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Vitamin Deficiency And Dark Circles Under The Eyes
Nystagmus: If the eyes jump when you look to the extreme right or left, that can be normal. If they jump up or down, this is not normal and generally represents a neurologic disease. With congenital poor vision, a searching type nystagmus can develop. If it is a new onset, you should seek medical attention as a stroke can cause it or a neurologic disease. ...Read more
See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more
I have a friend that lives in Trinidad and the white of her eyes are brownish and veiny. Should she be concerned? Is this a vitamin deficiency?
My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?
Stepwise approach: Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one. Aao. Org/asset. Axd? Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read more
The whites of my eye have begun to look grey over the last few months. I'm 19. I used to have perfect vision, but due to a vitamin deficiency it died.
Extreme diet: You must be on an extreme, frankly self abusive diet. If vitamin deficiency has caused your vision to "die" then you need immediate, perhaps emergency examination by an ophthalmologist as well as consultation with a nutritionist. This may have some role in the greying of the whites of your eyes. Do not delay in seeking help for this until permanent damage occurs. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?
Multiple Problems: Dark circles under eyes can be from allergies or sleep deprivation or both. Easy bruising can be caused by blood disorders but can also be caused by certain vitamin supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil or other high omega 3 fatty acids. If you are taking any of these stop them for a while and see if your bruising improves. Also be careful with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more
4yr old has pigmentation under her eye. I noticed redness and peeling when using elidel (pimecrolimus). Could she have a vitamin deficiency? Or allergy
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
Vitamin d: You mightvesntcto get your doctor to check vitamin d and ca level to make sure. Lead poisoning doesn't do that ...Read more
How long after a person stops taking a multivitamin might he get a vitamin deficiency in the u.S.?
Not connected: Multivitamins does not necessarily supply what body needs you need specific test for your body - I prefer organix profile by metametrix lab which pinpoints body needs. ...Read more
Until treated: If you are deficient in a vitamin, the symptoms will persist (and likely even worsen over time) until the deficiency is treated by supplying adequate amounts of the needed vitamin. It may take some time for symptoms to reverse even after one takes the needed vitamin as it can take time for our bodies to recover from the damage done. It is even possible for some of the damage to be permanent. ...Read more
No: A cleansing fast should only be done for a day or two, so deficiency is not an issue. ...Read more
Many: Night blindness is one of the first signs of vitamin a deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.[scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin c. Vitamin d deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Sorry, there is not room for more. ...Read more
It may. ..see below: Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for crawling sensation of bugs on skin. It happens when the peripheral nerves are damaged due to reasons such as vitamin b1, b6, B12 deficiency, diabetes mellitus, after a traumatic injury to the nerves, alcoholism, compression of nerves due to an awkward posture, thyroid disorder, just to name a few. So...Yes to the possible deficiency question. ...Read more
Sometimes- B12, Zinc:
There is no single cause of geographic tongue- it can have genetic tendencies, be caused by food sensitivities, toxins or imbalances of intestinal flora, but many find that vitamin B12 or zinc help. There is no guarantee these will help but they are safe to try-see http://collectivewizdom. Com/geographictongue-top10causesandcures. Html
try B12 as sublingual methylcobalamin, zinc as zinc picolinate. ...Read more
Good questions!: Migraines have many causes; mostly they are inherited, but other factors (estrogen, stress, traumatic head injuries and others) can play roles, too. It may benefit you to identify what trigger your migraines; common triggers include more than 5 cups of coffee daily, chocolate, nitrates ; nitrites, sulfates ; sulfites, nuts, alcohol, msg, etc. See a neurologist to treat your migraines. ...Read more
My 8months old boy is exclusively breastfed still. I'm trying to introduce solids. As he's just breastfed Is there any risk of vitamin deficiency?
Deficient for sure!: Beast milk is the ideal food for infants but this time of year I can guarantee your son is deficient in Vit. D. Everyone in most of the US becomes deficient in D in fall and winter unless they supplement; in spring and summer we can make it from sun. Official recommendations for infants are 400 iu/say; breast milk has 25 iu per liter. I advise 1000 iu/day as liquid drops. See comment for more: ...Read more
Tongue pain: The tongue pain can be muscular in nature and be a result of drug induced tardive dyskinesia. This is a constant uncontrolled movement of the tongue. Adjustments to dose could possibly reduce the symptoms. Symptoms of a irritated burning tongue have been treated with lucine supplements with some success. Discussing this with your md and adjusting the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) may provide some relief. ...Read more
Thinning nails and: Actually, this is to questions, and I show address the thing of nails. Thinning of nails is most often thought to be an age related phenomenon. As we age our nails get sooner and more brittle and well this is most commonly age-related, there are conditions such as thyroid deficiencies which can cause this. ...Read more
Not Herpangina: Herpangina is more than slightly painful to swallow, it is excruciating & almost impossible to swallow because of the ulcers on the uvula & the fauces of the throat. 3-4 miserable days ahead if you have this. Nsaids with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) may provide some relief. If your sore throat is only slight then its probably a virus & will go away, if it is more severe get checked for strep. ...Read more
I have vitamin deficiency and I can't eat fresh fruits and veggies because of my ulcer/gastritis. Suggestions?
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