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Can vitamin b-12 deficiency cause eye problems?

Can vitamin b-12 deficiency cause eye problems?

B12 Eyes: B12 deficiency is associated with an anemia, neuropathies, and non-specific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, and psychosis. The deficiency is not associated with eye problems per se. ...Read more

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Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more


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Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ? ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency of a 12.7 cause any complications?

Can vitamin d deficiency of a 12.7 cause any complications?

Many risks &problems: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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Does vit d deficiency cause tingling/numbness,limb weakness,low chronic fever,headaches,pain,severe memory loss,ataxia,etc?Initial vit d level was 5.

Does vit d deficiency cause tingling/numbness,limb weakness,low chronic fever,headaches,pain,severe memory loss,ataxia,etc?Initial vit d level was 5.

Severe memory loss: with ataxia can be seen with B12 deficiency. This can also cause neuropathy in addition to brain and spinal cord degeneration. Vit D deficiency may contribute to memory loss. Fever....probably not. ...Read more

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I have vitamin D3 deficiency...It around 8.3 mg...How will improve vitamin d3?What are disease caused by this deficiency?

I have vitamin D3 deficiency...It around 8.3 mg...How will improve vitamin d3?What are disease caused by this deficiency?

Take 5000 iu D3 &...: Vit d deficiency occurs in everyone who does not supplement in fall & winter. It can cause many symptoms including fatigue, muscle pain & weakness, headaches, depression & can also increases risk of infections, heart disease & cancer. Most adults need 5000 iu of d3/day; don't take d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & my comment:. ...Read more

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What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy diet. All adults should take 1000 international units of vitamin d daily. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Vit B12 & others: In addition to depletion of vit b12, metformin has also been shown to deplete levels of Folic Acid and coq10 enzyme. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Poor intake/absorp-: There are three categories of problems leading to vitamin d deficiency. --low intake of vitamin d: individuals on vegetarian diet & vegan diet --low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract: individuals with pancreatic or liver disease --inability to activate vitamin d: individuals with kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Likely: One recent study showed vitamin d deficiency to be linked to depression in a small group of women between 42 and 66 years of age. After that the guidelines for daily intake of vitamin d were raised top 600 units/day for adults under 70. However, be aware that there are many other causes for depression which could be present in the same person, including thyroid disease, diabetes, stress and so on. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin C deficiency cause back pain?

Why does vitamin C deficiency cause back pain?

Disc health: The hypothesis is that since vitamin c is important for collagen health and intervertebral discs have collagen, then having low levels of vitamin d can lead to deficient collagen and connective tissue and thus degenerative discs and pain. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

Lack of intake: All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin c. Malnutrition causes insufficient intake and therefore a deficiency. ...Read more

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I hate mouth ulcers becuase they drive me nuts. Is it caused by a vitamin C defiency?

Not vitamin C: Mouth ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, can be caused by many different factors: mouth trauma, braces, auto-immune and there may be vitamin deficiencies of b12, iron, zinc. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin C cause protassuim defficency??

Can too much vitamin C cause protassuim defficency??

No: Vitamin C intake would not cause deficiency of potassium. Sources of vitamin C like orange juice also have potassium. ...Read more

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I keep reading there is no proof that daily vitamin c can help the body, but a deficiency is bad so shouldn't you try to eat alot of foods with vit c ?

I keep reading there is no proof that daily vitamin c can help the body, but a deficiency is bad so shouldn't you try to eat alot of foods with vit c ?

Vitamins/minerals: The body needs dozens and dozens of vitamins and minerals to work properly. Vitamin C is only one of them. A deficiency of any of them is not good. An excess of some is also not good. Excess Vit C is simply excreted by the kidneys into the urine. Your body is very good at regulating it. I recommend a balanced diet, with the RDA of VitC. Having "a lot" more than recommended won't keep you healthier. ...Read more

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I take b12, along with vitamin c, every morning. My blood results came back with a B12 deficiency and a white blood cell count of 3.4. Why?

B12 def: If despite taking oral b12. Your counts are low that means there is problem in absorption of B12 vitamin and therefore you should take the intramuscular shot of B12 1 mg once a month. B12 def can lead to leukopenia. Keep taking vit c. ...Read more

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Fatigue. Insomnia. Brain fog. Vitamin c deficient. Any idea what is going on?

Fatigue. Insomnia. Brain fog. Vitamin c deficient. Any idea what is going on?

Too many ideas!: There are many possible causes of your symptoms: many type of infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), anemia, nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid ; other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, stress, depression etc. It's impossible for anyone here to diagnose you further. See a good doctor, preferably with a holistic perspective, for a thorough evaluation ;comment:. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as having TOO much vitamin C in your body? I heard it can cause other health problems in high amounts

Is there such thing as having TOO much vitamin C in your body? I heard it can cause other health problems in high amounts

Vitamin C: For adults, the recommended daily dose is 65 to 90 mg a day, and the upper limit is 2 grams a day. Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, heartburn Abdominal bloating and cramps, headache Insomnia and Kidney stones ...Read more

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Hi doctor. For a while now I have been having problems with flatulence.  I am currently taking vitamin C and E. Can vitamins cause flatulence? Thanks

Hi doctor. For a while now I have been having problems with flatulence.  I am currently taking vitamin C and E. Can vitamins cause flatulence? Thanks

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Vitamins unlikely the cause. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

Vit C: Vit C is water soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more

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Is it ok for children to have vitamin C chewable tablets? Each tablet has 500mg of vitamin c. My kids are 14, 11 and 9 (might of sent this 2x, sorry)

Is it ok for children to have vitamin C chewable tablets? Each tablet has 500mg of vitamin c.  My kids are 14, 11 and 9 (might of sent this 2x, sorry)

Better if buffered: Vitamin c is beneficial for children & adults 500 mg they are like candy that's good for you! however, there is the potential for chewable vit c tablets to erode dental enamel due to their acidity. This risk is greatly reduced if you choose a buffered c tablet with sodium or calcium ascorbate instead of ascorbic acid. If what you have is not buffered, brush teeth after using & choose buffered next! ...Read more

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Can sucking on vitamin C tablets help uper respiratory problems?

Can sucking on vitamin C tablets help uper respiratory problems?

Vitamin C: I am a firm believer that taking vitamin c improves the immune system and body's immunosurveillance leading to a decreased risk of having various sorts of infections like urti(upper respiratory tract infections and cold/flu) , uti, pneumonia etc. So the short answer is yes! ...Read more

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Can emergen-c vitamin C cause a miscarriage?

Can emergen-c vitamin C cause a miscarriage?

Are you thinking of: Use of massive doses of vitamin c to abort a fetus. This is a very dangerous practice. ...Read more

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Can mega doses of vitamin C cause burning urination?

Can mega doses of vitamin C cause burning urination?

Yes: Vit c (ascorbic acid) leads to acidification of urine which in some individuals irritates the bladder lining leading to increased urinary urgency, frequency, and less often burning. ...Read more

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Does high doses of vitamin C actually cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Does high doses of vitamin C actually cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Vitamin C not cause: Hello Deborah, High doses of Vitamin C are not related to bleeding in pregnancy. Vitamin C is good to take in this season of colds and flu but look for another reason if you're having bleeding. ...Read more

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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more