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Lack of vitamin b can be the cause of pain in back and head, muscles and problems with nervs?

Lack of vitamin b can be the cause of pain in  back and head, muscles and problems with nervs?

Yes: There are different b vitamins, and most are necessary for normal function of our nervous system and other structures. ...Read more

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How can I lack vitamin b and if I have been eating french fries for 20 yrs almost daily?

How can I lack vitamin b and if I have been eating french fries for 20 yrs almost daily?

B 12 deficiency: B 12 deficiency usually happens on people with history of gastric resection, ilium resection, inflammatory conditions of the intestine, alcoholosim, chronic antibiotic use (intestinal bacterial overgrowth sydrome), strict vegetarians, patients taking metformin or anti acid medications. Sometimes we can't explain it. Keep talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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Lack energy & wakefulness.ongoing for past months.coffee,energy drinks, vitamin b no effect. Lot of same during adolescents.blood tests normal. Help?

Lack energy & wakefulness.ongoing for past months.coffee,energy drinks, vitamin b no effect. Lot of same during adolescents.blood tests normal. Help?

Many causes...: Fatigue and sleep difficulties have SO many causes (not only physical but also emotional). My advice, stop the artificial attempts to increase energy (they are likely working against you). Drink 1 1/2 liters of water per day. Eat balanced clean diet. Exercise daily. Meditate. See your doctor if your symptoms are not improving to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Why does having vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Metabolism: B vitamins are critical components of cellular metabolism. They are catalysts, or assistants, for most of the reactions that turn food into energy in the body. If you do not have enough b vitamins, you do not turn food into energy in an efficient manner. This leads to low energy levels, low blood counts, etc. ...Read more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

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Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

B complex: There are quite a few different vitamin bs in b complex. However, none is directly related to bone strength. Lack if vitamin c causes scurvy which affect soft tissues, and lack of vitamin d and calcium causes weakening of bones (and the medical condition rickets). ...Read more

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Why does vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Why does vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Not the cause: Vitamin deficiency is extremely rare in the U.S. It is highly unlikely that fatigue is related to any vitamin d deficiency in this country. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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