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Symptoms Of Nutrient Deficiency In Humans
Hi, is torus mandibularis a symptom of an underlying condition? Maybe a mineral or nutrient deficiency or adrenal glands problems? Thanks
No its not a problem:
No this is not
A sign of an underlying condition.
It may be hereditary or due to a heavy bite
And possibly grinding or clenching. ...Read more
Nails: There are many nutrients that might cause nail striations but depends usually on the actual appearance of the change to define reason. For example protein malnutrition can cause bumpy striations, zinc deficiency can cause white marks as can some other factors not related to deficiencies. ...Read more
No: This is a largely genetic disorder that can also have some post dramatic component. The average age of onset is 13 years of age and it affects 13% of the population. The ability of this condition to be passed down genetically is quite remarkable. I have seen families where it has passed down for up to four generations. I have seen sibship's of up to six in a family suffer from the condition. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous and healthy 2014. ...Read more
Have intense food cravings at times. Is it true that specific cravings indicate vitamin/nutrient deficiencies?
They sure can.: These may be the best signals to you of what your body needs. And, although in an ideal world w/out monster ads hawking junk food, it would be more trustworthy - we may have to do a bit of self-discipline. A craving for candy is not a healthy cry from a sugar deficiency, right? But yes, overall, you're on track. Be moderate and learn about nutrition from a good source. Then, be moderate. Best 2U! ...Read more
One can't meet recommended intake of all macro & micro nutrients everyday. How does body handle this deficiency? Store nutrients in body for later time?
Yes: Most have body storage for lean period....deficiency occurs when storage is depleted. ...Read more
Some experts say that people who do not consume enough foods that contain zinc, b vitamins, and some types of fats are more prone to dandruff.
Dandruff has been shown to be the result of three required factors:
skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions,
the metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms (most specifically malassezia yeasts,
individual susceptibility. ...Read more
What minerals&nutrients deficiencies cause anxiety/panic disorders? Pls don't tell me about psychiatry meds I took them 8 years and saw many psyh docs
Worth a try:
It is good that you are reaching out and still curious. It doesn't sound like the 8 years of psychiatric care helped you trust therapists.
Anxiety has been associated with a deficiency of thiamine, Niacin and vitamin d.
Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/309794-what-vitamin-mineral-deficiencies-cause-anxiety/#ixzz2svlipzfp
i hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Can gastroscopy and negative blod test miss out on gluten intoleranse. With persistent problem and nutrient deficiency is there indication for new test?
Yes and no.: The "gold standard" for diagnosing celiac disease (gluten allergy) is a biopsy of the small intestine. There are a few blood tests that are typically ordered and are usually positive in people with celiac disease, but they are not 100%. The stomach is usually not affected by gluten allergy. Rather than undergo more testing, go gluten free for 4-6 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
No: GH deficiency is either something people are born with or may develop as older kids or adults due to a tumor near the pituitary gland. A balanced diet with enough protein and different vitamins particularly D may help you feel better but is unlikely to affect how much GH your pituitary gland produces. ...Read more
I have teeth marks on the side of my tongue. I've done research before that said it could be a nutrient deficiency but I don't think so, help please?
You're right: It's not due to a nutrient deficiency. It's more common with a restricted arch of teeth, wide tongue or people that suffer from bruxism. It's referred to as a scalloped tongue. ...Read more
What to do if I get tired between 11am and noon. It happens everyday, regardless of when I wake up. Is there some nutrient/vitamin deficiency that could cause this?
Hypoglycemia: It is possible you re experiencing LOW Blood sugar reaction before lunch. A lot depends on if you are eating Breakfast & what you are eating for breakfast. If you are eating only carbs, you body over shoots Insulin & lower your blood sugar, & you experience reactive low blood sugar. Try have some protein at10 Am and see what happens. Also Add protein to your breakfast. ...Read more
Is there any type of parasite that causes a nutrient deficiency, some type of anemia or vascular dementia?
Yes: There is a parasitic worm that lives inside pike and carp, and will lodge in the G.I. Tract and block absorption of vit b-12 causing anemia, and cognitive problems like a dementia. It is not like a stroke and is reversible if the vitamin b-12 is replaced, and the worm is dispatched. ...Read more
If my blood work verifies that my electrolytes, vitamins and minerals are all in check can I rule out any pvcs due to nutrient deficiency?
Yes: You can rule out pvcs due to nutrient deficiency but you can't rule out pvcs unless you've had an ekg and/or event recording. ...Read more
Can vitamin D or other nutrient deficiencies cause tender calf muscles or tendency for cramps during the night?
Cramps: The simple answer is "Yes! " but there are other causes unrelated to vitamin D. You must discuss this with your primary doctor. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Blood tests: Usually vitamin or other nutrient deficiency is diagnosed with a blood test specific to the nutrient. ...Read more
If one is D3 deficient in presence of mildly elevated calcium less than 10.4, can D3 reduce blood calcium values? What other nutrients can help?
Vitamin D: A calcium of 10.4 or around that is a higher level. If one supplements with D3, or cholecalciferol, this can actually elevate your calcium levels. There are multiple players within this axis including, the parathyroid hormone, calcium, phosphorous, albumin and Vitamin D. Please see your doctor where you can have a full work-up and avoid supplements until doing so. ...Read more
What?? probably yes:
i assume you have been seen and consulted with a nutritionist. Bariatric surgery is major surgery to hopefully help many chronic and sometimes severe medical - physicial conditions. Your digestive system has changed. I believe you have been given instructions on the specific foods/nutrients you need daily. Please review your instructions with your doctors/nutritionists they're to help. ...Read more
Can hair thinning occur from dietary deficencies? If so, which nutrients/vitamins/foods are most important and helpful for hair growth and health?
Hair: Yes and also from other metabolic disorders like thyroid disease. See your md and perhaps and endocrinologist to be sure it is not related to something other than diet. If it is diet, get off of junk food, eat healthy and take a multivit/see a nutritionist after a blood workup to see what is lacking. Good luck. ...Read more
Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?
Unfortunately: Although such tests have been described, they have not been broadly developed because of the resistance against vitamin therapy or prevention. For example, a test called red cell transketolase would show whether you have deficiency of vitamin B1 but I do not know of a laboratory that does this test ...Read more
There are many: I suggest that you look up the vitamin B1 deficiency disease called beriberi. You can find it online ...Read more
1)complicated 2) yes: At the risk of self-promotion, check out my post re endocrine society's latest guidelines re adult growth hormone deficiency. Symptoms include depression, cognitive dysfunction, quality of life issues, body composition changes for worse, loss of bone mineral density & more. Pituitary adenomas & traumatic brain injury (think repetitive concussions) are leading causes of ghd in adults. ...Read more
Testing: Gh deficiency is most often confirmed with dynamic stimulation tests which include infusions of specific medication which elicit gh release. If gh isn't released in response, then gh deficiency is very possible. A low igf-1 level is a good screening tool, but there are rare gh deficient patients who have normal igf-1 levels. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency 5 years ago had a level in the low 200 and neuro symptoms. I was given one shot and 30 days of pills and I still have a lot of symptoms. I was retested in the 500's. What should I do?
Normal: Now your B12 levels are within normal range. ...Read more
Possibly: It could be. Especially if you have had part of your ileum surgically removed. If not, it may be very inflamed. You may need injectable forms of B12 if you can't get your levels up through oral supplementation ...Read more