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Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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Could a vitamin deficiency cause your eyes to be discolored?

Could a vitamin deficiency cause your eyes to be discolored?

No: Vitamin deficiency is rare in the U.S. But there are no eye color changes associated with it. ...Read more

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What causes the jumping motion in your eyes? Is it a vitamin deficiency?

What causes the jumping motion in your eyes? Is it a vitamin deficiency?

Nystagmus: If the eyes jump when you look to the extreme right or left, that can be normal. If they jump up or down, this is not normal and generally represents a neurologic disease. With congenital poor vision, a searching type nystagmus can develop. If it is a new onset, you should seek medical attention as a stroke can cause it or a neurologic disease. ...Read more

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My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

Stepwise approach: Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one. Aao. Org/asset. Axd? Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read more

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Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?

Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?

Multiple Problems: Dark circles under eyes can be from allergies or sleep deprivation or both. Easy bruising can be caused by blood disorders but can also be caused by certain vitamin supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil or other high omega 3 fatty acids. If you are taking any of these stop them for a while and see if your bruising improves. Also be careful with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more

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The whites of my eye have begun to look grey over the last few months. I'm 19. I used to have perfect vision, but due to a vitamin deficiency it died.

The whites of my eye have begun to look grey over the last few months. I'm 19. I used to have perfect vision, but due to a vitamin deficiency it died.

Extreme diet: You must be on an extreme, frankly self abusive diet. If vitamin deficiency has caused your vision to "die" then you need immediate, perhaps emergency examination by an ophthalmologist as well as consultation with a nutritionist. This may have some role in the greying of the whites of your eyes. Do not delay in seeking help for this until permanent damage occurs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia., Most likely due to blood loss. In women in the reproductive age, it could be due to heavy menstruation. Other causes, maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract.
It is detected by having a blood count. If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA, please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis. ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Could be: A vitamin b 11 deficiency and can easily have it checked by a blood test. It does not sound like that however. You should probably have a full evaluation by your doc and maybe a neurological evaluation ...Read more

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If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin deficiency can cause neuropathy not particularly head tingling or paresthesia. Usually b12 and folic acid are reported with neuropathy symptoms.
You can try them but have it checked out, as this alone may not be the reason for it. Even if you take vitamins its not harmful ...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 definition or description of: Vitamin deficiency?

What is the definition or description of: Vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin deficiency: A vitamin deficiency is when the body has low levels of one or more essential vitamins. Deficiencies of different vitamins can lead to varied medical problems. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying something that won't work, and if you complain, you'll be told it was your fault. Biotin deficiency sufficient to cause hair loss is hard to get. Get with a competent physician if hair loss is a concern. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms 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

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How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

Several things: Urine and blood test show abnormal levels of vita D.
X-ray. Slight cracks in your bones that are visible on X-rays — called Looser transformation zones — are a characteristic feature of people with osteomalacia.
And sometimes we need a bone biopsy to find out. ...Read more

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Could multivitamins correct vitamin deficiency?

Could multivitamins correct vitamin deficiency?

Probably not: If you have had lab tests that say you are deficient you need to take the vitamins that are low. Your doc will advise. Also, over the counter multivitamins are typically very weak. Look on the label to make sure that many of the ingredients are well beyond 100% of the recommended daily allowance and you will have a better brand. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency causes muscular aches?

What vitamin deficiency causes muscular aches?

A few can: Several vitamin deficiencies can cause muscle aches but the most common reasons I see are vitamin D3 deficiency and magnesium deficiency (especially in the setting of ibuprofen). BCPs can also contribute to B12 deficiency. All these can be measured (magnesium is done via RBC mag level). A good nutritionist can help you with doses. ...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 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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I have grey skin in palms of hands. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

I have grey skin in palms of hands. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?

Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?

No!!!: Laparoscopic surgery regardless of which body part is operated upon will not lead to vitamin deficiency. There are different causes of different vitamin deficiencies eg nutrition vs inadequate sun exposure. Likewise, laparoscopic surgery will not "cause" fibromyalgia. I suppose that a nerve injury can occur leading to chronic neuropathic pain but that can happen regardless of surgical technique. ...Read more

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What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP, LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP, LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

Iron deficiency: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, what you provided suggests iron deficiency. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...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