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A Downside of Vitamin C in Men

Vitamin C is supposed to be the ‘go to’ for when you’re feeling under the weather, right? But a new warning…research finds too much Vitamin C can lead to painful side effects like an increased risk of kidney stones, tiny masses of crystals that can painfully obstruct the urinary tract. The signs and symptoms include:

  • severe pain from the flank to groin or to the genital area and inner thigh.
  • urinary urgency
  • sweating
  • restlessness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • blood in the urine

Experts say more research is needed and they’re continuing to study the connection. In the meantime, if you’re concerned with your Vitamin C intake or think you may have a kidney stone, contact your doctor.

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