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Vitamin Deficiency Lightheadedness
Will a vitamin deficiency cause the effect of dizziness when getting out of bed and some lightheaded feeling?
Been feeling light headed cant feel my skin, cant tell the difference between hot or cold like I used to. Not eating very healthy foods. Or exercising like I normally would. Do I have a vitamin deficiency?
Probably not!: Vitamin deficiencies are very rare in the US. You have to really work at getting one. If you eat any sort of a reasonable diet with a mixture of fruits and veggies and an occasional meat dish you won't develop a vitamin deficiency. Just follow the sales in the markets but if you feel you must take a one-a-day vitamin capsule. As to your other issues go see a live Doctor. ...Read more
What can constant dizziness be from? I had an ekg, bp, and vitamin deficiency tests, all normal. It's a faint feeling and sometimes a sudden spinning.
Vertigo?: Dizziness associated with the sensation of spinning generally is referred to as vertigo. Vertigo is divided into central vertigo and peripheral vertigo. A common cause of peripheral vertigo is inner ear infection, which is usually viral and self-limited. Central vertigo can be more complex, including serous problems like brain tumors. Some medications cause vertigo. ...Read more
Hi I have vitamin d and c deficiency, I was wondering if it causes acid reflux, dizziness, lightheadedness when I walk and intrusive thoughts.
Inadequate intake: Is the most common cause, rarely absorption problem also. Recently more and more have Vit D deficiency, as people are avoiding exposure to sun. Body can not synthesize Some even call ' cancer preventing vitamin, as its levels are low in cancer patients. Vit C need, fresh citrus group is the best natural source, try to supplement and see the results. Speak to your doctor ...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
Yes: Blood test.Get a more detailed 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
Let me help: The dull, aching pain associated with osteomalacia most commonly affects the lower back, pelvis, hips, legs and ribs. The pain may be worse at night, or when you're putting weight on affected bones. Bone fractures that happen without a real injury. muscle weakness, widespread bone pain, especially in the hips. ...Read more
Hair loss: Most likely, when the deficiency is corrected. ...Read more
Hard to say because:: All vitamins by definition are essential for health. While B12 deficiency can be very serious, you can die from vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), D deficiency can cause depression, chronic pain & increased risk of cancer and autoimmune disease, low B1 causes diarrhea, dermatitis and dementia etc, So which of those is worst? We need ALL vitamins for good health. See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
Probably not.: The term "growing pains" is very nonspecific and medically has little meaning. I assume you are referring to some sort of musculoskeletal or joint pain. Vitamin deficiencies are rare in the us, unless you have underlying disease, and specific ones are associated with specific syndromes, e.g.Niacin deficiency is the cause a syndrome called pellagra I know of no deficiency syndrome that causes pain. ...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
If you have no vitamin deficiency, but take vitamins as recommended will that cause you to overdose?
For a couple of months I haven't been eating right, always skipping breakfast and eat dinner sometimes, am I at risk for any vitamin deficiency?
Yes: You're at risk for vit. Deficiency even if you don't skip meals- over 2/3 of americans are deficient in folate, (folic acid) vit. E, calcium ; magnesium;over 1/3 deficient in vitamins a, c ; b6 as well as zinc ; iron. Unless your diet is exemplary it's wise to take a good multivit- see http://bit. Ly/1b36cq0 for independent ratings of 101 brands. But vits don't substitute for a good diet-see http://bit. Ly/18xyule. ...Read more
Needing a vitamin deficiency test done what are the main most important vitamins I should get tested for? Who gives these tests & what does it cost?
Any knowledgable doctor can do these tests. I do extensive vitamin and mineral testing routinely for my patients. An integrative medicine physician would be a good bet, especially one who does orthomolecular medicine.
Many tests can be done through labcorp or quest, and may be covered by insurance.
I test b vitamins, zinc, copper, rbc magnesium, and more. ...Read more