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Vitamin B Deficiency Skin Rash
There are many: I suggest that you look up the vitamin B1 deficiency disease called beriberi. You can find it online ...Read more
Severe deficiency symptoms are rare and include dermal - seborrhea-like rash, atrophy of the tongue, rash in the corner of the mouth (usually vitamin b2 deficiency) and neurological - mental lethargy, sleepiness and disturbance in nerve sensation. Rarely, vitamin b6 deficiency can cause seizures in infancy. Milder deficiency can lead to problems with mood, sensory ...Read more
Not really: Vitamin b has multiple classes from 1 to 12. They are not involved in the clotting or coagulation path way or platelet function. However, there are scenarios in which vitamin b classes indirectly play certain role. For example B12 is function as coenzyme in conversion of homocystine to methylmalonic acid. Accumulation of homocystine is associated with abnormal coagulation ...Read more
I have vitamin b deficiency...And I'm so skinny. My weight is 49 kg. High is 168 CM. Can taking vit b supplements help me to gain weight?
Good question: The vitamin B complex, particularly vitamin B1, processes the metabolism of sugar. Absence of vitamin B1 causes the ancient scourge of beri-beri, something that you can easily look up on line. Because of the massive intake of sugar by Americans, vitamin B1 deficiency is extremely common and the symptoms are frequently being called psychosomatic erroneously ...Read more
Rare: Real vitamin b deficiency is uncommon and won't happen unless you're on a crazy fad diet or simply can't eat for whatever reason. In an anorectic teen, the first warning may be obvious brain damage. If you do have symptoms, get with a scientific physician. You'll drive yourself crazy reading about "symptoms of nutritional disease" on food-focused websites. ...Read more
6 months: In my experience between 3-6 months of aggressive replacement. This could be orally or intramuscularly. Intravenous does not replenish so it is generally not used unless it helps deliver whatever maybe some other medication is taking away from you. ...Read more
Theoretically: Nightmares can be caused by numerous things. The b family of vitamins is important to the brain and central nervous system which regulates sleep, memory consolidation during dreams, and mood. A significant vitamin b deficiency could contribute to a multitude of symptoms in the cns. ...Read more
Vitamin B def & THC: To the best of our knowledge no research study has established a clear link between any form of vitamin deficiency and smoking marijuana. Some individuals who smoke pot tend to have poor dietary habits and consume more alcohol than they should, which in turn may explain vitamin b deficiency in these individuals. ...Read more
Is it vitamin b deficiency is a matter of concern? What should I have in my diet to overcome this deficiency?
Unlikely: Twitching in face could be hemifacial spasm, myokymia, or tics. Your doctor should be able to differentiate between these causes. Vitamin deficiency is an unlikely cause for any of these. Depending on which it is, your doctor may order blood workup and MRI to identify underlying cause and treat accordingly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other)? ballpark
Everyone: Is different. And depending on how severe the deficiency. Could take weeks to months. The body can only absorb certain amounts. So the correction will take time ...Read more
Metabolism: B vitamins are critical components of cellular metabolism. They are catalysts, or assistants, for most of the reactions that turn food into energy in the body. If you do not have enough b vitamins, you do not turn food into energy in an efficient manner. This leads to low energy levels, low blood counts, etc. ...Read more
No: Vitamin b deficiency don't cause heart disease. ...Read more
Is it dangerous if I take vitamin b complex supplements even though I don't have a vitamin b deficiency?
Many!!!: Look up on line the disease called beriberi ...Read more
Cold feet & vit B12: Cold feet (and hands) is often a condition where the blood flow is impaired due to overconstriction of the capillaries by the sympathetic nervous system. This occurs because of the overactivity of the sympathetic nerves which effect the constriction. Vitamin b (b6, b12) deficiency needs to be corrected, but keeping hands & feet warm is also important. Long term tx requires a medical professional. ...Read more
What would you suggest I do to convince my parents to take me to the doctor for a vitamin b deficiency test?
Just take a vitamin: You could just take a vitamin b supplement available over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more
No: You do know there are many different b vitamins and not just one? ...Read more
I have poly neuropathy. Debetias, alcohol abuse, kidney failure and vitamin b deficiency have been ruled out. What could be causing this?
Here are some...: Who & what we are represents who & what we have been; so every life event is always a process of lifelong making, results from multiple factors, and displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Besides, we don't know all the causes for every illness so there is a potpourri of sicknesses with unclear causes such as autoimmune, connective tissue diseases, etc. More? Ask your doc. ...Read more
My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks (& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?
Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more
My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?
Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...Read more
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