Protect Yourself! // 03.13.13 // 2 Comments

Dr. Raj Answers: What Vitamins Should You Take for Energy?

Dr. Raj is back! You might recognize the practicing physician and women's health expert from Bethenny's talk show last summer, in which she answered women's health questions and we went there! Nothing was on hold.

We're thrilled to have her return to answer your health questions on Bethenny.com. Do you have a question for Dr. Raj? Post your comment below, or tweet @Bethenny, using #AskDrRaj.



Bethenny fan @Duke_Trenny asks, "@DrRoshiniRaj what vitamins should I take for energy, I'm tired all the time?" 

Dr. Raj: People who eat a well-balanced diet do not need to worry about most vitamin deficiencies. The exception to that is Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can be present without causing any symptoms and has become more common as people tend to spend less time in the sunlight. A simple blood test can determine if you need supplementation. If you are very fatigued, you should have a checkup with your doctor and be checked for anemia and thyroid disease. If you get a clean bill of health, I recommend the following:

Is it wrong to fake it? What vitamins or foods are good for your sex drive? Dr. Raj answers more of your questions here »

What women's health questions do you have for Dr. Raj? Post your question below, and don't worry about how personal or embarrassing you think your question may be -- Dr. Raj has heard it all!

About Dr. Raj:
Dr. Roshini Raj appeared on "Bethenny" in summer 2012 answering your health questions. She is a board certified gastroenterologist and internist with a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Currently, Dr. Raj is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital in New York City, where she was the first female gastroenterologist to join the faculty. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Raj has a special interest in women's health and cancer screening and has published several research articles on colon cancer screening.

Learn more about Dr. Raj at DrRoshiniRaj.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @DrRoshiniRaj

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Tara
427 days ago

i am a smoker and trying to quit and i am always tired and i do get a minimum of 7 hrs sleep prob not drinking as much water as i should. i dont exercise a whole lot. can you give suggestions to how i can quit smoking and be more active and get my energy back up.

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Brian Stoklos
497 days ago

Generally, when using supplements it seems most prudent to have a quality multivitamin as the prime product. Using one or a few single-element supplements increases the risk for adverse events (see http://www.supplements-and-health.com/side-effects-of-die... ). For instance, increasing vitamin D intake by supplementation will augment the utilization of calcium. This may result in a deficiency of magnesium...

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