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Vitamin Deficiencies That Cause Motor Tics
nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve ...Read more
Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't heard of it: Pediatricians see many kids with bedwetting and most outgrow it by age 7 or 8 years. A few still have it until age 11-13 years. One's doctor can check things out to make sure there isn't anything unusual going on. Haven't heard of any vitamin deficiencies nor excesses being related to bedwetting nor to nocturia. If there is lots of urine in the night, without bedwetting, the doctor can check also. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B, D and omega 3: There are a few vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to depression : b vitamins and vitamin d. Supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids may also play a role in depression. Omega 3 can be used as a treatment for depression for some individuals. Research is still needed in this area as there may be more deficiencies out there that are linked to depression.. ...Read more
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage .and nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression.Is it true ?
Yes: That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are also other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a host of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. ...Read more
OCD MOTOR TICS: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions. The cause is unknown. Motor tics are motor neuron disorders that can be classified as upper or lower characterized by muscle weakness, fasciculations, emotional lability, etc. With progressive degeneration . The cause is also unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: High urinary copper excretion is most often associated with Wilson's disease, a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism. Other causes such as chronic liver disease may cause this. Further testing is indicated. Please follow up with your physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Tongue fasciculations + bulbar weakness associated with fatigability from eating, prolonged talking/social interactions. Potential causes? Neurologic?
Yes: Many possibilities come to mind but without a physcial exam and good history it is not possible to be sure. I see you have dysautonomia. Your symptoms are not due to that. They may be a form of chorea or an inflammatory process such as can occur after untreated strep infection (i.e. variant of Sydenham chorea) or MS. The fact that you have other neuropathy is concerningThese are only a few of many possibilities, however, so I would make sure that you Take this information to your neurologist right away ...Read more
Could be: In-utero neurotrauma/toxicity (oxygen/blood loss, or alcohol/mj/nicotine/drug/virus exposure) short gestation (<39 weeks), birth trauma, concussion, severe head injury, chemotherapy/radiation exposure, infection, poisons (lead, etc), poor nutrition can all worsen inherited adhd or cause a condition similar to adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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