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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Protein Deficiency

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What are some of the symptoms of protein deficiency?

What are some of the symptoms of protein deficiency?

Many symptomes: Symptoms of protein deficiency are physical. Some are emotional . Fainting, headache, difficulty sleeping, slow healing, general weakness, skin rashes, pale skin, ridges in nails, thinning or brittle hair, weight loss, edema edema is a collection of fluid under the skin.Nkiness, moodiness . Problems with conflict resolution severe depression. Anxiety. Lack of energy, no desire to do things. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How can one diagnose if they have protein deficiency without anemia ?plz can u advice of the symptoms of protein deficiency in females under 50;thanks

How can one diagnose if they have protein deficiency without anemia ?plz can u advice of the symptoms of protein deficiency in females under 50;thanks

Self-diagnosis?: If your bowel movements are basically normal and you are not losing weight, then you probably do not have malabsorption or maldigestion which might produce this despite a normal diet. Get a basic textbook or reliable online dietetics resource and count how much protein you eat daily. If it's 50 or more grams daily, you're simply not protein deficient. Why do you ask. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a deficiency of protein?

What symptoms are common in a deficiency of protein?

Several!: 1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! these are signs of mild deficiency! symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting 13.Depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with protein S deficiency. My total level was 75,and the free protein S level was 32 Can someone help me understand this condition. ?

I am diagnosed with protein S deficiency. My total level was 75,and the free protein S level was 32 Can someone help me understand this condition. ?

Protein S deficiency: Bottom line, you are at increased risk for DVT's, deep vein thrombosis. You need to see your doctor or a hematologist. You may need to be on an anticoagulant medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Having protein s deficiency causes you to be sleepy?

Having protein s deficiency causes you to be sleepy?

No: Protein s deficiency is a cause of hypercoaguable state (which means that there is an increased risk developing blood clots). There is no association between this deficiency and sleepiness of which I am aware. ...Read more

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Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Yes: Combined protein c and protein s deficiencies can occur in one individual who is unlucky enough to inherit both autosomal dominant traits. This is very rare. Care should be taken as to when to check levels of these two proteins since both of them would be low in patients taking warfarin since both are also vitamin k-dependent in their production in the liver. ...Read more

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Could having iron and protein deficiencies cause mental illness?

Could having iron and protein deficiencies cause mental illness?

Mental illness: Not technically cause mental illness. But can lead to presentation of symptoms associated with various mental illnesses. For example manifest as mood disturbances or affect cognition. ...Read more

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If I have a protein s deficiency do I need to take blood thinners?

If I have a protein s deficiency do I need to take blood thinners?

See hematologist: Protein s deficiency can vary - some patients have very mild forms and some much more severe. You need to know how severe your particular case is, and then decide if you have other risk factors for clotting - things like birth control or hormonal therapy, family history of clots/strokes, smoking status. All the things need to be considered together to see if you are a prospect for blood thinners. ...Read more