Vitamins And Supplements Specialist

Prema Kothandaraman, MD

OB-GYN located in Arcadia, CA

The transition to menopause affects each woman differently, and the severity of menopause symptoms can range from minor annoyances to major disruptors. Thankfully, research suggests that vitamins and minerals targeting certain problem areas may alleviate the symptoms associated with menopause. Prema Kothandaraman MD's team of experts holistically approaches your menopausal symptoms, using only the treatments most necessary for your desired results. If you're in the Arcadia, California area and need menopausal relief, call Dr. Kothandaraman or book your appointment online.

Vitamins and Supplements Q & A

What vitamins and supplements does Dr. Kothandaraman offer?

Since changes in natural body processes cause many menopause symptoms, Dr. Kothandaraman offers the vitamins and supplements that can restore or bolster function in menopause-specific problem areas. The most common treatments include:

Vitamin A

When menopause kicks in, your body loses much of its production of estrogen, which is essential in promoting bone growth. To counteract this loss of bone strength, supplements of Vitamin A may help maintain strength while preventing the development of osteoporosis.

Vitamin B-6

Menopause is often associated with depression and other mood disorders, thanks to the body producing lower levels of serotonin as you age. Supplements of B-6 help make up for this serotonin difference, reducing or preventing symptoms associated with menopause mood disorders.

Vitamin D

Remember when we were young our mom telling us to drink up our milk with Vitamin D for stronger bones and teeth? That is still true but recent researches have shown that people with low blood levels of vitamin D have a greater risk of a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, diabetes or high blood pressure later in life. In pregnant women, low vitamin D levels are linked to pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes. No matter your age or stage of life, having adequate vitamin D levels is important.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E works as an antioxidant that can help stave off the effects of depression, weight gain, and heart disease (all common side effects of menopause).

Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics

In today’s world of processed and "fast" foods, our bodies need to work harder to break down the same nutritional content as it may have just a few years ago. Digestive Enzyme Formula with Probiotics helps replenish the essential enzymes (amylase, protease, cellulose, lactase, lipase, maltase, and sucrase) and "good" bacteria (Lactobacillus sporogenes) necessary for maximum absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. It acts to supplement and maximize the activity of the body’s own enzymes in an easy-to-take, pleasant tasting drink.

Prenatal Activated Multivitamin

Prenatal Activated Multivitamin contributes to a healthy pregnancy and supports normal growth and development of a healthy baby. It also promotes a healthy birth weight and helps maintain normal blood pressure during pregnancy

Am I a good candidate for vitamins and supplements?

Since your menopause symptoms and the severity of those symptoms are unique to you, Dr. Kothandaraman first assesses your overall health in combination with your symptoms to determine whether vitamins and supplements can provide effective results.

You’ll need to discuss any existing health conditions or medications you take with Dr. Kothandaraman during your medical evaluation. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes or liver problems, can affect how your body absorbs and processes certain vitamins. The same precaution applies to certain medications, such as antibiotics or blood-thinners, which can interfere or adversely interact with your supplements.

If you want to learn whether a vitamin and supplement regimen can help you conquer menopause, call the office of Dr. Kothandaraman in Arcadia, California or book your appointment online.  

*Individual results may vary