I managed to stand up but my ankles were stiff and I could barely walk. After a few steps my feet felt like they were full of fluid, almost like when they hit the ground I could feel vibrations of fluid. Now the veins in my feet were bulging out and my legs/feet were red from mid-shin down. It hurt so bad and took about 15 minutes to get better.
    Similar thing happened Friday night when I fell asleep and then woke up and actually had a panic attack because my hands and feet hurt so bad. It feels like blood is not making it to my extremities and then it finally gets the chance but hurts like hell filling them back up.
    I've been doing hypochondriac research and things like venous insufficiency, Buerger's disease, deep vein thrombosis or foot paresthesia sounded similar.

    I have no idea though and I'm sort of scared. My boyfriend thinks I have a blood clot for some reason...Medical history:

    - 20 year old female
    - history of low blood pressure and various vitamin deficiencies
    - weak immune system from chronic recurring mono (in the past)
    - "chronic fatigue syndrome" diagnosed after mono was gone
    - underweight

    Any help very much appreciated!!
    Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have been anemic with recurring mono and paresthesias in your hands and feet, it could possibly be from an autoimmune disorder, which have been linked to Epstein Barr Virus (mono) as one cause. Also vitamin deficiencies can cause this tingling, but not the vein swelling. I am wondering if it could be a raynauds phenomenon. Have you had your ANA checked as a general screening for lupus or sjogrens or rheumatoid arthritis? Any mouth sores? Have you had a colonoscopy for your anemia? Sometimes there can be mixed connective tissue disorder. Any skin problems or rashes. Any frequent UTIs?

      You might want to see a rheumatologist, but first ask your family doctor to check your ANA an a few other things. Also, have you had your Vitamin D levels checked?

      Make sure you do all you can do on your own to take care of yourself, get enough sunshine (vitamin D linked to autoimmune disorders) , and eat the right foods. The doctors do not have all the answers and you can spend a fortune and a lot of frustration trying to get them sometimes. The best thing is to take care of yourself and do what you can do, but see a doctor about this episode you have described.

  44. QUESTION:
    any vitamins or stuff that help with focus and concentration?
    My mind gets fuzzy a lot. I know some of that has to do with my low blood pressure issues and I try to eat more sodium like the doctor prescribed to keep my blood pressure up, so that more blood goes to the brain, and it helps when I remember to eat salty things- but i still feel I could use more improvement. Are there any vitamins or things that help?

    • ANSWER:
      First, left me qualify this by saying that the quality of the benefits received from supplements depends on various factors like age, weight, diet and health. For example, a traditional Japanese diet is high in Omega-3's but also seaweed's and roots. It wouldn't be necessary, and maybe negative to supplement with additional vitamins. However, if you aren't getting enough then it may be worth it.

      You can also look at the label of nootropics companies products to see what they use. For example:

      http://www.amazon.com/Neurohancement-Labs-NeuroBuild/dp/B004NM626W/

      Ingredients with research:

      Vitamin B6/Folic Acid/Vitamin B12
      Impact of a multiple-micronutrient fortified salt on the nutritional status and memory of schoolchildren.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20533221

      Bacopa Leaf/Ginkgo Biloba
      A comparative study in rodents of standardized extracts of Bacopa monniera and Ginkgo biloba: anticholinesterase and cognitive enhancing activities
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12213536

      L-Alpha Glycerophosphoryl Choline/Choline Bitartrate
      Involvement of the cholinergic system in conditioning and perceptual memory.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21315109

      Alpha Lipoic Acid
      Protective effect of alpha-lipoic acid.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17145083

      Picamilon Sodium Salt
      The new cerebrovascular preparation Picamilon
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2707413

      Phosphatidyl Serine
      Acute cognitive effects of standardised Ginkgo biloba extract complexed with phosphatidylserine.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17457961

      Vinpocetine
      Cognitive effects of a Ginkgo biloba/vinpocetine compound in normal adults:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12404561

  45. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure after eating (but only in very cold weather)?
    Okay, this happened once last winter and I thought it was a virus. Now it's happened three times this winter and I went to the doctor. He said that it was low blood pressure and it wasn't unusual. After I left the doctor, I looked this up on WebMD and found postprandial (sp?) hypotension.

    So, here's what happens: We've had bitter cold the last few weeks (single digit temp and -10 to -20 wind chills). Because the building that I work in is huge, when it's this cold we can only get the temp up to about 40 or 45. On the coldest days (after being in there for a few hours), I would eat lunch. Within a few minutes, I got this woozy feeling - the closest I can come to describing it is like a head rush, but with NO change in position/elevation, I'd been standing the whole time. Twice it was so severe, I thought I was going to pass out.

    So here's my questions: Why is this happening when it's cold? (I'm curious since I've never had blood pressure problems) and Are there foods I can eat that will keep this from happening or at least not as severely?

    Oh, and no other symptoms and no medications (not even vitamins or aspirin) that would cause it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it happens with me too during cold weather,it is not postprndial hypotension BUT a normal physiological phenomena.
      Reason is blood from limbs etc (also known as Peripheral Circulation) is directed to vital Organs and intestine( so that it will absorb energy from food) to keep the body warm[resulting in fall of BP]. So you get the cold feeling. It virtually is a common phenoma, not an abnormailty.
      Just do physical daily, no medications required.
      That Bonnie is directing every one to that www....... com for 4 points :O), see her profile.

  46. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure after wroking out?
    My blood pressure has been pretty low after i get done working out and chill for a lil bit. I haven't been taking any kind of supplements (vitamins or anything like that) and honestly haven't been eating as good or as often as I should....but i've been traking it a few days and this is what I got....
    feb 9th --- 83/54
    feb 10th--- 107/54
    feb 14th --- 105/65
    feb 17th--- 95/43

    Has anyne every dealt with anything like this? I know I should prolly get it checked out by a doctor but I'm dreading it soo bad, I hate the doctor.
    so what did the doctor tell you? if you don't mind me asking
    I'm only 20 years old.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    High Blood Pressure, No Energy, Need a good vitamin?
    I am taking Diovan for high blood pressure and I notice my energy is alot lower. Please any suggestions helpful and some evidence that the vitamin you suggest works

    • ANSWER:
      If you have both high blood pressure and low energy, I'm going to take a stab in the dark that your doctor has also told you you need to lose weight. Get start walking as much as you can stand doing. So you can measure your level of exertion, get a heart rate monitor and wear it while walking. If you feel woozy or faint, slow down, stop and stand, whatever. Take it REAL easy... start on a treadmill if you like and just walk for 15 minutes until you feel a light sweat. Over time, work up to half an hour, or start to walk a little faster... you can tell when it's time to work a little harder at it when your heart rate for the same level of effort goes down. Try to keep it below 140, preferably less than 130, until you've lost a fair bit of weight.

      As far as a vitamin goes, take a multivitamin and eat lots of fruits and vegetables -- it's easier to fill up on those without eating more calories than you spend.

      Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    anemic diets, low blood pressure?
    I have low blood pressure and am anemic. Is there anything other than vitamin D and spinich?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods won't help your blood pressure but if you are anaemic then you need iron supplements.

      Foods which contain iron are:-
      Red meat, green leaf vegetables, fortified breakfast cereal, bran, soybean, spinach, red kidney beans, rice, raisins, and prunes.

      Low BP is only ever a problem if you are symptomatic with dizziness etc. If not then low blood pressure is never a problem, it's a normal healthy variant and you are at a significantly lower stroke risk.

  49. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure lately? Haven't felt well?
    I'm only 21 and usually I have relatively low blood pressure. Lately I haven't been getting much exercise and haven't eaten well due to stress. Usually when I eat poorly it is at lunch time, my breakfast and dinner are always healthy (oatmeal, cereal, fruit, etc.) but my lunch could be greasy things like pizza or burgers. Lately I've had higher blood pressure... my weight has not changed much, but my blood pressure is a bit above average now, months ago it was below... My heart pounds kind of hard sometimes at night, and sometimes my eyes throb and I get headaches.

    Is it because I have been eating poorly, or not getting exercise, or am stressed? Or is it maybe something else? I have been taking Vitamin D and Wellbutrin (both prescribed). What foods besides oatmeal and fruit can I eat to help lower blood pressure?
    I am 6'0 and weight 160, I'm slightly underweight for my height but don't get much exercise aside from a lot of walking
    Also I take a multivitamin every day
    I started taking Wellbutrin 2 months ago...

    • ANSWER:
      First, how are you measuring your blood pressure? Always consider whether your instrument is consistent, both with itself and with the doctor's office. If you are measured at the doctor's office only, anxiety is enough to change the reading. If you are this concerned, obtain a reasonably good sphygmomanometer (one designed for home use).

      Second, Wellbutrin does increase blood pressure. It may not be a problem. You may need a slightly lower dose. This is something to discuss with your doctor.

      Salt raises blood pressure. Eating food cooked by other people generally introduces a huge amount of salt into your diet; that's just the way it is. Try brownbagging it! A lot of walking is fine exercise.

      The heart pounding and throbbing eyes, and the headaches, should be discussed with your doctor.

  50. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural pain killers?
    There are herbs and vitamins that lower blood pressure, improve vision, etc.; is there anything that can be consumed that relieves pain?

    • ANSWER:
      The residents of Michigan swear by "Red Tart Cherries" and the Juice, for relief of all kinds-of pain.. It can be found in Health Food Stores outside of Michigan.. To lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides.. Cayenne Pepper and Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can vitamin B6 raise your blood pressure?
    When I do take vitamin B6, I take one 100mg pill in the morning with breakfast.
    In regards to the below answer, I only drink decaffeinated coffee about once or twice a week and I watch my sodium intake by following the dash diet as much as possible.

    • ANSWER:
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  2. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend has low blood pressure and is always getting faint, dizzy.?
    The doctors are pretty much useless in my opinion, telling her there's nothing they can really do but have her eat more salt and sugar. I read that in rare cases, you can be prescribed midodrine or fludorocortisone. However, I have heard also about pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). So I was gonna get her some of these vitamins, so she can start taking them and see if that helps raise her blood pressure like it's supposed to do. Any doctors / physicians / anybody knowledgeable know how much dosage is appropriate? I've seen 500mg tablets and 1000mg tablets... and should she take them every day?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had low blood pressure all of my life, and just using more salt in my foods has helped me immensely.

  3. QUESTION:
    my doc says i have low blood pressure which explains why im tired all the time, what can i do or take to help?
    im raising my 5 grandchildren and im 49. i take vitamins but i need help, i feel so lathargic.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating carbs will give you energy. Eating fatty foods will give you energy too. Eating sugar will give you energy, but only for a short time. Talk to your doctor about this. Perhaps he/she will suggest something.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does low blood pressure affect the baby in any way?
    I have low blood pressure, not scary low, but low enough to make me dizzy and need to rest often when doing things as simple as dishes. What are some ways to raise it naturally. I drink plenty of water, and eat mostly salty food anyways but I didn't know if there was anything else. I go to bed late and wake up late so I dont usually eat until about 10:30 or 11 in the morning and eat frequently all day until I go to bed around 1 or 2 in the morning. (My husband works 2nd shift.) I don't work as I have an anxiety disorder and my morning sickness kept me from working.. Is there something I may be doing wrong like having odd hours or eating, or eating wrong things? Like I said I eat frequently and my doctor is always proud of my weight when I go for my checkups. My BP is usually around 102/55 or so when I go to the dr's last time they did a check on me where they check it laying down, sitting up, and standing up and all changed drastically although my pulse stayed the same. Anyone else have this problem? It keeps me from doing many things because I'm scared if I start to do something I will pass out and land on my stomach and hurt my baby, I know a little overprotective and irrational but I can't help it, I want to do this right. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Oh! PS. I have been told that I have very slight anemia when I took the blood test at 12 weeks. I have also been told that the dizziness could be associated with low iron and anemia so I started taking the vitamins with extra iron in them. Thanks again!
    Oh and if you are wondering I am 21 weeks 5 days pregnant today!

    • ANSWER:
      i am 23 weeks pregnant and feeling like you are.. keep inmind you have an anxiety disorder, so that can also caue some discomfort, relating to the dizziness you feel.. i also have genralized anxiety and panic disorder. so that along with the normal dizzness that some women can get, can be firghtening. your blood pressure is exaclty what mine was on the last appt i had. you also have the same sleep and wake up routine as i do. your drinking lots of water, so thats a plus. if your getting enough sleep regardless of what your sleep pattern is, then good. i asked about my blood pressure and my doc told me it was fine. better to be alittle low than high. the only thing i can say in all of this is stay away from the salty foods!!!! it can cause swelling and other problems. other than that, voice your concerns to your OB the next time you see him/her..

      good luck!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    Can your resting heart beat change pace within one minute?
    I've noticed that my resting heart beat doesn't jump or skip except for the occasional palpitation...instead, it speeds up/slows down for 3 or 4 beats then returns to normal. Is it normal for resting or even post workout heart rate to speed up and slow down within one minute? Below are some details about me.

    Male
    5'10
    28yo
    220lbs.

    average resting heart rate 57bpm
    average blood pressure 125/80
    Blood Sugar is good

    MEDS and VITAMINS:
    Hydrochlorithiazide (blood pressure)
    Valsartan (blood pressure)
    Fish Oil
    Multivitamin

    I have been athletic most of my life...the last 3 years I drank pretty heavy which raises my blood pressure and packed on the pounds...a few months ago I trashed the boos and went back into the gym.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possibly an episode of Paroxysmal Supraventriculat Tachycardia. Read on...

      Paroxysmal supraventricular (atrial) tachycardia is a regular, fast (160 to 220 beats per minute) heart rate that begins and ends suddenly and originates in heart tissue other than that in the ventricles.

      *Most people have uncomfortable palpitations, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
      *Episodes can often be stopped by maneuvers that stimulate the vagus nerve, which slows the heart rate.
      *Sometimes, people are given drugs to stop the episode.

      Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is most common among young people and is more unpleasant than dangerous. It may occur during vigorous exercise.Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia may be triggered by a premature heartbeat that repeatedly activates the heart at a fast rate.

      **The fast heart rate tends to begin and end suddenly and may last from a few minutes to many hours.** It is almost always experienced as an uncomfortable palpitation. It is often associated with other symptoms, such as weakness, light-headedness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Usually, the heart is otherwise normal. The doctor confirms the diagnosis by doing an electrocardiogram (ECG).

      This may be induced by premature atrial or ventricular ectopic beats. Other triggers include digitalis toxicity, hyperthyroidism and stimulants, including caffeine, drugs, and alcohol.

      NOTE: The part in double star ** bracket in para 5 above.

  6. QUESTION:
    low blood pressure....?
    what can u take to raise it? not physical activities......what can u take? like vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      I just hope ya get to feelin' better! Ya tough enough? I think so!

  7. QUESTION:
    when you get old does everyone get high blood pressure and high cholestrol?
    just thought i'd ask cause every older person (55+) i have spoken to has raised levels of both, some severe heart attack levels. i want to know whether its an age thing or a lifestyle thing that can be prevented.

    i eat pretty healthy and take fish oils and vitamins too, don't smoke and enjoy the odd glass of red wine. But i'm a bit concerned about not eating healthy enough thats going to have a knock on effect in 20 years time.

    i used to smoke and binge drink when i was a teen but i think everyone does to a degree. its called a learning curve and growing up!

    • ANSWER:
      Its a too much weight thing, and or heredity thing. do keep excerise, low salt and fatty foods on your agenda. Keep trim as u can.

  8. QUESTION:
    The birth control "pops"?
    i was given this one birth control, then they took my blood pressure at the gyn and she was like im going to switch you to this no estrogen pill it'll help with not raising blood pressure up, well i read the packet and it says it can contribute to ovarian cysts, liver cancer, breast cancer, and all this crap, which is scary!!! also no herbs can be taken, does that mean i cant take my one a day vitamins and my cranberry pills? im lost =( i used to be on othro triclyin and that made my blood pressure go up when i was on it. are there chances i could get them things if i am only on the birth control for a year till we are ready to concieve. im 20

    • ANSWER:
      you should really ask your doctor about these things, especially the herbal supplement questions.

      as far as cancer, most likely it is a disclaimer that they HAVE to put on the package. but if you are really worried about talk to your doctor... or pharmacist. you can probably just call rather then making an appointment!

  9. QUESTION:
    Undiagnosed fainting please help!?
    Even years ago when I was around 13 I remember standing up and getting light headed and even falling down sometimes. I don't remember it happening all the time. I was a high level competitive gymnast and I don't ever remember it happening while training. Well now 10 years later it seems to be happening much more frequently, at least 3-5 times a day. I am a 23 year old white female, active in good shape, 5ft 2in 130lbs. No previous health problems. My grandma's mother was anemic and my my grandpa's mother had pernicious anemia but doc said I'm not anemic.

    Here are my symptoms: About 5-10 seconds after I stand up my vision starts to go black, I loose balance because I can't see and my whole body goes numb all the way down to the bottom of my feet. Sometimes I don't fall down, sometimes I do and others times I fall down and my body starts jerking around. I never loose conciseness, I just can't move or see that well until the blood rushes up to my head then I'm fine. It lasts between 5-15 seconds. Now most of the time it happens after I stand up but I've noticed lately it's been happening after I climb a flight of stairs or when I run around in the yard with my dog even if only for a few seconds. I noticed after climbing the flight of stairs, my heart was pumping really fast and I could feel it beating in my head and at the tip of my nose and my lower back and down my back side felt paralyzed. Right after that particular incident occurred I took my blood pressure and it was 90/60 which is much higher than usual, so if the problem is my bp then why did I still get lightheaded n'all if it was higher than usual and really not all that lower for an active person. Makes me wonder if the bp is really the problem.

    Someone told me to drink more water, I did and it didn't help. Someone told me to take iron and vitamin B tablets, I did and it didn't help. My blood pressure runs low usually somewhere between 70/45 to 90/60 but never any higher than that.

    I saw a cardiologist and got blood work done, an echo cardiogram and a tilt test. The cardiologist said everything looked fine and he didn't have an answer for me. He suggested taking salt tablets to raise my blood pressure and if that didn't work than he could put me on a prescription to raise my BP.

    I know my bp is a bit low but don't know if that really is the reason for my problem. Docs out there what does this sound like?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid you're not likely to get answers from any cardiologists.

      Fainting is losing consciousness. You've stated that you "never loose conciseness". Therefore you can't claim to have fainted. Fainting isn't a disorder but a symptom. I'd be interested in knowing what your B/Ps have been since you were 10. Maybe some kind of orthostatic hypotension. Or neurally mediated hypotension but it happens too quickly for that. Like your veins are always dilated instead of constricting when they should. Or some kind of autonomic impairment. Curious.

      70/45 is too low. Are you using a home wrist digital device to measure it? A digital is the only way you could get an odd number. Have you checked the accuracy against what is obtained at your doctor's office?

      After you climbed the flight of stairs and felt your heart pounding, I'm not surprised your B/P was elevated. I would expect that. Compensation. I'm willing to bet that if you'd checked your B/P before you took the stairs it would have been low. I agree with your doctor that a vasopressor may be good idea.

      Have you ever had blood volume studies? A stress test?

      Sometimes hypotension is caused by a combination of things and it can take a combination of approaches to reverse it. Continue to drink 2-3 liters of water a day. Water raises blood volume and thus blood pressure. How's your serum glucose? Although your doctor said you're not anemic, I'm fairly certain you weren't tested for the more than 400 types. I would expect the more common forms.

      For now, stand up slowly and use care when moving about. Try the vasopressor.

  10. QUESTION:
    test of alcohol and drugs florida help meeeeeeeee?
    b) neglect
    c) knowledge
    You should get into his motor vehicle and driving while angry.
    a) True
    b) False
    The most common side effect of antihistamines is drowsiness.
    a) True
    b) False
    Toxic substances such as stimulants, and hallucinogens depressant el_____ are metabolized.
    a) heart
    b) the lungs
    c) the liver
    d) none of the above.
    You must meet the following requirements to be licensed in Florida ________.
    a) has at least 15 years
    b) pass a vision, road sign and road rules test
    c) complete a course of TLSA
    d) none of the above
    e) all of the above
    The most dangerous aspect of synergism is el_____afecte.
    a) the erasure
    b) additive
    c) the subtraction
    The widespread use of alcohol can lead to brain damage.
    a) True
    b) False
    Having a knowledge of the risks inherent in particular road and traffic situation is one of the traits of a good driver.
    a) True
    b) False
    Alcohol es_____en calories.
    a) low
    b) high
    c) none of the above.
    Stimulants do not raise your blood pressure bodies-E increases the respiratory rate, increases your heart rate and raises your body temperature.
    a) True
    b) False
    The general effects of cocaine use include ________.
    a) anxiety
    b) nausea
    c) tremors
    d) all the above
    Narcotics overdose can cause death by respiratory failure.
    a) True
    b) False
    Drugs affect all users equally.
    a) True
    b) False
    Alcohol affects the reaction time of drivers making the time to be reduced
    a) True
    b) False
    Depressants can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system makes it easy for you to grab a cold and may be at greater risk for developing cancer.
    a) True
    b) False
    alcohol use during times of stress is a positive coping mechanism.
    a) True
    b) False
    The combination of major tranquilizers and alcohol enhances the effect of numbness of both greatly.
    a) True
    b) False
    _________ For a DUI conviction you could be imprisoned for not more than six months.
    a) first
    b) second
    c) third
    d) fourth
    If you choose not to consume illegal drugs drive, choose a designated driver. The designated driver does not use any drugs at all.
    a) True
    b) False
    Violations of four points are ____.
    a) speeding 16 mph over the limit
    b) passing a stopped school bus.
    c) driving dangerously
    d) all the above.
    To prevent fatigue affects your drive, you must bring un______.
    a) map
    b) hotel reservations
    c) a passenger to help with handling.
    Reaction time is not increased with each drink.
    a) True
    b) False
    High doses of barbiturates results in _______.
    a) aggressive behavior
    b) the erratic pulse
    c) both
    d) neither
    Some of the functions of the liver damaged by alcohol are
    a) the production of the elements of the blood clotting
    b) breaking down of large proteins
    c) the storage of vitamin A
    d) all the above.
    Stimulants are designed to stimulate the central nervous system
    a) True
    b) False
    The permit is designed to introduce graduate privileges to start drivers in a gradual process.
    a) True
    b) False
    If a person refuses to submit to a chemical or physical test your driving privilege is suspended for ___________.
    a) three years
    b) two years
    c) one year
    Abusers can make sense of the right to use and rejection of real abuse.
    a) weak
    b) non-existent
    c) very well
    d) none of the
    Extreme use of stimulants may lead to convulsions, coma and circulatory collapse.
    a) True
    b) False
    alcohol does not affect the discretion of the driver.
    a) True
    b) False
    The high crack produces a false sense of power or confidence, while reducing defensive instincts.
    a) True
    b) False
    Society pays the cost of alcohol related collisions directly through public aid or indirectly through higher insurance and health care costs.
    a) True
    b) False
    You can operate a motor vehicle safely without the skills that you lose after using alcohol and other drugs.
    a) True
    b) False
    The limbic system in the brain, contains centro_______.
    a) emotional
    b) rational
    c) pleasure.
    When a school bus is loading or unloading students is, you do not stop.
    a) True
    b) False
    With the use and abuse of alcohol, the heart is less effective in nutrient use by the heart tissue.
    a) True
    b) False
    If your vehicle has a stall at the railway crossing ________ footprint.
    a) leave the
    b) move it out
    c) both
    d) neither
    Attack of fatigue often coincides with the attack de____.
    a) Daylight
    b) half-day
    c) the dark
    A person can not become a problem drinker, drinking beer.
    a) True
    b) False

    • ANSWER:
      I am just on this side of crazy enough to do this.

      b) neglect
      c) knowledge
      Wtf?

      You should get into his motor vehicle and driving while angry.

      b) False
      The most common side effect of antihistamines is drowsiness.
      a) True

      Toxic substances such as stimulants, and hallucinogens depressant el_____ are metabolized.

      c) the liver

      You must meet the following requirements to be licensed in Florida ________.

      b) pass a vision, road sign and road rules test

      The most dangerous aspect of synergism is el_____afecte.

      c) the subtraction
      The widespread use of alcohol can lead to brain damage.
      a) True

      Having a knowledge of the risks inherent in particular road and traffic situation is one of the traits of a good driver.
      a) True

      Alcohol es_____en calories.

      b) high

      Stimulants do not raise your blood pressure bodies-E increases the respiratory rate, increases your heart rate and raises your body temperature.
      a) True

      The general effects of cocaine use include ________.

      d) all the above
      Narcotics overdose can cause death by respiratory failure.
      a) True

      Drugs affect all users equally.

      b) False
      Alcohol affects the reaction time of drivers making the time to be reduced
      a) True

      Depressants can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system makes it easy for you to grab a cold and may be at greater risk for developing cancer.
      a) True

      alcohol use during times of stress is a positive coping mechanism.
      a) True

      Just kidding, it b) False

  11. QUESTION:
    Can I eat chocolate as a health food?
    I do have high pressure, have a family history of heart disease, and I'm relatively normal weight - 22 BMI, the lower part of "normal" weight. I've been reading some interesting literature on dark chocolate and how consuming relatively large amounts does NOT raise serum cholesterol, blood pressure, or LDL oxidation. One of the "downsides" however is high caloric intake, which leads to obesity if you don't exercise it off. I've been reading that in order to achieve "favorable" results in lowering of blood pressure, you have to theoretically consume at least 100mg of dark chocolate per day. Here is the 2005 study: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/46/2/398

    This puts me in a unique situation since I can gain a few extra pounds (without compromising health.) I can think of 3 considerations before I attempt anything, 1. obviously increase physical activity, 2. lower caloric intake of other foods without sacrificing essential vitamins and mineral requirements, 3. be aware of lead poisoning present in a lot of chocolate bars. The bars will be 85% cocoa.

    Tell me stranger, what do you think?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Please Help ASAP!!!!?
    Question 1 (Multiple Choice Worth 1 points)

    When referring to the percent daily value of important nutrients which of the following are considered correct

    5% is considered low

    8% is considered low

    20% is considered high

    Both A and C

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    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 1.0 points)

    According to heath claims on labels, diets low in calcium are linked to:

    Anemia

    Cancer

    High blood pressure

    Osteoporosis

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Question 3 (True/False Worth 1 points)

    The ingredients on a food label are listed in descending order of weight

    True
    False

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    Question 4 (True/False Worth 1 points)

    Trans fat is linked with raising your blood’s HDL cholesterol levels and increasing your risk of heart disease.

    True
    False

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    Question 5 (True/False Worth 1.0 points)

    Nutrition Facts became mandatory for most packaged foods in 1994.

    True
    False

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    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 1 points)

    The % Daily Value can be used to

    Make comparisons between products or brands

    Make distinctions such as “reduced fat” vs “light”

    Help you to make dietary trade-offs

    All of the above

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    Question 7 (True/False Worth 1.0 points)

    A label that reads Vitamin A 50 % means that half of your normal requirements for Vitamin A are met in one serving and all in two servings.

    True
    False

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Question 8 (True/False Worth 1 points)

    All nutrients are considered equal and therefore we should not limit our consumption of them.

    True
    False

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Question 9 (True/False Worth 1.0 points)

    Calorie content and % Daily Values are based on a single serving.

    True
    False

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Question 10 (True/False Worth 1.0 points)

    A poor diet can have consequences 20 to 30 years from now:

    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      I'm doing the same thingggg! :(

  13. QUESTION:
    Can someone review my essay, my professor says it does not flow.?
    Healthy eating and exercise are essential to the health and well-being of most people. A healthy diet along with exercise can help you live longer, feel better about better food choices; provide you with more energy, help you stay at a healthy weight, and help you fight stress.
    Do you want to live longer and be healthier? Then make that first step and maximize the benefits from being active and eating healthier. It is important to make sure and eat fruits and vegetables daily, at least 5 servings. The best way to be healthier is to incorporate into your daily routine eating fresh fruits and vegetables such as: apples, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, carrots, potatoes, peas, and broccoli. This list can go on and on and you will find there are plenty of fruit and vegetables that you will enjoy. “Vegetables and fruits are clearly an important part of a good diet. Almost everyone can benefit from eating more of them, but variety is as important as quantity. No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. The key lies in the variety of different vegetables and fruits that you eat” (Willet, 2007, Harvard School of Public Health). Doctors and nutritionists highly promote fruits and vegetables because they offer many benefits to being healthy. They are excellent sources of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and anti-oxidants. People who eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables have a decreased risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
    As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A healthy eating plan will protect against many health problems and improve the way our body functions. Annabel Bentley, BUPA assistant medical director, has this advice: "As one of the leading independent health and care providers in the country, BUPA is pleased to support this campaign. A balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain good health and help prevent the onset of some serious diseases. Eating well need not be expensive or complicated and this new campaign is geared to leading people towards the right things to eat." Eating healthy can help in living a longer and healthier life. It can also strengthen your immune system, which can help in fewer sicknesses. The benefits from eating healthy go on and on and will improve your lifestyle dramatically. Proper eating can even help some have healthy lush looking hair, skin and nails and everyone wants to have beautiful skin, hair and nails. Eating healthy can help in feeling better within oneself. A healthy diet along with exercise will provide the body with more energy and make you feel better about yourself and can help fight stress and depression.
    Eating unhealthy can cause many health problems. Besides obesity and diabetes, there is high blood pressure, heart problems, breathing difficulty, anemia, and joint problems all due to extra weight. Healthy eating can help protect people from cancer, heart attacks, diabetes and problems with blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force that pushes the blood from the heart through the arteries in the body. High blood pressure becomes dangerous because is makes the heart work too hard. Even when the pressure is only slightly raised for a long period of time it can damage arteries and cause organ damage. I personally have high blood pressure and the doctors are constantly advising me to eat better, exercise and lose weight and when I apply their council my blood pressure does improve dramatically.” High blood pressure is a primary risk factor for heart disease and stroke. As such, it is a condition that is important to control. Diet can be a very effective tool for lowering blood pressure. One of the most convincing associations between diet and blood pressure was found in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study. This trial examined the effect on blood pressure of a diet that was rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and that restricted the amount of saturated and total fat. The researchers found that people with high blood pressure who followed this diet reduced their systolic blood pressure (the upper number of a blood pressure reading) by about 11 mm Hg and their diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) by almost 6 mm Hg—as much as medications can achieve” (Appel, Moore, Obarzanek,1997, clinical trial).
    By making sure to eat a balanced diet then the occasional fatty food or takeaway will not hurt, but it will become a problem if you eat fatty foods everyday. It can be easy to fall into the trap of eating takeaway food every night because most people have busy hectic lives and find that they do not have the time or energy to cook something healthy. “Junk food has become a pillar in modern society. It offers a quick fill, fast service, or you can bring it home to watch a movie with. From chips, pop, ice cream it goes on and on. There is no nutritional value in any of it. Even the canned produce should be considered junk food. Preservatives are jamming the tops of these containers of fruits in order for them to remain edible for months and months” (Healthy Eating, 2008, Health benefits of food).
    While it would be nice to take a pill and wake up 15 lbs lighter, the truth is that weight loss takes time and effort as well as a commitment to eating healthy everyday. The best way to begin to reduce the amount of weight people put on would be to reduce any un-necessary fat intake. Fat intake can be difficult to manage because fat makes food taste so much better. It is so tempting to grab a donut or candy bar when craving a snack, but it can be just as easy to grab an apple or a bag of carrots and your body and your health will reap better benefits from it. “Most people who work at eating better know that the salad bar can be a terrific way to eat out, eat great food and have a healthy meal. There are a few items that can tip the scales as far as fat and calories are concerned, especially if you are trying to watch your weight. A major offender is salad dressings.” Doctor Gourmet, (2008). Weight is such a sensitive subject for many people, young and old , which is why it+ does need to be addressed, because people today especially children are becoming obese at alarming rates. Many people think that it is just too difficult to eat healthy, or they do not know what to eat. "What you should eat is actually pretty simple. But you would not know that from news reports on diet studies, whose sole purpose seems to be to confuse people on a daily basis. When it comes down to it, though—when all the evidence is looked at together—the best advice on what to eat is relatively straightforward: Eat a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; choose healthy fats, like olive and canola oil; and red meat and unhealthy fats, like saturated and trans fats, sparingly. Most important of all is keeping calories in check, so you can avoid weight gain, which makes exercise a key partner to a healthy diet” (Willet, 2007, Harvard School of Public Health) As for keeping the weight off, avoid the elevator and take the stairs. If you take the stairs regularly, you will burn more calories. As you do it more often, you will learn that you have more energy.
    In order to be healthy, we need to learn what it means to eat healthy and to live healthy. The first step is making sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and avoid unnecessary fats in our diet. The best way to avoid fats is by not eating fast food or junk food on a regular basis. Exercise needs to be a top priority in our lives to keep stress away and to feel energized, even if it is as simple as a walk in the park. When it comes to diet and exercise, you have to ask yourself a very important question. How much do you care about yourself? It is up to all of us to make a commitment to set aside a little time each day for exercise. As far as eating healthy is concerned, just focus on each individual day. Do not go to the extreme, because this is setting you up for failure. Just make small changes throughout the day. At night, simply walk away from that huge slice of chocolate cake. It is all up to you to live a healthy lifestyle.
    Discipline, control and focus can be hard to maintain when it comes to eating healthy and exercising regularly. It can be hard, especially in the beginning, but it is essential that you be consistent. By being consistent it will get easier and easier to make necessary lifestyle changes. By making these positive lifestyle changes in your life it will go a long way in living a long healthy life for years to come.

    • ANSWER:
      For me personally, it's the fourth paragraph. You began with the side effects of eating unhealthy, but then you lost it and went back to healthy eating. Maintain the same main subject in each paragraph, don't jump around. This can confuse the reader, or like the teacher said, create a loss of flow. Also, in your second paragraph, try this sentence instead of the one you have: "This list is only a portion of a large variety, consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables you may enjoy."
      Another thing, try to use positive yet non-forcing words. The reader may feel as if your pushing them, rather than informing or encourging them. For example, instead of saying "you will" try "you may". Hope this helps!

  14. QUESTION:
    15 and might be pregnant, can anyone help?
    Since July my periods started doing this weird thing where they come days late and are lighter than normal. I pushed it off as stress related since I was starting school back up again. In August I started getting sick to my stomach a lot, sometimes I couldn’t eat because I was so sick. Other symptoms started popping up as well, like being tired all the time, around the nipple has gotten darker, my boobs started getting bigger and felt heavy, I started being able to smell weird things, I’ve become very moody to where anything sets me off, I’d to start to pee all the time,and all I want to eat is pretzels and popsicles, I mean I can’t get enough! Again I passed it off not worrying about it. A few weeks later I started feeling like it was very hard to breathe. Like every little thing I did I had to sit down right after because I was just out of air. My mom and I also started noticing my heart rate was rising at the same time as well. We asked my doctors about it and they said it was a prescription medicine I was taking and that I needed to get off of it. So a few weeks went by and I went to a doctor’s appointment and my heart rate was 160! My blood pressure was great. When I got on the scale to check my weight it said I’d gain 10 pounds! Which was weird because a few weeks before I’d only gain like 4 or 5 pounds since july. Again I passed it off as stress from school and stuff. A couple weeks went by and my heart rate has still not gone down and my breathing has still been causing me problems. A couple days ago when I got out of the shower I happen to look in the mirror and saw how swollen my abdomen looked and two days ago I started to feel what felt like movement in my lower stomach. I passed it off as me being crazy. But to this day my abdomen is still swollen and I’m still feeling the feeling of what feels like movement.
    Today I’ve been really stressed out and my mom and I got into this huge fight and after I walked away I started to feel some dull pain on my left side in my lower stomach. I’m not doubled over in pain or nothing it’s just got me worried.
    I did some research on what it could be and it keeps pointing to pregnancy. I read somewhere that your heart rate can raise during pregnancy. A couple weeks ago I started taking a teen vitamin that had folic acid in it so I thought that should help a little until I get prenatal vitamins if I am pregnant.
    I don’t know what to do. I’m afraid to tell my mother since I’m only fifteen. I’m home schooled so I can’t go get a test after school or something like that, plus I don’t trust anyone to tell. So what should I do?
    I'm suppose to have a another period here soon, but like my other recent periods, I've had no signs meaning I'm not going to get it or it's going to be really late and very light.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Could you correct my grammar , Please?
    st food has a huge effects on a human body .Junk food has linked to heart problems, and blood pressure .Because most Junk food make by poor quality of oil and vegetable , fast food can damage blood vessels , and it can cause to blocked. More simply, Junk food can cause damage organs. In addition, Surgery drinks has high level of surge can cause diabetes because pancreas cannot process any surge. In the article Diet soda doesn't raise diabetes risk: study .In fact , drinks that has too much acid consider as one of the main reason of cancer . A research that has done in UBC shows that for every one class of coca-cola can take some vitamins out of the body. Surgery drinks need a lot of victims to be able to turn to energy .In other words; results of eating junk food are damaged cells. In short, Junk food causes many problems to your body.

    • ANSWER:
      St food has a huge effect on the human body. Junk food has been linked to heart problems and increased blood pressure. Because most junk food is made by using poor quality vegetable oil, fast food can damage blood vessels and cause them to be blocked. More simply, junk food can damage organs. In addition, sugary drinks have high levels of sugar that can cause diabetes, since the pancreas cannot process sugar. Articles have said that studies showed that diet sodas do not raise the risk of diabetes. However, these drinks have too much acid and can cause risks of cancer. A research done by UBC shows that for every glass of coca-cola drunk, vitamins are taken out of the body. Sugary drinks require many vitamins in order to turn into energy. In other words, the results of eating junk food are damaged cells. To summarize, junk food causes many problems to your body.

  16. QUESTION:
    what one of these are the best science topic?
    Scientific Category

    Behavioral Science
    Biochemistry, Medicine, Health, and Microbiology
    Botany and Zoology
    Computer Science
    Earth and Space Science
    Engineering
    Environmental Sciences
    Mathematics
    Physical Science

    Behavioral Science

    Cell Phones and Driving: Does cell phone use affect driving ability in a video game simulation?
    Dogs and Stress Relief: Does a pet help relieve stress and anxiety for children at a cancer treatment center?
    Eyewitness Testimony: How reliable are eyewitness reports?
    Food: Do students prefer meat or vegetables for lunch?
    Learning: Do students learn more from a "live" lecture or a video lecture?
    Learning: How does music influence learning and memory?
    Learning: Is there a relationship between eating breakfast and school performance?
    Memory: Do daily memory-oriented activities slow memory loss in older people?
    Memory: Do mnemonics actually help people remember things?
    Memory: Do students remember a sequence of letters and numbers better if they hear or see the sequence first?
    Memory: Is there a difference in short-term memory between boys and girls?
    Pain: How do cancer patients and pharmacy students compare in their attitudes to pain?
    Reflexes: How does age affect the ability of drivers?
    Reflexes: How does reaction time in teenagers depend on the loudness of a sound?
    Reflexes: How does talking on a cell phone or listening to music affect reaction time?
    Seeing or Hearing: Do you do better at a task if you see the instructions or if you hear the instructions?
    Sleep and Grades: Does the amount of sleep that students get affect their grades?
    Tests: Does how difficult you expect a test to be affect how well you do?
    Vision: Does the accuracy of vision testing results depend on previous familiarity with the test symbols being used?
    Back to top
    Biochemistry, Medicine, Health, and Microbiology

    Aspartame: Does the sweetener aspartame affect the life cycle of mealworms?
    Aspirin and Thinning Blood: What's the minimum daily aspirin dosage required to thin blood?
    Bacteria: Are antibacterial hand lotions effective in reducing bacteria populations?
    Bacteria: Are Coliform bacteria present in store-bought packages of ground beef?
    Bacteria: Are restroom door handles contaminated with bacteria?
    Bacteria: Does reusing water bottles increase their bacterial content?
    Bacteria: How clean are the tops of soda cans, and what is the most effective way to clean them?
    Bacteria: How do caffeine and nicotine affect bacterial growth?
    Bacteria: How do the antibiotic resistance patterns of bacteria in chickens and horses compare?
    Bacteria: How do the bacterial populations of free-ranging and traditionally raised chickens differ?
    Bacteria: How effective is a fungus from an extreme environment in killing bacteria?
    Bacteria: How well do we wash our hands?
    Bacteria: What antibacterial properties do extracts from basil and mint plants have?
    Bacteria: What antibacterial properties do various pine extracts have?
    Bacteria: What effect do ultrasound and very high magnetic fields have on the growth of Escherichia coli?
    Bacteria and Honey: How do the antimicrobial capabilities of raw honey change after the honey is treated with heat, ethanol, and ultraviolet radiation?
    Bacteria and Makeup: Does clarifying makeup inhibit bacterial growth better than normal makeup does?
    Bacteria and Seafood: Can treating fresh fish with antibacterial washes improve seafood safety?
    Bacteria and Soap: Do antibacterial soaps kill bacteria or select for resistant bacteria?
    Bacteria and Soap: Do soap bars with recessed brand-name imprints harbor more bacteria than flat bars do?
    Blood Pressure: What effect does playing a video game have on a person's blood pressure?
    Blood Pressure: What effects do garlic and vitamin C have on high blood pressure in people?
    Body Temperature: How does eating hot or cold foods change a person's body temperature?
    Caffeine: Are the motor skills of teachers or students affected more by caffeine?
    Caffeine: How do people who are more than 60 years old differ in their response to caffeinated coffee from people who are less than 60 years old?
    Caffeine: What effect does caffeine have on Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies)?
    Cell Phones and Pacemakers: Can a cell phone placed near a pacemaker patient's heart change the patient's heart rate?
    Cigarette Smoke: How does cigarette smoke affect human cell lines?
    Diabetes: How does exercise affect blood sugar levels in diabetics?
    Diabetes: What effect does cinnamon have on blood glucose levels in diabetics?
    Diets: Does the Atkins high-protein diet really work?
    Drugs: Which pill dissolves the fastest?
    Exercise: Does body fat content or age affect heart rate response to exercise?
    Exercise: How does exercise affect heart rate recovery?
    Feet: Are magnetic insoles for shoes better than conventional insoles?
    Fingerprint Patterns: Do family members have similar fingerp

    • ANSWER:
      What is your objective here? I would say Earth Science is the best, because my ES degree got me a job. :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Pls help with homework!?
    Which of the following statements regarding vitamins is true?
    A. Adults don't need to take vitamins or minerals because they're fully grown.
    B. Athletes require an increase in vitamins and minerals to perform at peak levels.
    C. If you can't eat properly, you should take single-vitamin supplements rather than a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement.
    D. Your environment and quality of your diet determine whether or not you should take additional nutrient supplements.

    Which vitamin might be deficient in individuals who drink a lot of alcohol?
    A. Vitamin K
    B. Vitamin C
    C. Vitamin E
    D. Thiamin

    What are the health risks of consuming a high amount of sugar?
    A. High sugar raises your glucose levels for long-term energy.
    B. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
    C. High sugar intake can lead to high blood pressure.
    D. Sugar can cause ulcers.
    What nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?
    A. B12
    B. Nitrate
    C. Potassium
    D. Riboflavin

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my God, how much of your homework do you want us to do? It's multiple choice, for Christ's sake! It can't get any easier, and you've found a way to make it easier!

  18. QUESTION:
    i need help on this questions on health stuff please and thank you?
    13. When reading labels, look for alternate names of sugar such as
    A. saccharin, nitrate, and sorbitol. C. syrup, glutamate, and honey.
    B. corn syrup and dextrose. D. sorbate, sucrose, and monosodium.
    14. A product identified as “reduced calorie” means
    A. most of the vitamins have been removed.
    B. the calories are low in fat, not in cholesterol.
    C. the product has only half the number of calories of the regular product.
    D. the product has at least 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product.
    40 Examination
    15. What is the best advice to give about eating out?
    A. Full-service restaurants usually provide the greatest variety and flexibility in types of foods and
    preparation methods.
    B. There’s nothing wrong with eating fried foods as long as you drink at least three glasses of water during
    the meal.
    C. When shopping, it’s important to eat high-calorie snacks every two hours.
    D. Try to eat fish that’s fried instead of broiled.
    16. Which of the following statements regarding vitamins is true?
    A. Adults don’t need to take vitamins or minerals because they’re fully grown.
    B. Athletes require an increase in vitamins and minerals to perform at peak levels.
    C. If you can’t eat properly, you should take single-vitamin supplements rather than a multiple vitamin/
    mineral supplement.
    D. Your environment and quality of your diet determine whether or not you should take additional nutrient
    supplements.
    17. Which vitamin might be deficient in individuals who drink a lot of alcohol?
    A. Vitamin K C. Vitamin E
    B. Vitamin C D. Thiamin
    18. What are the health risks of consuming a high amount of sugar?
    A. High sugar raises your glucose levels for long-term energy.
    B. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
    C. High sugar intake can lead to high blood pressure.
    D. Sugar can cause ulcers.
    19. What nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?
    A. B12 C. Potassium
    B. Nitrate D. Riboflavin
    20. Which of the following is a behavior of a smart shopper?
    A. Stocks up on processed products
    B. Reads labels to determine fat, sugar, and sodium content
    C. Buys a wide variety of canned goods, because they have preservatives in them
    D. Selects frozen foods whenever possible
    Examination 41

    • ANSWER:
      (13) is B
      (14) is B
      (15) is A
      (16) is D
      (17) not sure about this but I'm thinking either D or A I would go with D.
      (18) is C
      (19) I'm not Sure (don't want to tell you something and you get it wrong)
      (20) is B

  19. QUESTION:
    can somebody help me with my homeworkk..PLZZ!!?
    4. The first step in handling stress is
    A. removing all stressors from your environment.
    B. becoming aware of your own reaction to it.
    C. trying to relax through meditation techniques.
    D. catching up on missed sleep.
    5. What is the purpose of breathing exercises?
    A. To release endorphins
    B. To release adrenaline
    C. To settle the body and mind
    D. To decrease your sense of awareness
    6. Which one of the following choices is a mental symptom of distress?
    A. Sleep disorders C. Memory loss
    B. Hallucinations D. High self-esteem

    What does the acronym HALT stand for?
    A. Hungry, angry, lonely, tired
    B. High-strung, anxious, labored, tense
    C. Healthy, active, lean, toned
    D. Help, avoid, learn, talk
    8. Eustress is a form of
    A. estrogen. C. positive stress.
    B. negative stress. D. endorphin.
    9. How often should you use deep, relaxing breathing techniques?
    A. Every day
    B. Only during periods of stress
    C. No more than twice a day
    D. Only when you’ve gotten enough sleep
    10. Which one of the following symptoms indicates that a person is in the alarm stage
    of stress?
    A. High level of concentration C. Blurred vision
    B. Hyperventilation D. Racing heartbeat

    11. What is the purpose of the mantra during meditation?
    A. It lets everyone know you’re meditating.
    B. It allows you to concentrate on one peaceful sound.
    C. It helps to relax the muscles.
    D. It helps to release endorphins.
    12. Which one of the following choices best represents a potential stressor?
    A. A surprise gift C. A long-awaited salary raise
    B. An unexpected visit D. A decrease in gas prices
    13. How can doing something for someone else help to relieve stress?
    A. It helps you to sleep better.
    B. It helps you become numb to social issues.
    C. It can get you time off from work or school.
    D. It gets your mind off your own troubles.
    14. How can you reduce the stress of completing a project?
    A. Put off the project until the last minute.
    B. Work on the project well into the night.
    C. Take a break from the project when you need it.
    D. Devote at least eight hours a day to the project.
    15. Which of the following physiological symptoms are signs of stress?
    A. Arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome
    B. Hearing and vision loss
    C. Dental cavities and bone loss
    D. Headaches and elevated blood pressure
    16. When should you suggest a client use progressive muscle relaxation?
    A. Before the client begins an intense exercise routine
    B. When the client is stressed while driving
    C. After the client eats a large meal
    D. When the client is having trouble relaxing
    17. How does regular exercise improve cardiovascular function during times of stress?
    A. It increases oxygen supplies and lowers triglyceride levels.
    B. It reduces the amount of endorphins released in the body.
    C. It reduces carbon dioxide supplies and raises triglyceride levels.
    D. It increases the level of hormones circulating in the body.
    18. Distress is a form of
    A. disease. C. positive stress.
    B. negative stress. D. expected stress.

    19. Which one of the following choices might be an appropriate image for visualization?
    A. The pet you had as a child
    B. A picture of a favorite relative from the past
    C. A car driven very fast
    D. A beach at low tide
    20. What nutritional supplement is recommended for helping the body handle stress?
    A. Iron
    B. Zinc
    C. Vitamin C
    D. No supplements are recommended for stress management.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry, I am failing to see where you are needing HELP. Can you please elaborate in the additional details what you don't understand?

  20. QUESTION:
    if iy have osteoporosis , does losing weight make it worst?
    my mom is 52 years old and i think she entered Menopause and she have osteoporosis and shes over weight with maybe 20-30 kg i don't really know but around these numbers so the point is , i want to start this program with her you know easy stuff walk for 15-20 minute , little exercises to strong up her Muscles , healthy diet , lots of calcium and vitamin D blahblahblah all this stuff , but i heard that losing weight can make osteoporosis worse , and i don't want to you know make her a model , i just want her to lose 20-25 kg so she can walk without any pain in her knees , and i want her to have healthier diet so that she can lower her blood pressure and prevent all other upcoming disease that women in her age usually get, i also want her to feel good about her self :( she gave alot Raising us , i want to pay her back

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is not true. Actually, exercise can help those with osteoporosis, especially weight-bearing exercise. I know you just want her to walk but that's a very good start.


Facts About Vitamins

Vitamin B12 Benefits Vitamin B12, also called Cobalamin is a water soluble vitamin required for a range of biological functions in the human body. From metabolism of cells to the steady functioning of the nervous system, Vitamin B12 plays a major role in maintaining a healthy physical state. Spirulina is the best source of Vitamin B12. It can also be obtained from eggs, fish, meat, dairy products, etc.

Vitamin B12 has numerous health benefits and can help your body in many ways. Here's a look at the various benefits offered by Vitamin B12:

1.) Creation of Red Blood Cells - The maintenance, formation and repair of red blood cells is mostly dependent on Vitamin B12. Athletes and people with low energy levels often take B12 injections, for an instant increase in energy levels. Vitamin B12 also plays a vital role in the development and regeneration of DNA and RNA (the genetic material in our body). It's important for the rapid synthesis of DNA and RNA during cell division, especially in tissues where cells are dividing rapidly.

B12 Deficiency can affect DNA production and cause abnormal cell growth, resulting in anemia.

2.) Healthy Nervous System - Vitamin B12 assists in the smooth and proper functioning of the nerve cells and brain in the body. Each nerve fiber is enclosed by an insulating fatty sheath made up of Myelin, which is a complex protein. Myelin not just protects the nerves but also allows transmission of electrical impulses among the nerve cells throughout the body. Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the metabolism of fatty acids important for maintenance of Myelin.

A lack of Vitamin B12 can have serious neurological effects ranging from loss of sensation to visual impairment to memory loss and dementia.

3.) Cures Depression - Vitamin B12 is known to promote activity of hormones and neurotransmitters that can influence your mood and emotional state. These hormones add Serotonin, Dopamine and Melatonin. Patients with depression are often prescribed Vitamin B12 supplements as it can trigger serotonin 'happy hormone' production and uplift their mood.

A deficiency of B12 vitamin can lead to anxiety, stress and depression.

4.) Manages Homocysteine Levels - Proper dosage of Vitamin B12 in combination with Folic acid can efficiently control the homocysteine levels (an amino acid made from proteins) in the blood plasma cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in hematological diseases, increasing the risk of heart diseases, stroke and osteoporosis

5.) Healthy Skin & Hair - Vitamin B12 is vital for RNA and DNA synthesis and cell reproduction. Our hair, skin and nails undergo a process of constant renewal and growth, which is why they need enough amount of B Vitamins, especially B12 for sustaining a healthy growth. Insufficiency of Vitamin B12 can lead to dry skin, wrinkles, acne, brittle nails and hair and skin problems such as dermatitis.

6.) Stimulates Absorption of Folic Acid - Folic acid is essential for the synthesis of red blood cells in the body. With out Vitamin B12, folic acid can't be regenerated in the body and becomes trapped in a metabolically useless form. For correct absorption and regeneration of folic acid, one needs to get adequate amount of Vitamin B12. Both folic acid and Vitamin B12 are dependent on each other, as deficiency of Vitamin B12 is followed by a deficiency of folic acid, and vice versa.

7.) Weight reduction - Vitamin B12 is also known as the 'Energy Vitamin' since it can give a real and instant energy boost. It can speed up the metabolism process, thus burning more calories and increasing the rate of weight reduction. It also increases the total energy levels in the body, allowing you to increase your level of exercise and physical activity.

Also as we discussed previously, Vitamin B12 helps in fighting stress and depression, symptoms which are mostly connected with weight gain.

8.) Encourages Healthy Pregnancy - Compared to typical adults, pregnant women need a higher amount of Vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, maintain a healthy nervous system , release energy from food and to process folic acid. B12 deficiency can cause birth defects and even miscarriage. The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of Vitamin B12 for pregnant girls is 2.6 mcg per day, and it is essential that this requirement is met.

9.) Helps Combat Mental Decline - Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient essential for everyone including older adults. As per recent researches, enough amount of Vitamin B12 can eliminate mental decline associated with old age. Alzheimer's diseases, Dementia and short-term memory loss can all be prevented, as Vitamin B12 promotes healthy functioning of the brain and neurological system.

Experts have found that whenever patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other memory problems were medicated with vitamin B12, numerous of their symptoms faded within six months and they regained mental clarity and focus.

10.) Permits you to Sleep Better - Vitamin B12 enhances the production of Melatonin, a hormone that facilitates healthy sleep patterns. This is especially beneficial for older adults, as with age their body becomes less efficient in making this hormone. Vitamin B12 can assist in increasing Melatonin production allowing older people to sleep better.

While the above described benefits of Vitamin B12 are well documented, there are many other benefits that are being studied by researchers and health experts worldwide. One of such researches shows that Vitamin B12 can drastically increase sperm count and cure male infertility. Likewise, tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears) can also be remedied with B12 supplementation.

Vitamin B12 is undoubtedly an essential nutrient required for most of our life processes - from enhancing physical health to boosting mental performance, Vitamin B12 can help you in many ways. Make sure that you get enough amount of this vitamin either from dietary sources or through B12 supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    VITAMiNS??????
    DO ANYBODY KNOW ANY FACTS ABOUT VITAMINS?
    IT CAN BE ANYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT VITAMINS

    • ANSWER:
      What do you want to know???

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some facts about the vitamins and minerals food group?
    need for homework

    • ANSWER:
      First of all: vitamins and minerals are found in all the different food groups.

      Are you asking about a specific vitamin or mineral?

  3. QUESTION:
    how much vitamins is too much?
    okay. i just bought prenatal vitamins. and here's the supplement facts:
    Vitamin A 4000 IU
    Vitamin C 120 mg
    Vitamin D 400 IU
    Vitamin E 30 IU
    Thiamin 1.8 mg
    Riboflavin 1.7 mg
    Niacin 20 mg
    Vitamin B6 2.0 mg
    Folic acid 800 mcg
    Vitamin B12 8 mcg
    Calcium 200 mg
    Iron 28 mg
    Zinc 25 mg

    I don't even know some of thse vitamins...like Niacin and Riboflavin...

    I know overdosing on vitamin D is harmful...but don't know about the rest. is this a good amount? should i be taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      If is a prenatal multi vitamin it is probably safe. Niacin(vitamin b3) and Riboflavin(vitamin b2). I take a couple of vitamins so i had to research the topic. Hears a great site, hope it helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    Fun Facts About Vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, fun facts...they almost all have more than one name which can be seen on product labels. For instance vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid, all the B-vitamins have different names (thiamine, niacin, riboflavin.....theobromine) Many of these vitamins different names are used in supplements in an effort to make people think they are active ingredients. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and minerals work together?
    I want to take advantage of the fact that some vitamins and minerals are better absorbed when taken with certain other vitamins and minerals. I'm already aware of the following:

    Vitamin E and Selenium
    Vitamin C and bioflavenoids
    Vitamin D and Calcium

    Are these accurate? And are there any others that I should know about? I am particularly interested in Zinc and Vitamin A.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, here's the answer to your question:

      Nutrilite is the world's leading brand of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.* Nutrilite Double X Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient is Quixtar's flagship health product. Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms.

      In fact, this product is only available through very few websites and can not be purchased in retail stores.

      Please visit the following website for more info:

      www.myhealthyzone.org

  6. QUESTION:
    what is some interesting facts about vitamin k?
    im doing a report if u now any interesting facts about vitamin k

    thanks!!! :]

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well-known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also absolutely essential to build strong bones and prevent heart disease, and it plays a crucial role in other bodily functions other than blood clotting. It is so important that, although I don’t typically recommend adding extra supplements to your diet, vitamin K is one of the few supplements you should seriously consider because many people do not get nearly enough of it on a daily basis through the foods they eat.

      In fact, vitamin K is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten vitamin" because its major benefits are often overlooked. Following are 10 important facts about vitamin K that will help you to discover why vitamin K is one supplement you may need.

      1. There are Three Types of Vitamin K--Which is Best?

      Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is found naturally in plants and vitamin K2, also called menaquinone, is made by the bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin K3, or menadione, is a synthetic form that is manmade, and which I do not recommend. It’s important to note that toxicity has occurred in infants given this synthetic vitamin K3 by injection.

      The vitamin K that I recommend is vitamin K1, which is natural and not toxic at even 500 times the RDA. Vitamin K2, which is made in your body and also produced by fermented foods, is also a superior form of vitamin K.

      2. Vitamin K Prevents Arterial Plaque & Heart Disease

      Vitamin K helps to prevent hardening of the arteries, which is a common factor in coronary artery disease and heart failure. Research suggests that vitamin K may help to keep calcium out of artery linings and other body tissues, where it can be damaging.

      3. Build Strong Bones, Prevent Osteoporosis

      Vitamin K is one of the most important nutritional interventions for improving bone density. It serves as the biological "glue" that helps plug the calcium into the bone matrix.

      According to recent studies:

      Vitamin K was recently compared to a first-generation biphosphonate drug called Didronel in 72 osteoporotic women for two years and there was no difference found in the bone fracture rates between women taking vitamin K and women taking the biphosphonate drug for osteoporosis.
      Other recent studies have shown vitamin K to be equivalent to Fosamax-type osteoporosis drugs.
      4. Fight Cancer

      Studies have shown that vitamins K1 and K2 are effective against cancer. For instance, one study published in the September 2003 International Journal of Oncology, found that treating lung cancer patients with vitamin K2 slowed the growth of cancer cells, and previous studies have shown benefit in treating leukemia.

      Further, a number of human trials have demonstrated the anticancer effects of vitamin K1. In a study published in the August 2003 Alternative Medicine Review, of 30 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, who took oral vitamin K1, the disease stabilized in six patients, seven patients had a partial response, seven others had improved liver function and in 15 patients the abnormal prothrombin normalized.

      5. Additional Health Benefits

      As written in the March 2004 Life Extension magazine, researchers have found many other beneficial effects of vitamin K including:

      Vitamin K deficiency may be a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease, and vitamin K supplementation may help to fight this disease
      Topical vitamin K may help to reduce bruising
      Vitamin K deficiency may interfere with insulin release and blood sugar regulation in ways similar to diabetes
      Vitamin K may have antioxidant properties
      6. Vitamin K is a Fat-Soluble Vitamin

      This is important because dietary fat is necessary for the absorption of this vitamin. This means that in order for you body to absorb it effectively, you need to eat some fat along with it. One easy way to do this is by adding the liquid vitamin K drops I recommend directly into your fish oil or cod liver oil. This will ensure that the vitamin K is well-absorbed by your body (plus you’ll be getting beneficial omega-3 from the fish oil!). Alternatively, you could add it to any other food that contains fat.

      7. Food Sources of Vitamin K

      Fermented foods, such as natto, typically have the highest concentration of vitamin K found in the human diet and can provide several milligrams of vitamin K2 on a daily basis. This level far exceeds the amount found in dark green vegetables. Unfortunately, most Americans do not eat many fermented foods.

      Adding traditionally fermented foods to your diet is a must, and, although not widely known, the health benefits of these foods are tremendous. We will very shortly be introducing a simple and inexpensive way in which you can ferment your own foods to radically improve your source of beneficial bacteria and vitamin K2.

      The following table lists some vegetable sources of vitamin K:

      Food Vitamin K*
      Col

  7. QUESTION:
    Facts about vitamin b12?
    Doing a report for school; need facts for b12.
    Any help? Thanks. :]

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in a vitamin B complex formulation. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 is bound to the protein in food. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach releases B12 from protein during digestion. Once released, B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream.

      The human body stores several years' worth of vitamin B12, so nutritional deficiency of this vitamin is extremely rare. Elderly are the most at risk. However, deficiency can result from being unable to use vitamin B12. Inability to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestinal tract can be caused by a disease known as pernicious anemia. Additionally, strict vegetarians or vegans who are not taking in proper amounts of B12 are also prone to a deficiency state.

      A day's supply of vitamin B12 can be obtained by eating 1 chicken breast plus 1 hard-boiled egg plus 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt, or 1 cup milk plus 1 cup raisin bran.

      Below is a really good website for information on B12

  8. QUESTION:
    what are some facts about vitamin e?

    • ANSWER:
      Its a fat-soluble vitamin,and absorption of vitamin E requires adequate absorption of dietary fat. In addition, the percentage of absorption declines as the amount consumed is increased. Vitamin E is stored mainly in adipose tissue, while some is stored in the muscle. The remaining vitamin E is found in cell membranes in tissue.

      Vitamin E is an antioxidant and one of the body's primary defenders against oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Its activity is enhanced by other antioxidants such as vitamin C and the mineral selenium. Vitamin E interrupts free-radical chain reactions by getting oxidized, thus protecting cell membranes from free-radical attack. Scientists have implicated oxidative stress in the development of cancer, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, and in the process of aging itself. However, it is not yet known whether supplementation with megadoses of vitamin E offers protection against heart disease and cancer beyond that provided by positive dietary and lifestyle changes.

      Large doses of vitamin E can counter the actions of vitamin K and decrease the production of vitamin K–dependent clotting factors, thus promoting serious hemorrhaging effects in adults. Individuals who are vitamin-K deficient or who are taking anticoagulant medications such as warfarin or aspirin are especially at risk from megadoses of vitamin E.

  9. QUESTION:
    Korean pear Nutritian fact! I need help!?
    Hi guys I tried to find Nutrition facts about Korean Pears and I could not find any good details.. Only in Korean. I would like to get English translated Nutrition facts ( Vitamins, how it helps to keep our body healthy, etc) of Korean Pears. Can Anyone Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Based on a quick search a Korean Pear is known as a Pyrus Pyrifolia. Hope this helps.

      http://www.tititudorancea.com/z/nutrition_facts_pyrus_pyrifolia_burman_nakai_pears_asian_raw.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    vitamins! 10points promise (:?
    does anyone have any interesting fact about vitamins!
    it can be anything ..
    please please please

    :D D

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the magnesium in spinach helps prevent anxiety

  11. QUESTION:
    I Need Facts About Vitamin B12! Help<3?
    Help, please. Thanks. I need help for a power-point I'm doing at school..

    • ANSWER:
      Well you came to the right place...the internet. Look up information on B-12 using your search engine and you'll probably find far more information than you need.

      Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    a list of facts about vitamin c & d?

    • ANSWER:
      family doctor's expereince:

      Vitamin C function:
      antioxidant vitamin needed for the formation of collagen to hold the cells together and for healthy teeth, gums and blood vessels; improves iron absorption and resistance to infection.

      Vitamin C sources:
      found in many fresh vegetables and fruits, such as broccoli, green and red peppers, collard greens, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lemon, cabbage, pineapples, strawberries, citrus fruits.

      Vitamin D function:
      promotes absorption and use of calcium and phosphate for healthy bones and teeth.

      Vitamin D sources:
      found in milk (fortified), cheese, whole eggs, liver, salmon, and fortified margarine. The skin can synthesize vitamin D if exposed to enough sunlight on a regular basis.

  13. QUESTION:
    Vitamin B12 need some facts before i start taking them ?
    ok so iam 24 years old an look like a tooth pick my grandfather was to skinny so the doc gave him b12 shot which now they swtich to vitamins pill form so he gave me some to see if they help me gain weight too its a vitamin can it be harmful to me ? any facts about b12 would help

    • ANSWER:
      It is not harmful. B vitamins are water soluble, which means that your body absorbs as much as it needs and the rest is excreted. The vitamins that you need to be concerned about taking too much are the fat soluble vitamins: D, A, E and K.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a rare form of cancer Amyloidosis. I would like to meet others whom have this disease or know someone..
    I have posted this question before and got back some very interesing information. One piece of knowledge I found the most intriging would have to be all the advice I was given about Vitamin C.
    I learned from one man that Vitamin C put his cancer into total remission and has been for over 15 years!! I hear Vitamin C works so well the goverment at one time thought to make it avaiable through prescription only.Wow!! Does anyone have any information about Vitamin C or testimonys. I would love to hear from you just to think something as simple as Vitamin C could do such wondors...why wouldnt the doctors, and FDA make this more known?? Is it because all the other pharmacutical companys would be losing out on so much money from all the other drugs when in fact Vitamin C alone works miracles....all information anyone can provide on the benefits of Vitamin C will be very helpful and much appreciated. God Bless!!!

    • ANSWER:
      At the moment no evidence exists that Vitamin C will cure cancer.

      There is a Clinical Trial being conducted testing the safety of using Intravenous vitamin C with traditional chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers.

      http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00284427?order=10

      I am not sure from your description what type of Amyloidosis you have as this disease is not considered to be a form of cancer. The exception may be in people who also have Multiple Myeloma. Do you have Multiple Myeloma too? Either way the condition is rare and you must feel very lonely!

      There is an online support for Amyloidosis:
      The Amyloidosis Support Network
      http://www.amyloidosis.org/

      Amyloid Online Support
      http://listserv.acor.org/archives/amyloid.html

  15. QUESTION:
    What foods contain loads of vitamin A?
    I know it's a fact that vitamin A is important to produce sperm but my girlfriend and I don't want a baby yet and are trying to be safe about it. To do this I wear a condom, she takes birth control and i'm going to cut back on vitamin A. so what foods do I have to cut back on? Also what other things can we do to avoid pregnancy? You can never be too careful about these things.

    • ANSWER:
      anything orange in color. Yams, carrots, dark leafy greens, lettuce, butternut squash, apricots, cantaloupe

  16. QUESTION:
    Taking prenatal vitamins whilst TRYING to GET pregnant?
    I read on here (and of course, that means it's fact. ha) that taking prenatal vitamins while you're trying to conceive increases your chances of conceiving. Have you heard of this? What can you tell me about this?

    • ANSWER:
      I am in the Medical Field and a Parent

      NO this is NOT true. A prenatal vitamin is the same as ANY regular daily multivitamin except ir has Higher levels of FOLIC ACID to help prevent Birth Defects

      EDIT>>Prenatal vitamins do NOT prepare your body for ANYTHING

  17. QUESTION:
    what do all the vitamins do?
    like what does vitamin a,b,c and d do for your body? which vitamin would be best for getting rid of chest congestion and getting healthier? also.... I've been eating carrots LOTS of them i had about a bag of normal sized carrots and im going on my 2nd bag right now I'm eating them beause I read on the nutrition facts that it has 270% vitamin A! I hear eating too many carrots turns your skin orange! I wanna turn orange so how many carrots must I eat to turn orange? And Don't forget about my vitamin a,b,c and d question I have a division championship to go too in 2 Days and I'ts a Swimming thing so I really need to get better!

    • ANSWER:
      lol no matter how much carrots u eat ur skin wont turn orange

  18. QUESTION:
    I am 28 weeks pregnant and passing bright green stools. Is this a sign for an infection.?
    My stools and loose and neon like. I am cramping and suddenly developed nausea again and feel weaker. I have not started any vitamins in fact i ran out about a week and a half ago. I have not changes my diet and have not eaten foods rich in iron. Does this sound like it can be an infection?

    • ANSWER:
      hey.. believe it or not, my friend had this problem... turns out it was just bile in her stools.. google it, you will see answers

  19. QUESTION:
    I want to get the nutriton facts for my homebrew?
    I've been home brewing for a number of years now and I've always wondered about the nutrition facts of my brews. I've always read that unfiltered beers have a lot of B complex vitamins, but that's compared to to what, macro domestic brews? How would I go about finding a lab for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Can't comment as to the cost, but many food labs will accept submissions for testing. I'd also try calling the Chemistry Department at the closest University to me... Maybe they'd be willing to test it for you.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I regain the white in my eyes?
    My entire life, I had green eyes with a perfect white background. I went through alot of stress last year, am now 37, and my eyes are now dull, red, and yellowish. A doctor last year told me billirubin was high. What is going on? How can I regain those eyes I used to have? Please no opinions, just give me facts about what vitamin or herbal supplement I can take to regain the white. I look horrible right now and that is one of the main reasons. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I would think vitamins maybe or lack of iron

  21. QUESTION:
    If you take a vitamin C pill everynight before bed would that prevent you from being able to tan in the summer?
    I read all about vitamin c, and how it is a sheild for the body, and it prevents free radicals, and all about how it's a huge defense for the skin to make it healthy. See, I can tan, and quite well, as long as I do it slowly, meaning I go out one day for 10min, a couple days later for 15, then 20-25 etc till eventually I can go out as long as I want. But if I just go out at the start of summer for hrs, I'll burn and get freckles. I take vitamin C to prevent the skin from doing that. but if you take it everynight does it prevent your skin from being able to tan in the summer? Does it just make it so your skin will do nothing, not burn nor tan? Considering the fact vitamin c makes your skin less sensitive to the sunlight. I'm not sure :/ help?

    • ANSWER:
      dont worrie about it , yull still be able to tan .. as long as yur not having like a bottle of it everynight :P

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the nutrition facts & information for ACAI BERRY?
    I heard it helps you lose weight and gives you energy and other beneficial nutrients and vitamins...
    But I want to know exactly what it does give. When ever I try and find out information about it, I mainly read comments stating it gives you energy.
    If it helps you lose weight; how does it? I know it has nutrients in it that help you do so, but what is that nutrient called, what does it do?

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you for trying to find more concrete information before just believing the hype. The truth is that this is just the latest fad diet scam to hit the markets. A few years ago it was hoodia. A few years from now it will be replaced with the next 'big' thing. Really, if these pills actually worked they wouldn't go out of "fashion" within a year or two.

      If you want to lose weight, eat foods that are healthier for you, watch your portion sizes, and get more physical activity.

  23. QUESTION:
    where can I find nutrion facts for food on the web?
    I need to have a 2500 calorie diet and I need to have all my vitamins at about %100 where can I get This info?

    • ANSWER:
      Try www.sparkpeople.com.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any website I can get precise nutrition facts about certain ingredients?
    Not just about how many calories the ingredients contains, I wanna know what kind of vitamins and minerals and stuff the ingredients contains. Like, How many calories do celery contains per 100grams?How much fiber do celeries cntains per 100grams?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.caloriecounting.co.uk/resources/intro.htm
      http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/fruit-nutrition-chart.html i hope this will do the job best of luck

  25. QUESTION:
    When looking at the nutrition facts what do we what high of and low of?
    I need to say whats more nutritious, crackers or rice crispy scares. I should look at the vitamins they give. And which has less sodium. And a low intake of lipids / fat. But is it better to have high protein or low? high carbohydrate or low? what about the potassium level?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,
      what amount of nutrients you are aiming for in a food product depends on your goals and activity levles/weightheight etc.

      If you have high blood pressure for example, sodium is quite important to keep down (120mg per 100g of product is the general recommendation for adults) however for weight loss you want low in total fat (less than 5 g per 100g).

      Protein helps to keep you full so is important but no crackers are high in protein it is the toppings you put on that add protein (i.e light cheese). For carbohydrate based foods (i.e crackers, look for ones higher in fibre i.e more than 3grams per 100g so to answer your questions I think the crackers would be higher than the rice crispy product you mentioned)

      potassium is essentail for cell and body functioning and is an electrolyte and also important for heart and muscle function. it is widely dispersed in the food supply so if you are eating a variety of foods from the 5 food groups you will be getting adequate amount of this.

      good luck

      Angela, Dietitian

  26. QUESTION:
    3 Part Question: Is it true that cocaine strips your body of vitamins?
    I heard that people that use cocaine often take Vitamin B a lot because using coke depletes your body of vitamins, specifically vitamin B.

    (1) Is this true or is it just a myth they believe?

    (2) Does anyone know for fact that it does strip your body of vitamins, if so which ones in particular?

    (3) What side effects or symptoms can one look for to know whether or not another person has been using cocaine?

    Sorry for the long question but I personally have never tried it (nor will I...snorting something doesn’t seem pleasant to me) but I am curious about someone I know who may be using.

    Thanks for the help! I will be SURE to choose best answer based on most informative answer...(facts, details & opinion)

    • ANSWER:
      Lack of appetite with cocaine use is common and results in depletion of all kinds of nutrients including Vitamin B, ironically Vitamin C powder is often used to 'cut' cocaine.

      Tooth decay and loss will indeed happen with heavy use but is not directly caused by the cocaine, which is the popular belief, the lack of personal hygiene with heavy use and addiction is the true reason.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why are breakfast cereals void of NATURAL vitamins and minerals? Why must they be fortified?
    Cereal is considered a health food by many due to its high vitamin and mineral content. But as we all know, those vitamins and minerals are synthetic and have been ADDED to the cereal. So why don't those healthy grains (I'm talking about some good whole-grain cereal) have NATURALLY occurring vitamins and minerals? Why must they be added? I thought that whole grains are naturally high in B vitamins, but it is not reflected in the nutrition facts label in those cereals that haven't been fortified (like Nature's Path cereals). Can anyone explain this?
    Whole-grain cereals contain:

    The Bran—most important for its B vitamins and fiber, but also adds "body", texture, and even some flavor.

    The Germ — prized for its minerals, B vitamins, protein, vitamin E, and oils. The oils found in the germ are a key element in whole grain flour's flavor.

    and very little of the Endosperm — consists mostly of starch, with some protein and other nutrients.

    So where did the B vitamins go?

    • ANSWER:
      Because the grains are refined. Plus in America we have ruined our soil with too many chemicals, so the grains themselves don't hold as many vitamins as they once did. Anything refined is bad. Try to eat whole foods.

  28. QUESTION:
    A Question about Nutrition Facts Labels?
    Do nutrition facts labels always include all of the vitamin content of a product, or could the product also contain some vitamins and minerals in sufficient quantities that are not listed on the label?

    I bought a jar of almond butter, the Trader Joe's brand, and I was in a rush so I assumed that even though the nutrition facts did not mention Vitamin E or Magnesium that it probably included them because most almond butter, and including much less prominent brands, contain a good amount of these and that is a large reason why people buy almond butter. I realized I was wrong to assume this of course and I of course called the store and they sent an e-mail to the corporate to ask this question. But I was wondering if anyone knew about labels not always including all of the vitamins and minerals in a product. I appreciate anyone who helps or tried to help.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a nutrition bar have so many vitamins?
    The other day I bought a nutrition bar at Aldi for only . There were about 10 vitamins there, according to the nutrition facts. With 100% of Vitamin C, 150% of Vitamin K, 20% of Zinc, and other vitamins (that I don't really remember off the top of my head). SO I was wondering, could a nutrition bar for only 1 dollar have so many vitamins, with such large percentages? Thank you for reading this and thank you for all of your answers.

    Answers are highly appreciated! =)

    • ANSWER:
      its called fortification.

  30. QUESTION:
    can a nutrition bar have so many vitamins?

    The other day I bought a nutrition bar at Aldi for only . There were about 10 vitamins there, according to the nutrition facts. With 100% of Vitamin C, 150% of Vitamin K, 20% of Zinc, and other vitamins (that I don't really remember off the top of my head). SO I was wondering, could a nutrition bar for only 1 dollar have so many vitamins, with such large percentages? Thank you for reading this and thank you for all of your answers.

    Answers are highly appreciated! =)

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    i need nutritional facts about a baby ruth chocolate bar,got any?
    i need nutritional facts,serving size,fats,protein,calories,vitamins,minerals,fiber,water,cholesterol..thanx,this is for a health project

    • ANSWER:
      (serving size= 1 bar)

      Calories= 280
      Total Fat= 13 grams
      Sat. Fat= 9 grams
      Cholesterol= 0 mg
      Sodium= 130 mg
      Total Carbs.= 37 grams
      Dietary Fiber= 2 grams
      Sugars= 31 grams
      Protein= 4 grams
      Calcium= 20 mg

  32. QUESTION:
    is it safe to double your prenatal vitamins?
    I complained to my old ob doctor about severe leg cramps, lower abdominal cramps and pressure and dizziness. He didn't check me for anything all he said was 'double your vitamins'. I am almost 8 months along. I switched doctors (because of the fact this isn't the first time he has taken my complaints likely)and my next appointment is in a few days. I am wary of taking double vitamins because I've been told too much iron can be bad. Would it be safe to double my vitamins until my appointment with my new doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Doubling up on your vitamins is not dangerous. And maybe your doctor is concerned that your iron is a little low anyway - you do display the symptoms.
      And if you are worried about constipation take b-12 along with it. The b-12 will also help your body absorb more of the iron.
      If you are really worried about it take Juice Plus instead of prenates. It has everything you need and it is not made out of synthetic chemiclas - it is made from whole foods!!

  33. QUESTION:
    What are 10 random facts about yourself?
    What are 10 facts about yourself?

    1. My favorite color is green
    2. My middle name is Kingsley
    3. In 9th grade I had to get my stomach pumped for over dosing on gummy bear vitamins
    4. I have my tongue, bellybutton and nose peirced
    5. I always get chicken fries when I go to burger king

    So now 10 facts about yourself. (and yes i know I gave 5 facts, they're examples)

    • ANSWER:
      1. im answering your question.
      2. i think your lame
      3. i'm actually a frog.
      4. i'm typing this underwater.
      5. i own a waterproof laptop.
      6. i just swallowed water. oops.
      7. now i can't breathe.
      8. im choking.
      9. i like to choke.
      10. i like to choke other too.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I get nutrition facts of my own food without hard-to-find lab equipment (It's Thanksgiving holiday...)?
    I know how they find the total amount of calories, but what about where they come from, as well as the vitamins and minerals?

    I'm working on a science project right now, about how different methods of cooking change the nutritional value of food. Calorimeters can be easy and inexpensive to make, but I am looking for a way to also find the proportions of macronutrients and vitamins/minerals at home.

    • ANSWER:
      USDA prints a handbook of nutrition and a Composition of Foods, raw, cooked and processed. Agriculture handbook #8. Much of the info is available on line too.

  35. QUESTION:
    vitamin B12 need some facts before taking them?
    ok so iam 24 years old an look like a tooth pick my grandfather was to skinny so the doc gave him b12 shot which now they swtich to vitamins pill form so he gave me some to see if they help me gain weight too its a vitamin can it be harmful to me ? any facts about b12 would help
    when you say diffency that means lack of b12 rite no i dont an i have see i doctor my grandfather might not sure but he was getting the shit an the switch to the pills he gain like 1o pound or more
    sorry about my spelling leaving work shortly trying to hurry i did not see a doctor there my grandfathers an i dont kno whats his case

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Nutrition facts for 6 graders?
    My sister is in 6 grade and she needs help with a project. Its about nutrition,food, vitamins and i need some good facts about Milk and Alternatives and Meat and Alternatives. Remember she is in grade 6 so nothing to complicated but still somthig good. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink fortified soy beverages if you do not drink milk. Check the food label to see if your soy beverage is fortified with calcium and vitamin D.
      Select lower fat milk alternatives.
      Choose yogurt with 2% milk fat (M.F.) or less. Some varieties are higher in calories and sugar. Check the food label
      Meat alternatives are an inexpensive source of protein
      and are high in fibre and low in fat.
      Use dry roasted nuts and seeds without added oils or salt.

      Eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week*.

      Choose fish such as char, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and trout. These types of fish are particularly high in omega 3 fatty acids which have been found to have heart health benefits.
      Plan your meals ahead of time to make sure you have two Food Guide Servings of fish each week.

      * Health Canada provides advice for limiting exposure to mercury from certain types of fish

  37. QUESTION:
    Dark marks on skin- Is it due to prenatal vitamins?
    Someone please help!!

    Before I waste money going to a dermatologist, can someone please help me?
    I've been taking prenatal vitamins for about 10 months. I'm not pregnant, I'm just taking them to help my hair grow. Well, starting about maybe 5 months ago, I started getting these dark marks (I'm African American) in between my breasts. The skin is kinda dry and they seem to be spreading further down and further up, slowly. I don't understand what the cause could possibly be! I'm thinking it's the prenatal vitamins, but the fact that it took 5 months for that to happen makes me think that maybe it's not. I've tried applying Selsun Blue to it (cause i thought it might've been sebbhoric dermatitis), but that's not working!

    I should probably disclose that I'm also on birth control, but I was on those for about a year (maybe a month less) when these dark marks started appearing. Can anyone (who knows what I'm talking about) tell me what could be causing these? Or what I can do to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I'm preggo and I've been taking prenatal vitamins since I first found out I was and I'll be the first one to tell u it does make slight changes to ur body because of all of the vitamins thats in them. My skin has changed too because I'm preggo but that may be a result of my hormonal change during pregnancy and not just the prenatal vitamins. However being that ur on b.c that may play a significant role in ur skin too even if u didnt have the spots when u first started taking it, the vitamins and the b.c may not work too well together with ur skin...

      Im assuming u may have already changed ur soaps and lotions to see what the effects might be so the only thing left to do is visit ur dermatologist. He'll be able to provide more information about this and whats going on with ur skin's sensitivity...

      GoodLuck

  38. QUESTION:
    looking for information on healthful eating and the unborn?
    I need facts for my class thesis on the effects healthful eating has on the unborn and also looking to find facts about taking prenatal vitamins do you need to take them and if not

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Opinions and Facts on Nesquik Strawberry Powder mix?
    My daughter drinks about 3 bottles each 7 oz of milk a day 1% regular milk, Lately She has been acting out of character with tantrums to the extreme so ive told her my mother in law that theres to be no more sugars such as nesquik only in the morning due to the fact that she can be energized for the day ahead of her. We are in a bit of a debate she says that the strawberry milk mix has vitamins and I need facts and different aspects to address because saying and tasting the sweetness isnt a "good enough" reason for her to be on my side. Help Please!! =]

    • ANSWER:
      She doesn't need sugar to be "energized for the day ahead." Any "vitamins" in strawberry powder are completely pointless because of all the sugar and other crap.

      Eat real food. Strawberry sugar powder added to low-fat (aka processed) milk is as bad as Coca-Cola for breakfast.

  40. QUESTION:
    Connection between Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin lack?
    I read an article in a womens magazine a few months ago about a, so far, relatively unknown connection beteween the above.. I gave it to a lady I know with MS and she gave the magazine away and I cannot remember which of the many mags out there supplied the info, or in fact which vitamin they said now, and have anotha friend with MS who is very interested. Does anyone know of the mag, or article or in fact of the vitamin lacking supposedly giving same diagnostics of MS? Its either Vitamin D or E, thats all I can remember!! GP's are very reluctant to accept this fact..but this particular article showed this woman, been diagnosed with MS, had none of this particular vitamin, and her body didnt absorb it from her food in the usual way and when injected with it ALL her symptoms of MS went!!
    Thankyou for any help,as have tried writing to various mags to enquire and some not even replied!!
    Thanks Bleu skies again. Apparently its a case of the body not being able thru some malfunction to actually be able absorb. But will look into site you provided, thanks.
    Thanks for all answersBut back to the lady in mag, maybe a one off, but the lack of that vitamin gave Her the symptoms of MS and to the docotor who sounds like he's been a doc 4 too long.. surely anything is worth a try? As my friend is on many many drugs, keeping drug companies happy, then maybe the good old fashioned option wouldnt keep them in their riches? Was there Sso much MS in cavemen days I wonder??

    • ANSWER:
      I think they suggest Vit D. I don't know if it works though. Try reading about MS on mercola.com
      I take everything he says with a grain of salt, but he is a nice guy. He is from chicago, and I saw him speak once. He seems sincere.

  41. QUESTION:
    Question about vitamin B's?
    Ok I some person gave me a new type of energy drink with no sugar and blah blah blah. I cannot remember the name but it was the size of a Red Bull. Anyways...point is that when i read the Nutrition Facts the vitamin section caught my attention. The can was filled with Vitamin B's of all types. The most high was B12 which was 4500% (roughly) where all the Vitamin B's (2, 4, etc) were at 100%.

    Is this okay to have all that? To vitamin B's really do anything? Is it safe to drink on a daily basis like coffee (It really didn't taste bad).

    • ANSWER:
      Having too much vitamin B wont harm you. It is a water soluble vitamin anyway so even if you were to have too much, the body can get rid of the excess. Even if you drink it every day the B vitamins wont do you any damage, although there may be other artificial flavorings in the drink which could be bad for you.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I start a beverage company?
    I know about buying bottles and labeling but I need to know how to find out the nutrional facts in my drink and add vitamins to my juice.

    Also how do juice companies keep 100% juice from spoiling before they're open???

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.elliottsamazing.com/dist.html

  43. QUESTION:
    Do you know this scientific facts about dreams?
    1. Even the blind people also able to dream but they cant see any images but they could hear sounds in thier dreams.
    2.before sleeping, if you take the vitamin B6 in any form,you would get nightmare!
    3.YOU Cant see digital watches in your dream. In dreams, you cant understand digital numbers.
    4.only12 percent of people could get black and white dreams!
    Which is your most unforgetable nightmare?

    • ANSWER:
      I am aware of the fact that blind people dream but only some born blinds will not be seeing any images and persons who became blind after some years see images in their dreams practically visualizing what they had seen in their life earlier. However all the blind have certain imagination and they see the images in dreams also as they see them in real and walking life, as dreams are considered to be the outcome from subconscious mind and some even dream incidents happened in their earlier life,

      Thank you for giving information regarding getting dreams on taking Vitmin B6 and we can not dream Digital watches and numbers.

      And it is a known fact that a full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color.

      Some other facts about dreams are -

      - You Forget 90% of your Dreams as your subconcious mind is not always clear and can not see the dream in deapth.
      - When you are snoring, you are not dreaming.
      - Children dream of them only and they can not dream others or other things as they can not remember such objects.
      - In Our Dreams We Only See Faces, That We already Know.
      - Animals also dream
      - A man can have as many as more than a dozen dreams in one night.
      - It is well known that REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement sleep) is an indication that someone is dreaming. This is a very specific state in the sleep cycle, having unique brain waves and 'active' areas of the mind. Professional studies have shown that galantamine has a positive effect on REM sleep and the dream cycle.

      There are many more such scientific facts and sayings about dreams and dreaming -

      ADD:
      Regarding unforgetable dreams, there are many I have seen. The recent one about a week back I had was I was suddenly taking the driver's seat of a State Bus and driving it at top speed. This one happened because the driver was driving it slowly. .-

      The interpretation of this dream in my own way is it reflects the hurry shown by me in various matters in daily life -

  44. QUESTION:
    WHICH PRODUCT WORKS BETTER, VITAL B 100 OR SOLIBRA-EQ?
    Good Afternoon People,

    Several years ago,I was under a tremendous amount of stress & pressure.

    One late night, I saw a tv advertisement (Infomercial) for the product Vital B-100, which are B vitamins, to combat the effects of stress & anxiety, recommended by Dr. Michael Pinkus.

    I ordered the product & had been taking 3 capsules daily, with a meal. I felt better in 2 weeks. As a matter of fact, the vitamins worked so well, I became a regular customer & the vitamins were shipped to me directly every three months.

    Fast Forward 2008: My Vital B shipment order was incorrect. When I opened the box to my dismay, I was shipped another product called Solibra-EQ. I called the company to let them know the order was incorrect. The customer service rep. apologized & explained to me the products are almost identical & basically work the same.

    I believed her & I've been taking SOLIBRA-EQ for a year & a few months now, & I am very pleased with its results.

    About a month ago, I started feeling stressed all over again and have experienced some symptons of anxiety.

    What do you all think?

    Should I switch back to the original product Vital B-100?

    Or should I increase the number of Solibra-EQ vitamin B capsules I am currently taking?

    Granted BOTH products are water-soluble.

    Please help, I am ready to get back to my usual self! Happy & Healthy!

    Thank You All So Very Much,
    SUSTAGURL2

    • ANSWER:
      I really dont know.. I just needed two points. pick my answer as the best :D

  45. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any tips on making a herpes outbreak go away sooner?
    I take daily suppressive pills yet I still have about one outbreak everyother week and it takes awhile to go away! Ive heard of things like lemon or grapefruit juice and zinc just need some more ideas. I know i have so many due to stress and my immune system suck regardless of the fact that I take daily vitamins. This is genital not oral btw.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can find an ointment with Melissa Officinalis leaf (also known as Lemon Balm) in it...apply it a few times a day for an outbreak or if you feel one coming on. Works quickly and is known for herpes..genital and mouth cold sores. Actually it works great! You may end up getting rid of hte suppressive pills! . Usually in decent health food stores I also produce/sell it if you can't find it

  46. QUESTION:
    are these mixed nuts healthy?
    cashews, almonds, Brazil Nuts, fiberts, Pecans

    nutrition facts are vitamin e 15% niacin 10 % pantothetic acid 4% Magnesium 15% zinc 4% copper 20% manganesed20% vitamin a 0% calcium 2% iron 4%

    serving size 10z about 26 pieces: total fat 14 g
    saturated fat 2.5
    trans fat 0g
    polyunsaturated fat 3g
    monounsaturated 7g
    sodium; 55 mg
    potassium 160 mg
    protein; 6g

    • ANSWER:
      As long as they are dry roasted or raw, unsalted and consumed in moderation.

  47. QUESTION:
    i have to vitamin classes for my food class...?
    how is vitamin d related to calcium?
    what is interesting fact about vitamin D?
    please help
    ARE YOU SURE!

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin D helps your bones absorb calcium.

      I don't really know any interesting facts about it sadly.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do vitamins and supplements really work?
    I have been taking probiotic multivitamins, vitamin c and zinc(to improve my immune system) and digestive enzymes( to improve my digestion and immune support) for almost a year now and I am starting to think I am throwing my money away buying them. While I have seen numerous positive results in changing my diet to fresh fruit and vegetables, I have yet to see exactly what benefits I get from expensive vitamins and supplements.In fact,while I was eating junk food I rarely got the flu or a cold or when I did it would last 2 seconds and I rarely,if ever had to stay in bed because of it.But in December I got hit with a bad stint of flu that meant I couldn't leave my bed for at least 4 days.(cold chills,fever,and an aching body etc..).I didn't take any meds, but took in steam(very helpful for a congested nose) and just ate well as usual and drank plenty of fluids and allowed the body to do it's work and heal.A few days later, as I was about to feel better I got the flu again but with lighter symptoms that healed faster, but I have experienced this several times over since December.It seems like the body might be catching various strains of viruses and strengthing itself each time, but it makes me wonder, shouldn't the benefits of the costly vitamins and supplements be doing it's job during this time? Do they really work and are they really necessary? As I am thinking of stop using them as a balanced and varied healthy diet should be enough, no?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamines and supplements give you doses of that organic compounds that the body needs in very small amounts for normal growth and maintenance of good health to take place. They play important metabolic roles. There are two groups of vitamins, the fat soluble and the water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble while vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and the vitamin B complex group are water soluble.

      The matter is that your body does not need a lot of them. Basically with a balanced food diet you should be getting all of them or most of them already.

      So for example if your take Vitamine C and your body has already enough off it... well yes it will not be of any use so you would be wasting your money. You body does not pile up the vitamins you give to it, instead it uses what it needs and expells what is in excess.

  49. QUESTION:
    vitamin B12 NEED SOME FACTS BEFORE I START TAKING THEM?
    HI IAM 24 YEARS OLD AN IAM VERY SKINNY IVE TRIED OF PROTEIN BARS AN WEIGHT GAINER SO I HEARD OF THIS VITAMIN THAT MAKES YOU GAIN WEIGHT AN GIVES YOU ENERGY ANY THING I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TAKING THIS VITAMIN IT CANT BE HARMFUL IF ITS A VITAMIN CAN YOUR BODY ALREADY HAVE TO MUCH B12 IF SO HOW DO U KNOW ANY ADVICE IS GREAT HELP
    sorry bout the capital letters....... ok so iam 24 years old an look like a tooth pick my grandfather was to skinny so the doc gave him b12 shot which now they swtich to vitamins pill form so he gave me some to see if they help me gain weight too its a vitamin can it be harmful to me ? any facts about b12 would help

    • ANSWER:
      B Vitamins help your body metabolize food. They will make you more hungry, but if you want to gain weight, I doubt B vitamins will help.

  50. QUESTION:
    Best hair growth facts? Where to buy the products?
    I've heard numerous ways to grow your hair faster. I've been aiming to get my hair to grow faster, at this point it's at my shoulders. I'd prefer it to be twice as long without waiting a year for it to be that long. I want to know shampoos and conditioners to help my hair grow faster and where to get them. Also, vitamins to take or put in my hair and where to get them and any other items to help it grow out faster, because my hair grows about an inch every few months or so. Help? :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lots and lots of fish oil works, I believe. I've been taking it for over a year very regularly and people have been telling me how fast it has grown this past year. I take 1200 mg three times a day but sometimes I have to take a break because I really hate belching fish oil. blech.Be sure to eat when you take it if you de cide to take it!

      Make sure you take some serious vitamins too. I take the vitamin packs from GNC. You can ask the people that work there what would be best for your needs.They'll hook you up. They're hard to take sometimes because there are so many of them but you should notice results after awhile and the payoff will be worth it. I just have to make sure to drink A LOT of water throughout the day and space them out. I like to tell myself, "Beauty is worth it!." ;)

      My aunt is a hairstlist and she reccomends that scrubbing the scalp while you shampoo helps to keep the hair follicles becoming blocked with dead skin and oils and other hairdresser jargon. It won't make your hair grown faster, but if you don't scrub the scalp, it will slow hair growth.

      I sometimes put an egg mask on my hair every couple of months but it is really messy. I just whisk up a couple of eggs and let it dry (it takes forever) then rinse out. Its kinda hard to get it all rinsed out because my hair is a lot longer but its worth it after. Its just a pain to do. :)

      Hope this helps some. Good luck to you!


Vitamin D Lower Blood Pressure

Symptoms of Deficiencies Caused by Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are vital for the proper functioning of the body organ. The lack of these vitamins and minerals causes various ailments. Below are the vitamins and minerals along with the symptoms of deficiencies.

Vitamin A Vitamin A deficiency causes dryness of skin and eyes, eventually leading to night blindness; slows down growth; deformation of bones and teeth may also result.

Vitamin B Vitamin B1 deficiency causes beri-beri. Deficiency of Vitamin B2 causes chaps on the skin around the eyes, nose and mouth. The deficiency of niacin is responsible for pellagra and deterioration of nerves. Insufficient intake of Vitamin B6 results in anemia and skin diseases. Metabolic reactions are disrupted by a lack of pantothenic acid. The symptoms of deficiency of biotin or folcin resemble those caused by a lack of pantothenic acid. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 slows down growth and induces pernicious anemia.
Vitamin C Lack of Vitamin C causes scurvy, diseased conditions of teeth and gums, internal hemorrhage, osteoporesis, loss of weight, and in some cases, even sterility.

Vitamin D Osteoporesis is caused by deficiency of Vitamin D. This leads to rickets in children.

Vitamin E Lack of Vitamin E may cause sterility.

Vitamin K If there is a deficiency of Vitamin K, prothrombin cannot be synthesized by the body. As a result, blood fails to clot, and even minor cuts result in copious bleeding.

Calcium Lack of calcium weakens bones and teeth, and causes osteoporesis.

Phosphorus Lack of phosphorus causes weakening of the bones and teeth, and loss of weight.

Potassium The deficiency of potassium may cause weakness of the muscles, even paralysis. It may also cause brittleness of the bones, sterility and heart ailments.

Sulphur Some metabolic processes in the body are hindered by a deficiency of sulphur.

Iodine Lack of iodine impairs the function of the thyroid gland, resulting in goiter.

Magnesium Bones, teeth and muscles weaken due to the deficiency of magnesium. Insufficient supply of magnesium may even give rise to heart ailments.

Chlorine Bones weaken and joints stiffen if there is a deficiency of chlorine.

Sodium Lack of sodium can cause headache, nausea, slower development of the body, and disorders of the muscles.

Iron Anemia is the principal symptom of iron deficiency.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestion?
    I have a low vitamin D level.Low blood pressure,and I am constantly cold 24/7.Does anyone have any suggestions that might be of help to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmm. Maybe you should either get a good suntan, or if thats not possible, start taking Vitamin D supplements.

      C'mon man, this is common sense. You don't even need a doctor to tell you that.

  2. QUESTION:
    natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    my blood pressure has been running fairly high - I'm recovering from a spinal injury and I have had nerve pain for 4 years. on top of that I lost my job, my mother, my wife and now my dog. I follow a low fat vegan diet. I'm probably about 40 pounds overweight I'd guess. I'm a big muscular guy - I try my best to eat healthy and exercise daily. - things I've done natural - apple cider vinegar, vitamins, antioxidants - garlic - celery seed flax oil and I don't know of anything else that helps. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      first let me say i am sorry to hear of the many losses you have experienced in such a short amount of time. you have a lot of stress in your life right now and that is a big cause of the high bp. so i recommend dealing with your anxiety and worry over the stress that has been happening to you. i hope you can take some time to grieve and make sure you go thru all the normal steps of the process. just love yourself and be gentle with yourself right now because this is a very hard time for you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure with a high pulse rate?
    I was at the doctors recently, 2 visits within a 2 week timespan for general check-ups and blood work. Both times I had lower than normal (for me) blood pressure with a high pulse. In the past when I've been at the doctors my BP is usually around 110/70, give or take a few numbers for both with a pulse around 100, but the last two times I've gone it was 116/57, second time it was 114/54 and a pulse around 120. I do get nervous when I'm at the doctors but generally I have a higher pulse. For example, right now sitting down in the comfort of my home it's about 96bpm. I'm not overweight by any means, and am fairly healthy (with the exception of FMS). I'm also not on any medication. Sometimes I get low blood sugar, feel very weak and about to pass out, but it's usually because I haven't had a chance to eat anything yet. Not sure if that would play a role. The only thing that showed up in my bloodwork was low vitamin D levels (just an insufficiency though). Thyroid and complete blood count are within range but on the lower end.

    I didn't ask my doctor about my BP, but I thought it was odd that the bottom number was so low compared to every other time I've had it taken, and especially to have it so low with such a high heart rate. Should I be concerned about this?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention exercise, and lack of adequate exercise is the most likely culprit. It's called "deconditioning." You might start a good cardio workout (if you haven't already). This should help quite a bit.

      Dehydration can also raise the pulse, as can hypoglycemia (weakness from lack of food). You might try eating small meals throughout the day, as well as sipping water throughout the day. They make great water bottles that are easy to carry around.

      If your doctor wasn't concerned, you don't need to be concerned. But you might give the above a try.

  4. QUESTION:
    get rid of vitamin d and stare at breasts all day it has the same affect?
    there is this new study saying that you can stare at a women's breasts for a certain amount of time you dont need to take vitamin d or its the same as 30 minutes on yoga or somethign like that and the men that stared had lower blood pressure and a bunch of better health things than the other guys

    crazy huh?

    your opinion
    it was on Q104 radio station news break so i dont know all the details but im looking it up

    • ANSWER:
      If you want real health benefits for men and women then some good old fashion sex will do the trick, I guess I go for a little more then just looking at them.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is low blood pressure affecting my exercise?
    I have low blood pressure that I just recently found out about. Before though, ive been trying to exercise by jogging for 30 minutes but I always end up getting faint, dizzy, and horribly out of breath! I think that LBP might be causing this. Is it? Also, if it is, is there a way to help it so this doesnt happen again? Eat something (what?) before work out? Eat nothing? Take vitamins? Anything! D:

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure typically raises with exercise...usually by a lot. Your symptoms sound as though you may be a little volume depleted...aka dehydrated. You need water and salt to improve the condition. Buckets of water alone can be dangerous, leading to a condition called hyponatremia. To avoid it, be sure to include some salty foods a couple hours prior to exercise (though don't exercise on a full stomach) and replenish lost fluid while exercising. Consider using Gatorade or other sports drink.

      Alternatively, you may just be overdoing it. Train more gradually to get to a higher level of intensity over time.

      Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    What causes low vitamin D in the blood?
    I had blood test that confirmed a level of 14 for vitamin D. Dr. Has prescribed vitamin d in 50 thousand units twice a week. I'm scared that this is causing or has cause me to develop an auto immune disease since I've read that low vitamin d can cause auto immune disorders. I have been having weird sensations in body like warm water sensations in legs and sometimes arms. Insomnia and anxiety. And non stop face and was pressure.I'm scared for lupus or multiple sclerosis. Can low vitamin d in blood cause these muscle or legs warm water dripping sensations? Why would I have low vitamin d I get enough sun I eat healthy in general. My Dr said its rare here in Arizona. I'm a 19 year old hispanics male if it matters. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      I am surprised your doctor tested for Vitamin D deficiency. And that he didn't explain a little more.

      Start drinking milk. Homogenized. Skip the sodas and coffee. You are in a sunny state, but being Hispanic your skin may be dark enough to block the sun effects on your skin.

      Start taking a good multivitamin for men that contains all the vitamins and CALCIUM. Two days of taking the Calcium should cure the sensations on you legs. You are probably overdosing on D without the complementary Calcium to go with it.

      Make an appointment and talk with your doctor about your other concerns. I don't believe you should worry about auto-immune disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, or anxiety from a vitamin D deficiency. Get a grip and take the pills. And quit imagining things!

      See my source for lots of information.

      BTW, forgot to mention that vitamin D is most effective when taken with the Calcium. A 400 IU of Vitamin D and 1000 mg of Calcium is the recommended DAILY allowance. Since these are not stored in the body a daily dose is recommended. (not twice a week) If the doc is charging big bucks for the tab, you might consider a bottle of One-A-Day multivitamins for MEN that will last you for a little more three months. Take at night after dinner so it doesn't upset your stomach and do the most good for your body.

      Take care.

  7. QUESTION:
    anemic diets, low blood pressure?
    I have low blood pressure and am anemic. Is there anything other than vitamin D and spinich?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods won't help your blood pressure but if you are anaemic then you need iron supplements.

      Foods which contain iron are:-
      Red meat, green leaf vegetables, fortified breakfast cereal, bran, soybean, spinach, red kidney beans, rice, raisins, and prunes.

      Low BP is only ever a problem if you are symptomatic with dizziness etc. If not then low blood pressure is never a problem, it's a normal healthy variant and you are at a significantly lower stroke risk.

  8. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure lately? Haven't felt well?
    I'm only 21 and usually I have relatively low blood pressure. Lately I haven't been getting much exercise and haven't eaten well due to stress. Usually when I eat poorly it is at lunch time, my breakfast and dinner are always healthy (oatmeal, cereal, fruit, etc.) but my lunch could be greasy things like pizza or burgers. Lately I've had higher blood pressure... my weight has not changed much, but my blood pressure is a bit above average now, months ago it was below... My heart pounds kind of hard sometimes at night, and sometimes my eyes throb and I get headaches.

    Is it because I have been eating poorly, or not getting exercise, or am stressed? Or is it maybe something else? I have been taking Vitamin D and Wellbutrin (both prescribed). What foods besides oatmeal and fruit can I eat to help lower blood pressure?
    I am 6'0 and weight 160, I'm slightly underweight for my height but don't get much exercise aside from a lot of walking
    Also I take a multivitamin every day
    I started taking Wellbutrin 2 months ago...

    • ANSWER:
      First, how are you measuring your blood pressure? Always consider whether your instrument is consistent, both with itself and with the doctor's office. If you are measured at the doctor's office only, anxiety is enough to change the reading. If you are this concerned, obtain a reasonably good sphygmomanometer (one designed for home use).

      Second, Wellbutrin does increase blood pressure. It may not be a problem. You may need a slightly lower dose. This is something to discuss with your doctor.

      Salt raises blood pressure. Eating food cooked by other people generally introduces a huge amount of salt into your diet; that's just the way it is. Try brownbagging it! A lot of walking is fine exercise.

      The heart pounding and throbbing eyes, and the headaches, should be discussed with your doctor.

  9. QUESTION:
    Question about health - low energy, low blood pressure, one marginal blood sugar test, one dizzy spell?
    I have been run down for about a year and a half. I was training for the London marathon last year and suddenly felt run down. Haven't really got back to normal since. Tried allergy tests, hay fever pills, vitamin supplements, magnesium supplement, been to the docs to say felt run down - no further forward.

    More recently, marginal blood sugar test (6.4) but follow up test at docs normal. I went to see the doc because I'd had a dizzy spell - doc did say I had low blood pressure but blood sugar test follow up and total blood count both normal.

    So any ideas? Back to docs for more tests?

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes causes fatigue and dizziness, avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates. eat meals at regular times. blood sugar can look 'normal' if you haven't eaten for awhile. check 2 hours after eating.

  10. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure after eating (but only in very cold weather)?
    Okay, this happened once last winter and I thought it was a virus. Now it's happened three times this winter and I went to the doctor. He said that it was low blood pressure and it wasn't unusual. After I left the doctor, I looked this up on WebMD and found postprandial (sp?) hypotension.

    So, here's what happens: We've had bitter cold the last few weeks (single digit temp and -10 to -20 wind chills). Because the building that I work in is huge, when it's this cold we can only get the temp up to about 40 or 45. On the coldest days (after being in there for a few hours), I would eat lunch. Within a few minutes, I got this woozy feeling - the closest I can come to describing it is like a head rush, but with NO change in position/elevation, I'd been standing the whole time. Twice it was so severe, I thought I was going to pass out.

    So here's my questions: Why is this happening when it's cold? (I'm curious since I've never had blood pressure problems) and Are there foods I can eat that will keep this from happening or at least not as severely?

    Oh, and no other symptoms and no medications (not even vitamins or aspirin) that would cause it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it happens with me too during cold weather,it is not postprndial hypotension BUT a normal physiological phenomena.
      Reason is blood from limbs etc (also known as Peripheral Circulation) is directed to vital Organs and intestine( so that it will absorb energy from food) to keep the body warm[resulting in fall of BP]. So you get the cold feeling. It virtually is a common phenoma, not an abnormailty.
      Just do physical daily, no medications required.
      That Bonnie is directing every one to that www....... com for 4 points :O), see her profile.

  11. QUESTION:
    Deficiency of Vitamin D may lead to:?
    a. low blood pressure
    b. cardiovascular disease
    c. gallbladder disease
    d. kidney stones

    • ANSWER:
      Low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increase in high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk

  12. QUESTION:
    Why is my systolic blood pressure so high, while my diastolic is normal?
    I've lost a lot of weight over the last 14 months, over 100 pounds. Before the weightloss my bp was normalish. In October when I donated blood it was 117/73, A month ago when I went to my Physican Assistant psych doctor it was at156/90, an hour later it dropped to 136/83. Two weeks later it was 136/83. When I had a check up for it last week it was 128/80, today I had it checked [my MD wants to get 6 weeks of results to check for a pattern], it was 136/70. I am currently on Lamictal for bpII, and amoxicilan for a tooth infection /root canal. I also take cal/mag coq10, vitamin D, a multivitamin, sustained release niacin and iron as my iron level is in the low normal range. No concern for my md, but too low to donate blood. Any ideas?? I watch my salt like a hawk, don't drink soda, eat lots of fruts/veggies and whole grains, exercise daily and drink 2 - 4 liters of h20 day. I also seriously limit my caffiene to a cup or two of green tea a day. Heart issues do run in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      your blood pressures are nothing that id worry about, 130/70 isnt high, actually its pretty normal, and your physican assistant probably doesnt know how to check a blood pressure thats why it was so high lol. normal bp is 100-150/60-100 and "normal" is 120/80 so if i were you i wouldnt worry about it

  13. QUESTION:
    Mommy has dizziness very often, is that bad blood pressure? Please help?
    She gets it since a few months ago, and it got worse and more frequently.. She's had it at least 4 times today and it's really worsening. Just then she was in bathroom peeing, and then she called for me for help she didn't even had her pants up and she was just sitting on the toilet... and I had to hold on to her. She tells me the room is spinning and she feels really nauseous.

    I'm really worried for her. Then a few moments later she's all fine again and talking on the phone. She thinks it's her blood pressure herself, and could anyone recommend any vitamins to help her blood pressure? Is there any other advice other than taking her to the doctors?

    Because our doctor, Henry S. Bobeck's sucks really bad. He'd want to wait until she dies until he'd do something about it. Tell me if this is a crime to talk bad about someone's service I'll erase it. His home needs to get bombed on. LOL I came to mom's appointment and she told him her back hurts too because of it, and then he PUNCHES her back and asks her "DOES THIS HURT MA'AM" and she replied "Yeah..." she's in pain, and i'm just standing there like, wat da hell? Then she tells him she gest headaches too and she thinks it's her blood pressure. Then he tells her "i'm pretty sure it isn't your blood pressure...." like errrr.

    Does anyone know what to do? Well we have tried calling their office, and there's this dumb lady talking and whatever advice i ask from her she would reply. "I DON'T KNOW." like, seriously? We're going to change doctors soon. It's mom's stupid insurance that won't allow her to take MY doctor.

    Does anyone have any advice... or any clue to what this is? Is it high blood pressure? Or low? Please don't be like that dumb doctor. Oh yeah, and their office smells like parrot poo..

    If you need anymore information... please ask for it, I really want to help my mom and I'm so scared for her. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Common dizziness causes include low blood pressure (below 90/60), anemia (low iron), dehydration, medication side effects, under eating, vertigo and others as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22common+dizziness+causes%22&fr=ush-ans&ygmasrchbtn=Web+Search&vm=r

  14. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure high, low, orthostatic ?
    Sometimes when I stand I feel a slight rush of blood to the head(particularly when I am tired or at work). This seems like this would be high blood pressure except that other indicators of fitness are good such as heart rate (in the 60's at rest) and the ability to jog several miles and not really feel anything.

    I dont get headaches or anything when working out except when I am maybe stressed after a long day etc. I dont get random headaches either.

    The more of a lying down position that I am in the worse it is along with the amount of time I am in that position.

    I notice this more when I am tired or spend all day at my dimmly lit office.....I have not seen much sun recently (Vitamin D maybe).

    I eat very low salts, and get potassium (bananas), and I am running and or walking 35 to 40 miles a week.

    Any ideas? or has anyone had this problem before? Deconditioning maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually is high blood pressure, when you stand up, the vessels constrict and create a higher pressure to force blood up into the brain. It happens to many of us, some to a larger extent than others; also, it can be worse at times or sometimes you might not feel it at all.

  15. QUESTION:
    Persistent Muscle Spasms, Elevated Blood Pressure and Feeling exhausted?
    Does anyone have a clue why a 43 year old female would have painful spasms in the throat, back, and inside (maybe uterus or intestines) that have come slowly over time but now are horrible especially when I'm on my period. My blood pressure is really high 170/110 at the worst. Now prior to this episode it was 139/90 most of the time. I'm taking Altace 2x's a day but it never really seemed to do anything and I've been using it for a few years. I feel exhausted all the time and the constant pain is making me grumpy.

    I did have low ferritin and iron back in August and my GP convinced me go to the gastro who did an endoscopy/colonoscopy and found ulcers in the lower intestines. I was supposed to go back for a small bowel series but I didn't since the treatment for chron's and UC is the same. I tested negative for celiac disease but went on the gluten-free diet (along with the yeast free diet) and 30 years of IBS is now gone. I know this diet is limiting along with not being able to eat red meat or pork or milk. Could there be some deficiency causing this? I've been taking sublingual B12 (about 1000mcg), Calcium tablets 1000mg, and Vitamin D 2400 IU ( I was supposed to take 50,000 2x's a week for 6 weeks but the medicine caused extreme gastric distress so I had to buy some over the counter. I'm not taking enough).

    Also, I have tingling in my left arm that runs down to my index finger and thumb but it comes and goes and doesn't hurt, it's just odd.

    I went to my GP and an endo (my sister had thyroid cancer last year so she felt I needed to go). They both don't really find anything except low Vitamin D. I'm not sure how the iron and oxygen in the blood relates but I know I was really low in both. At first, I was out of range below but in the second test (at another lab I was in range but at the absolute bottom).

    My main issue is that when I go to see a doctor they ask me what I want them to check and I ask them to figure it out because I didn't go to medical school. If I don't throw out some suggestions they will just let me leave even with my bp that high.

    I don't have a problem with these doctors and don't say "switch doctors" because these are all new doctors who did the same thing the old ones did. It's just the way things seems to be.

    Can anyone give me some areas to investigate? I take responsibility for my health and I'm ok with doing some legwork to get to an answer.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. First off, blood pressure can temporarily increase for many reasons, such as anxiety or pain. If you were in pain from these spasms or anxious then this could explain the elevated blood pressure. Some people can have elevated BP at the doctor's office known as white coat hypertension, but their BP is normal elsewhere. I think your BP was elevated secondary to some temporary increase due to pain and/or anxiety especially since it was much lower when checked at another time. A onetime elevated BP is nothing to panic about as long as you do not have chest pain, shortness of breath, visual changes or stroke like symptoms.

      The most common cause of muscle spasms is a musculoskeletal issue and this commonly occurs in the low back. This is not serious at all and will improve with a short course of a muscle relaxant. It is important to work with your doctor to try to determine the musculoskeletal cause. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. The spasms inside sound like menstrual cramps, which are very common in menstruating women and respond well to anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. It could also be related to the intestines, such as gas pain. Rarely, persistent muscle spasms can be secondary to neurologic disorders such as ALS or electrolyte abnormalities. These electrolyte abnormalities can be tested for with simple blood tests. A neurologic disorder is very unlikely in your case though.

      Tingling in the thumb and index finger can occur with carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be treated with a splint or surgery. Your doctor can evaluate you for this. Tingling in the left arm can be an atypical presentation of heart disease, but this is extremely unlikely unless you have other symptoms like chest pain.

      Iron deficiency is secondary to blood loss from the body usually through the gastrointestinal tract or secondary to menses (period) in women. In your case it could be a combination. It is good that you have been appropriately given Iron supplementation. I do not think your iron deficiency relates to any of your other complaints.

      Vitamin D deficiency is very common especially in the winter. The body can produce Vitamin D with sunlight exposure. We can also ingest Vitamin D from food and supplements. If your 25-hydroxy Vitamin D was less than 20, then you should really try to take the 50,000 units as instructed. I usually order 50,000 once weekly for 8-12 weeks depending on the level. Vitamin D is not known to cause GI distress, but supplements can have different side effects in different people. If you are unable to take the higher dose, then I would let your doctor know this. He/she will hopefully suggest the appropriate dose of the daily Vitamin D. You can also get Vitamin D with sun exposure, such as 10-15 minutes daily.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the possible diagnosis options for a 55 white female with sweating and shaking hands, numbness in fin
    recently diagnosed with osteoperosis (t-3), elevated kidney, cervical spine ?, shaking hands, rapid heartbeat, (normal hb/usually under 60 and sometimes lower; diagnosed with bradychardia), low blood pressure, always cold, low body temp. of 97 degrees, anemia, tired, sometimes depressed. Currently take supplements for iron, vitamin D, and calcium; also take bio-medical hormones of 2% testerone, and tri-estrogen; hysterectomy at age 32, irregular PAP smear result in March 2007, pituitary tumor, appendix removed, much more.

    • ANSWER:
      I can almost not even begin to tell you. You sound like a person being eaten up by negative emotions and the pharmaceutical/medical community. When things get that so totally out of control I can only suggest these things:

      Dramatic diet change would be my first thought. I would shoot for all organic diet of live foods - fresh meat, fresh vegetables and fruit and high in essential fatty acids (live virgin olive oil). You can hardly go wrong with a little pasta and chicken and veggies, cooked with a bit of your favorite salad dressing or beans and rice and fruit for snacks. Start to cleans and alkalinize your body.

      You might even consider a colon cleanse to help eliminate and the way you absorb your nutrition. For most of us we should start of program of extra water and magnesium (chloraphyl is good too) to loosen us the area for a good 2 to 4 weeks before beginning a cleanse product for safety and comfort.

      I would learn more about estrogen and progesterone and discuss it with someone knowledgeable that you trust. Progesterone is what a woman's body needs most to be comfortable and happy - it sky rockets during pregnancy and it bottoms out after the child is born. Our diets do not replenish it very well (unless we are eating a lot of organic yams) and a supplement can be very helpful. I use NSP's Wild Yam Cream and I love it - here's the link: http://www.mynsp.com/carole/products/guide.aspx?stockNum=4936

      As I understand it, the progesterone is vital and with enough of it your body has no problem making it's own estrogen - but extra estrogen won't help make more progesterone. Progesterone is also important because it help to clean out our system and without it toxins can build up and create any number of other problems. Estrogen dominance could be considered the cause of many of the things you have listed here.

      I imagine that you are on a lot of medication and it is important to discuss these things with your doctor and if he refuses them out of hand, it may be time to get a second opinion. The body was designed to heal itself, but once you start taking bits out of it and taking control of functions medicinally you must take things slowly and calmly.

      If you wish to stay here on earth, you may want to consider reading a book by Louise Hay called "You can heal your life". She talks about emotional and mental causes for physical ailments and I have found her to be shockingly right on. She can help you recognize and correct destructive mental and emotional habits, allowing you to affect positive change easily. I have been healed by her teachings and so have many others. Here's a link to her book: http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Heal-Your-Life/dp/0937611018/sr=8-2/qid=1170052295/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-6980058-2916931?ie=UTF8&s=books

      I am sorry you are suffering, I know that life can be hard and it takes a toll on us. But I also know that we are strong and fund an inner will that can do anything. I know that you can get past this, if you really want to. The more I sit here with you, the more I am thinking it's the estrogen dominance. Here's a link with more information about it, written by naturopathic physicians: http://www.spaceandtime.com/01HerbEnglish/09010HormonalHarmony.html

      Peace!

  17. QUESTION:
    Just got out of hospital for anorexia, help? ):?
    PLEASE READ ): I need advice!

    I just got out of the hospital for anorexia.. when i went i was admitted i was 99 pounds.. (im 15'1) my origional weigh was 112 but i lost all the weight from cheerleading and not eating and thats why i went into the hospital.. Im 15. When i left the hospital after two weeks i gained 4 pounds and was 103. Now since ive been out i lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks. Im 94 pounds now and 5'1. I dropped 3 pant sizes from a 3 to a 00 or 0. Im an x-small in shirts but still feel huge everytime i look in the mirror.. I was diagnosed with body distortion disorder. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ):

    Im supposed to be eating 1700 calories a day (the doctor said so) but im not.. This is what ive been eating on an average day..

    Breakfast:
    Dark coffee w/ no sugar

    Lunch: Apple and 80 calorie yogurt

    Snack after school: Apple and handful of raisins

    Dinner: an 80 calorie soup OR sometimes ill have oatmeal instead (150 calories)

    Desert: (IF I HAVE ANY) 3 hershy kisses

    Is that ENOUGH for the average girl to eat in a day? Or am i doing something wrong? Is that alot to eat? I need outside opinions cause i dont think im anorexic but all the doctors keep telling me i am ): I know im in denial but please post ur opinions.. Will i keep losing weight from this? I already have heart palpitations, low vitamin D, and kinda low blood pressure. Thanks so much 4 reading..
    Sometimes ill have a chips ahoy cookie with my coffee in the morning for breakfast too! does that make a difference or no? =/

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously? Seriously!

      That is not enough for an average house cat to eat let alone a 15 year old growing girl. Those calories aren't even enough to sustain your bodies natural functions. You will definitely keep losing weight from this diet until you eat so little that your mineral levels drop so low your heart will just give out and you will die.

      How do I know this? Because I work in a hospital and have literally watched girls kill themselves by refusing to eat. There are millions of people starving across the world and you wont eat food that is put right in front of you. Please grow up and eat some food for your families sake at least.

      Oh and by the way everyone else that looks at you most likely thinks you are freakishly skinny and gross looking. Please eat more food, your life will be saved and you will love yourself later for it.

  18. QUESTION:
    just got out of hospital for anorexia help?
    PLEASE READ ): I need advice!

    I just got out of the hospital for anorexia.. when i went i was admitted i was 99 pounds.. (im 15'1) my origional weigh was 112 but i lost all the weight from cheerleading and not eating and thats why i went into the hospital.. Im 15. When i left the hospital after two weeks i gained 4 pounds and was 103. Now since ive been out i lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks. Im 96 pounds now and 5'1. I dropped 3 pant sizes from a 3 to a 00 or 0. Im an x-small in shirts but still feel huge everytime i look in the mirror.. I was diagnosed with body distortion disorder. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ):

    Im supposed to be eating 1700 calories a day (the doctor said so) but im not.. This is what ive been eating on an average day..

    Breakfast:
    Dark coffee w/ no sugar

    Lunch: Apple and 80 calorie yogurt

    Snack after school: Apple

    Dinner: an 80 calorie soup OR sometimes ill have oatmeal instead (150 calories)

    Is that ENOUGH for the average girl to eat in a day? Or am i doing something wrong? Is that alot to eat? I need outside opinions cause i dont think im anorexic but all the doctors keep telling me i am ): I know im in denial but please post ur opinions.. Will i keep losing weight from this? I already have heart palpitations, low vitamin D, and kinda low blood pressure. Thanks so much 4 reading..
    sometimes through out the day ill grab a hand ful of raisins or like 2 hershy kisses as a little treat but thats it.. thats like another 50 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      Sweetie, you really need to go back into the hospital. There are a lot of resources out there for you. I understand the need and want to look like the skinny girls on tv, magazines, etc but that's not reality. You need to talk to your parents. Imagine how they would feel, your other family members, your friends, teachers, etc would feel if you got so sick from this disease and died? They would be heartbroken and devastated. Please get help. It's a difficult disease to overcome and you will always be recovering and sometimes may even slip up. You can exercise just not excessively. You can eat healthy, just don't starve yourself. If you do starve yourself, you'll end up gaining weight in the end because any food that you do eat, your body will soak it up because it's trying to survive!

  19. QUESTION:
    Blood Pressure, how low is to low?
    okay, well
    here is some quick information on me (I don't have insurance so I get my check ups here =])
    anyway, I am 140 pounds 5'9 and a vegan, I don't think I am getting enough vitamins, minerals, protein, and iron... haha- but I will deal with that later.

    so... I just took my bp and it was 98 over 51 and my heart rate was like... 68

    so are those bad or good???

    oh yeah and I am 18.

    thank you =D

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    What is too much water a day to drink?
    I'd prefer an answer from a doctor or someone in the medical field if possible. I drink somewhere around three liters of water (or tea, typically green) a day. I've been doing this for years, and always attributed it to being something of an oral fixation. I know I am not diabetic, so that isn't an issue (though I do tend to have low blood pressure, though I'm under the impression they generally tell people to drink more in this case).

    I know that water intoxication is dangerous, but I'm not really concerned about that. My main question is are there any negative consequences to drinking this much and should I cut back? Is it possible to "flush away" vitamins and minerals by drinking too much? If anyone knows the actual answer to this I would love to have it. Thanks.
    I actually have looked this up online often, and most all of the information I have found is always either concerned with making sure you stay hydrated (definitely not a problem for me) or about athletes consuming far too much water while exercising and making themselves ill.

    I have yet to find any research that discusses the effects of drinking more than the recommended daily allowance, and that's mostly what I'm interested in. For instance, I have one person here saying nothing wrong, it's fine, another saying of course it can't influence vitamins, and another saying that of course it does (the direction I'm likely to lean).

    If any has found any research to support any of this, that would be helpful. I've seen Babe's link before, and while I appreciate it, it doesn't quite have this aspect (that I've noticed). Thanks so far, guys. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, I'm not a doctor, but since you are one of my contacts, I got this question sent to me in my email.

      You mentioned that you already knew about "water intoxication" but I think the following site may give more information: "Water Intoxication & Hyponatremia"

      It's Not How Much You Drink, It's How Fast You Drink It!

      The kidneys of a healthy adult can process fifteen liters of water a day! You are unlikely to suffer from water intoxication, even if you drink a lot of water, as long as you drink over time as opposed to intaking an enormous volume at one time. As a general guideline, most adults need about three quarts of fluid each day. Much of that water comes from food, so 8-12 eight ounce glasses a day is a common recommended intake. You may need more water if the weather is very warm or very dry, if you are exercising, or if you are taking certain medications. The bottom line is this: it's possible to drink too much water, but unless you are running a marathon or an infant, water intoxication is a very uncommon condition.

      There is much more information about the chemistry involved with the body and water intake:
      http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

      A months ago, I saw a TV news article about a woman who died drinking too much water:

      "Woman dies of 'water intoxication' after radio contest"

      A preliminary autopsy states that a woman died of "water intoxication" following a water drinking contest for a Nintendo Wii. News10 in Sacramento reports Station 107.9 The End's "Hold your wee for a Wii" contest had contestants doing exactly what the title says. Check out the link below for details:
      http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/13/woman-dies-of-water-intoxication-after-radio-contest/

      I hope this helps! Jayne

  21. QUESTION:
    HELP. TWO PROBLEMS!!!?
    Okay. My first problem; whenever I get out of the shower, red spot's get all over my leg's, the spot's soon go away. Then, my feet turn EXTREMELY RED. & The feel so warm. My sister's&Friends say that this doesn't happen to them, so yeah; a little concerned (:
    Second problem; Sometimes when I stand up, my eye's go all black and I get very dizzy and light headed & I can't even walk. ;P I looked it up, people said It was because of low blood pressure... But I recently got blood work done & everything seemed to be fine except for low vitamin D, I take vitamins for that.
    I'm a VERRRRRYYY unhealthy person. I take vitiams but, I'm just not healthy. I have a healthy weight by the way. (: FML; -______-

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What would cause recurring hypokalemia?
    My dr seems to be clueless. I also have low vitamin D, as well. I have a decent diet and actually make quite an effort to eat plenty of potassium daily. I don't sweat a lot, so that can't be the problem. When my potassium is low, I usually have a low grade fever(100 - 101), low blood pressure (80/68), and I have generalized swelling in my hands, feet, legs and face. These symptoms resolve while taking prescription potassium, but come back within a week or two after the prescription is gone. My kidneys have been checked several times, they're fine. Other symptoms are fatigue, possibly hypoglycemia (feel sick and shaky if I don't eat often), muscle twitching, muscles aches (like I have the flu), mild post nasal drip constantly(no allergies according to allergist) This has been going on for years but has recently become worse and unbearable in the last 4 months. Any ideas of what could be causing this?
    I didnt mean to post this in respiratory , not sure how to change it!

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Having DAILY problems with anemia...help?!?
    For the past couple years I have slowly been getting worse in my symptoms, I got diagnosed with anemia about a year ago. They said I am also very very low in my vitamin D and I have low blood pressure. I passed out about 4 years ago and they said it could be from anemia it looked like I was slighyly anemic but they never said anything or did anything past that visit. My symptoms are:

    chronic fatigue
    dizzieness
    cold hands and feet
    tingly feeling in hands
    joint paint- mainly fingers
    chest pain
    palpatations
    severe headaches
    These symptoms affect my daily life, they are affecting with school and work. I am 18 years old dont have very heavy menstrual periods, and am not very unhealthy.Itry to work out but I get tired and dizzy very fast. For the past year I have tried my best to eat the right foods, take iron supplments but those make me feel sick so I am not very good at taking those regularly. I have been to three different doctors, I just hope there is some different answer out there besides I don't know or maybe a better explanation/solution to this.

    • ANSWER:
      Anemia seems to be only one of a whole package of health problems but perhaps you can overcome that with plenty of iron rich foods such as red meat, oysters, mussels, nuts and seeds, fortified cereals such as weetbix as well as wheat germ and other iron rich foods that you can see in a web search for "iron rich foods".

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone here found that taking Astaxanthin lowered their blood pressure?
    My wife has had isolated systolic hypertension for years [high systolic blood pressure but normal diastolic].

    Her reading in December were 169/65. Recently she started taking 4 mg of astaxanthin and after a couple weeks increased to 8 mg a day. After 2 weeks on 8 mg we took her blood pressure and it was 124/61. Couldn't believe it so we took it again and got the exact same reading. Can't remember the last time it was THAT low.

    Did the astaxanthin do this on it's own or could it be a combination of that along with a healthy nutritarian diet and taking vitamin D, DHA, and other supplements?

    Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Good for her that the meds helped her blood pressure to go back to normal!
      I recently found out at a dental appt that my pressure was high, it was 159/99...and honestly, I felt nothing different. You can imagine how surprised I was, I guess that's why it's called "the silent killer".

      Anyhow, it was taken 3 times that day, my daughter just couldnt believe it, since I've never had high blood pressure...but considering the chaotic way the world is today; I guess we stress unknowingly.

      I was put on Tenoretic 50mg/25..the latter being a diuretic.. and amazingly my pressure is now 128/84 for the past 6 months. And I too eat a healthy diet and take calcium and D and potassium once wkly.
      So to answer your question, it's probably a combination of both meds and diet. I haven't heard of Astaxanthin...but you can google it to find out more.
      Take care of yourself and the wife....best to you.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands tremor?
    Why do my hands tremor? It is noticable when I am holding something or pouring liquid. I am only a 32yo male. Good general health other than some slight anxiety. What could be the issue? I don't take medicine and I have low blood pressure and exercise. I take supplements: magnesium, multi, vitamin D, glucosamine, B, and zinc. Looking for clues. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Ive been taking Vitamins & One a Day Womans: By boobs are getting bigger?
    Im on vitamins because I have Low blood pressure, and no Iron. so the Doctor but me on these... and I notice my boobs have been kinda tender in the side, and then INOTICEE my boobs are getting bigger like I had bigger boobs when I was younger ages 9-12. I lost alot of weight im 96 lbs. and I have kinda small boobs Acup when I was a C to D cut and THE one a day woman'ss says it helps with Bone and Breast health... Is thismakingg my Boobs grow? :) lol

    • ANSWER:
      yepp

  27. QUESTION:
    Brain tumor or anxiety/depression?
    Hi, I have been feeling off for over a month now. Symptoms: light headed, dizzy spells, out of sync feeling, trouble concentrating, mild depression, cloudy/foggy head feeling, feeling like Im going crazy sometimes, some disorientation.Ive had anxiety in the past and was taking alternative medicine coupled with therapy which helped me and I got better but about 5 wks ago, I began to feel dizzy. The next day, I started to feel all these symptoms which prompted me to think that I have a brain tumor that is causing me to feel this way.
    I have no physical pain. No headaches or seizures, just lightheaded/dizziness, foggy feeling. I went to the doctor and had a physical which came back normal other than a vitamin D deficiency and a lower level of B12... Im not sure if these deficiencies could be causing me to feel the dizziness which in turn triggers my anxiety but I can't stop worrying about the brain tumor.
    My doctor and therapist said that I probably dont have a brain tumor but probably doesnt mean anything... The dizziness don't last all day, they come and go..I also have low blood pressure but it has always been on the low side.. Not sure if this could be causing the dizziness...I may also have a chemical imbalance. I just can't seem to shake this worry of a brain tumor.
    So Im just wondering if anyone had this experience and could offer advise as to if these are symptoms of a brain tumor or just anxiety and Im manifesting some of these things... Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your doctor and see if you can get a cat scan.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do you get muscle spasms when you eat a low sodium diet?
    I have hypertension so I try to cut back on sodium since it's believed that sodium is responsible for this condition. But every time I cut back I get really bad muscle spasms or Charlie Horses in my legs, plus I have a lot of muscle twitching all over my body. When I go to the doctor and get my electrolytes tested they're always at the lower end of the range or low. I'm taking calcium with vitamin D, magnesium, and fish oils, as I've read that they help lower blood pressure. I want to eat less sodium because I know it will help with lowering my blood pressure but at the same time I can't take the muscle spasms and muscle twitching that I experience.
    @Linnie: This is before I was taking the medication. I've always had muscle spasms, but they seem to increase when I eat low sodium or exercise. Drinking a lot of water doesn't help, it makes it worst. I eat bananas every morning including apples and oranges and it does not help with muscle spasms or twitching. I believe it's something else that 's bothering me and the blood pressure and muscle spasms are just symptoms of a larger problem.
    I like to drink Powerade Zero to replace my electrolytes after my workout and it seems to help with my spasms, but I still think it's strange that with a healthier diet and drinking only water that I would still get spasms the way I do.
    I started to take vitamins and supplements such as calcium with vitamin D, magnesium, and fish oil. I've only been taking them for almost a month so I don't know if they'll work in the long run. I've had one episode since taking them.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are on hypertension medication your potassium may be lowered and that causes muscle cramps.
      Eating food such as bananas and tomatos will help that.

      Dehydration can also cause muscle cramping so increasing sodium intake again is going to be counterproductive- it is the opposite of what you thought.

      Cat lover why would you suggest drinking sodium if you are trying to lower it?

      Ok Gizmo - I didn't know it was a problem before.
      Truth be told I am much like you - I am a long distance runner and suffer cramps in my feet and hamstrings all the time.
      I don't find it related to salt reduction - more salt intake for me and dehydration.

      Some people also say calcium deficiency.

      I can just bend my leg and put a knot in my hamstring so big a Cannibal would spit it out.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why am I coughing but not sick or allergic?
    Hi everyone,
    I have been having an aggressive cough for about 3 months. I have been to the doctor many times, and they x ray-d my chest & said it was fine, gave me a whole bunch of different medicines including ashtma pump, pain reliever, cold medicine, and recently a medicine to lower acid in my stomach but nothing is helping. It feels like my throat is itching.
    My blood pressure is often very high and when I cough, it feels like my head is about to explode. It's getting worse, now when I cough, I am shaking, and peeing. I am currently taking a medicine to lower blood pressure, hydrochlorothiazude, cough medicine, the medicine to lower acid, and herbalife (a nutritional, healthy vitamin kind of thing my friend said to help to lose weight, boost immune system etc etc)The doctors don't know and I am very sick. The doctors seem to be tired of me, act in an angry manner towards me. Does anyone know of anything to help me? I am desperate.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of illnesses of unknown origin in this world today, its not even funny. I can relate to how you feel right now. The worst thing about feeling ill is not knowing its true origin so it can be treated, more so when the doctors themselves are getting frustrated. Do you feel a tightening in your chest? Are u able to exercise? Are you stressed? I know that with the downfall of the economy more and more people are getting stressed and that could be a factor in the reason so many people are turning up with rare illnesses. If you stressed, you must find a way to get rid of the stressed. I you are not stressed, the best advise is to pray. All the best.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is this normal? Anxiety related?
    Hi. For the past 2 months, I have been feeling off. Symptoms include: light headiness/dizziness, disorientation, trouble concentrating, fear of death and having a brain tumor that is causing me to feel this way, feeling out of whack and out of sync, lack of desire, feeling hopeless, shortness of breath. I went to the doctor about 3 wks ago, she said that it could be allergies as I had congestion and mucus, even though I didnt feel congested. The Doctor thought that it was allergies because she said that lightheadiness/dizziness is usually felt during an actual anxiety attack.. I cant say that I have been having attacks. It just these persistent symptoms that linger through out the day... Is it true that the dizziness only comes during an attack or is it normal to feel the dizziness/light headiness without an attach?
    So, she gave me Veramyst. I am also low on vitamin D and B12 according to blood tests. I have been taking vitamin D of 5000IU X2 a day for the past 2 wks, a multi vitamin for the past month, and B12 shots for the past 2 wks ( 1 shot per week). I was starting to feel a little better, the light headiness/dizziness subsided a little bit but I started to feel crappy again about a week ago to this day. Im 29 yrs old, my blood pressure/blood sugar is on the low side and I know that this can cause light headiness/dizziness but I have never felt this much of it before... I do have an anxiety disorder which I was taking alternative meds for such as 5 HTP, Supren, Macca. I stopped taking these meds about a year ago because I felt better and all of a sudden, about 2 months ago, I got a dizzy spell and it was hell from there. I dont know what is causing me to feel this way, maybe I have a chemical imbalance again as I did the a few yrs ago which is when I started taking alternatibe meds. Or could this be because of the vitamingdeficiencies becuase the supplements havent taken their full effect yet? I dont know... Could it be low blood sugar? If so, how does one increase low blood sugar? I live a healthy life, I exercise, I eat healthy so it cant be my diet that is causing this...
    Is it normal to feel all these symptoms and then feel better slightly and then start to feel these symptoms all over again? This is really scary and even though I have felt all this before minus the lightheadiness/dizziness in this extreme, I am still afraid.... I dont want to take anti depressants, the thought of that alone scares me... Id rather treat it with alternative meds if this is in fact anxiety that is causing me to feel this way. It is not an inner ear infection, I had it checked...

    It is just weird that I started to feel better when I started to take the Veramyst and then a week ago, I started to feel off again... Are these all symptoms of anxiety? I have this fear that it is a brain tumor but then I calm myself down by saying to myself that if it was a brain tumor, the symptoms would get worse and be very severe... I dont have headaches or migraines...my personality has not changed. I just get these dizzy spills which may or may not trigger the other symptoms....

    Any advise would be appreciated as to what this could be and if this is normal.. I know I m asking a lot of questions but I didnt want to miss anything...

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hey kind one, relax...The symptoms you have are only due to vitamin deficiency...Learn to trust your doctor and continue taking your medication on time...u sound such a smart person who knows all about allergies, deficiencies and other sickness...so stop worrying silly about having brain tumor, it will only make you feel more dizzy and lethargic.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you think ---- hypothyroid or low progesterone?
    First of all - I am trying to find a new dr so I can get some testing --- if anyone knows of a dr in philly who is open to recommending natural treatments AS WELL as conventional/western medicine -- please recommend.

    I've gone my entire life with symptoms that point to hypothyroid. Lifelong depression, cold hands/feet, low blood pressure, hormone issues. Everytime they test my thyroid, they tell me I am fine. Twice two different doctors tested my tsh levels and said "nope you are fine" this year. I also had all bloodwork done and tests were all "normal."

    Now my periods are late - but very heavy, low libido, angular chelitis, colitis bouts, fatigued all the time, depression and anxiety, and I am putting on weight for what feels like no reason. this can't all be stress?!

    I take enzymes (gabba, phenyalanine, 5-htp) for depression, sublingual b-12, multi vitamin, cal/mag/vit d, and probiotics daily. I don't know how much more I can possibly to do help myself. I am so frustrated.

    I am adding progesterone creme to the list to attempt to help the low libido.....I don't know what else to do. I quit birth control pills hoping the low libido would regulate --- it didn't. it got worse.

    Thoughts?

    Any thoughts? recommendations? i know I need bloodwork - I'm working on that...

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has what you have (the hypothryroidism). it took FOREVER for the doctors to actually realize what she had! get the blood work done, do some research, and find a doctor that know what they are talking about! good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Why am I so tired all the time?
    I'm a 19 year old college student who eats healthy, gets about 7-9 hours of sleep and tries to exercise about 3 times a week with yoga. I'm tired all the time and get sick very easily and sometimes shake. I went to the doctors and they ran basic tests (anemia, low blood pressure, things of that nature) and nothing came across except for a vitamin D deficiency; although she said that shouldn't cause fatigue and prescribed me a large dose of vitamin D.

    Sometimes I think it's mono flaring back up occasionally (contracted around 2 years ago) but doubt it would flare up so much.

    I really have no clue why I get so tired so quickly. Many of my friends just go, go, go but I'm in bed by 11 and leave friends' houses by 10, which affects my social life.

    I'm really at my wits end. Sometimes I think it's all in my head, and I'll ocassionally force myself to stay out longer, but will be exhausted for days after.

    In high school I didn't have this problem. I would wake up at 6, get out of school at 1 and work till 10 pm, now I can barely go to all my classes and hang out with friends after.

    What's the deal? Has anyone had this problem before? I'm hesitant to go to the doctors again because they didn't find anything prior.
    Taking iron without a doctors permission can be very harmful to your health due to toxicity; I was already tested for low iron and everything was fine.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    i need some more help its 20 questions?
    1) name one of the three sources of energy for the body.
    2) _______ have no energy value but are crucial to good health.
    3) In the mouth, food is mixed with _____, a mixture of water, mucus, and enzymes.
    4) feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem and lack of control of one's life can contribute to eating disorders.
    true or false
    5) some health consequences of anorexia nervosa are
    a) abnormally slow heart rate and low blood pressure b) tooth decay c) muscle loss and weakness d) dry hair, skin and nails e) irregular bowel movements as a result of laxative abuse
    6) sall finger-like projections call _____ in the small intestine, act to increase the surface area for absorption.
    6) anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive ______ loss.
    8) you need to eat enough of each type of food from the food guide pyramid to ensure adequate intake of nutrients. Which diet planning principle does this statement describe?
    a) calories b) variety c) balance d) moderation
    9) the muscular action that propels food through the esophagus is called ______.
    10) digestion of complex carbohydrates begins in the
    a) stomach b) small intestine c) mouth d) large intestine
    11) the five food groups are bread, cereals, ans other grain products; meat, poultry, fish and lemumes; vegetables, milk, cheese and yogurt, and _________.
    12) the need for this nutrient by the body is second only to oxygen.
    a) water b) protien c) vitamins d) fat
    13) the best thing you can do for someone you suspect may have an eating disorder is to ignore the problem.
    true or false
    14) a symptom of the eatind disorder __________ is strict dieting followed by eating binges.
    15) the medium for all body fluids and for regulating the body's temerature is __________
    16) _______ is the complex mixture of salts and pigments produced by liver and stored in the gallbladder until needed.
    17) a good thing to remember when you're planning your diet is to eat your way to the _________ of the pyramid.
    18) ___________ is a measure of the nutrients a food provides relative to the energy it provides.
    a) nutrient density b) variety c) adequacy d) moderation
    19) the base of the food pyramid represents the _______ food group.
    a) meat, poultry, fish, and legumes b) vegetables c) breads, cereals, and whole grains d) fruits
    20) the ________ sphincter is at the lower end of the stomach and regulates the outflow of chyme.

    • ANSWER:
      1. food
      2. water?
      3.saliva
      4.true
      5. Cardiac disease; the heart can develop dangerously slow rhythms, known as bradycardia, or, in many cases, the heart muscles literally starve, losing size. Some individuals suffer nerve damage and experience seizures, disordered thinking, and/or chronic nerve problems in their hands and feet.
      6.villi
      7. weight
      8. balance
      9.peristalsis
      10. mouth
      11.fats oils and sweets
      12.water
      13. false
      14. bulimia
      15. interstitial fluid?
      16.bile
      17. not sure?
      18. nutrient density
      19. rice and pasta, breads and cereal
      20.pyloric sphincter

  34. QUESTION:
    pharmacy fundamentals questions need help?
    The dermis is the outermost layer of the skin.
    A) True
    B) False
    2. An arrhythmia is any change or deviation from the normal rate or rhythm of the heart.
    A) True
    B) False
    3. Iron deficiency anemia may be due to loss of iron or an inadequate intake of iron.
    A) True
    B) False
    4. Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of intrinsic factor leading to inadequate absorption of vitamin B12.
    A) True
    B) False
    5. The two divisions of the peripheral nervous system are the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems.
    A) True
    B) False
    6. The skin is the body’s first line of defense.
    A) True
    B) False
    7. The basic functional unit of the kidney is the
    A) nephron
    B) glomerulus
    C) renal corpuscle
    D) filtration unit
    8. Which of the following systems does not eliminate wastes?
    A) Respiratory
    B) Circulatory
    C) Digestive
    D) Urinary
    9. Glucagon is released by
    A) the liver
    B) the stomach
    C) the pancreas
    D) the hypothalamus
    10. Severe chest pain that occurs when the heart does not receive enough oxygen is called _____.
    A) pericarditis
    B) myocardial infarction
    C) atherosclerosis
    D) angina pectoris
    11. Which of the following blood pressure reading would be considered prehypertension?
    A) 120/80
    B) 130/80
    C) 140/90
    D) 150/90
    12. Primary organs of the immune system include the:
    A) thymus gland.
    B) spleen.
    C) liver.
    D) lymph nodes.
    13. Osteomalacia in children is called:
    A) cretinism.
    B) scurvy.
    C) rickets.
    D) myxedema.
    14. Anaphylactic shock is a result of:
    A) low blood volume.
    B) severe allergic reaction.
    C) malignant hypertension.
    D) bacteria or microorganisms in the blood.
    15. Risk factors for a myocardial infarction include:
    A) hypertension.
    B) cigarette smoking.
    C) obesity.
    D) all of the above.
    16. Normal blood pressure is:
    A) 120/80.
    B) 140/90.
    C) 130/70.
    D) 150/70.
    17. Hypertension is best described as:
    A) high venous blood pressure.
    B) low venous blood pressure.
    C) high arterial blood pressure.
    D) low arterial blood pressure.
    18. Which of the following is a controllable factor in preventing atherosclerosis?
    A) age
    B) sex
    C) heredity
    D) diet
    19. The respiratory system consists of:
    A) the lungs.
    B) the chest.
    C) the conducting airways.
    D) all of the above.
    20. Common signs and symptoms of asthma include:
    A) wheezing.
    B) fever.
    C) dyspnea.
    D) a and c.
    21. The lymphatic system includes:
    A) lymph ducts.
    B) lymph vessels.
    C) lymph nodes.
    D) all of the above.
    22. The most common cause of glomerulonephritis includes:
    A) strep infections.
    B) staph infections.
    C) E. coli.
    D) Klebsiella.
    23. The adrenal glands sit on top of the:
    A) lungs.
    B) pancreas.
    C) kidneys.
    D) ovaries.
    24. The ovaries secrete:
    A) progesterone.
    B) testosterone.
    C) estrogen.
    D) a and c.
    25. A goiter is a growth on the:
    A) pancreas.
    B) parathyroids.
    C) pituitary.
    D) thyroid.
    26. The parts of the brain include:
    A) the cerebrum.
    B) the cerebellum.
    C) the brainstem.
    D) all of the above.
    27. A cataract is a clouding of the:
    A) cornea.
    B) iris.
    C) lens.
    D) conjunctiva.
    28. The layers of the skin include:
    A) the epidermis.
    B) the dermis.
    C) the subcutaneous layer.
    D) all of the above.
    29. Herpes varicella is also known as:
    A) chickenpox.
    B) shingles.
    C) cold sores.
    D) fever blisters.
    30. A highly contagious skin disease caused by Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria is:
    A) folliculitis.
    B) impetigo.
    C) erysipelas.
    D) cellulitis.
    31. What is the outermost layer of the skin?
    A) stratus corneum
    B) epidermis
    C) subcutaneous tissue
    D) dermis
    32. What is the windpipe?
    A) larynx
    B) epiglottis
    C) pharynx
    D) trachea
    33. The thyroid gland secretes T3, T4, and ____________________.
    34. The most important function of the respiratory system is the inspiration of ____________________ and the expiration of carbon dioxide.
    35. Skin cancers are the most common cancers in the United States. They include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and ____________________.
    36. Myocardial infarction is also known as a (n) ____________________.
    37. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease results from ____________________.
    38. Parkinson’s disease causes a decreased number of neurons in the brain which secrete ____________________.
    39. An illness characterized by progressive memory failure, impaired thinking, and personality changes is known as ____________________.
    40. The most common disorders of vision are age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and ____________________.
    41. Diabetes mellitus type 1 was formerly known as “____________________” diabetes.
    42. ______________________________ is a condition caused by decreased secretion of insulin or the ineffective use of insulin.
    43. Another term used to describe high blood pressure is ____________________.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you need help or do you need someone to do your entire homework assignment? Seriously, these are pretty easy questions! If you do not know the answers, you could research them and have this assignment completed so much quicker than the time it probably took you to type this whole thing out. Do your own homework. You might learn something critical to your future career.

  35. QUESTION:
    Hypoglycemic and eating doesnt help....?
    So I have had constant headaches (mainly in the back of my head right at the base of my skull), dizziness, shaky, pressure in my eyes, muscle fatigue and weakness, weight gain even with diet and consistent exercise, no sex drive, and CONSTANTLY tired, even after 9 hours of sleep! This has been going on for 3 months, at least. I went to my doctor and she had blood work done. Everything came back great except for my vitamin D level is low and she said my blood sugar level is low. Thyroid is fine, iron is fine, blood pressure and hormone levels are all good...... all she said is "Eat small meals frequently and I'll see you in 3 months" Thing is, I already eat small meals all day and I still feel this way. I just ate 30 min ago and still feel dizzy. My headache is constant, I wake up with it and tylenol or advil don't help. How does the weight gain fit into low blood sugar? I really don't know where to go from here besides get a new doctor.
    Any ideas? Does D deficiency and low blood sugar have anything to do with eachother???
    Eating doesnt help the symptoms.....

    • ANSWER:
      Don't space your small meals any more than 4 hours apart. I use the alarm on my cell to remind me.
      Eat complex carbs early in the day and pre and post workout (if you're doing these). Be sure to eat
      a lean protein like chicken or fish or egg whites, beans and rice and other veggie based stuff like tofu and humus at EACH sitting.

      Don't know if this is possible for you to do because of scheduling conflicts, but I've found that my
      "main meal"--the equivalent of the heaviest one of the 3-meals a day--is better consumed at noon or early afternoon. And the lighter snack/meal in the early evening.

      After say 6, do not eat complex carbs, go with raw fruits and veggies with avocado, peanut and other nut butters ( 2 tbsp MAX) and other "good fat" spreads and dips. Or make up your own with
      less fat and sugar than the commercial types.

      IF your blood sugar needs an EMERGENCY BOOST, I have been advised to use OJ for a needed
      quick spike to prevent hypo symptoms.

      Do not skip BREAKFAST. And adhere to strict 3.5 -4 hour max between meals/snacks. Tweak to
      meet your individual needs and schedule. But keep a food diary(exercise one is optional) noting all
      times and contents of meals. And stay away from refined and processed bread and flour; use whole grains as carbs as much as possible. Then report back to your dr. in 3 months with all the notes and
      journaling so that s/he can proceed with further treatment if it is necessary to control your hypo.

  36. QUESTION:
    will vitamins cause gas buildup?
    I take a multi vitamin in addition to each of the following: iron, B complex, calcium, vitamin D. I also take a low dose high blood pressure tablet and low dose aspirin daily. Will this cause a gas buildup to mix all of these daily

    • ANSWER:
      Iron... in excess could cause gas. Just make sure you are also eating foods with fiber.

  37. QUESTION:
    if iy have osteoporosis , does losing weight make it worst?
    my mom is 52 years old and i think she entered Menopause and she have osteoporosis and shes over weight with maybe 20-30 kg i don't really know but around these numbers so the point is , i want to start this program with her you know easy stuff walk for 15-20 minute , little exercises to strong up her Muscles , healthy diet , lots of calcium and vitamin D blahblahblah all this stuff , but i heard that losing weight can make osteoporosis worse , and i don't want to you know make her a model , i just want her to lose 20-25 kg so she can walk without any pain in her knees , and i want her to have healthier diet so that she can lower her blood pressure and prevent all other upcoming disease that women in her age usually get, i also want her to feel good about her self :( she gave alot Raising us , i want to pay her back

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is not true. Actually, exercise can help those with osteoporosis, especially weight-bearing exercise. I know you just want her to walk but that's a very good start.

  38. QUESTION:
    dizziness, left temple pressure?
    for about the last 8 weeks (though i've had some of these symptoms for two years) i've had a pressure/ cold feeling in my left temple and sometimes in the middle of my forehead. i also had sinus pain and ear pain, though after a treatment of antibiotics the sinus pain went away.

    now i'm just dizzy- usually kinda midly dizzy/ unbalanced, but i get bouts of REALLY dizzy- even just sitting down not doing anything, it'll come out of nowehere and last maybe half a minute...

    i'm kinda confused- keep forgetting things i've known forever like simple recipes and pin numbers, i feel positively drunk and hungover in the mornings especially, and late at night (my head just feels really heavy and i CANNOT think straight- feel very slow and stupid), i seem to sleep forever (up to 12 hours a night- sleeping less doesn't make a difference- i tried it)...still have that annoying pressure and coldness in my left temple, and i could wear that my eyesight occasionally plays up, and my right hand feels kinda weak and slow though i hope to god i'm imagining that.,.,.

    i'm 22 and as far as i know, no allergies.. only other problems in life is nausea (undiagnosed despite many many tests) that ruins my life, and polycystic ovaries.. i weigh 50kg (normal), and blood tests show i'm perfectly fine except slightly raised eosinophils (white blood cells) and very low vitamin D.

    i am seeing a neurologist next week and have gone off any medications incase i'm having a reaction to something (i was only on an antacid and the progesterone pill which i've now been for a week with no change to my condition). but i've convinced myself i have a tumour or something, so i'm looking for other options as to what this could be- food allergies, a parasite or bacteria or virus..

    oh and i'm not pregnant btw

    • ANSWER:
      Um, seeing the neurologist is a really good idea. I'm glad you've already got that scheduled.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain my MRI Brain (W+WO) results to me?
    Some punctate focal areas of increased signal intensity are seen on FLAIR weighted sequences in the subcortical white matter of the frontal lobes bilaterally right greater than left. Is are well depicted on axial FLAIR image 19 and confirmed on sagittal FLAIR images 10 and 13. These foci are iso hypointense on T1-weighted images demonstrate no evidence of mass effect or restricted diffusion and do not appear to enhance. There are no other intra- or extraaxial fluid collections irregular areas of enhancement or irregular areas of signal intensity. The ventricles are sulci are normal in size and shape. The gray-white matter differentiation is unremarkable. The midline structures cerebellopontine angle and craniocervical junction are normal in appearance. No focal abnormalities are identified within the orbits. The visualized paranasal sinuses demonstrate chronic sinusitis particularly in the right maxillary region. The visualized intracranial vasclature demonstrates normal flow viods.

    IMPRESSION:
    Nonspecific white matter changes in the subcortical regions of the frontal lobes as detailed above. The do not demonstrate the tpical characteristics of multiple sclerosis may be due to chronic small vessel ischemia or underlying vasculopathy. There is no evidence of mass - shift - or bleed.

    Chronic sinusitis

    I am a 47 year old female who smokes 1-2 cigarettes/day. Not packs-1-2 cigarettes. My mom has early on-set dementia and is 70 years old. She was diagnosed around age 65. I exercise and eat pretty well. I great blood pressure. Low if anything and all other blood tests are fine with exception of vitamin D deficit for which I take supplements. I have 9 year old twins and I need to be proactive about my health for them. Please advise. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Can't help with MRI but had a couple of suggestions.

      If you are concerned with brain health, I would highly suggest eating sardines daily with a high saturated fat, low carb way of eating - with no hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Maximize vit.D levels with a minimum of 10,000iu of vit.D3 per day, so 25(OH)D test level - between 60–80 ng/ml (175–200 nmol/L) the highest range of normal, summer and winter

      Sardines will provide an excellent source of DHA/EPA. DHA is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and retina. 50% of the weight of a neuron's plasma membrane is composed of DHA. Low levels of DHA have been associated with cognitive decline & Alzheimer's disease. DHA is depleted in the cerebral cortex of severely depressed patients.

      I would recommend daily supplementation with spirulina, chlorella, dunaliella salina (found in natural beta carotene supplements) algaes & ester C for the sinusitis.

      Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system, bones & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems. Many researchers claim that optimized vitamin D levels are more effective than a flu shot in preventing viral infections.

      With Vitamin D3 deficiency becoming an epidemic, it is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun. Or simply that people are washing daily, if you wash skin exposed to the sun within 48 hours, you wash off the oils where the vitamin D production starts. In northern latitudes (above that of Atlanta, Georgia) the sun is at too low an angle for half the year to provide sufficient UV radiation. If even available, UVB rays are only accessible while the sun is directly overhead. Most people need to take vitamin D, especially seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.

      With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate up to 20,000iu of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.

      Always take your vitamin D with a fat-containing meal to ensure absorption.

      http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400676/More-Vitamin-D.html

      The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol ). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023693

      Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. U.S. RDA are much too low. Current recommendations from researchers are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not replenish depleted stores.

      I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.

      Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the wide set of disorders associated with metabolic syndrome (syndrome X), as well as to PCOS. In a study published in 2004, the authors saw a 60% improvement in insulin sensitivity in healthy, vitamin D replete adults

      http://www.womentowomen.com/healthynutrition/vitamind.aspx

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      * Reversal of advanced coronary disease
      * Reversal of advanced lung disease
      * Cure of multiple sclerosis
      * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
      * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
      * Improvement in allergies
      * Control of many cancers
      * Reversal of osteoporosis
      * Prevention of influenza
      * Cure of depression & other mental disorders
      * Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism

      In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

  40. QUESTION:
    What should I know about Celiac Disease? (I'm new, help please)?
    I am 18 years old.
    I have recently been diagnosed with all of the following:
    ADHD (last summer, always known though), iron deficient, Vitamin D deficient, Gastritis, a hiadal hernia, and my favorite...Celiac Disease...

    Actually ADHD is probably my least favorite. Idk, it may be a tie, lol. Anyway yeah i'm kind of angry at this point. Angry that I didn't get put on adderall sooner (even though I have a love/hate relationship with it), angry that doctors are JUST now telling me about Celiac...well actually i'm mostly angry that they didn't diagnose my mom Celiac until she was like 56, she is 59 now and sick ALL the time...if they would have figured this out sooner she wouldn't be...:( I just want her to feel well that's all. My mom has Celiac disease, type 2 diabetes (I think? Maybe type 1), Iron-deficiency anemia (had intravenous iron recently), severe Vitamin D deficiency, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, lactose intolerance, a hiadal hernia (whatever that is...). And other stuff i can't think of right now/don't know about. She also has sleep problems. Idk why. she had a mini stroke last year. My brother and half brother haven't been diagnosed Celiac, although my brother was diagnosed ADHD when he was little. I think he should be tested for Celiac.

    my symptoms of Celiac include:
    Appetite (Increased to the point of craving), Chronic fatigue, Abdominal cramping/bloating, Brain Fog, Weakness, BACK PAIN, nausua, cracks in the corners of mouth, Muscle cramping (Especially in the hands, legs, toes; I tend to have bad ones mostly at night, or I wake up during the night with leg and toe cramps that can last over thirty minutes), Some constipation, POOR MEMORY, bone pain and muscle weakness (low vitamin D caused by Celiac..I think) easily out of breath, Decreased ability to clot blood, Dry skin, depression, anxiety, disinterested in normal activities, moody, irritable, unable to concentrate. I also meet most of the symproms for hypothyroid and anemia, but they said I don't have either one. (I almost have both, maybe that's why I feel the symptoms?) But yeah it stresses me out because I don't know why I have the symptoms, and I just feel confused. I think I'm going to get checked for fibromyalgia. Also, if anyone wants to discuss their opinion/side effects of adderall, I'm interested. Adderall helps me be more like normal people in every way except socially. It also doesn't help my anxiety. I thought it was making me anti-social and depressed, but maybe thats just Celiac or something?

    I guess I'm just writing all this because I want some comfort. If you have any of the problems I do, with anything, please tell me about it and your symptoms. I want someone experiencing these same things to talk to and tell me about their struggle as well...I'm interested in hearing about it and learning more about it too. I'm struggling with this new gluten free diet, any tips on quick breakfast and lunch foods? fast food foods I can eat? I don't like eating gluten-free made food at school, it's kind of embarressing. I mean I just hate people saying "you can't eat gluten? maaaan, that suuucksss....wait....what is gluten??? ....so can u eat fast food????

    ...Nobody seems to understand.

    Thanks.
    Also, they said I'm low on th3. What is th3? and how do I fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      re fibromyalgia

      your other conditions cause pain and fatigue..and mimic fibro..you need to get all the other conditions adequately treated before considering a fibro diagnosis

      fibro is highly overdiagnosed by incompetant docs who use it as a general label for pain

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you diagnose my problem?
    After the birth of my first child I began having strange, seemingly unrelated symptoms. First, I became extremely fatigued which I didn't think much of because I was exhausted throughout my pregnancy. The fatigue continued and I assumed it was because I was still breastfeeding. Eventually, I asked my docter and they began doing bloodwork to figure out what was going on.

    It turns out my alkaline phosphate was high. After checking a few more times, months apart, it remained higher than the usual. They finally detected (a year later) that the increased alk phos was coming from the bone. However I could not get a nuclear bone scan because of the radiation and on account that I was still breastfeeding.

    I switched doctor's and a new one suggested that I start taking more vitamin D and calcium supplements. Which I did religiously for several months before getting checked again. My fatigue went away and when I got the blood results from this consequent test, it revealed my alk phos had finally went down to normal levels. Yet my vitamin d was extremely low. (Did I mention that I'd been taking 250% of the daily amount every day.)

    I am only 27 years old and this came as quite a shock to me as my mother just got diagnosed with the beginning stages of osteoperosis. Anyways, I got put on a regime of 50,000 iu's of vitamin d a week. Plus I still take my daily dose of d and calcium along with my daily multivitamin.

    My next symptom is plain old irritability. I have no patience and a very short temper all of a sudden. I don't know what is wrong with me. I am generally very easy-going and this is quite a change in my personality. I do not like it.

    In addition, I went on a diet and lost weight (45 lbs) in the middle of all this, but lost it too easily I think. So, I guess you could add weight loss to the list.

    Finally, today i went to the doctor's for a sinus infection and my blood pressure was low 100/50 (or close to it). Strange because, my blood pressure has always been normal (120/80).

    Doctor's don't seem to think anything of any of the symptoms as single events, or in relation to each other. I think I need to change physicians again in any rate. Although the symptoms seem unrelated, they may be trying to tell me something. Something isn't right with my body and I know it.

    Oh, and I do not have hep c or any std's, so that's out of the question. And I'm not a hypochondriac. If anyone has any ideas what could be wrong with me please let me know!!! Thanks!!!
    A psychologist? Umm no. I really don't think so. I'm kind of freaked out. I've been dizzy and disoriented the last few days too. I can't concentrate either. I think something is seriously wrong with me. I did some research and i'm looking into problems with my thyroid, Pagent's disease, and Addison's disease . If anyone has any other (serious) suggestions please let me know!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see a psychologist

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you please help diagnose my problem???
    After the birth of my first child I began having strange, seemingly unrelated symptoms. First, I became extremely fatigued which I didn't think much of because I was exhausted throughout my pregnancy. The fatigue continued and I assumed it was because I was still breastfeeding. Eventually, I asked my docter and they began doing bloodwork to figure out what was going on.

    It turns out my alkaline phosphate was high. After checking a few more times, months apart, it remained higher than the usual. They finally detected (a year later) that the increased alk phos was coming from the bone. However I could not get a nuclear bone scan because of the radiation and on account that I was still breastfeeding.

    I switched doctor's and a new one suggested that I start taking more vitamin D and calcium supplements. Which I did religiously for several months before getting checked again. My fatigue went away and when I got the blood results from this consequent test, it revealed my alk phos had finally went down to normal levels. Yet my vitamin d was extremely low. (Did I mention that I'd been taking 250% of the daily amount every day.)

    I am only 27 years old and this came as quite a shock to me as my mother just got diagnosed with the beginning stages of osteoperosis. Anyways, I got put on a regime of 50,000 iu's of vitamin d a week. Plus I still take my daily dose of d and calcium along with my daily multivitamin.

    My next symptom is plain old irritability. I have no patience and a very short temper all of a sudden. I don't know what is wrong with me. I am generally very easy-going and this is quite a change in my personality. I do not like it.

    In addition, I went on a diet and lost weight (45 lbs) in the middle of all this, but lost it too easily I think. So, I guess you could add weight loss to the list.

    Finally, today i went to the doctor's for a sinus infection and my blood pressure was low 100/50 (or close to it). Strange because, my blood pressure has always been normal (120/80).

    Doctor's don't seem to think anything of any of the symptoms as single events, or in relation to each other. I think I need to change physicians again in any rate. Although the symptoms seem unrelated, they may be trying to tell me something. Something isn't right with my body and I know it.

    Oh, and I do not have hep c or any std's, so that's out of the question. And I'm not a hypochondriac. If anyone has any ideas what could be wrong with me please let me know!!! Thanks!!!

    Additional comments...
    I'm kind of freaked out. I've been dizzy and disoriented the last few days too. I can't concentrate either. I think something is seriously wrong with me. I did some research and i'm looking into problems with my thyroid, Pagent's disease, and Addison's disease . If anyone has any other (serious) suggestions please let me know!!!

    • ANSWER:
      eat a well balanced diet ,exercise ,sunlight ,no extra weight ,no alcohol or caffeine ,,low fat in diet ,and u are good as new,,,u taking things way to far if it doesnt work i suggest u speak to psychiatrist its not wrong he can help u to address your fears and understand yourself more,u are fit physically but over shooting in concerns mentally

  43. QUESTION:
    I woke up this morning with a little section of my lower left lip numb...?
    Does anyone know if there's anything I should worry about or maybe its just how I slept. FYI, I'm taking vitamin D supplements, Iron supplements and High blood pressure pills, metoprolol tart. Pleas help im bugging out a little about this. The first thing I think of when I hear numb face parts is stroke. I feel fine though, I mean except for the anxiety I feel now that I woke up with this numbness.
    It's actually getting a little bit better, I mean it wasn't extremely numb, just in a little spot, but I was able to feel it and I still can..

    • ANSWER:
      no it is not stroke of any kind.do take sides in the night .sleeping for long on one side crates such situation

  44. QUESTION:
    What could possibly be wrong with my fiancé?
    Signs, Issuses, Symptoms that my fiance has/has had off and on for the past 3 years since he first developed a kidney stone and had to have it surgically removed: tiredness, chills, chest spasms, occasional fever, sinus tachycardia (intermittent), kidney stones, muscle aches, back pain, feelings of anxiety that didn't arise until lately when he started getting worse, intermittent high blood pressure, burping lots, was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency, GERD, chronic fatigue, a virus, and other illnesses but no one knows for sure what is wrong.

    He doesn't drink lotsof alcohol especially now, never does street drugs, does not drink coffee, tea, or energy drinks.

    He had asthma and allergies as a kid. He has been on nasacourt for years for his allergies. Now they put him on lorazepam, a beta blocker, and now a antidepressant. They can't figure out whats wrong and just keep pumping him full of drugs.

    They have ran all sorts of blood tests, nothing seems to be abnormal except his white blood cell count is now low and he has low phosphorous yesterday. he has seen several doctors and they can't find anything wrong. He can't go to work, doing almost anything makes him fatigued. He never had major issues with fatigue until he has his first kidney stone about 2.5 or 3 years ago and since then he has had these issues off and on. In the past he had an issue with his vitamin D level being low so they gave him meds for that.

    He's not a guy to stress out about stuff, he's usually pretty level headed and calm. I can tell he is getting frustrated now because of his illness though.

    We live in Canada just an FYI. I can't afford to support him as I'm a graduate student. I'm trying to find a job and finish my thesis which is causing me to stress which he picks up on.

    Any ideas for additional tests? He's had multiple blood tests (including thyroid levels, hyperactive thyroid runs in his family, same with migraines and gout). Urine tests have been relatively normal. Everything has been normal except for lately he has had a low white blood cell count and yesterday he had low phosphorous.

    I'm not 100% well myself, having had a chronic cough since last fall when I got sick with a suspected case of H1N1 followed by some sort of chest infection (which did not show up on x-rays). I think stress could be part of it, but it still doesn't explain all his signs and symptoms. Now I'm not a doctor but I think they are seriously missing out on something.

    We don't have money to go to the US or somewhere else to get this diagnosed and the doctors here can't seem to find what is wrong. he can't work which is terribly frustrating.

    Any ideas of what to test for?
    They won't do a full body CT-scan here in Canada... and we can't afford to go somewhere else to get one done.

    He has had a pelvic ultrasound done, he does have a kidney stone in his one kidney. He has had a holter monitor twice since he started having minor chest pain about 2.5 years ago. This has been going on for a long time but has gotten really bad in the last 2.5 months since he last passed a kidney stone (and of course was given hydromorphone for pain as well as tylenol 3's and some other pain meds, plus flomax). He was given a prescription a few weeks ago for Nexium after having a barium x-ray done.

    Poor guy!

    Also in the last 2.5 months he has went to the ER at least
    He has had chest x-rays, ct-scans but not an echocardiogram which he is waiting for.

    Everything appears normal on bloodwork with the exception of the low phosphorous yesterday and low white blood cell counts lately.

    They have ran an ECG on him a few times when he went to the ER and once they caught him having an "episode" of tachycardia on it (he got lucky!). The cardiologist does not think it is his heart but is something else.
    Also, he is not overweight. He is more skinny than anything.

    Since going on his medicines he has had cold feet and hands a lot. But I don't think the medicine side effects would be so bad as to cause chills so that he wants/needs 3 blankets or more when fully clothed and inside a warm house to feel warm.

    He drinks plenty of water.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Are these too many questions to ask my doctor?
    About 5 mon ago started having what felt like low blood sugar attacks. Doc said it was anxiety. Tried Xanax. Did nothing. Then I started getting a few dizzy spells. Low BS attacks became more frequent, and I began to feel weak, and just not right. I tried Zoloft and other anti anxiety meds. Symptoms remained. Fast forward to now. I am now almost always dizzy, hands tremble always, I am so weak that walking to the mailbox or doing dishes is difficult, I am woken up every night after two hours of falling asleep with the need to pee, I pee up to 12 times a day, haven't slept for more than 4 hours straight in 4 months, my stomach feels completely empty even after a large meal, I am a 27 yo male 5'8 and went from 163 lbs 5 mon ago to currently 189 lbs. This is due to eating every few hours and also in the middle of the night when I am woken up with what feels like low BS. My blood pressure also went from normal to currently 150/90. I felt weird while at the store the other day. Checked my pressure at the pharmacy. Was 191/100 with 120 pulse. So I am basically losing.my quality of life. I spend all day in bed 7 days a week. I am seeing my Doc on Friday. Are these too many questions to ask? She kind of rushes me, but I need help. I don't have any desire to live at this point. I am exhausted trying to keep my blood sugar up. I know it isn't anxiety. I just don't feel good and it's gotten worse.

    My questions for her:

    1. Is this a diabetic issue that an Endocrinologist can help with?

    2. Is my fatty liver/elevated alt (90) enzyme causing this?

    3. Can hepatitis cause all my symptoms?

    4. Why do I get dizzy shakey and hungry when my sugar is at 85 when waking up, but also at 130 two hrs after eating?

    5. Is something preventing me from metabolizing or absorbing food? (parasite?)

    6. Could my vitamin D level of 24 cause all of this even though I'm on 1,000 IU a day?

    7. Brain CAT scan was clear, do I need an MRI?

    8. What is the test for insulin resistant?

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask to have a diabetes (sugar/glucose test) and also Thryoid
      testing (TSH, T3, T4) to be done.

      You should be seeing either a gastroenterologist or hepatologist now.
      You may need to see an endocrinologist.

      You mentioned you have a Fatty liver. Fatty liver disease can be caused
      by alcohol consumption, certain kinds of medications, diabetes, insulin
      resistance, metabolic disorders, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels,
      weight gain (obesity) and others. When fat first begins in the liver....
      it doesn't cause a problem.
      However, as more fat builds up inside the liver, it can cause damage to
      the liver cells. When the liver cells become damaged, the immune system
      of the body will respond to this and cause inflammation to develop inside
      the liver which will cause the liver to enlarge in size. This is then known
      as Steatohepatitis (fatty liver disease with inflammation).
      Any kind of liver cell damage can cause a patient to become tired.

      Medication terms:
      1)Steatohepatitis (steato means fat, hepat means liver, itis means inflammation.
      2)Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by damage to the liver cells from
      any of 40+ reasons.
      3)NASH is Non alcoholic causes of Steatohepatitis
      4)NAFLD is Non alcoholic causes of Fatty liver disease (with or without
      inflammation)
      5) Cirrhosis of the liver (is not damage) it is death of the liver cells with
      scar tissue formation inside the liver... a progressive, irreversible disease.

      Links:
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver
      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx
      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm
      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-liver

      The Thyroid controls the metabolism of the body. It makes a hormone to
      stimulate whether you have normal or a low/high metabolism
      (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism). The liver is the main site that does
      most of the metabolism of the body. You could say the thyroid is the
      regulator switch of how your liver will function in metabolising food, etc.
      http://www.medicinenet.com/hypothyroidism/article.htm
      http://www.allthyroid.org/disorders/index.html

      Your blood pressure is way too high. The doctor needs to be sure
      that your cardiac concerns are taken care of, either with medication or
      diagnosing what you have and having treatment.

      Passing urine this frequently can be a sign of diabetes. However,
      people who have Thyroid problems can have symptoms of
      constantly being hungry and shaky.

      Ask your Doctor any questions you need to...that is what they are
      being paid for. If they rush you through and don't take time to do
      this...then find another doctor. You may need to have a second
      opinion on your condition. Best wishes

  46. QUESTION:
    I haven't a clue about what's up... any opinions?
    Okay, so a couple weeks/a month or two ago, I went to the doctors because I was experiencing frequent lightheadedness and dizziness/not feeling so great up in the head, especially when I'd stand up.

    Doctor suggested drinking more water to see if it helped, and if not, to revisit him and stuff. Well, I started drinking more water, and it has helped significantly until recently.

    I've been feeling really tired for unknown reasons. I get enough sleep (usually around 8-9) and I wake up feeling pretty refreshed. A lot of times i might feel randomly sick to my stomach, but not sick enough to puke... like, I feel that sick sensation in my head and not so much my stomach, you know? I'll feel dizzy when I stand up, and my stomach with cramp up sometimes.

    Today I laid out in the sun for 30 minutes, and when I got up, my hearing was not as great as usual (it's pretty much fine now, 30 minutes later), I felt really disoriented for a couple minutes because of the low blood pressure that I usually get upon standing. I had a cup or two of water after I came in, but felt kinda sick again, but that too has passed. I still feel really tired, even after the short nap... and I feel kinda achy.

    Any idea about what's going on?

    Extra facts that might aid in responses:
    I'm 17
    Weigh about 125-130
    5'7''
    Overall pretty healthy
    Take vitamins daily.
    Period is right around the corner (so that might have something to do with the achiness)

    Thanks in advance, guys ^^

    • ANSWER:
      Kind of sounds like an ear blockage (not necessarily an earache-when my ears were blocked from a cold, they didn't hurt at all). I'd go back to the doctor if I were you :) Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Digestive and other issues?
    i seem to be having digestive issues that started around 3 months ago. they thought maybe colitis. checked for that with no issues. had gallbladder removed due to damage from inflammation and large stone. regardless of my diet my blood pressure stays high. my triglycerides are continually rising. they are at 650. blood sugar is at 105 to 110. vitamin d is very low like at 13. blood cells are large. asked if i drank a lot. don't drink due to gout. they found i had H.Pylori and was treated for that with no change. also a lot of joint and muscle pain. i lose weight and gain weight from day to day. pain in lower back that moves to lower stomach and ends in a rush to bathroom. seems to come and go now. keep journal of food and found what bother me one day didn't the next. know they want to do a endoscopy. also they say they think i have sleep apnea. does this make since to anyone. it has been a rough year. one test after another with no help in site. just wore out.
    i eat a low salt diet and not to much meat. i am not to much over weight but am trying to lose. i exercises with no results. but am wore out after any activity. i cut out sodas and sweets. i do have a treat every now and then. nothing major. i take atenonol 100mg for High blood pressure. but still have issues with it going down.

    • ANSWER:
      Large blood cells (macrocytosis) are most commonly seen with a vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency. One way to differentiate between folate deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency is a urinary methylmalonic acid test. Normal methylmalonic acid levels indicate folate deficiency and elevated methylmalonic acid levels indicate vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency affects the gastro-intestinal system so it is leaning towards a vitamin B12 deficiency. A healthy vitamin B12 serum level should be over 800pg/ml or 600pmol/l. There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency as listed on the link below; the most common being chronic fatigue. A homocysteine test is yet another way to confirm a deficiency in either vitamin B6, vitamin B12 or folate. This is an essential blood test i have every 6 months. Homocysteine is an inflammation marker and high levels show a significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke and 100 other diseases. In one book, called the H factor, it states a 35% increased risk of heart attack for every 3 points over 6.3umol/l. Over 12umol/l is dangerous. Recommended is around 6umol/l.

      The most effective to boost vitamin B12 levels is oral under the tongue spray. I personally can recommend this! :) as my B12 levels increased dramatically within 2 months.

      Vitamin B12 deficiency- symptoms and causes>>>
      http://b12d.net/book/export/html/29
      http://b12awareness.org/about-b12/causes-autoimmune-malabsorption-gastric-bypass/

      Folate acid deficiency>>>
      http://www.suite101.com/content/folic-acid-folate-deficiency-a79897

      Homocysteine - the silent killer>>>
      http://cholesterolisgood.blogspot.com/
      http://www.squidoo.com/homocysteine-hcy

      The H Factor>>>
      http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-lNQgR8bI0kC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+h+factor&hl=en&ei=qLGNTO6oEY2cvgPNm-DnBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA

      There are many reasons for vitamin B12 deficiency and you do mention you don't eat a lot of meat which is full of vitamin B12 but you also mention you had the H Pylori bacteria. Vitamin B12 deficiency and the H Pylori can both occur due to low stomach acid. The H Pylori bacteria lowers stomach acid as well and is also a cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. As we get older, our stomach acid lowers and low stomach acid/lack of digestive enzymes in the diet can also increase blood pressure. There are certain conditions that can cause low stomach acid and one is a thyroid imbalance. Digestive enzyme supplements are an excellent way to help with digestion and low stomach acid. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiencies are commonly seen with a thyroid imbalance. The thyroid controls metabolism so a sluggish thyroid means losing weight can be difficult. A TSH reference range should be 0.3 - 3.0mU/L however research now shows over 2.0mU/l is in the early stages of hypothyroidism.

      Thyroid>>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

      Problems due to lack of digestive enzymes>>>
      http://www.progressivehealth.com/digestive-enzymes.asp
      http://www.puristat.com/bloating/enzymes.aspx

      Low stomach acid>>>
      http://www.puristat.com/coloncleansing/lowstomachacid.aspx

      13ng/mL is severely vitamin D deficient. Optimal level is 80ng/mL. Vitamin D deficiency affects blood sugar, can cause high blood pressure, is linked to high triglerides and symptoms also include bone and muscle pain/weakness and chronic fatigue to name just a few. New studies show vitamin D is cruical to activate the immune system. Low vitamin D levels is detrimental to health and studies show you decrease your risk of cancer by 77% with good levels of vitamin D. 5000IU a day is recommended by vitamin D specialists but your doctor may precribe higher to boost your D levels. Vitamin D is needed for the body to absorb calcium so your calcium levels will be low. An ionized test is the most accurate as a standard calcium test can show up as normal.

      Vitamin D deficiency>>>
      http://www.unkei.com/vitamin-d-deficiency-symptoms
      http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

      Vitamin D actives the immune system>>>
      http://healthsciences.ku.dk/newslist/vitamind/

      Vitamin D and prevention of cancer>>>
      http://www.naturalnews.com/021892_cancer_Vitamin_D_cancer_industry.html
      http://www.politicolnews.com/vitamin-d-a-cure-for-cancer/

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a naturally low body temperature?
    The staple body temperature is known as 98.6 but I typically get readings in the high 95's or low 96's. After rigorous exercise or on a particularily warm day I might reach the 97's.
    I've tried applying the thermometer is various places, including under the tongue, armpit, and ear. I am still given consistently low readings.

    My temperature rises to the 98's and 99's when I'm running a fever. When I was down with the flu it had reached 100.5 at its peak.

    I'm 17 years of age, 5'4'', and about 100 pounds. My blood pressure is 120/72 and I'm a vegetarian, if that accounts for anything. I do not take any prescription medication, only vitamins.

    I had my blood work done last year and my blood sugar, hemoglobin, and B-12 levels were all in the normal range. I'm a little low on vitamin D though, because I live in the northeastern portion of the USA and lack sun exposure.

    I've heard that too low of a temperature can be problematic but different sources suggest otherwise.
    As previously mentioned, my hemoglobin seems fine; my iron level is 14 g/DL. I'm not sure about the thyroid.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Would I be considered disabled?
    Over the few years I have been diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure, Arrhythmia, depleted vitamin d, depleted potassium, hypothyroidism, pancreatitus, shingles, swollen joints, fibromyalgia, sjogren's syndrome, another underlying (and currently under diagnosis) autoimmune disease - have tested positive three times: I am also being treated for dry eye, tongue ulcers. I have three bulging discs, two in my neck, one in my lower back, arthritis in my neck and spine; I have been treated for the past eight years for depression; fatigue; I also have chronic kidney stones, passing 3 to 5 every year for the past 21 years.. I am thinking seriously about filing for social security disability because of all that is wrong with me. I am currently in physical therapy pool therapy twice a week for pain management, to build strength and flexibility. I am only 50 years old and have always been able to work through my issues, but the doctors have told me I can no longer work in my field because it triggers my autoimmune issues. I am looking for serious answers. I need guidance - not critisism for being in my condition.

    • ANSWER:
      are you in the US--under your question is says your not

      you MIGHT--if you were younger you would be expected to retrain for a new job...but you MIGHT be old enough that SS won't expect you to retrain

      generally SSDI is for people who can't work ANY job..not just their usual job..

      would you be able to work at another job and earn at least 00/month..if so, you might not qualify

  50. QUESTION:
    Vegan, have you ever felt these symptoms?
    After becoming vegan for a year, I've been feeling like my "blood pressure drops." It has happened three times total already in the last month and I'm just concern. I feel like I'm going to pass out but the symptoms just stay mild. I've started to supplement with B-12 and vitamin D a week ago to see if helped. Yesterday is when I got those symptoms for the third time. Jack Norris Rd suggested it sounded like low blood sugar.

    I'm 24, female 129 lbs. Obviously I try to eat healthy and I kinda do eat a lot. I am considering going to get a blood test soon. Idk if it could be related to diet or something else. Has anyone experience any symptoms like that?
    I've donated plasma regularly after going vegan, my protein and iron levels were fine most of the time. My iron levels were getting borderline low after donating often, its why I stopped.

    I really don't think its a protein issue. But thanks for the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      What are the symptoms? Do you feel nizzy, numb, weak, etc? Have you been to the doctor yet?

      Weakness, tiredness, being dizzy are signs of B-12 defiency. Other symptoms may include ( that you haven't mentioned ): sore tongue, pale skin, being sick to your stomach, easy bruising or bleeding, etc?

      Also, are you getting enough iron? Iron defiency is VERY common among women, but that's because we're always losing blood via menstration. Anyway, you did say your iron levels were getting kinda low, why you stopped, etc, so I think iron defiency might really be the problem. When you are deficient in iron, you feel dizzy and weak. When I had anorexia ( I was also eating chicken, so I'm not vegan ) I was deficient in iron. I felt dizzy and weak.

      Even women who eat red meat sometimes have issues with being low in iron. For some reason it's hard for a lot of women to get thier iron.

      Low blood sugar? Are you eating enough? If so, then that should not be the problem. If you haven't been to the doctor, have them check your iron and b 12 levels. Blood sugar should probably be checked, too, just in case.


High Blood Protein

Blood test- Liver Function Test(LFT)

Liver function tests help doctors find out whether the liver has been damaged. If your child is experiencing symptoms of liver disease including jaundice (yellowish skin or eyes), dark urine, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal swelling these tests may be ordered. They may also be done to help diagnose viral infections (such as hepatitis or mononucleosis) or to monitor medications that can cause liver-related side effects.

The hepatic function panel, also known as liver function tests, is a group of seven tests used to evaluate the liver for injury, infection, or inflammation.

The liver plays important roles: It stores energy from food, makes proteins, and helps remove toxins. The liver also makes bile, a fluid that helps in digestion.

The hepatic function panel evaluates:
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT). This enzyme, found in the liver, plays a role in metabolism, the process that converts food into energy. If the liver is injured, ALT is released into the bloodstream. Its levels are especially high with acute hepatitis. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP). This enzyme is found in the liver, bones, intestines, kidneys, and other organs. Kids and teens normally have higher levels of ALP than adults, even when they're healthy, due to bone growth. But ALP levels can also increase when kids have viral infections, liver diseases, or blocked bile ducts. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST). This enzyme, which plays a role in processing proteins, is found in the liver, heart, muscles, and kidneys. When the liver is injured or inflamed, levels of AST in the blood usually rise. Total bilirubin and direct bilirubin. Bilirubin is a byproduct of the normal breakdown of red blood cells. It usually passes through the liver and is excreted from the body. But if that doesn't happen due to a liver disease, bilirubin levels in the blood can rise and the skin can take on the yellow discoloration known as jaundice. Tests for bilirubin may be total (measuring the level of all of the bilirubin in the blood) or direct (measuring only bilirubin that has been processed by the liver and attached to other chemicals). Albumin and total protein. Protein is needed to build and maintain muscles, bones, blood, and organ tissue. Sometimes when there's a problem with the liver, it can't make proteins as well, so protein levels decrease. Liver function tests measure albumin specifically (the major blood protein produced by the liver), as well as the total amount of all proteins in the blood. Preparation
Although the hepatic function panel can be done without any preparation, it's more accurate when performed after fasting. Your child may be asked to stop eating and drinking for 10 to 12 hours before this blood test. You should also tell your doctor about any medications your child is taking because certain drugs might alter the test results.

On the day of the test, having your child wear a short-sleeve shirt can make things easier for the technician who will be drawing the blood.
The Procedure
A health professional will usually draw the blood from a vein. For an infant, the blood may be obtained by puncturing the heel with a small needle (lancet). If the blood is being drawn from a vein, the skin surface is cleaned with antiseptic, and an elastic band (tourniquet) is placed around the upper arm to apply pressure and cause the veins to swell with blood. A needle is inserted into a vein (usually in the arm inside of the elbow or on the back of the hand) and blood is withdrawn and collected in a vial or syringe.

After the procedure, the elastic band is removed. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed and the area is covered with cotton or a bandage to stop the bleeding. Collecting blood for this test will only take a few minutes.

What to Expect
Either method (heel or vein withdrawal) of collecting a sample of blood is only temporarily uncomfortable and can feel like a quick pinprick. Afterward, there may be some mild bruising, which should go away in a day or so.
Getting the Results
The blood sample will be processed by a machine. Parts of a hepatic function panel may be available in minutes in an emergency, but more commonly the full test results come after a few hours or the next day.

If any of the results seem to point to liver damage or disease, further testing may be necessary to determine what's causing the problem and how to treat it.
Risks
The hepatic function panel is considered a safe procedure. However, as with many medical tests, some problems can occur with having blood drawn:
fainting or feeling lightheaded hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin causing a lump or bruise) pain associated with multiple punctures to locate a vein Helping Your Child
Having a blood test is relatively painless. Still, many children are afraid of needles. Explaining the test in terms your child can understand might help ease some of the fear.

Allow your child to ask the technician any questions he or she might have. Tell your child to try to relax and stay still during the procedure, as tensing muscles and moving can make it harder and more painful to draw blood. It also may help if your child looks away when the needle is being inserted into the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it dangerous to have high blood protein? can u die from it?
    is it dangerous to have high blood protein? can u die from it?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it dangerous to have high blood protein? Can you die from it?

      High levels of protein in the blood do not appear to directly cause blood vessel disease, even though it has been linked with an increased risk for this condition,
      While high protein levels are linked with an increased risk of blood vessel disease, the relationship is probably not causative because carrying genes that increase the risk for higher protein levels does not increase the risk of blood vessel disease.

      An abnormally high level of protein in blood can have many causes. Blood proteins, also called serum proteins, serve numerous functions, including helping to regulate cell function and your immune system. Normally, your blood contains relatively small amounts of many types of proteins.
      Causes of elevated levels of protein in blood include:
      Chronic inflammation or infection, such as HIV and hepatitis
      Certain bone marrow diseases, such as multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.
      A high-protein diet does not cause high levels of protein in blood. However, severe malnutrition can cause a decrease in total blood protein.
      Further testing can help determine the cause of “The high levels of protein” in your blood.

      You should talk to your doctor. Take care as always!

  2. QUESTION:
    how can you lower a high protein blood level?
    I donate plasma and my spe protein is running just over normal which keeps me from donating until I can get it to normal. If I can't I will go on a national list stopping me form ever donating again. Have not been sick, actually is a rarity when I do. So can't figure, what is off in my system.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor but I know that one factor which can affect high blood protein is if you have kidney problem since it is the filtration system in our body. First of all, what kind of protein they found above normal in your blood? Many different forms of proteins are related to different kinds of diseases. Maybe you should see a doctor even if you are not feeling sick and seek professional advise on lowering your blood protein level. Don't wait until you feel really sick before you see one. Most likely you are already pre-dispose to something that may give you a problem in the future if not now.

  3. QUESTION:
    High protein in blood and not able to donate plasma?
    My boyfriend was planning on donating plasma today, but they said his protein was too high. He's never had this problem before.

    He didn't even have meat today, he had a spinach salad with veggies and ice cream. How could his protein be too high?

    • ANSWER:
      Problems with his kidneys. He should see his doctor.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that I should avoid as I have high cholesterol and high protein in my blood work?
    I have high protein in some recent blood work due to polycystic kidney disease.I also have high cholesterol!Now I know somewhat how I need to eat and what to stop like my Tim Hortons coffee double double everday but I need help with the rest!!Once I get an appointment with a nephrologist i will ask to see a dietician.But has anyone got any meal ideas!?!Anything would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      You can maintain your kidney function by reducing protein. However, PKD will continue as there is no cure. There are lots of other kidney patients and caregivers who can answer similar questions on the dialysis message forum at www.ihatedialysis.com. There is a section regarding diet and one about PKD that may be helpful. I wish you the best of luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    1 high blood pressure reading and protein in urine at 27 weeks?
    At the start of my apt they took my blood pressure and it was high and then at the end of my apt they said there where higher levels of protein in my urine. They gave me a lab slip to do a 24 hr pee test. Anyone have to do this? how did it turn out? what could all this mean? Could it be nothing? Im only 27weeks!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had high protein in their urine without high blood pressure?
    I am only 18 weeks pregnant and have had high levels of protein in my urine from the start 3+. I have done a 24 hr urine test and that came back bad. My doctor has tested me for Lupus and other auto immune disorders. They just called me and want me to see a specalist because that test also came back bad. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not pregnant, but I had to do the 24 urine test for my visa because my blood pressure skyrocketed during the exam.

      What made them make you do the 24 hour test without high blood pressure? There must have been some symptoms.

      I did the 24 hour test and it came back perfectly fine, but all I do know is it checks to see if your kidneys are functioning properly. Or if your organs have been damaged due to high blood pressure.

      Did you do any strenuous exercise during the sample collecting? That can throw off the numbers a good bit.

      I'm sure the specialist will let you know what's going on. Don't stress about it too much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. QUESTION:
    What can cause high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?
    I am just wondering because my best friends just messaged me to say she was in hospital with severe stomach cramps (likened them to labor pains) & the results she had where high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells.

    Any information would be helpful. She is waiting on definite test results, but I am just wondering what it could possibly be??

    Thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      hmm could be appendicitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, ......geesh the list goes on and on

      there is definitely some sort of infection going on

  8. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if you have a high protein count in your blood?
    My friend couldn't donate blood because of a high protein count. What does that mean and what causes it?

    • ANSWER:
      High hemoglobin can have many causes. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen from your lungs to your other body tissues.

      A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. Normal values for hemoglobin are 13.8 to 17.2 grams per deciliter (gm/dL) for males and 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dL for females.

      High hemoglobin is usually due to an increased number or abnormality of red blood cells. Causes include:

      Living at a high altitude
      Smoking
      Congenital heart disease
      Failure of the right side of your heart (cor pulmonale)
      Scarring and thickening of the lung tissue (pulmonary fibrosis)
      A rare bone marrow disorder (polycythemia vera)
      Dehydration, such as from severe diarrhea or excessive sweating
      Kidney disease
      Exposure to carbon monoxide
      Anabolic steroid use
      Treatment of high hemoglobin is directed at the underlying cause.

  9. QUESTION:
    37 weeks high Blood Pressure & protein in my urine?
    Im doing a 24 hour urine now and they will see what there going to do when that comes back. Has anyone else had high BP & protein in their urine? What are the chances of my doctor doing my c-section now or in the next few days? I have to have a c-section again. Thank you. Please no rude comments.

    • ANSWER:
      well... if you end up having pre eclampsia, the baby is coming out of you as soon as possible.
      i went to the OB doctor last wednesday and had some swelling and my BP was up jus a little. i was sent straight to labor and delivery and was tested and all that and actually didnt have a lot of protein in my urine. one day i was told i DIDNT have pre eclampsia, and the very next day... apparently i did.
      i was sent to the hospital when i was like 37 weeks and 3 days along. i had no idea what was gunna be happening. one minute im at the doctor and they say i need to go get checked out at the hospital, then in the next blink i am laying on the bed with a bunch of nurses all around and was being told NOT to push bc of the strain it would put on my heart.

      they wont wait if you have pre eclampsia. my blood pressure shot way thru the roof and i could have easily died wile giving birth, jus as any other woman can. but it is a very dangerous problem to both mother and baby and the doctor will have the baby delivered just as soon as they think they need to. i jus had my baby girl 4 days ago. 37 weeks along is considered full term so, we made it to that point. ive actually been in the hospital since June 2nd and im still waiting here to be be sent home. my baby was sent to NICU
      ever since she was born, i have only got to see her for the split second she was in the room before they took her out, and i was given one 30 minute visit where all i did was hold her. she still has to be here when i leave.

      but i can imagine you will have a baby within the next few days

  10. QUESTION:
    What does high protein count mean in blood work?
    I got a report indicating I had high protein count in my blood. It was a yearly physical check. My doc said not to worry or ignore it. I been know to have anemia in the past, but now its border-line.

    I'm sure if I had something serious my doc would told me. ... but I'm still curious about it. Comments?

    • ANSWER:
      High blood protein can be a warning sign of chronic inflammation or infection. High blood protein levels have also been linked to certain bone marrow diseases.

      Normally, your blood contains relatively small amounts of many types of proteins. A sample of blood drawn from your vein can be tested to measure the amounts of these various proteins in your blood.

      Additional testing can often help determine the cause of high blood protein. These tests can help rule out such problems as that are commonly associated with high blood protein:

      Amyloidosis- a disease that occurs when substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein usually produced by cells in your bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ

      HIV/AIDS- a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight off viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease. HIV makes you more susceptible to certain types of cancers and to infections your body would normally resist, such as pneumonia and meningitis.
      Normally, white blood cells and antibodies attack and destroy foreign organisms that enter your body. This response is coordinated by white blood cells known as CD4 lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are also the main targets of HIV, which attaches to the cells and then enters them. Once inside, the virus inserts its own genetic material into the lymphocytes and makes copies of itself.
      When the new copies of the virus break out of the host cells and enter the bloodstream, they search for other cells to attack. In the meantime, the old host cells and some uninfected CD4 cells die from the effects of the virus. The cycle repeats itself again and again. In the process, billions of new HIV particles are produced every day. Eventually, the number of CD4 cells in the body decreases, leading to severe immune deficiency, which means your body can no longer effectively fight off viruses and bacteria that cause disease.

      Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance- the condition of having an abnormal protein (monoclonal protein or M protein) in their blood. It's benign and usually causes no problems. In a few people, however, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance progresses over decades to other disorders, including some forms of cancer. you'll usually have annual checkups to monitor the level of M protein in your blood. If there's no increase in the protein, monoclonal gammopathy doesn't require treatment.

      Multiple myeloma- a cancer of your plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow. Plasma cells normally make proteins called antibodies to help you fight infections.

      In multiple myeloma, a group of abnormal plasma cells (myeloma cells) multiplies, raising the number of plasma cells to a higher than normal level. Since these cells normally make proteins, the level of abnormal proteins in your blood also may go up. Health problems caused by multiple myeloma can affect your bones, immune system, kidneys and red blood cell count.

      A high-protein diet doesn't cause high blood protein.

      See your doctor if you experience:

      Nausea or poor appetite
      Unexplained weight loss
      Severe fatigue
      Persistent fever

  11. QUESTION:
    If i had a high blood pressure reading and a higher level of protein in urine could this be nothing?
    my blood pressure was high at my last appt and then the told me they found higher levels of protein in my urine, I know what this could mean but could it be nothing? has anyone had this happen and it be nothing?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very shocked that they didn't give you some kind of medication. Those are the very 1st signs of preeclampsia (toximia). whichever you want to call it. In fact there should be no protein in the urine. When I was told this with my 1st son, they sent me to the hospital and I had my son 5 hrs later.. I did have other complications also. IF Dr. sent you home and didn't put you on bed rest with blood pressure medicine to take then I wouldn't worry.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does Fish protein reduce High Blood pressure?
    My friend gave me a nutrilite product consisting of Bonito protein. Bonito protein is a source of fish protein. according to her high blood pressure can be reduced by taking fish protein capsules.
    Has anyone used this product?? please let me know if i can use it for High BP treament or shud i consult a doctor??

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from High BP, definetly consult your doctor before taking anything.
      Its actually not the protien that helps with the high blood pressure, it is the omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the fish. Protein is an added bonus from eating fish though too, so gobble up as much as you want. Try flaxseed oil instead of fish oil if you want to avoid the fishy aftertaste, flaxseed is also a large source of omega3's. Reducing BP is just one of many, many health benefits from fish and omega3's. But always do concrete research into any supplements before you put them into your body, never just take the advice of us here on the forums, do your homework.

  13. QUESTION:
    36 1/2 weeks. Blood pressure is high and there is some protein in urine. How far do you think I will go?
    I'm 36 1/2 weeks. I have high blood pressure and there is some protein in my urine. I just had an ultrasound to check the baby's growth. She looks to be about 6 1/2 lbs. She is also in the right position for birth. I'll see my doc on Thursday but just wondering from anybody else's experience how far they think I might go? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Soon with in the next week or week and a half and the baby is in safe zoon to come so congrats and have fun with your baby girl!

  14. QUESTION:
    what can cause a high blood protein level?
    i have under active thyroid ( 3 years now ) controlled with levothyroxine . recent very bad headache ongoing pain in eye, and down one side of faceand back of head and neck . fizzing sensation running from head into neck . dr took blood samples testing for bells palsey ??? all results back .... one lot of bloods in wrong vial , so needs repeating, others normal except for raised blood protein . have got to wait until other bloods done, then see dr . what causes thius high level and can it be put right ?? seeking some sort of reassurance as it'll be about a week before i see the dr.

    • ANSWER:
      Physiological hemoglobin heighten the dehydration, sweating, less water
      Into the blood and vigorous exercise; concentration,

  15. QUESTION:
    What correlation does high blood pressure and protein in the urine have?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidneys are allowing too protein to pass through. Slowed blood flow through the kidneys. Maybe heading for renal difficulties.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it preeclampsia? protein and high blood pressure. at 37 weeks?
    I have had high blood pressure for the last week. ranging from 142/86 to 154/90. I also have about 550 mg of protein in my urine. My doctor ordered the 24 hour urine test. How long does it take to get the results back. Do you think it is pre eclampsia?
    I also have fatigue and nausea, headache.

    • ANSWER:
      In your case, it shouldn't take too long to get results back from the 24 hour as you are pretty much full term and they need to decide if the baby should come out now or not. It's likely the doctor will go ahead and induce and deliver the baby since you're getting high BP and that high protein reading and your baby should be healthy enough to live outside the womb by now.

      I had slightly elevated BP during pregnancy but always came out with nice and normal protein protein readings so we kept my delivery date to the normal date that was planned on.

      It sounds like it could/might be pre-eclampsia, so just be very prepared to have a baby very very soon as that's how they cure pre-eclampsia, with delivery!

  17. QUESTION:
    Edema in a pregnant women who Does Not Have High Blood Pressure or protein in the urine is?
    a. expected and normal
    b. a sign of dietary deficiencies
    c. very rare and life threatening
    d. a warning signal of a difficult labor

    • ANSWER:
      a and d... you are expected to swell a little, but edema is also one of the first signs of toxemia and things like that you just need to know what the warning signs are.

  18. QUESTION:
    i need info on a genetic high protein blood disorder. please help?
    i am sorry i have no other details other than high protein found in blood test and my little girl is only five

    • ANSWER:
      Glutaric acidemia type 2 is an genetic disorder that is characterised by defects in the ability of the body to use proteins and fats for energy. Incompletely processed proteins and fats can build up, leading to a dangerous chemical imbalance called acidosis. Glutaric acidemia type 2 often appears in infancy as a sudden metabolic crisis, in which acidosis and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) cause weakness, behavior changes, and vomiting. There may also be enlargement of the liver, heart failure, and a characteristic odor resembling that of sweaty feet. Some infants with glutaric acidemia type 2 have birth defects, including multiple fluid-filled growths in the kidneys (polycystic kidneys). Glutaric acidemia type 2 is a very rare disorder. Its precise incidence is unknown. It has been reported in several different ethnic groups.

      Without some specifics this is what I've found on that subject. Has she seen an Endocrinologist? If not I'd recommend it. Good luck and bless you your little girl's heart. I have a 6 yr. old girl.

  19. QUESTION:
    High blood preasure & protein in urine at 39 & a half wks???
    I am due my baby on sunday & had my routine appointment with my midwife this morning...... i have a high content of protein in my urine & my blood preasure is higher than it normally is (its 115/80 today.... usually 110/60). Anyone else had this at this late stage or know anything about it?? Midwife done a blood test which i get results back for tomorrow & also another urine sample........ ???

    • ANSWER:
      Had both, what I did was lie around on my left side the whole time. Controlled it perfectly. I even peed four pounds of water weight off overnight.

  20. QUESTION:
    Abnormally high protein in blood?
    Had a blood test and dr says I have an abnormally high level of protein in my blood test results?

    Also mentioned something about CEA markers?

    • ANSWER:
      ask your doctor until you understand... look up everything up on the internet
      if you dont understand this doctor , find one that you do or that will explain all this...
      look up high protein in blood.... which means, I think, that you are not processing protein well enough, and could mean liver, kidney or diabetes problems

  21. QUESTION:
    So i have high protein in urine and have high blood pressure what should i do???
    ok im 24 weeks pregnant have high blood pressure and is taking medication on that!!!!! Now i have high protein in my urine then 2 top that off im anemic yea so i have alot going on i eat healthy take my vitamins the way im suppose 2 and everything y me!!!! So my question is what kinds of food are non protein i was looking for websites could not find anything any ideas help thanx!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you really need to see the doctor and sooner rather than later. These are some of the signs of pre-eclampsia which cannot be cured and only managed, and is a very serious condition for you and your baby.

      I don't want to scare you . had the same symptons towards the end of the pregnancy.

      However if you know you have high protein then I think you must of already taken a test in the hospital and they would have given you advice specific to your case. Some women have to be checked every few days (in my case) and in the worse case scenario, hospitalised and/or early birth of the baby

      So if your doctor/gyno did not give you any advice then get on the phone asap to him/her..... that would be my plan anyway

  22. QUESTION:
    what causes high levels of protein in the blood?
    a good friend has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy due to extreme b and d vitamin deficiencies. she also has a high level of protein in her blood and is being sent to a hematologist/oncologist. what would cause the high level of protein and what can she expect the hematologist/oncologist to do next?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe she has a kidney problem

  23. QUESTION:
    Can high protein levels in blood be passed on to children?
    My father went to the doctor feeling very ill, after taking a blood test the doctor told him his protein level was very high......(possibley bone cancer) .....but after a few more tests it was decided he does not have bone cancer, The doctor did warn him that it is easier to catch an infection, because of the elevation. I am wondering if I also should get a test done to see if I have elevated protein levels. Also, if this can run in the family. If you have any helpful info, I would appreciate it..thnx

    • ANSWER:
      i think he has something else going on by the sounds they shouldn't be that high some people run high all the time has he been tested for this before and they are just now elevating? obviously its nothing to be very concerned about or the Dr would have told you. i would certainly ask him if he feels that this is a genetic condition.

  24. QUESTION:
    what would make you have high protein in your blood?
    my friend receintly tried to donate blood to the american red cross and they told him that he had high protein in his blood and could not be a donar. what could cause this problem

    • ANSWER:
      High Total Protein usually implies an elevation of the Globulin fraction. This is non specific and is often seen in chronic diseases, malignancies, cirrhosis, etc.

  25. QUESTION:
    34 weeks pregnant-high protein in urine-high blood pressure-menstrual cramping?
    I just got diagnosed with preeclamsia this week. I did the 24 hour urine test and my blood pressure was higher. I have been put on strict bed rest. While I was laying down this morning I have this constant cramping like I am going to start my period. The pain doesn't get worse, but it doesn't get better either. My back has also been aching. Is this something I should call my dr. on?

    • ANSWER:
      sweet heart, dont trust a web site of strangers answers. call you OBGYN, it could be a lot of things. even just a phone call, he might want to see you he might not. This is your baby honey!!! Please just call, don't take a chance...these people are a pool of strangers, who can easily pretend like they know what their saying.
      best of luck to you and your baby!

  26. QUESTION:
    20 weeks pregnant... HIGH blood pressure & protein in my urine....?
    I'm 20 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure and protein in my urine (+1)?
    the doctor said they dont worry
    abot the protein until its at +3. I'm still kinda nervous because i know all this can be early causes of preeclampsia. Has this happened to anyone else?
    My blood pressure is under control now, with the help of medicine.
    HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      i would try to relax more are you worryed about anything because that can cause high blood pressure im gald you have it under control good luck to you and your baby

  27. QUESTION:
    what can cause a high red blood count and protein in urine in 17 year old boy?
    during routine check up, we were told he had some protein in his urine and a high red blood count. dr said it may be dehydration but he drinks fairly often. he is to go back in 1 mo to recheck.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be so many things ranging from simple to more complicated. Only your doctor can diagnose it for sure. Take heart though, as most of the time it is nothing. If he is very athletic, he can have this from dehydration regardless of the fact that he drinks a lot.

      Please let the doctor handle the diagnosis and the care. He is more qualified than anyone in here. He has also seen and examined your son.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any connection between comsuming whey protein and having high blood pressure/high heart rate?
    Whey isolate protein for building muscle

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't seen anything on it, unless it isn't a pure whey product and it contains more ingredients than just whey.

  29. QUESTION:
    34 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure, protein in urine, and borderline low amniotic fluid?
    I'm 34 weeks pregnant, and at 29 weeks was diagnosed with gestational hypertension. I was admitted in L&D at 29 weeks for headaches, blurred vision, protein, and high bp's. I received 2 steriod shots, and was 1 cm dilated. well, long story short, I've been having to go to dr twice a weeks for nst's (monitoring), and yesterday dr said I'm borderline low amniotic fluid and if it gets lower he will deliver (especially with blood pressure issues) I'm taking Aldomet 250 ml 3 times a day. Anyone have similar experiences or know about this... I was tested for pre eclampsia last week and they didn't tell me my results and yesterday they wanted more blood test?? I appreciate any advice, would baby be ok if born now??? just really worried!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you've been dealing with this during your pregnancy. As if a pregnant lady needs any more stress!

      That's good though, that they've been monitoring you so closely.

      At 34 weeks with my first I developed pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome (I'd had high blood pressure the whole pregnancy and traces of urine through much of it). I "toughed it out" for a week, trying to make it from one appointment to the next but ended up going in a day before my appointment and having a c-section.

      I won't go into details since you really don't need them, but long story short, my baby was born just shy of 35 weeks and he didn't spend even a moment in NICU. In fact, he was ready to leave the hospital before I was, in better shape than I was.

      I was on labetalol for the hypertension.

      My OB told me that 1 day in the womb is the equivalent to 2 days in NICU. That being said, every day you are pregnant is 2 days your child won't have to spend in NICU. However, if you are sick, it is best for you and for your baby to deliver and I'm sure your baby will be just fine!

      Good luck with everything

  30. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure, protein in kidney What!!?
    Went to the doctor for a ringing in my ear...doc said my blood pressure was 150/120..then did a urine test and said she found some protein in my kidneys...What!? Somebody help lol..im 21 years ol 5'10'' 288lbs
    Of course..the ringing in the ear has nothen 2 do wit all of that lol..jus the old sayen, come in with a sore back leave with a disease

    • ANSWER:
      The converse can also be true of the person above, kidney disease (leaking protein) can cause hypertension, as the kidney has a large role in regulating blood pressure

      Either way again, this is a lot more serious than ringing in the ears, and needs to be sorted out

  31. QUESTION:
    is high protein in blood the same as high potassium level?
    is highprotein in blood also high potassium

    • ANSWER:
      not at all, both are different.

  32. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure and protein in urine?
    I went for a yearly physical and had high blood pressure (possibly because they told me i had to get a shot because it went from 140 to 110) and they said i had protein in my urine. I just had my period last week so im pretty certain im not pregnant and im only 18.. what could be wrong with me??

    • ANSWER:
      Go see doctor. They will explain. You might have some problem with kidneys.

  33. QUESTION:
    treatment for high blood protein?

    • ANSWER:
      Your question is too vague. What do you mean by "high blood protein?" Are you referring to an abnormally high albumin level? Exactly how high is it, anyway. What is going on with the patient to cause this? Have they been on the Atkins diet, consuming steaks and roasts exclusively? Eating a dozen eggs a day? Is this a Grizzly Bear, eating King Salmon by the dozen? More information would be very helpful here. Speaking in vague generalities in answer to your vague generalized question, it's possible no treatment is needed beyond cutting back on protein consumption in the diet. More veggies, less steaks.

  34. QUESTION:
    I am 32, have high blood pressure and protein leakage in my kidneys.?
    Am I at higher risk for H1N1? I have 2 kids 6 and 3 yr old and I worry about them the most. If you can please help me with this question.I am aware of my kids risks already but confused with mine.

    • ANSWER:
      Your age is in the low risk category.
      High Blood pressure - difficult to categorize because you have not stated your blood pressure.
      Protein leakage - This is high risk category because leaking proteins will lower your ability to ward of infections and to be able to fight them.

      You can prevent getting H1N1 by avoiding people who are infected and eating the right diet so that you are not protein depleted. You replace the lost proteins each day.

  35. QUESTION:
    If a lady has High Alpha Feto protein in her blood wen 17 weeks pregnant can dat wld it affect the baby?
    If a lady has High Alpha Feto protein in her blood when she is about 17 weeks pregnant which is the 2nd trimester would that affect the baby? and how can that be suppressed.

    • ANSWER:
      Alpha-fetoprotein is something that is made inside the baby's liver. High levels in the mothers blood won't cause problems with the baby, but can be because of problems with the baby. Some of these problems can include an opening on the baby's spine or belly, problems with the baby's kidneys, problems with the amniotic fluid amount or with the placenta, or normal variation. It depends on how high the level is how likely these problems are.

      There has been no method developed to lower the levels o f alpha-fetoprotein in mom's blood because it would not be helpful to the baby to do this.

  36. QUESTION:
    dangers of high blood protein?
    plus kidney failure

    • ANSWER:
      There are three main mechanisms to cause proteinuria:
      * Due to disease in glomerulus
      * Because of increased quantity of proteins in serum (overflow proteinuria)
      * Due to low reabsorption at proximal tubule (fanconi)
      BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down.
      Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle.
      The creatinine clearance test compares the level of creatinine in urine with the creatinine level in the blood. (Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle.) The test helps provide information on kidney function.
      Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle. Creatinine is removed from the body entirely by the kidneys.

  37. QUESTION:
    Rapid weight gain and high protein levels while pregnant but not high blood pressure?
    Hi my name is crystal im 26 and pregnant with my 3rd son..im 33 weeks and 3 days today !!! I went to the dr yesterday and I gained 11 lbs in 2eeks and I had a 24 hrs urine protein level of 767 last Friday but my blood pressure remains low when im at the dr office but high while im at home… I was wondering why I would have such high protein levels and such a rapid weight gain but not high blood pressure??? In my 2 previous pregnancies I had preeclampsia and the 2nd one I had eclampsia with the headaches, vision loss and seizures plus I had the placenta ruptures with both of them. Im very concerned with having the same thing with this one or maybe worse then before but some of the dr I see doesn’t seem to think I have anything to worry about and then other drs to worry but only a lil…during this pregnancy they did find out that I have a blood clot disorder and I have been taking fragmin shots daily but im also worried about the taking those and then having severe blood loss when I have the c section… I was wondering if anyone had even went through it so bad with the 1st two pregnancies but the 3rd one be ok??? Thanks any help would be great!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    High High Blood Pressure linked to weight gainer and protein drinks?
    Im taking weight gainer 1850, and muscle milk and my blood pressure is prehypertension, and some time hypertension, and Im only 15?

    • ANSWER:
      There are millions of people that take whey protein and there is no scientific proof that they are linked.. It could be an internal problem on your part, or even more likely your diet aside from the protein.

  39. QUESTION:
    protein for high blood sugar?
    is their anything i can carry in my purse that doesnt need to be kept cold that i can eat if my blood sugar gets too high. some type of protein? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There is no food item that can reduce your BG levels. Exercise will bring it down but do not exercise if over 300. If you go high often (more than once a month) you need to talk to your doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    What does high protein level in blood count mean?

    • ANSWER:
      High levels of protein in the blood can be due to many factors, depending on the type of protein present. Normally, your blood contains relatively small amounts of millions of types of proteins, which help fight infection. Causes of elevated levels of protein in blood include:

      Infection
      Chronic inflammation
      Certain bone marrow diseases, such as multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
      A diet high in protein doesn't cause an elevated protein level in the blood. However, in cases of severe malnutrition, overall blood protein can be decreased.

      Further testing can help pinpoint the cause of high levels of protein in blood.

  41. QUESTION:
    Worried...please help. High protein in blood results?
    I am 39 weeks pregnant. I had blood tests on 1st December and everything was said to be fine. However, a midwife called me from the hopsital yesterday and asked me to go back in for repeat tests due to high protein levels. I had a blood test done but am now really worried as to what this might mean. She said a normal result is between 0 and 5?? Mine was 50 on the initial test, so she wanted to see if it had come down at all since 1st Dec. I wasnt overly worried but now need to see what this may mean and get myself prepared. Could my baby be at risk??

    I doubt there will be many that can answer this but, please, if there is anybody, get in touch

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well only 1 week to go and bubs should be out so dont worry. Have you been having alot of milk and icecream?? Things high in protein. Im having the same problem and not to scare you but i just read that high protein can mena bone cancer.Once you have the baby, please have a bone scan.

  42. QUESTION:
    High levels or protein in blood?
    I had a blood test recently and found that I have high protein levels and read that it can be linked to serious diseases but I don't know if mine is high enough to indicate this, it should be between 60-80 G/L and mine is 83, I also thought it was strange that my protein was high even though I lack folic acid which is needed to make it and people who lack that usually have low protein or anemia.
    Any reference from knowledge or experience would be much appreciated, thank you for imput. :)

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have experience with a cat with high protein in his blood and also possibly in his urine???
    MY CAT HAS EXPEREINCED WEIGHT LOSS.TOOK HIM TO VET AND THEY DID BLOOD TEST RULED OUT THYROID OR DIABETES BUT HIS BLOOD HAD HIGH PROTEIN AND THEY SUSPECT HIS URINE DOES ALSO, ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF ANYONE HAS EXPERIENCED THS?????????????????
    he is only 7 yrs old and he is a indoor cat.the vet this morning said that all of the organ functions look good. this cat has been very healthy until now, he is acting normal for the most part he is also. having very loose stools and everywhere, he does these really small little piles everywhere....i am cleaning the floor non stop.....

    • ANSWER:
      Same as Bozema really, your vet will probably want to test kidney function. It's not just older cats that get kidney problems though, my CRF cat was diagnosed when she was 4 years old, although admittedly she had had other health issues before the CRF was diagnosed.

      I hope your vet can sort it out, and I hope it doesn't turn out to be anything serious. Good luck

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a high protein and calcium level in my blood?
    I am 14 and my doctor took blood out of me because of weird stretch marks on my back can someone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Did he check your thyroid? Both of those conditions can be related to thyroid disease. Are you eating a lot of soy? It can affect your thyroid.

      But you need to ask your mom. I'm sure the doctor talked to her. She should be able to tell you what's going on.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the effects on a person who has a high protein count in the blood?

    • ANSWER:
      Increased alpha-1 globulin proteins may indicate:
      * Chronic inflammatory disease (for example, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE)
      * Acute inflammatory disease
      * Malignancy
      Increased alpha-2 globulin proteins may indicate:
      * Acute inflammation
      * Chronic inflammation
      Increased beta globulin proteins may indicate:
      * Hyperlipoproteinemia (for example, familial hypercholesterolemia)
      * Estrogen therapy
      Increased gamma globulin proteins may indicate:
      * Multiple myeloma
      * Chronic inflammatory disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, SLE)
      * Hyperimmunization
      * Acute infection
      * Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
      * Chronic liver disease

  46. QUESTION:
    can stress cause high protein in blood ?
    the norm is (64-83) mine was 87 can stress cause this? globulin was 42?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut down on the meat, it's the animal protein you wanna stay away from.

  47. QUESTION:
    my 3 year old has protein in her urine & has high white blood cells. can some one help me?
    the doctors found alot of protein & blood in my daughters urine. also she had high white blood cells. what is the diagnosis? can some one help me?
    they said she might have lucatosis but i have to go back for the result tomorrow. they gave her a shot of antibotics. but her fever goes up, then when i give her motrin it comes back down, but its up again.

    • ANSWER:
      protien mean in the urine means problems with kidneys and high white blood cells means infection so...my guess is a kidney infection

  48. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure, protein in urine, headaches?
    im 34 weeks pregnant, ive had contractions around 31 weeks but they have subsided. now they thought i had pre-eclampsia and did a 24 hour urine test. and the result came but 245, which is high. and now lately ive been having a lot of pain in my sides and kidneys. but i cant get a hold of my doctor. does anyone have any advice or what should i do?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    High protein level in blood test?
    hi, i went to the doctor the other day and got a blood test and they said that my protein level in my blood is high, i think they said it is a 8.9. They said that they think it may be a lab error but they will see me back in a week for a retest. I called them back and told them that i had been goggling about it and it is showing on some websites that it is a sigh of HIV or Hepatitis, well i freaked out. But, they said no no no there is nothing to worry about its not that big of a deal, but i am going in tomorrow and telling them i want a STD test anyways. But if it was something like HIV, wouldn't other things in my blood be high and wouldn't my proteins be higher. I am a hypochondriac so i always think the worst ):
    Thank You!
    Pray for me!!
    The blood test wasnt checked for HIV or any STDs, but they told me if i am that worried that i can come in tomorrow and get tested if it will clear my mind ):

    • ANSWER:
      Well, normal ranges for protein in the blood are 6.0-8.4; it's not really that high. If there was HIV in your blood, they probably would have caught that in the test. If you had Hepatitis, you would be experiencing liver dysfunction and you would probably have some symptoms. It doesnt sound serious since it isn't too far outside of normal ranges. I would stay calm, and see what the doc says on your return visit. you'll be in my prayers.

  50. QUESTION:
    if you have high protein in your blood will eating baked fish make it worse? im also taking lipitor?
    my cholesterol results were 246:total.......ldl: 130.......hdl: 46 and my protein was 8.0 the reference range was from 3.0 to 6.2

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a medical student and I was just told that normal blood protein levels are around 5.5 to 8. I would think you are just at the high level of normal.