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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Overview)

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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Vitamin Deficiency (Overview)

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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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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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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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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Needing a vitamin deficiency test done what are the main most important vitamins I should get tested for? Who gives these tests & what does it cost?

Needing a vitamin deficiency test done what are the main most important vitamins I should get tested for? Who gives these tests & what does it cost?

Depends: Any knowledgable doctor can do these tests. I do extensive vitamin and mineral testing routinely for my patients. An integrative medicine physician would be a good bet, especially one who does orthomolecular medicine. Many tests can be done through labcorp or quest, and may be covered by insurance. I test b vitamins, zinc, copper, rbc magnesium, and more. ...Read more

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What can constant dizziness be from? I had an ekg, bp, and vitamin deficiency tests, all normal. It's a faint feeling and sometimes a sudden spinning.

What can constant dizziness be from? I had an ekg, bp, and vitamin deficiency tests, all normal. It's a faint feeling and sometimes a sudden spinning.

Vertigo?: Dizziness associated with the sensation of spinning generally is referred to as vertigo. Vertigo is divided into central vertigo and peripheral vertigo. A common cause of peripheral vertigo is inner ear infection, which is usually viral and self-limited. Central vertigo can be more complex, including serous problems like brain tumors. Some medications cause vertigo. ...Read more

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How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

Several things: Urine and blood test show abnormal levels of vita D. X-ray. Slight cracks in your bones that are visible on X-rays — called Looser transformation zones — are a characteristic feature of people with osteomalacia. And sometimes we need a bone biopsy to find out. ...Read more

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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

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