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Causes Of Magnesium Deficiency In Women
Children / 3rd world: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more
Progesterone: The most common symptom is irregular menses caused by non-ovulatory cycles. Another may be sustained spotting for a week or more. The action of progesterone is to prepare the lining of the womb for a potential implantation (pregnancy). When there is a lack of sufficient progesterone the lining degenerates and various withdrawal bleeding episodes can occur, ...Read more
Yes.: In toddlers, this is a common contributor of iron deficiency. In order to effectively correct the iron deficiency, it requires iron supplementation and a limiting of milk intake. Milk has a low iron content, can interfere with iron absorption, and can cause low levels of bleeding from the intestines. All of these can cause iron deficiency. ...Read more
Many causes: Just a few common ones- por eating habits, lack of enzymes to help break down protein during absorption, certain meds (proton pump=priloseccut down on B12 production in stomach) these lead to deficiencies. There can be allergies involved. The aging process slows down certain processes that help keep the body homeostasis mechanism( meaning force in body that keeps all our functions in the order ...Read more
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 antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more
Anemia: Severe anemia from iron deficiency often has fatigue associated with it. Sometimes feeling light headed as well. Unfortunately (or fortunately) mild anemia frequently has no symptoms. Many teenage girls are mildly iron deficient because they have poor diets and menstruate. Encouraging proper nutrition is always a good idea! ...Read more
Could sudden cessation of daily dose milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) result in acute hypomagnesemia? In an elderly man with some history of kidney disease?
Many causes.: Menstruation, gastrointestinal blood loss, and lack of iron intake are the most common causes. However, I have seen female collegiate basketball players iron deficienct secondary to extreme persiration (yes you lose some iron in in sweat). Both male and female runners (usually long distance) can experience foot strike hemolysis, thereby urinating excess iron. Many more. ...Read more
Rare in USA: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more
Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it! ...Read more
Weak bone&mscules: Vitamin d deficiency in are likely to be losses in bone, strength, and function and the development of pain. Muscle weakness reduction in muscle mass and muscle strength results in functional impairment cognitive decline osteoporosis osteomalacia more susceptible to falling fracture risk to diseases, abnormal sleep cycles and moods swings. ...Read more
Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persistent hypercalcemia. ...Read more
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