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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

Vitamin deficiency is a symptom in which a person has lower than normal levels (on blood testing) of one or more vitamins, usually due to not eating a good diet. Some medical conditions decrease the absorption of vitamins from food, even if eating a good diet.

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What are the signs of a vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs of a vitamin deficiency?

Hundreds of signs: There are many different vitamins & deficiencies of each can cause a wide variety of symptoms & signs, so virtually any symptom or health problem could be a sign of a vitamin or mineral deficiency.This may not only cause many symptoms but can lead to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, infections etc. See www.Healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.Com/vitamin-deficiency-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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How does vitamin deficiency cause hallucination?

How does vitamin deficiency cause hallucination?

Vitamins: Vitamins and minerals are vital for us. Even deficient in vitamin B12 may cause impaired cell division to slow down. When this slow impaired cell division occurs, red blood cells are enlarged and are more likely to be destroyed by the immune system. Hence, even vitamin B12 deficiency can cause hallucination apart from gastrointestinal problems as well as neurological problems. ...Read more

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Vitamins and supplements (Tip)

Vitamins and supplements

Vitamin a deficiency is a major cause of blindness in third & fourth world countries. ...See more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Check with your physician on the benefits and side effects
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Schedule a followup visit with your physician to evaluate the effect
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Make sure it does not inhibit or enhance other medications you take
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What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet. ...Read more

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Vitamins and supplements (Tip)

Vitamins and supplements

Have your doctor confirm a vitamin deficiency instead of assuming you have one. ...See more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Work with your physician to learn which supplements will help you most
2x year
Only use high quality, pharmaceutical grade supplements
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Take the supplements as directed for best effects
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23yrs male, having tingling sensation in his feet aggravated at night. Please tell diagnosis and treatment..?? Is it some vitamin deficiency????

23yrs male, having tingling sensation in his feet aggravated at night. Please tell diagnosis and treatment..?? Is it some vitamin deficiency????

Sorry: Sorry, this site does not replace seeing a doctor and you should not expect it to. No ethical doctor anywhere much less here would be so irresponsible as to give you a diagnosis and treatment without seeing you. What you report could be restless-leg syndrome but also a dozen other things. There is no substitute for a history and physical exam in a medical office. ...Read more

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So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure? Through food?

So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure?  Through food?

D3, 5000-8000 IU day: When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 . Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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