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Posted by: Nokia | 2011-02-05

Supplements

hi doc,

i am no a very good eater, have high blood pressure and enlarged red blood cells which I believe leads to anemia of some sort.

i have experienced tiredness, and also every now and then suffer from a muscle cramp in my leg,

My question really is:
what over the counter supplement can I take that will give me all the minerals/vitamins i need because of a really really bad diet

and

what can i give to a 6 year old in the form of supplement as she is a very poor eater herself.

Please help

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The enlarged red blood cells are usually associated with Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency. This is called megaloblastic anemia. Refer to the following link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaloblastic_anemia

The enlarged red blood cells can also be associated with kidney disease and I therefore, suggest that you consult your doctor for blood tests and if your Vitamin B levels are extremely low, you will need injections to correct your levels.

You can supplement with Centrum Multivitamin, in combination with Vitamin B complex and Folate acid.

For the child, I suggest Echinaforce.

Regards




Dr Anrich Burger

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