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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Mineral Deficiency And Ehlers Danlos

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Arms and upper back aching. Arms and legs falling asleep easily. Vitamin deficincy? History of ehlers danlos GERD pots

Arms and upper back aching. Arms and legs falling asleep easily. Vitamin deficincy?  History of ehlers danlos GERD pots

Not Vitam deficiency: Would less likely be a vitamin deficiency. Your physician can check. With the background of POTS and Ehlers Danlos would suggest you discuss the possibility of Fibromyalgia with you physicians. We see a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos - also known as benign hypermobility who have fibromyalgia. Your physician will help with therapy which includes exercise, correct of sleep and stress issues. ...Read more

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What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

Depends: In an average person taking a mixed diet no vitamin deficiencies are expected. The common vitamin deficiency in the US is vitamin D insufficiency. Alcoholics usually have vitamin B deficiency, especially thiamine. Many food stuffs in the US have vitamin added, e.g. with folic acid. Vegans are at of risk of B12 and vitamin D deficiency. A person not taking any fruits or vegs could lack vitamin C ...Read more

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Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

No: Although vitamin deficiencies can cause peripheral nerve disorders, especially B-1 and B-12, the pain and pattern of sciatica is due invariably to nerve compression at root level in lumbosacral cistern or in passage through pyriformis muscle group. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Yes: Vitamin b 12 deficiency, as well as hypothyroidism and diabetes can cause this. Get labs drawn and perhaps a nerve conduction study to determine if it is coming from a cervical spine injury. ...Read more

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I want to know if I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. What test would i ask my doctor for? Is there a "complete" blood test of some sort? Thank u!

I want to know if I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. What test would i ask my doctor for? Is there a "complete" blood test of some sort? Thank u!

No complete test but: There is no "complete" test for vitamin & mineral deficiencies. There are some individual tests like vit d levels & tests can be done for the levels in various tissues, but most vitamins (like most b's & c) are not stored in your tissues & levels can vary greatly day to day. Magnesium deficiency is common but checking serum levels are near-worthless, as 99% is in your cells. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

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

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If I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency or if I have an excess of particular minerals or vitamins will I get symptoms to let me know I have?

Often not: In general, the vitamin or mineral deficiency or excess has to be pretty significant in order to cause symptoms. For example, vitamin D deficiency causes many things including bone disorders which causes damage even when you have no symptoms. Best to review what is recommended vitamin and mineral intake and make sure your diet includes these; back-up plan is daily multiple vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid ,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?

At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid ,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?

Muscle contraction: Goose bumps are caused by the contraction of small smooth muscles in the skin, arrector pili. The main stimulus for goose bumps is the body trying to retain heat so it goes with your sense of cold. It could be linked to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome as these skin smooth muscle contractions are triggered by stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, the same system affected by POTS. ...Read more

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Just found out I have vitamin d and B12 deficiency. Is this y i've felt so bad, weak, and weird lately?

Just found out I have vitamin d and B12 deficiency. Is this y i've felt so bad, weak, and weird lately?

Maybe,...: Or not. If your symptoms resolve, then it might be due to deficiency of nutrients. (although it can take a while for symptoms to go away with treatment of deficiencies) if you still have symptoms after replenishing your vitamin stores, keep looking for other causes. ...Read more

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20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

U need 2 C a neurol-: -ogist soon. Post concussion syndrome can B a cause. My advice NO MORE CONTACT SPORTS OF ANY KIND! Get in 2 C the neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many iu of vitamin d should I take if have deficiency?

Can you let me know how many iu of vitamin d should I take if have deficiency?

Since is fat soluble: Alot! i fequently start people who are seriously deficient on prescription d2 at 50, 000iu ( 50k), twice weekly and then once monthly. Since it is fat soluble. Individuals with more body fat because of size or obesity take longer to replete. I recommend that everyone take at least 2000iu of d3 per day. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic vitamin d deficiency?

What can cause chronic vitamin d deficiency?

Most common: Cause is lack of sunlight exposure. There are many others. Bu this is the most common. ...Read more

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How can I get help for vitamin d deficiency?

Sun and wild salmon: The best natural way to address a vitamin d deficiency is to get 15-30 minutes of sun exposure, ideally to your mid-section (belly). The best food is sea kelp, witth he the next best food being wild salmon. Many foods are fortified with vitamin d. Your last resort is taking a vitamin d3 supplement. ...Read more

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Does a vitamin d deficiency stunt my height?

Does a vitamin d deficiency stunt my height?

Rickets?: Do you have stigmata of rickets? I.E. Bowed legs? Were you deprived of fortified milk growing up? Did you grow up in a northern climate with insufficient sunlight exposure to your skin? How tall were your parents? Need more data! ...Read more

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