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Vitamin Deficiency Lead Leukopenia
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
Can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin deficiency or inadequacy from a balanced diet? Do athletes require extra vitamins and minerals?
Yes, qualified : 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. ...Read more
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying something that won't work, and if you complain, you'll be told it was your fault. Biotin deficiency sufficient to cause hair loss is hard to get. Get with a competent physician if hair loss is a concern. ...Read more
Possibly but...: Tendon problems are usually caused by strains/sprains/repetitive use but certain nutrients are involved in tendon health. If you have tendon problems it may help to take vitamin c, manganese, zinc and the Amino Acids proline and lysine. Anti-inflammatory herbs like curcumin & homeopathic ointments like traumeel may also help. ...Read more
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
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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