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Deficiency Diseases And Their Symptoms
Too involved: Common nutritional deficiencies in the us are usually seen in alcoholics and include thiamine, magnesium, protein and folate deficiencies. Women in reproductive phase may have iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss. People with eating disorders often have multiple deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. Symptoms: anemia, weakness, neuropathy, skin rashes, failure to thrive etc. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?
Many many: The symptoms are vast, and really can't be addressed in the 400 characters allotted for this forum. Essentially every symptoms in the book can be associated with those diseases. Neurologic, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, dermatologic, cardiac .... ...Read more
Not really but: Celiac disease causes malabsorption and can cause vit deficiency and that will produce symptoms and signs of the vit B12 deficiency in untreated patients. These are two different conditions with different cause and there is nothing in common as celiac disease can cause in some cases vit B12 deficiency if not treated with gluten free diet. B12 deficiency causes anemia and neurological disorders. ...Read more
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar! ...Read more
Studies show vitamin d can help reduce symptoms of chrons disease. Newer ones claim deficient people may have longer lifes. Is their truth to either?
Media science: The cmaj study was of very old folks and found a correlation that is almost certainly the result of some variable other than vitamin d intake (likely a variant in metabolism.) severe crohn's interferes with vitamin d absorption, likely explaining the effect. The media distort this stuff into "news" and this confuses everybody. If you have crohn's or not, consider a vitamin d supplement. ...Read more
Weight loss: Weight loss, because fats have more calories/gram than any other food. There are some fat soluble vitamins like d that you might become deficient in, but it is very unlikely since you can't totally eliminate the fat from your diet no matter how hard you try -- and by the way, why are you doing it in the first place? Excess carbohydrate/protein (other two options) is not good either. ...Read more
Vit D is 13 ng/dl. how many days does it take for the deficiency symptoms to reduce? If one is taking 60000IU D3 per week.
A great unknown: It's very hard to identify true magnsium deficiency by lab work in people not otherwise ill, since most of the body's magnesium is inside the cells. It's unknown how blood levels vary with total body content. Pathologists have discussed this for decades and reached no conclusions. You're wise simply to eat sensibly, getting enough green vegetables. ...Read more
Hypocalcemia: Check out https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/hypocalcemia-low-level-of-calcium-in-the-blood which states: "muscle cramps are common, and people may become confused, depressed, and forgetful and have tingling in their lips, fingers, and feet as well as stiff, achy muscles" ...Read more
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