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The Vitamin And Mineral Deficiencies That Cause A Sore Tongue
Possibly: It's possible. There are many chemicals and flavorings in toothpastes that can irritate tissue and trigger an ulceration. Vitamin deficiency may play a role as well. Stress and genetics are also major factors. Try a diff. Toothpaste with less flavorings, whitening and tartar control agents. Also remove and mouth rinses that may have alcohol in them. Work with your dentist to find the cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Angular cheilitis or: Perlèche may be associated with vitamin b2 (riboflavin) deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, or zinc deficiency or any state of malnutrition. The fissures that form can become secondarily infected with thrush (the fungus candida). See your doc for advice on dietary changes or supplements &/or treatment if you have thrush. ...Read more
Could vitamin deficiency be the reason for my burning tongue and not being able to tast anything result from a vitamin deficiency?
Possible: Burning tongue syndrome or glossodynia is one of the more frustrating conditions in my practice. There is no known cause or proven treatment. I usually recommend a multivitamin because there are anecdotal reports of it being caused by a vitamin deficiency but this has never been proven. Controlling acid and a blander type of diet seem to help some. Good luck! ...Read more
None: Vitamins and minerals are absorbed in the small intestine and not the colon. So unlikely to develop vitamin or trace mineral deficiency. An electrolyte abnormality may ensue but the patient and the doctor would know this as the symptoms would not go unnoticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes ...: When using nutrients, one has to be careful of not overloading the body. Elevated copper can increase hyperactivity, oxidative stress and stress zinc requirements. The wrong kind of folate (folic acid) for those with mthfr mutations can also affect mental wellness. If there is a specific condition you are treating it is best to do so under guidance. Also, add one supplement at a time to assess effects. ...Read more
What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?
YES!!!: Depression can be a complex problem with many possible causes. Vitamin d deficiency (present during winter months in virtually everyone who does not take high doses of d) commonly causes depression. Deficiency of b12, folate & other b's can cause too. Deficiencies of the Amino Acid tryptophan causes low serotonin; low phenylalanine & tyrosine causes low dopamine. See a holistic doc for assessment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Herpangina: Herpangina is more than slightly painful to swallow, it is excruciating & almost impossible to swallow because of the ulcers on the uvula & the fauces of the throat. 3-4 miserable days ahead if you have this. Nsaids with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) may provide some relief. If your sore throat is only slight then its probably a virus & will go away, if it is more severe get checked for strep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Hi. If you get most of your vit. D from your diet (instead of from sun exposure), malabsorption can cause vit. D deficiency. So causes of malabsorption are associated with diarrhea, so there can be a connection. In general, I'd say chronic diarrhea needs a good work up by a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which things are bad for teeth.Iam feeling some weakness in my teeth .It is because of deficiency of calcium?
Mineral deficiencies: Mineral deficiencies are uncommon in the US. Zinc and copper blood levels are not accurate and do not rule out a deficiency. Zinc supplementation interferes with copper absorption. Eat a balanced diet, avoid OTC supplementations with out consulting your doctor, as you might be making the problem worse. ...Read more
I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?
May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It seems you have abdominal problems and malabsorption is a consideration. Go to your doctor and be examined. Fe-deficiency is easy to test, the others not so easy. ...Read more
Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?
Possibly: Yes it is true that calcium can affect absorption of some vitamins but also calcium often isn't that easily absorbed either. Remember, a lot depends on whether you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or not. Actually, it is better to take vitamins after a decent meal as the proteins and fats in food will aid in absorption of supplements and vitamins. ...Read more
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
Digestion: Also could be poor digestion.Get a more detailed answer ›
B, D and omega 3: There are a few vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to depression : b vitamins and vitamin d. Supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids may also play a role in depression. Omega 3 can be used as a treatment for depression for some individuals. Research is still needed in this area as there may be more deficiencies out there that are linked to depression.. ...Read more
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