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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

Dr. Ted King
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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


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Burning on legs & feet. Just the front of the legs. Now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs & feet. Just the front of the legs. Now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs: Did you recently get a vaccination. Could be vitamin like B12 or from diabetes, or neuropathy from smoking, HTN, or deficiency like calcium, magnesium potassium so would check all. Could be from disc disease, lyme, UTI or Guillan Barre if recent vaccination, rare MS. Since it is ascending would check it out ASAP. At urgent care/ doctor ...Read more

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Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

YES!: Ppi's make it difficult for us to absorb B12 as gastric hydrochloric acid is needed to absorb B12 & minerals as well as digest protein. These drugs are dangerous to take for more than a few weeks! They increase risk of osteoporosis & serious infections. See http://bit. Ly/1607tg3 re: B12 & http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs &
http://bit. Ly/1ach2tw re: the serious hazards of ppi's & safe &superior alternatives. ...Read more

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What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause.?

What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause.?

Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace ...Read more

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What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is vitamin deficiency calculated?

There are different: Normative values for different vitamins. For instance - vitamin D. Does your blood value fall within the normal range or below it? Additionally, does the person demonstrate signs of deficiency? ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement. ...Read more

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How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance. ...Read more

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What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to find out if I I have vitamin deficiency?

What is recommended to help to find out if I I have vitamin deficiency?

See your doctor: Different vitamin deficiencies have different symptoms. If you are concerned see your doctor and they can recommend the appropriate blood test based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some underlying causes of vitamin deficiency? I'm d, b-12 deficient and have a high fetrin level.

What are some underlying causes of vitamin deficiency? I'm d, b-12 deficient and have a high fetrin level.

Different causes: Vitamin d deficiency is mainly due to lack of sunlight (although could also increase skin cancer risk). Vitamin B12 deficiency is more nutritional although it's also associated w/gastric disorders leading to loss of intrinsic factor. High ferritin suggests either infection or lots of iron. Best to check w/your family or whoever ordered these tests. Replacement of B12 & d is inexpensive & easy. ...Read more

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Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about further w/u of the leukopenia if it persists beyond treatment for the vitamin deficiency. ...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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What kind of vitamin deficiency can cause you to faint?

What kind of vitamin deficiency can cause you to faint?

Not directly: Indirectly fainting might be caused by vitamin d, vitamin c, vitamin b12, folate as well as iron deficiencies, but there are many more causes of fainting, if you have fainting spells, you better see the doctor and find out the exact cause of it. ...Read more

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Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

Can there be a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain?

Vit D, C certainly: Are known to cause painful legs. Vit d would be more common than vit c which in poor countries can cause scurvy in children, (not likely to occur here in the us).
Recently I heard that vit k deficiency can also cause such problems, but I need to research that, before I can state that categorically.
Hope that is helpful. ...Read more

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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...Read more

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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...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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Losing hairs from sideburns and temples and also the parting has widened a bit. Could this be coz of vitamin deficiency? Or is this a sign of aga?

Losing hairs from sideburns and temples and also the parting has widened a bit. Could this be coz of vitamin deficiency? Or is this a sign of aga?

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. There is no relationship between masturbation and hair growth. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency cause muscle burning?

Probably none: Probably just you're working out a lot... But...

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/402936-what-is-a-vitamin-deficiency-that-causes-muscle-aches-tiredness/

given this, I would either rest a bit or try a vitamin supplement for a couple weeks, b/c it is easy. If the symptoms persist then I suggest you get checked out for some of the rarer issues. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

Non-specific: Although inadequate nutrition can contribute to pain, there is not one vitamin deficiency that causes muscle pain. Vitamin d deficiency can increase overall pain. For some people gluten can increase pain. A diet high in sugar also can make you more sensitive to pain. ...Read more

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Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Dry hair: Dry hair in an infant could indicate an iron deficiency, vitamin A deficiency or a biotin deficiency ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Is there a vitamin deficiency that causes leg pain, cramps?

Magnesium also: This isn't really a vitamin, but magnesium deficiency is a common enough problem for me to mention it here. For this you want 2:1 calcium in combination with magnesium -- say 300mg ca with 150 mg mg. You don't want a huge amount of mg because it could produce diarrhea otherwise. ...Read more

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What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency could be causing restless leg syndrome?

What vitamin deficiency could be causing restless leg syndrome?

Iron..: Iron deficiency has been associated with symptoms of restless legs syndrome. If this is the case you should get iron tests in order to find out if it is low and you need supplementation. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...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


Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more