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I am 73 and...

I am 73 and experience Heat Flashes have been told it is possible to be a result of taking Hair,Skin & Nails. This due to Niacin in tablet. PLEASE ADVISE!

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take meds for heart but my Dr. did not suspect any of these! He is a very Brilliant Dr.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

I am sorry you are having heat flashes. or hot flashes.

when did you start taking niacin?

Niacin can cause you to have flushing type symptoms

you should get blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels

are you male or female?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have been taking Hair Skin & Nails for 6 mos. My Cardio Dr does not think it is my meds he thinks it is HS&N with niacin.I am "on fire" for short periods almost every day. Also weakness!
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

is this what you are taking

http://www.naturemade.com/supplements/hair-skin-and-nails/hair-skin-and-nails#POwF46vMtFxR4GWl.97

here are the ingredients

  • Supports collagen synthesis with vitamin C†
  • 2,500 mcg biotin to help support healthy hair, skin, and nails‡
  • Zinc helps support healthy skin†
  • Copper is essential for collagen synthesis and skin support†
  • Beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, is a key nutrient for healthy skin†

these vitamins would not cause you to feel on fire for short periods of time

stop the niacin, I bet your symptoms of hot fashes will get better.

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