vitamin deficiency

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How do vitamins deficiencies cause the onset of heart disease?

Several ways!

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Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite that builds up with B12, folic acid, and B6 deficiencies, and is associated with accelerated atherosclerotic disease. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased likelyhood of stroke and MI. The mechansim is not clear but the data is real. These are the "biggies."
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I heard a vitamin deficiency can cause you to hallucinte. can someone tell me which vitamins?

B 12

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Main deficiency is b 12. Some cases reported with vitamin D defiency.
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If you have no vitamin deficiency , but take vitamins as recommended will that cause you to overdose?

Vitamins are safe

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In is unlikely to e=overdose on any multivitamin if taken as directed. Most people do not have a balanced diet so a Vitamin can be helpful
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I found severe vit d and moderate vit b12 deficiency few yrs ago when I was 24.is it likely that I have other b vitamins deficiency too?

B12 and vit.D def.

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The two could not be related,meaning that not enough sun could be the cause of your vit D problem and the B12 can be from an unknown cause. It is true that they could be related but I doubt. If your blood count is good(CBC) and you feel well then I doubt you have a problem.
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Can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin deficiency or inadequacy from a balanced diet? Do athletes require extra vitamins and minerals?

Yes, qualified

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Stress can activate a toxic metal cadmium which breaks down vit D and increases the need for magnesium, zinc, B-12, vit C, bioflavanoids and essential fatty acids. The stress vitamin pantothenic acid may be needed. Robert Ritch's article Natural Compounds (google it) describes 22 supplements that improve the eyes and they are all helpful in preventing stress and inflammation elsewhere.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Why does my hair falls out when I brush, wash, or just touch it? Feels unnatural n gross. Vitamin deficiency? If so, which vitamins am I lacking?

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I trust you are not hypothyroid. I would not address this as a "vitamin deficiency" though a sensible multivitamin-and-mineral supplement may be worth taking during this illness. I'd get with your physician and ask whether you have telogen effluvium or some other recognizable problem, and whether there's anything to suggest a scalp infection.
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Dr. Robert Lang answered:

I have vitamin deficiency of D, Calcium,B-12.Dr suggests extra. Vitamins.my nails never grew and brittle.now they are strong and growing fast.Why??

Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is necessary for healthy nails, skin and bones as well as many other important functions in the body.
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Dr. Su Fairchild answered:

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?

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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.
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Dr. Leslie Howell answered:

Is there a link relating mineral and vitamin deficiencies to anxiety depression and panic attacks? If so, what kind of minerals or vitamins can I take to help this problem?

Yes, for some

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For some individuals vitamin deficiencies can play a role with their depression and anxiety. Supplements that may be beneficial would be Vitamin D, B complex, Omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium.
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What are vitamin deficiencies?

Lack of nutrients

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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.
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