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Calcium Deficiency Symptoms In Babies
Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Vit D3: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little and see your md to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: You know that hypouricemia, low uric acid in the blood, is not itself a health problem. Vegetarianism is a very important cause of iron deficiency if one does not supplement, and vegetarians run lower uric acid levels than meat-eaters. Iron deficiency does need to be worked up as it can be a warning about bleeding ulcer, cancer, hookworm, or other serious illness. ...Read more
Fatigue / numbness: Iron deficiency when prolonged produces anemia with small red blood cells which when severe can produce any symptom associated with low oxygen delivery to tissues. Generally you will see fatigue and exertional shortness of breath. B12 deficiency usually presents with loss of or altered sensation in the toes, but also produces a mild anemia with enlarged red blood cells. ...Read more
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 precursors to the active form we need. Since newborns have no gut germs at the start, it takes a while to start the process. That is why babies get a v k shot at birth to bridge the ~ 8 days it takes for the process to kick in. ...Read more
Iron def. anemia: The symptoms in pregnancy for anemia are jsut as in any other conditions but in pregnancy it can affect the fetus as well so you should talk to your ob/gyn md. You will feel tired as in any anemia. Pica is difficult to attribute to iron def. As you normaly could have pica in pregnancy by itself. Ur prenatal vitamin have iron but if you still need additional amounts you need evaluation for it. ...Read more
Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?
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
Almost anything: Vitamin d is responsible for many things in all our body cells. It is now regarded as the commonest vitamin deficiency and is really a hormone made in the skin from sunlight exposure. We are seeing many diseases related to it. It is no longer "just a bone nutrient" and the blood level of d3 should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
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