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What kind of symbol for lack of vitamin d? Lack of vitamin d can cause eye allege or dry eye?

What kind of symbol for lack of vitamin d? Lack of vitamin d can cause eye allege or dry eye?

Vitamin D: Has come into prominence since it has been found to be essential for all our cells, not just bone. So many different diseases can develop. ...Read more

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So I'm curious if I completely stop eating any vitamins/minerals will I lack in them after about 2 weeks?

So I'm curious if I completely stop eating any vitamins/minerals will I lack in them after about 2 weeks?

NOt likely: If you have been eating a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies, fish/meats etc...Your body likely has good storage of the vitamins to last for quite awhile. Also, vitamins/mineral supplements should be used as supplement, not to replace your diet. So, eating a well balanced diet will eliminate the need for those pills. Stay healthy. Live well. Live long. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is lack of vitamin d?

What is lack of vitamin d?

Many people have: Low levels of vitamin D. Your doc can do a simple lab test to measure it and it can be replaced w/an inexpensive supplement. Experts say between 50 and 80 on your lab results is optimal. There are many studies supporting the good effects of vitamin D on immunity, mood, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

Lowered health: Over 70% of adults have been found to have vitamin d levels below accepted normal levels. It is felt that lowered levels can be a factor in many disease states including sensitivity to cancer, mutiple sclerosis, resistance to infections and a host of others. The level of 400 units per day is set to prevent rickets but the adult dosage can do so much more. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone say theat they have a lack in B12 vitamins?

B12 deficiency: Occurs when intake of B 12 is inadequate, such as a strict vegan diet, or when absorption is impaired. Impaired absorption can occur if the intestine is diseased such as in Crohn's disease or a key cofactor is absent as in Pernicious anemia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I see a few of black dots in my visual space. Someone told me that the problem is in lack of vitamins. What's the problem? :)

I see a few of black dots in my visual space. Someone told me that the problem is in lack of vitamins. What's the problem? :)

Floaters: No harm from them. They are believed to be tiny bits of protein floating in the eye fluid. If you cease to "look for them" they seem to disappear. Everyone experiences them. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or lack of vitamins may be the cause of chronic constipstion?

Which vitamins or lack of vitamins may be the cause of chronic constipstion?

None: Lack of sufficient fiber intake (fiber supplement?) as well as exercise are more common causes of constipation. Although magnesium supplement may ease the constipation, it is not from magnesium deficiency. See Dr if above measures failed. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a lack of vitamins contribute to cancer?

Might it be that a a lack of vitamins contribute to cancer?

Your question has: Lingered because no one wants to offendhomeopathic folks and physicians who hold to the vitamin theory of illness, but if there is contribution, it is small. Linus pauling advised high doses of vitamin c, which is water soluble and cannot hurt. The risk is with fat soluble vitamins a, d, e & k. One trial tested retinoic acid in removed lung cancer, and the outlook was worse with the vit a/retinoid. ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Not really: Good nutrition comes from nutrients in whole foods. With that said, many fruits, vegetables and foods don't necessarily supply the body with all the nutrients that it needs. For example, once a fruit or vegetable is cut from its own nutritious source, the vine or tree, etc, it begins to slowly lose some of its nutrients. This is why taking vitamins and even supplements may not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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My body goes through phases of feeling weak, spaced out, and unbalanced, can this be a lack of vitamins because I never take them?

My body goes through phases of feeling weak, spaced out, and unbalanced, can this be a lack of vitamins because I never take them?

Weak phases: MAY be due to thyroid or other hormone imbalance. Can be related to glucose imbalance. Please see your doc who may do lab testing to find out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Lazy: Well perhaps your question really asks if vitamin d deficiency can cause fatigue, which th answer to this is yes. Laziness, however, is a lack of motivation due to choice. So soak up a reasonable amount of sun to maintain those vitamin d levels, but remember that may not kick start your drive to clean your room! All the best! ...Read more

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Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Many: Possible bone loss, fatigue, mental issues, falls, pain, paresthesias, etc... ...Read more

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Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

Insufficient intake: There are two ways to get vitamin d. Your body makes it when you are exposed to the sun, or you can take it in your diet. Vitamin d tends to be found in fish (usually cold water) and eggs. There's some in fortified milk, but not enough. Over all, it's pretty hard to get enough from your diet unless you eat huge amounts of certain fish or take a supplement, so I recommend supplements. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

Vitamin D: Usually this is genetically related. Theoretically sunshine will increase vitamin d levels but a study in hawaii showed that 50% of people with 20 hours of sunshine a week still had low vitamin d levels. You can supplement with over-the-counter vitamin d safely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low vitamin d levels apart from lack of sunlight?

Sunlight: Lack of sunlight and a poor diet are two of the bigger causes of a low vitamin d level. ...Read more

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Can a lack of vitamins contribute to getting cancer?

Can a lack of vitamins contribute to getting cancer?

I don't believe it: Real vitamin deficiencies in the developed world are rare except in people on crackpot "health" diets, except vitamin d deficiency which is rampant. A full supplement should cost $10/year. The results of "diet and cancer" surveys, like most memory-based public health studies, turns up huge amounts of contradictory claims. Since vitamin deficiency doesn't mutate genes, I doubt any real cancer link. ...Read more

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Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Look elsewhere!: True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the western world. Everything we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common it seems and if extremely low (. ...Read more

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How can I lack vitamin b and if I have been eating french fries for 20 yrs almost daily?

How can I lack vitamin b and if I have been eating french fries for 20 yrs almost daily?

B 12 deficiency: B 12 deficiency usually happens on people with history of gastric resection, ilium resection, inflammatory conditions of the intestine, alcoholosim, chronic antibiotic use (intestinal bacterial overgrowth sydrome), strict vegetarians, patients taking metformin or anti acid medications. Sometimes we can't explain it. Keep talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lack of any vitamin/mineral or any nutrition be a reason for social anxiety?

Is it possible that lack of any vitamin/mineral or any nutrition be a reason for social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: It is unlikely but if your vitamin/mineral content is unbalanced it certainly can make social anxiety worse. If you reasons to think you have an imbalance of nutrients ask your doctor for a mineral/vitamin analysis. Best. ...Read more

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My12y old son eats very little veggies and too much chicken can I give him vitamins to make up 4 the lack of veggies and which vitamins does he need?

My12y old son eats very little veggies and too much chicken can I give him vitamins to make up 4 the lack of veggies and which vitamins does he need?

Vit. C &flavonoids &: Chicken will provide many vitamins but does not have vitamin c or bioflavonoids. These can be obtained from fruit. Try to find at least some vegies like carrots & potatoes that he likes. A good multivitamin is reasonable to give but he also needs phytonutrients, so consider a green powder like orac energy greens or green vibrance or vitamineral greens that can be added to juice. ...Read more

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I have my vitamin B12 in a low level at 150, is it dangerous and what should I do to increase it. And does the lack of this vitamin slow the metabolisme?

Low Vit B12.: Low vit B12 (vit B12 deficiency) usually at levels below 200, and reportedly at levels below 400 may lead to permanent neurological damage. It is easily treated with once monthly injections or by over the counter supplementation with the subligunal form being preferred. The quality of the lab testing & other factors may lead to falsely low results. ...Read more

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How do miners deal with the lack of vitamin d from the sun?

How do miners deal with the lack of vitamin d from the sun?

Supplements: Sunlight activates the production of vitamin d in the skin. Vitamin d isn't found naturally in very many foods, although milk is fortified with vitamin d. For people who don't spend much time in the sun, the only way to get enough vitamin d is to take dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/minerals do I lack if I'm always tired and sleepy?

Sleep?: Why don't you start with a sleep physician and see if maybe it is just poor sleep? Even if you are spending more than 8 hours a night in bed, you may be not getting enough actual sleep, or not enough deep sleep or enough rem sleep. ...Read more

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No time or money to eat right will vitamins make up for lack of food?

No time or money to eat right will vitamins make up for lack of food?

No: Vitamin may help you but there is no substitue for adequate nutrition. Perhaps you need to look at your question " no time" or "money" to eat right? I would recommend you seek help with a community resource for food and assistance and perhaps some nutritional counselling. Time is the same for everyone, it is just the way you utilize it. Protect your health, it is the basis for all good living. ...Read more