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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Riboflavin Deficiency

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Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Ariboflavinosis: Actually, vitamin b2 deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, inflammation of the tongue, seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis, pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Could a riboflavin deficiency be causing my lips to excessively peel like a snake every few days? I take a multivitamin with B2 in it already..

Could a riboflavin deficiency be causing my lips  to excessively peel like a snake every few days? I take a multivitamin with B2 in it already..

Yes, but also others: Riboflavin deficiency can cause angular cheilitis, which is the medical term for peeling of skin at the corner (angula) of the lips. But you can get that from a variety of conditions, including niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency, as well as more common conditions such as infections by viruses/yeast, allergic conditions, irritation/dermatitis, & excessive sun or exercise. TTYD for testing & diagnosis! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

Symptoms include: Sore tongue, chapped lips; mouth and throat infection; bloodshot eyes; sensitivity to light. Rich sources of b2 (riboflavin, a micronutrient) include meat, whole grains, green leafy veges, mushrooms and almonds. ...Read more

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Where can I get vitamin B2 deficiency treatment?

Vitamin B12: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking. Discuss: Vitamin B12-fortified grains. Supplement. High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient. B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more

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How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a lack of thiamin and riboflavin?

Lack of vit B1,B2: Lack of thiamin (b1) and riboflavin(b2) can affect your digestive system, can cause mental depression, constipation, or even aging process. ...Read more

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Sources of riboflavin and b12?

See below: Sources of riboflavin include :Dairy products. Eggs. Green leafy vegetables. Lean meats. Legumes. Milk. Nuts. Beef liver and clams, which are the best sources of vitamin B12. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Rivlin
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Riboflavin (Definition)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is nutrient that ...Read more