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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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What's the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

What's the major symptom of vitamin K deficiency.?

Bleeding too easily: This is a complex vitamin and has several duties. E.G. It works with vitamin d to help pump calcium into bones rather than into arteries. ...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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How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

Until treated: If you are deficient in a vitamin, the symptoms will persist (and likely even worsen over time) until the deficiency is treated by supplying adequate amounts of the needed vitamin. It may take some time for symptoms to reverse even after one takes the needed vitamin as it can take time for our bodies to recover from the damage done. It is even possible for some of the damage to be permanent. ...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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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...Read more

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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...Read more

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Losing hairs from sideburns and temples and also the parting has widened a bit. Could this be coz of vitamin deficiency? Or is this a sign of aga?

Losing hairs from sideburns and temples and also the parting has widened a bit. Could this be coz of vitamin deficiency? Or is this a sign of aga?

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. There is no relationship between masturbation and hair growth. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of vitamin deficiency? I have suffered weigh loss, easy bruising, sore bones and joints. Dr told me to take a daily vitamin.

What are some common symptoms of vitamin deficiency? I have suffered weigh loss, easy bruising, sore bones and joints. Dr told me to take a daily vitamin.

Good start: The most common vitamin deficiency is d, which causes a lot of nonspecfic pain and some other problems. Especially with the weight loss, or if your pain syndrome does not resolve quickly, it would be wise to continue to seek a cause -- possibly malabsorption contributing to a vitamin deficiency. Good luck and stay proactive. ...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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Could my childs behaviour be a vitamin deficiency?

Could my childs behaviour be a vitamin deficiency?

Unlikely if he: Is taking a childrens multivitamin, ask your board certified pediatrician. ...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

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What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned. ...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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What is recommended to help to find out if I I have vitamin deficiency?

What is recommended to help to find out if I I have 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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Should people worry about vitamin deficiency when doing a cleansing fast?

No: A cleansing fast should only be done for a day or two, so deficiency is not an issue. ...Read more

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