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What causes the jumping motion in your eyes? Is it a vitamin deficiency?

What causes the jumping motion in your eyes? Is it a vitamin deficiency?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

A vitamin deficiency is when the body has low levels of one or more essential vitamins. Deficiencies of different vitamins can lead ...Read more


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Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

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

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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?

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

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Could a vitamin deficiency cause your eyes to be discolored?

Could a vitamin deficiency cause your eyes to be discolored?

No: Vitamin deficiency is rare in the U.S. But there are no eye color changes associated with it. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I'm wondering are dark circles under the eyes and vitamin d deficiency related?

I'm wondering are dark circles under the eyes and vitamin d deficiency related?

Dark circles: Vitamin d is does not cause dark circles. There are usually 2 reasons for dark circles. Volume loss underneath the eyes due to aging and poor circulation. For more information please go to http://www. Rejuvemedical. Com/dark-circles/. ...Read more

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How long after a person stops taking a multivitamin might he get a vitamin deficiency in the u.S.?

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

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How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

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

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Should people worry about vitamin deficiency when doing a cleansing fast?

No: A cleansing fast should only be done for a day or two, so deficiency is not an issue. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

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

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Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

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

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What vitamin deficiency do people with progressive bulbar palsy have?

What vitamin deficiency do people with progressive bulbar palsy have?

Not a vitamin issue: Progressive bulbar palsy is a variant of als, and accounts for 1-2 % of all motor neuron disease cases. Has no known causation in most cases, but can be familial, and may be associated with the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be a vitamin deficiency? If so, which ones are good to take?

Can geographic tongue be a vitamin deficiency? If so, which ones are good to take?

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

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What causes headaches? How can they be prevented? Does it indicate any vitamin deficiency?

What causes headaches? How can they be prevented? Does it indicate any vitamin deficiency?

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

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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?

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

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Can a vitamin deficiency cause fatigue and the need for excess sleep?

Can a vitamin deficiency cause fatigue and the need for excess sleep?

Yes: But it could be many other things as well. Don't self-diagnose. If you are consistently getting at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night and still feel fatigued, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, do extremely blue veins that come and go, mean vitamin deficiency?

Hi, do extremely blue veins that come and go, mean vitamin deficiency?

No: Veins can change in size and color for many reasons including levels of hydration, degree of exertion, outside temperature, genetics and locations of veins. There is no relationship between vitamin deficiency and veins coming and going. ...Read more

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My hands start shaking at random times, do I have any vitamin deficiency?

My hands start shaking at random times, do I have any vitamin deficiency?

Shaking hands: You need to find out the cause of your shaking hands. Please see your doctor. Vitamin deficiency is not likely the cause. How is your diet? How is your exercise level? Do you get enough sleep? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and tongue pain caused by vitamin deficiency?

Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and tongue pain caused by vitamin deficiency?

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

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What vitamin deficiency usually causes memory lapses? Post gastric bypass 9/2011

What vitamin deficiency usually causes memory lapses? Post gastric bypass 9/2011

Vitamins: The most common vitamin deficiencies seen after gastric bypass are with vitamin b12, vitamin d and iron. Some have low calcium. Vitamin B12 deficiency can affect the central nervous system and memory. ...Read more

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Thinning nails and hair are an indication of what? A mineral/vitamin deficiency?

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

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Slightly painful to swallow. Is this a cold, herpangina, or some kind of vitamin deficiency?

Slightly painful to swallow. Is this a cold, herpangina, or some kind of vitamin deficiency?

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

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I have vitamin deficiency and I can't eat fresh fruits and veggies because of my ulcer/gastritis. Suggestions?

I have vitamin deficiency and I can't eat fresh fruits and veggies because of my ulcer/gastritis. Suggestions?

Supplements: Are you sure you can't eat any fresh fruits and vegetables. Gastritis/pud could be exacerbated by citrus but what about bananas, avocado, carrots for example. The other option is to take multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more