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Fingernail Ridges Vitamin Deficiency
B12: Yes, most likely b12.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 12 yr old boy has brown finger nails and toe nails. Is that a anemia or vitamin deficiency? He's tried a lot.
6 year old boy has thin splitting finger nails and toe nails, and teeth are decaying. Is there a vitamin deficiency?
Syndrome: There a number of syndromes with these signs. See a dermatologist and your dentist. Have them consult with each other. ...Read more
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
Yes: Blood test.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Hard to say because:: All vitamins by definition are essential for health. While B12 deficiency can be very serious, you can die from vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), D deficiency can cause depression, chronic pain & increased risk of cancer and autoimmune disease, low B1 causes diarrhea, dermatitis and dementia etc, So which of those is worst? We need ALL vitamins for good health. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced diet and: Supplements. A balanced diet is generally sufficient to prevent as well as treat common vitamin deficiencies. Supplemental/pill forms or injections of vitamins are available and are administered as needed and based on the type of vitamin that may be deficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My hair is super dry n tangled and breaking from middle. Dont hv vitamin deficiency. What do I do plz help?
Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding dry and tangled hair with mid-strand breakage. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month. Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals. Let me know how this works for you. ...Read more
How fast can cartilage degeneration happen? Can it happen within a week with vitamin deficiency or too much of one vitamin?
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