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Bloodshot Eyes Vitamin Deficiency
Nystagmus: If the eyes jump when you look to the extreme right or left, that can be normal. If they jump up or down, this is not normal and generally represents a neurologic disease. With congenital poor vision, a searching type nystagmus can develop. If it is a new onset, you should seek medical attention as a stroke can cause it or a neurologic disease. ...Read more
I have a friend that lives in Trinidad and the white of her eyes are brownish and veiny. Should she be concerned? Is this a vitamin deficiency?
My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?
Stepwise approach: Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one. Aao. Org/asset. Axd? Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read more
See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more
The whites of my eye have begun to look grey over the last few months. I'm 19. I used to have perfect vision, but due to a vitamin deficiency it died.
Extreme diet: You must be on an extreme, frankly self abusive diet. If vitamin deficiency has caused your vision to "die" then you need immediate, perhaps emergency examination by an ophthalmologist as well as consultation with a nutritionist. This may have some role in the greying of the whites of your eyes. Do not delay in seeking help for this until permanent damage occurs. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?
Multiple Problems: Dark circles under eyes can be from allergies or sleep deprivation or both. Easy bruising can be caused by blood disorders but can also be caused by certain vitamin supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil or other high omega 3 fatty acids. If you are taking any of these stop them for a while and see if your bruising improves. Also be careful with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more
4yr old has pigmentation under her eye. I noticed redness and peeling when using elidel (pimecrolimus). Could she have a vitamin deficiency? Or allergy
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
Vitamin d: You mightvesntcto get your doctor to check vitamin d and ca level to make sure. Lead poisoning doesn't do that ...Read more
What are some underlying causes of vitamin deficiency? I'm d, b-12 deficient and have a high fetrin level.
Different causes: Vitamin d deficiency is mainly due to lack of sunlight (although could also increase skin cancer risk). Vitamin B12 deficiency is more nutritional although it's also associated w/gastric disorders leading to loss of intrinsic factor. High ferritin suggests either infection or lots of iron. Best to check w/your family or whoever ordered these tests. Replacement of B12 & d is inexpensive & easy. ...Read more
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http://bit. Ly/1ach2tw re: the serious hazards of ppi's & safe &superior alternatives. ...Read more
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 optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more
What would be the most sensible way to determine if tingling/pins and needles sensations are being caused by a B vitamin deficiency/toxicity?
I have vitamin deficiency of d, calcium, b-12.Dr suggests extra. Vitamins. My nails never grew and brittle. Now they are strong and growing fast. Why?
Vitamin D: Vitamin d is necessary for healthy nails, skin and bones as well as many other important functions in the body. ...Read more
Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace ...Read more
Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency. ...Read more
There are different: Normative values for different vitamins. For instance - vitamin D. Does your blood value fall within the normal range or below it? Additionally, does the person demonstrate signs of deficiency? ...Read more
Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more
See your doctor: Different vitamin deficiencies have different symptoms. If you are concerned see your doctor and they can recommend the appropriate blood test based on your symptoms. ...Read more
Vitamins: Vitamins and minerals are vital for us. Even deficient in vitamin B12 may cause impaired cell division to slow down. When this slow impaired cell division occurs, red blood cells are enlarged and are more likely to be destroyed by the immune system. Hence, even vitamin B12 deficiency can cause hallucination apart from gastrointestinal problems as well as neurological problems. ...Read more
B12: Yes, most likely b12.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vit D, C certainly:
Are known to cause painful legs. Vit d would be more common than vit c which in poor countries can cause scurvy in children, (not likely to occur here in the us).
Recently I heard that vit k deficiency can also cause such problems, but I need to research that, before I can state that categorically.
Hope that is helpful. ...Read more