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what causes vitamin deficiency

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function o ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiot ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY: It is caused by inadequate intake, malabsorption of fat and use of coumarin anticoagulants. It causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, common among ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Not any: I don't think there is a specific vitamin deficiency that would affect just the gums and cause them to recede. If you are so malnourished that the gu ... Read More
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Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vit c: In particular is a building block for collagen, a main ingredient for tissue repair.
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Vitamin B12,C AND D: Vitamin cdeficiency is known to cause scurvy which can cause gum disese vitb12 deficiency is also known to cause periodontal disease and vitamin d d ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibioti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Diet/ gut germs: Vitamins are something we need we can't make ourselves & for vitamin k there is a special step. Intestinal bacteria help convert ingested k precursor ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
32 years experience Internal Medicine
A few can: Several vitamin deficiencies can cause muscle aches but the most common reasons I see are vitamin D3 deficiency and magnesium deficiency (especially i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably none: Probably just you're working out a lot... But... http://www.livestrong.com/article/402936-what-is-a-vitamin-deficiency-that-causes-muscle-aches-tir ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Seek other cause: Very poor overall nutrition might contribute to menstrual irregularity, but this is much less likely to be the actual cause than "pop" websites might ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Burke
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Poor fingernail and hair quality are cardinal signs of vitamin deficiency, particularly B12 levels.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Mostly low sun, YES!: Sun is our main source of Vit D; one can get some from cod liver oil, salmon & other foods but food can't provide enough D. Except in the deep sou ... Read More
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