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Vitamin Deficiency Bow Legs
No: But a clot can and should be ruled out. ...Read more
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest cause. Low potassium,if not due to diuretic medications or steroids,may occur with vomiting or diarrhea,and less likely rare glandular problems. Low vit D is due to low calcium intake and lack of Sun exposure.YOur physician knows you best,however. ...Read more
Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Vitamin B2 high intake (400mg daily) causes Vitamin B6 deficiency?
I have muscle twitching in legs and I suspect vitamin b6 deficiency
No: No it cannot and it is highly unlikely B6 is related to your symptoms. ...Read more
No: B"sd No not a reason for facial swelling Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear. "Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more
May be: Some one deficient in iron and vitamin D is likely to be deficient in other nutrients as well. If would be prudent to consult a doctor for a proper assessment. In the mean time, take a multivitamin tablet daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more
Probably not: If you have had lab tests that say you are deficient you need to take the vitamins that are low. Your doc will advise. Also, over the counter multivitamins are typically very weak. Look on the label to make sure that many of the ingredients are well beyond 100% of the recommended daily allowance and you will have a better brand. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does vit d deficiency cause tingling/numbness,limb weakness,low chronic fever,headaches,pain,severe memory loss,ataxia,etc?Initial vit d level was 5.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But a clot can and should be ruled out. ...Read more
Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?
Could be: A vitamin b 11 deficiency and can easily have it checked by a blood test. It does not sound like that however. You should probably have a full evaluation by your doc and maybe a neurological evaluation ...Read more
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
Pain all over body, numb in face & fingers, leg cramps at night, neg blood tests for vitamin deficiency, mono or thyroid, slightly elevated WBC?
Pain all over body: Do not give up searching for the cause of your problems.. If your doctor can not find out what is wrong, perhaps get another opinion. You could be having some type of auto immune disease e.g. fibromyocitis or other causeing your pain. Also perhaps infection, as many infections can cause this type of problem. Do not give up. Recommend you see a doctor working in Integrative Medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause feeling of weakness in limbs. Haven't lost any strength but feels like they're getting weak. Vitamin deficiency?
Multiple causes: Dehydration, low blood pressure, and low blood sugar can cause a feeling of weakness. Also working out a lot, can increase need for protein. Look at life style and optimize, avoid tobacco smoke, alcohol, eat healthy unprocessed food with fresh vegetables and fruit and high quality protein, good oils, get a good night sleep, move through the day, try interval training. Reduce stress. Try mvmn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If both are equally affected, think globally such as nutrition (paricularly electrolytes), lack of stretching and movement, general circulation issues. Try to get more electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, do calf stretches and move your body. If it persists or affects only one side, get checked out. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more
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
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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