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Vitamin B6 Itchy Skin
Which is better for red, irritated and itchy skin around the bum and tailbone: astringent like zinc oxide or moisturizer like urea/vitamin e cream?
35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?
Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more
Right off hand I can't say what dietary source there is but green leafy veggies would be a good bet
the easy answer is using a supplement
the big? Is how much and for those with carpal tunnel syndrome I usually start at 100 mg 2 x/ day and cut back to 100 mg daily when the symptoms decrease significantly. ...Read more
WHY focus: On b6? It is a member of a vitamin team and that is achieved by eating god made food. ...Read more
See below: Isoniazid neuropathy develops in the presence of risk factors (hiv, alcoholism, diabetes, renal failure, malnutrition, pregnancy and lactation, neurotoxic medication) and manifests itself initially by burning feet. Your doctor may also want you to take a supplemental vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) tablet daily during treatment to prevent numbness and tingling caused by low levels of this vitamin. ...Read more
Essential oil, vit.:
Evening primrose oil is a great source of gamma-linolenic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid necessary for good health, but there are many other sources of gla as well. Vit b6 is an essential b vit. That is needed by over 100 different enzymes in our bodies-see http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/
http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/gamma-linolenic-000305.Htm. ...Read more
? what dose: ? 100mg daily is generally safe but there are some who would not agree. ...Read more
No effect expected: Shots of vitamins b6, b12, or other vitamins should not have an effect on one's weight. The only way for a normal, overweight person to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than he uses up each day. His body will burn up fat to get the additional needed calories that he himself is not eating. ...Read more
CTS treatments: About 30% of people with carpal tunnel, do well with nocturnal wrist splints, and use of vitamin b-6 100 mg twice daily (more than 300-400 mg daily is toxic). Have never used lugol's and cannot attest to any benefit there. Since hand surgery for carpal tunnel is so valuable and safe, maybe consider this approach. ...Read more
My cycle is 25-27 says and my luteal phase is 10-13 days, can I try vitamin b6? Ttc for 7 months.
What is the best biochemical test for evaluation of functional deficiency of vitamin b6? Thank you.
Elevated xanthuranic acid after taking 2 grams of l-typtophan is considered best functional test but plasma plp is best measure of stores:
http://books. Google. Com/books? Id=3r0yeu79jfqc;pg=pa365;lpg=pa365;dq=urinary+xanthurenic+acid+b6;source=bl;ots=hom15-sbxt;sig=aycqgxzggy8k902wkkdjlrm4kzc;hl=en;sa=x;ei=gni_u8esdo6nsat14ygadw;ved=0cf0q6aewbg#v=onepage;q=urinary%20xanthurenic%20acid%20b6;f=false. ...Read more