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It is not likely that the spots are due to vitamin deficiency, and it would take an examination to ascertain the nature of the spots and their cause. However, there will be no harm in taking mufti-vitamin tablets available over the counter and see if that helps. If not, it would be time to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read more
Get check up!: You need to go over what's happening with your doctor. It sounds like you may be having low blood pressure if this happens when you get out of bed. But i'm not sure based on the info in your question. Anytime you have ongoing dizziness, and episodes of blindness (!), you must be seen! ...Read more
The weather is making me feel and look awful - I have headaches, exhaustion and generally feel like rubbish. Is this vitamin d deficency?
Easy to check!: Have your level of 25-oh-d checked by your doctor. If very low, you may need 50kiu of prescription d2. If borderline, 5000iu daily of otc d3 should correct it. But you may also have seasonal affective disorder (sad) which would cause many of your symptoms! ...Read more
I have malabsorption because of mesenteric ischemia/pancreatic insuf. I have vitamin d deficency are there other vitamins I should be tested for?
B vitamins: You may also have trouble actually absorbing any of your vitamins. There is a lab that tests for all vitamins, their name is spectracell, you should find a doctor who uses that and see if you can have your nutritional status tests. ...Read more
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest cause. Low potassium,if not due to diuretic medications or steroids,may occur with vomiting or diarrhea,and less likely rare glandular problems. Low vit D is due to low calcium intake and lack of Sun exposure.YOur physician knows you best,however. ...Read more
My son 6.years old had a blood tezt for Vitamin D3. Test result is 32 when the minimum is 30. Is this a deficency of Vitamin D??
Lack of nutrients: Vitamins are essential nutrients for the cell. When there are deficiencies due to poor diet, disease, medications, or a toxic life style from smoking, drinking or stress, the cells cannot function normally. Vitamin d deficiency is common in many diseases. Correcting the deficiency is not enough. Cadmium is often the cause causing stress and inflammation. ...Read more
All: Vitamins are an essential requirement of normal body function. Any severe vitamin deficiency can have dire effects. The good news is that few americans have vitamin deficiencies other than vitamin d among those who get little sun exposure, and vitamin B12 among vegans and seniors. Avoid deficiencies by eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains and some wild salmon. ...Read more
Vitamins & Memory:
A well-known cause of memory difficulty correlates with vitamin B12 deficiency. This is most common with vegetarians or people who maintain poor nutrition. Sometimes people are not able to absorb vitamin B12.
B12 is the big one. B2 seems to help memory, but it rare that someone could be deficient in this. In general ALL nutritional deficits are bad for memory function. ...Read more
It is rare.: Strict vegans sometimes get deficiencies of b vitamins and sometimes calcium. Otherwise it is quite unusual. You can avoid any concerns by just taking a good daily multivitamin, and paying attention to getting enough calcium by reading labels, using low fat or nonfat dairy products, etc. ...Read more
Vitamin deficiencies: Common vitamin & mineral deficiencies include Vitamins D & magnesium. Vegetarians are at risk for low B 12. Men often need zinc for the prostate. Please get levels checked by your doc and then you can supplement appropriately. Peace and good health. Real food is always the best way to go but our food is often depleted due to poor soil. ...Read more
Yes: That is especially true with fat soluble vitamins. ...Read more
Not really: Vitamins are an essential requirement of normal body function. Any severe vitamin deficiency can have dire effects. The good news is that few americans have vitamin deficiencies other than vitamin d among those who get little sun exposure, and vitamin B12 among vegans and seniors. Avoid deficiencies by eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains and some wild salmon. ...Read more
Unclear Ques.&Answer: Vitamins are specific, generally small molecules so common in most things which humans eat that humans have not maintained all genes to make all proteins to manufacture them from other molecules; generally missing just 1 step. Deficiency rare unless foods extremely restricted/processed or internal problem; the basis for discovery of most. Yet Vit D3 often low in majority with little sun exposure. ...Read more
NO: The symptoms are extremely variable, depending on the deficiency. Classic deficiency diseases are rare in developed countries but do occur. B1 def = beriberi, c = scurvy. The commonest deficiencies in america are d and b although c is surprisingly common, but never in classic form. ...Read more
Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular to neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. see an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more
Vitamin deficiencies: There is a long list. A main one to watch out for is Vitamin D. Your doc can check your level and you can supplement. Vegetarians are at risk of low Vitamin B 12. This can be supplemented with the use of Sublingual B 12 tablets. Peace and good health. Food is the best source for vitamins but our soil is depleted so food is not always reliable. ...Read more
I was prescribed 50, 000 iu of vitamin d2 for deficiency. Is this safe? I read something about high doses can cause hardening of the organs and death?
Big dose less effect: Many physicians prefer a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3. A once weekly dose of 50, 000 iu is safe, but not as helpful due to poor absorption of a single dose of 50, 000 iu. Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000 iu) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels. ...Read more
No: These are nutritional deficiencies usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Oral B12: 2500 micrograms of sublingual B12 can correct B12 deficiency, ...Read more