Do You Really Need Those Vitamins?
As our culture strives to be healthier, many of us turn to vitamin and mineral supplements to meet our dietary needs. Some are marketed for seniors, while others are targeted toward men, women or children. Others say they are good for your prostate, vision, memory, or even your libido. So what supplements do you really need?
In reality, most people who eat a healthy, balanced diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables do not need to take supplements or may need only a basic multivitamin. Other people may have needs that are more specific. For example, menstruating women may need a multivitamin with iron or may need to take a separate iron supplement. Menopausal women may need to take a calcium supplement. Elderly or infirmed patients may need to take Vitamin D supplements because they are exposed to little or no sunlight.
Welcome to UT Medical Group, Inc.
For more than 35 years, patient care has been our first concern at UT Medical Group, Inc.
Whether you need care for a chronic medical condition or an organ transplant, UTMG has a doctor for you. Our award-winning medical staff includes more than 100 providers who offer a wide range of primary and specialty care. Many of them have been named among the best in their fields by Best Doctors®, Top Doctors®, and other organizations. Because these doctors also serve on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, they have access to the latest medical treatments and cutting-edge research—which translates into advanced, quality care for our patients. UTMG doctors provide services at many convenient locations, including the Memphis Medical Center and Germantown.