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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet.
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Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 36 years experience
Depends: we need all our vitamins and minerals. It is important to eat slowly and to chew your food to optimize your body's ability to absorb the vitamins and minerals. Symptoms can range from fatigue, brain fog, tingling,palpitations etc. if you suspect a deficiency you should see a doctor and have the levels measured.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance.
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