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Will a vitamin deficiency cause the effect of dizziness when getting out of bed and some lightheaded feeling?

Will a vitamin deficiency cause the effect of dizziness when getting out of bed and some lightheaded feeling?

Vitamin deficiency: There are many vitamins - which one (s) are you taking?
Do you really need any?
I doubt the dizziness is related to the vitamin - please see your doctor. ...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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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?

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

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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.

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

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Hi I have vitamin d and c deficiency, I was wondering if it causes acid reflux, dizziness, lightheadedness when I walk and intrusive thoughts.

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

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Which vitamin deficiency is the worst?

Which vitamin deficiency is the worst?

D3. Iodine, B: There are so many. Start with vitamin d3, iodine and b complex. However, take a blood test to see if you have these deficiencies so you don't over do it. ...Read more

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What could having a vitamin deficiency cause?

What could having a vitamin deficiency cause?

Very little: It is very difficult in america today to actually be vitamin deficient. Some folks are deficient in Folic Acid and B12 which can cause anemia, high blood homocysteine and methylmalonic acid, and rarely, pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a vitamin deficiency?

How to determine if I have a 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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Could my childs behaviour be a vitamin deficiency?

Could my childs behaviour be a vitamin deficiency?

Unlikely if he: Is taking a childrens multivitamin, ask your board certified pediatrician. ...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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Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

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

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Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

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

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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 are the signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms 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 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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How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

Several things: Urine and blood test show abnormal levels of vita D.
X-ray. Slight cracks in your bones that are visible on X-rays — called Looser transformation zones — are a characteristic feature of people with osteomalacia.
And sometimes we need a bone biopsy to find out. ...Read more

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What are the signs of osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs of osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

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

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If hairloss results from vitamin deficiency will it grow back?

If hairloss results from vitamin deficiency will it grow back?

Hair loss: Most likely, when the deficiency is corrected. ...Read more

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Is there a worse vitamin deficiency than b12 or is b12 the worse...

Is there a worse vitamin deficiency than b12 or is b12 the worse...

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

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Could my "growing pains" as an adult be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Could my "growing pains" as an adult be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

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

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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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If you have no vitamin deficiency, but take vitamins as recommended will that cause you to overdose?

If you have no vitamin deficiency, but take vitamins as recommended will that cause you to overdose?

Vitamins are safe: In is unlikely to e=overdose on any multivitamin if taken as directed. Most people do not have a balanced diet so a vitamin can be helpful. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Depends: 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

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What is the treatment for vitamin deficiency?

What is the treatment for vitamin deficiency?

Balanced diet and: Supplements. A balanced diet is generally sufficient to prevent as well as treat common vitamin deficiencies. Supplemental/pill forms or injections of vitamins are available and are administered as needed and based on the type of vitamin that may be deficient. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency causes receding gums?

Vitamin B12, C AND D: Vitamin cdeficiency is known to cause scurvy which can cause gum disese
vitb12 deficiency is also known to cause periodontal disease
and vitamin d deficiency is also commonly responsible for gum disease. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

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