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Doctor insights on: Deficiency Of Vitamins A, D, E Or K

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Describe the disorder called deficiency of vitamins a, d, e, or k.?

Describe the disorder called deficiency of vitamins a, d, e, or k.?

Malabsorption: These are all called "fat soluble vitamins". A deficiency usually implies an inability to adequately absorb fat. There are a number of reasons for this and requires careful evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

DEAK vitamins: I agree with dr. Garvey, much too broad. These are the fat soluble vitamins so that issues with the absorption of fat may also involve these vitamins too. ...Read more

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For which deficiencies we use each of vitamin a, b, c, d, e, k please tell me for which cases we use each vitamin for patients?

For which deficiencies we use each of vitamin a, b, c, d, e, k please tell me for which cases we use each vitamin for patients?

Many manifestations: Deficiencies of each vitamin (in the case of b, 7 separate vitamins) can cause a wide variety of symptoms and health problems. They give us very limited space here but this website has reliable information on the problems caused by each of these deficiencies: http://www.Healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.Com/vitamin-deficiency-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E deficiency rare in the u.S.? Who might get it?

Is vitamin E deficiency rare in the u.S.?  Who might get it?

Very common: In my opinion, it's virtually impossible these days to get all the nutrients we need from food. Our produce is deficient due to farming and harvesting practices, and our increasingly toxic planet and stressful lives increases our body's requirements for nutrients to help detoxify. We have no good food sources for vitamin d or iodine. I recommend multivit, vit d, and fish oil for everyone. ...Read more

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Prescribed 50,000 iu a week of Vitamin D for sever deficiency measure of 8, should I take 10,000 daily or 50,000 on a specific day (i.e. Wednesday)?

Prescribed 50,000 iu a week of Vitamin D for sever deficiency measure of 8, should I take 10,000 daily or 50,000 on a specific day (i.e. Wednesday)?

Vitamin D: A dose of 50,000 is the correct way to increase your blood level of vitamin D when taken once a week. 4 weeks later have your vitamin D level checked again and if it is within normal range you can revert to 2000 units daily.If the vitamin D level is still low after 4 weeks of 50, 000 you should continue that dose for another 4 weeks but that does not happen often. ...Read more

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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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What causes deficiency of vitamin d?

What causes deficiency of vitamin d?

No sunlight exposure: A major cause of vitamin d deficiency is limited sun exposure vitamin d deficiency can be caused by not eating enough food rich in vitamin d malabsorption of vitamin d from food in the intestines. Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and cystic fibrosis. Obesity and gastric bypass surgery .Can also lower vitamin d stores in the body. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

Several things!: Osteoporosis and in men, greater likelyhood of prostate cancer and colon cancer, in women, more breast and colon cancer, and in both sexes, heart disease and stroke. Other problems occur, but I have highlighted the best defined! ...Read more