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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What causes vitamin d deficency in children?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What causes vitamin d deficency  in children?

Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Low Folate Level (Definition)

Folic acid deficiency can cause severe birth defects of the brain and spinal cord known as neural tube defects. In some cases, there may be no noticeable signs of folic acid deficiency, and it is diagnosed in pregnant women only after a child is born with a neural tube defect. Usually, though, your health care provider can detect the defect with blood work and ultrasound during your prenatal checkups. When women take the recommended amount of folic acid before they conceive and through the first trimester of pregnancy, 50% to 70% of neural tube defects are prevented. Yet recent research by March of Dimes shows that many women are unaware of the ...Read more


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Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Usually poor diet: Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult with a health diet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in elderly adults?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in elderly adults?

Weak bone&mscules: Vitamin d deficiency in are likely to be losses in bone, strength, and function and the development of pain. Muscle weakness reduction in muscle mass and muscle strength results in functional impairment cognitive decline osteoporosis osteomalacia more susceptible to falling fracture risk to diseases, abnormal sleep cycles and moods swings. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency are also deficient in b12, but if one has low B12 ; isn't deficient in folate (folic acid) there's no need to supplement with it. But it won't hurt to take folate (folic acid);if you're among the 1/3 of people with problems converting Folic Acid to it's active form you should take l-5-mthf. ...Read more

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiencies are most common in children?

What vitamin deficiencies are most common in children?

Vitamin deficiencies: Vitamin D and iron are both commonly deficient in children. This is usually due to inadequate dietary intake, and in the case of Vitamin D, lack of adequate sunshine/outdoor play. ...Read more

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Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

Fairly: B12 def more common. Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsorption. Also hypothyroidism can cause decreased stomach acid which can impair digestion and absorption. Take methylcobalamin supplements. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency in a baby?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in a baby?

Diet/ gut germs: Vitamins are something we need we can't make ourselves & for vitamin k there is a special step. Intestinal bacteria help convert ingested k precursors to the active form we need. Since newborns have no gut germs at the start, it takes a while to start the process. That is why babies get a v k shot at birth to bridge the ~ 8 days it takes for the process to kick in. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

What is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

It depends : Although the data is old, according to the usa center for disease control statistics referenced below, it is about 3%. Center for disease control and prevention. Iron deficiency—United States, 1999–2000. Mmwr morb mortal wkly rep. 2002;51(40):899. ...Read more

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How iscarnitine deficiency treated in infants?

How iscarnitine deficiency treated in infants?

Supplement: Carnitine can be given as a supplement but carnitine deficiency is rare. ...Read more

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Is high RBC folate (folic acid) associated with vitamin B12 deficiency?

Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lack of one does not increase the other. http://www.webmd.com/diet/folic-acid. ...Read more

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How common is hypouricemia in people with iron deficiencies?

How common is hypouricemia in people with iron deficiencies?

Why do you ask?: You know that hypouricemia, low uric acid in the blood, is not itself a health problem. Vegetarianism is a very important cause of iron deficiency if one does not supplement, and vegetarians run lower uric acid levels than meat-eaters. Iron deficiency does need to be worked up as it can be a warning about bleeding ulcer, cancer, hookworm, or other serious illness. ...Read more

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What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

Inadequate diet: This is caused by not eating enough foods rich in folate: dark leafy greens (spinach), beans & lentils, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.You can also obtain folate from supplements, though most supps have folic acid, a synthetic form you need to convert to folate. 1/3 of people can't make that conversion & thus should take l-5-mthf. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. ...Read more

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What are signs of vitamin d deficiency in a child?

What are signs of vitamin d deficiency in a child?

Poor growth, aching: Severe vitamin d deficiency in a child over time will produce rickets. This condition causes poor growth, deformity of the lower extremities and muscle aches. If diagnosed by the finding of a low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d level in blood it also results in low blood calcium and phosphorus levels. If treated at an early stage with vitamin d the child should achieve normal growth. ...Read more

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Are low platelets and vitamin deficiencies linked ?

Are low platelets and vitamin deficiencies linked ?

Could be: The differential for low platelet cts is long and could be vitamin deficiencies as well as a multitude of other things. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

A lot actually: Here is a list of the top 10 iron rich doods by Kathleen Zelmam. Please click on the provided links: Www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods Www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/ ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


Dr. Kristi Woods
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Folate (Definition)

Folate is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more