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Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Yes: Magnesium and riboflavin deficiencies may contribute to migraines. You can check blood levels of these but want to look at intracellular rather than serum magnesium. Certain foods also may be triggers such as hard cheeses, chocolate, caffeine, processed or cured meats, red wine, alcohol, food preservatives, etc. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause night time urination or any other nutritional deficiencies?

Can low iron cause night time urination or any other nutritional deficiencies?

Low Iron and Peeing: No, there are no known links between low Iron and urinary symptoms. Diabetes can increase urination by having increased sugar in the urine. There are no known vitamin/mineral deficiencies that result in nighttime urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Had poor cortisol& growhormone response to glucagon stim test.Could poor response be due to nutritional deficiencies?How could I confirm. Cort&GH low.

Had poor cortisol& growhormone response to glucagon stim test.Could poor response be due to nutritional deficiencies?How could I confirm. Cort&GH low.

More testing: if you failed the test you could indeed have a GH deficiency. You need to get a full lab evaluation to determine the cause. See an Age Management Physician. ...Read more

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What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

None: All of what is supplied by shellfish can be substituted by other foods, and can survive without ...Read more

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PPI caused my nutritional deficiencies now how to manage taking PPI and supplement always wt to do?

PPI caused my nutritional deficiencies now how to manage taking PPI and supplement always wt to do?

Alternatives to PPIs: PPI's can be great for short-term use but I believe it's unwise to use them for more than a few months as they don't cure GERD & their hazards grow over time. See http://www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.html & follow the links there for the great articles by Chris Kresser on diet, treating imbalances of flora & improving digestion. Homeopathy & Ayurveda may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it true that a cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (cin1) can be related to nutritional deficiencies?

Is it true that a cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (cin1) can be related to nutritional deficiencies?

1: This neoplasia is due to a virus...Hpv. What one should focus on is the immune system. There are many nutrients that help with the immune system including antioxidants and carotenoids. But there are many more also, like tumeric, tahini, etc. The best advice is to follow your doctors directions, but also look for best ideas for diet and supplementation that help with the immune system. ...Read more

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What nutritional deficiencies can cause half moons on fingernails to go missing? I only have them on my thumbs. I read that its most likely B12.

What nutritional deficiencies can cause half moons on fingernails to go missing? I only have them on my thumbs. I read that its most likely B12.

Lunules: I'm glad you're health-conscious, but you need to stop reading silly nutrition myths on the internet. Many people don't have visible lunules, or have their skin cover them over at some stage of their lives. It's perfectly normal. ...Read more

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My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

Normal no problem.: Onset of tooth eruption is variable but usually symmetrical, first eruption; lower central incisors usually between 6 to 10 mths. Need for dental assessment; if no eruption after age 16 months, eruption is asymmetric , other abnormalities suggesting an associated medical syndrome. Lack of space in the jaw and a familial tendency may also cause delayed eruption. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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