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What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

A vitamin deficiency is when the body has low levels of one or more essential vitamins. Deficiencies of different vitamins can lead ...Read more


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He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

Rare in USA: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more

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The effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

Children / 3rd world: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more

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What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D: There are side effects of low vitamin D deficiency and that may increase your risk of osteoporosis that would put you in jeopardy for minimal trauma fracture. See your doctor, get a bone density test, and start taking vitamin D - either 1000 or 2000 daily. The bone density result will tell you if you do or do not have low bone mass and increased risk of fracture. ...Read more

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Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Often not: Because vitamin d deficiency develops gradually, a patient may not notice symptoms or attribute them to getting older. Fatigue and generalized achiness may occur. Sometimes the only way to know is to take vitamind until levels become normal and see what gets better. ...Read more

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Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

Rare: It take an extraordinary elimination diet to get vitamin a levels low enough to affect vision in the first world. The only known cases in such circumstances have been those on extreme diets such as all polished rice for over a year. There; are causes for night blindness. Which your ophthalmologist can diagnose, but vitamin a deficiency is unlikely. ...Read more

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What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

Rickets: In children severe vitamin d deficiency can cause impaired growth, bowing of lower extremities, bone and muscle pain. In adults it may contribute to developing osteoporosis. Muscle weakness may occur. More controversial is a deleterious effect on diabetes, various cancers, infections and a variety of other problems. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiency is the worst?

Which vitamin deficiency is the worst?

D3. Iodine, B: There are so many. Start with vitamin d3, iodine and b complex. However, take a blood test to see if you have these deficiencies so you don't over do it. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs of a vitamin deficiency?

Hundreds of signs: There are many different vitamins & deficiencies of each can cause a wide variety of symptoms & signs, so virtually any symptom or health problem could be a sign of a vitamin or mineral deficiency.This may not only cause many symptoms but can lead to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, infections etc. See www.Healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.Com/vitamin-deficiency-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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What could having a vitamin deficiency cause?

What could having a vitamin deficiency cause?

Very little: It is very difficult in america today to actually be vitamin deficient. Some folks are deficient in Folic Acid and B12 which can cause anemia, high blood homocysteine and methylmalonic acid, and rarely, pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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What do vitamin deficiency diseases look like?

What do vitamin deficiency diseases look like?

Varies on vitamins: Vitamin a deficiency can cause night blindness..Vitamin B12 can cause autoimmune disorders..Vitamin c deficiency can cause scurvy which can cause bleeding gums, loss of teeth, fever...Vitamin k deficiency can cause uncontrolled bleeding and underdeveloped faces and bones...And a long list to go.. ...Read more

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What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause. ?

What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause. ?

Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a vitamin deficiency?

How to determine if I have a vitamin deficiency?

See your doctor: Different vitamin deficiencies have different symptoms. If you are concerned see your doctor and they can recommend the appropriate blood test based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for a vitamin deficiency?

How can you get tested for  a vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin testing: Blood levels of vitamins can be measured but these are often not helpful and or misleading. A level in the bloodstream may not have any correlation to the level of the vitamin in a tissue in the body. Total panel testing is usually not appropriate; a focused test for a level of a specific vitamin based upon a clinical exam is the only thing that would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is vitamin deficiency calculated?

There are different: normative values for different vitamins. For instance - vitamin D. Does your blood value fall within the normal range or below it? Additionally, does the person demonstrate signs of deficiency? ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement. ...Read more

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How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

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