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I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related??And any other mineral for it??

I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related??And any other mineral for it??

Unrelated: There is no direct relationship or association I am aware of between seborrhea (what you have) and B12 deficiecy. You are very young for being so B12 deficient. Do you not like LIVER, SALMON, TROUT, CLAMS, or BEEF? A mineral put into shampoos is selenium but I find that has variable effects. Check with a dermatologist for more information...and fix your B12 status...VERY IMPORTANT! ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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I was suffering from severe vitamin B12 deficiency until discovered recently. It left me with very weak body. How do I start gaining weight?

I was suffering from severe vitamin B12 deficiency until discovered recently. It left me with very weak body.  How do I start gaining weight?

Do not worry: B-12 deficiency can be reversed as the levels rise in your body. Your weakness could well be due to the effect on the peripheral nerves, and as things stabilize, you will regain strength. Perhaps get both a dietician and personal trainer involved. Presume you are getting regular injections, but might add the medical food metanx to stabilize a bit faster. ...Read more

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Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read more

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What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

Depression>poor eatg: Anemia should not be accepted as an inevitable consequence of aging. A cause is found in approximately 80 percent of elderly patients. The most common causes of anemia in the elderly are chronic disease and iron deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folate (folic acid) deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding and myelodysplastic syndrome are among other causes of anemia in the elderly. Serum ferritin is the most us. ...Read more

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I am suffering from malabsorption ( iron,vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency). Bcoz of it i had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?

I am suffering from malabsorption ( iron,vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency).  Bcoz of it i had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?

May be: Is your hair loss due to malabsorption or due to hereditary reasons? If it is due to nutritional deficiencies, there may be some reversal on correcting the deficiencies. However loss due to hereditary factors will not reverse. ...Read more

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Would vitamin B12 injections help with severe fatigue & brain fog? I've had every possibly test which all was normal other than low blood pressure.

Would vitamin B12 injections help with severe fatigue & brain fog? I've had every possibly test which all was normal other than low blood pressure.

Probably not but...: It is crucial to find and treat the cause. I am sure you have not had every possible test. If you are low in B12 it can help but otherwise may not help much. You may not have adequate thyroid treatment- see http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu Low BP is often a sign of adrenal fatigue- see http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/ You might have heavy metal toxicity or chronic infections like Lyme disease.See comment: ...Read more

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My age is 23.i m suffering frm thyroid TSH 7.38 Also vitamin D is 9.8,severe joints pain in whole body.. Vitamin B12 is also less. Doctor has prescribe Anachitol 6 dose per week and Megaremon 8 dose per 3 days.. Also one tablet Newbona active.. Please te

My age is 23.i m suffering frm thyroid TSH 7.38 
Also vitamin D is 9.8,severe joints pain in whole body..
Vitamin B12 is also less.
Doctor has prescribe Anachitol 6 dose per week and Megaremon 8 dose per 3 days..
Also one tablet Newbona active..
Please te

GI problem?: Based on the low levels of several vitamins, I would be concerned about some form of malabsorption syndrome. Do you have chronic diarrhea? Pernicious anemia from low B12? Osteomalacia from low Vit D? You probably need to take some levothyroxine (but will you absorb this?). Sounds like your doctor is giving you vitamins, which is good, but what is the cause of all this? ...Read more

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What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

Cobalt: There is a tiny cobalt ion in the middle of this huge molecule. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Aggression (Definition)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more


Dr. Glen Elliott
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Aggressive Behavior (Definition)

Aggressive behavior is a symptom in which a person behaves or reacts strongly, in a way that often results in breaking rules or the law. Aggressive behavior can be violent and spontaneous, and is meant to cause pain or harm, ...Read more