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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

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

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Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Magnesium also: This isn't really a vitamin, but magnesium deficiency is a common enough problem for me to mention it here. For this you want 2:1 calcium in combination with magnesium -- say 300mg ca with 150 mg mg. You don't want a huge amount of mg because it could produce diarrhea otherwise. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

Non-specific: Although inadequate nutrition can contribute to pain, there is not one vitamin deficiency that causes muscle pain. Vitamin d deficiency can increase overall pain. For some people gluten can increase pain. A diet high in sugar also can make you more sensitive to pain. ...Read more

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Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Low MCHC: aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiency causes striation in nails?

What nutrient deficiency causes striation in nails?

Nails: There are many nutrients that might cause nail striations but depends usually on the actual appearance of the change to define reason.. For example protein malnutrition can cause bumpy striations, zinc deficiency can cause white marks as can some other factors not related to deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

Not really: Vitamin b has multiple classes from 1 to 12 . They are not involved in the clotting or coagulation path way or platelet function . However, there are scenarios in which vitamin b classes indirectly play certain role . For example B12 is function as coenzyme in conversion of homocystine to methylmalonic acid . Accumulation of homocystine is associated with abnormal coagulation ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

Possibly but...: Tendon problems are usually caused by strains/sprains/repetitive use but certain nutrients are involved in tendon health. If you have tendon problems it may help to take vitamin c, manganese, zinc and the Amino Acids proline and lysine. Anti-inflammatory herbs like curcumin & homeopathic ointments like traumeel may also help. ...Read more

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What nutritional deficiency causes serious joint pain?

What nutritional deficiency causes serious joint pain?

Nutrition def/joi/pa: Joint pain can be caused by following nutritional deficiency vitamins a, c, &d help in manufacture of collagen other vitamins can cause damage to the nerves which can also be the cause of joint pain, these are vit e, b1, b6, b12, and niacin.These are necessary for nerve to grow. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiency causes extreme fatigue?

Which vitamin deficiency causes extreme fatigue?

Depends: B12 deficiency is the most common. Also b6 and b5 can sometimes be involved. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiencies cause joint pain?

Which vitamin deficiencies cause joint pain?

Vitamin D: There is no bigger easily correctable problem in america than vitamin d deficiency. Get your level to above 50 for bone, brain and diabetic or cardiac issues. Difficulties with strength, falls and pain are seen with d deficiency, and the pain relief from correcting this makes an active lifestyle possible. Check with your doctor for a blood level, and to set a goal for your fitness. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

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

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Which causes iron deficiency anaemia to be different to other types of anaemia?

Types of anemia: There are many causes of anemia. Anemia means a low blood count which can be caused by inadequate production of red blood cells in the bone marrow or excessive loss of blood from different sites in the body. Two of the most common are the uterus and the bowel. Anemia is a sign of a problem which requires diagnosing the cause. Iron deficiency is one such cause. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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