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Blindness Malabsorption Vitamin
Night blindness: True night blindness or nyctalopia (from greek ????-, nykt- "night"; and ?????, alaos "blindness") is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It is a symptom of several eye diseases. Night blindness may exist from birth, or be caused by malnutrition (for example, a lack of vitamin a). Blood levels can be determined with normal range from 50 to 200 mcg/dcl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
In some: For people who have macular degeneration of intermediate or high risk of progression (something your eye doctor can determine by exam), than the areds formula of vitamins has been proven to decrease the risk of severe vision loss by 25%. For those with mild findings, only a family history of amd but a normal exam and the general public, the eye vitamins have not been proven beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get check up!: You need to go over what's happening with your doctor. It sounds like you may be having low blood pressure if this happens when you get out of bed. But i'm not sure based on the info in your question. Anytime you have ongoing dizziness, and episodes of blindness (!), you must be seen! ...Read more
Rare: It take an extraordinary elimination diet to get vitamin a levels low enough to affect vision in the first world. The only known cases in such circumstances have been those on extreme diets such as all polished rice for over a year. There; are causes for night blindness. Which your ophthalmologist can diagnose, but vitamin a deficiency is unlikely. ...Read more
I have night blindness problem. I'm using -2 power glass. I take vitamin A Capsule.If I lasik will recover my those problems?
No change in night: vision can be expected with Lasix surgery. Lasix surgery may clear the refractory problem so that glasses may not be necessary, and this can be determined by a consultation with an opthalmologist. Some condtions such as astigmatism are not as easily corrected with Lasix. ...Read more
I have frequents headaches, I went to the eye doctor since I'm almost blind to find out if my eyes where the cause and twice the answer was no. My regular docor did blood test on me and the inly thing that came up inrregular was Vitamin D defficiency whic
D def possible cause: I recommend a neurologiy consult to evaluate headaches. We have learned much about vitamin D function irecently-- important in many metabolic pathways. Replenishing adipose tissue stores must occur before serum levels rise, sometimes taking more than 6 months. The morbidly obese may need 3 times the usual dose. 10,000 iu Vit D3 caps are inexpensive. Do not sunbathe! Unnecessary and carcinogenic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastritis: Certain forms of gastritis destroy cells that secrete intrinsic factor which is essential for absorption of vitamin B12. This can also alter th pH in the GI tract and influence other functions. Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin that is not dependent on the stomach for absorption. ...Read more
What might cause malabsorption of b complex vit. In a diabetic? Used to take vitamins with good results.
If I have fructose malabsorption and i eat high fructose foods, what happens to the foods? Am i still absorbing any of the vitamins/minerals?
If I have a malabsorption issue with vitamins B6 and b2 only, . How likely is this caused by a parasite?
Usually not!: Diarrhea is not a common problem with lactose intolerance, but does occur. It is conceivable that micronutrients such as zinc may not be absorbed. This is rare. More commonly, bloating, gas, and cramping occur. Is would be very unusual to have malnutrition secondary to lactose intolerance. ...Read more
Frequency of injectable vitamin D3 6 lacs im who has malabsorption syndrome and vit D3 level 9 ng/ml ?
Need blood test: The dose of vit d3 needed varies from person to person and needs a repeat blood test to confirm what dose you may need. Since vit d3 is stored in fat, the frequency is not as important as the dose given. ...Read more
I am suffering from MALABSORPTION and at the same time has EXCESS PRODUCTION OF SEBUM in SCALP.So which vitamin/mineral deficiency could cause this?
Lack of sun ;...: There are many possible causes of anemia- see https://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/anemia/causes.Html vit d deficiency occurs in almost everyone who does not take enough in fall ; winter when the sun isn't high enough to allow us to produce d (unless you live in the tropics). Adults need 5000-8000 iu/day of d3 for optimal levels. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq. ...Read more
If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?
I have been really tired and I think I am depressed! I have very low levels of Vitamin D and my doctor thinks I might have malabsorption?
I had a stool test and it was negative. My doctor thinks I might have malabsorption which is causing my Vitamin D. What next steps would be recommende?
Vit D supplements: Are you having GI or bone sx? Renal problem? Have you had supplements and remain low? Studies have shown that over 70% of those living in the northern states have low Vit D due to lack of sun exposure in colder months and low milk intake. I have found that true in my practice in Upstate NY. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have malabsorption because of mesenteric ischemia/pancreatic insuf. I have vitamin d deficency are there other vitamins I should be tested for?
B vitamins: You may also have trouble actually absorbing any of your vitamins. There is a lab that tests for all vitamins, their name is spectracell, you should find a doctor who uses that and see if you can have your nutritional status tests. ...Read more
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
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