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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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I have heard that taking vitamin D3 will help my psoriasis. Is this true? If so, how much should I take?

I have heard that taking vitamin D3 will help my psoriasis. Is this true? If so, how much should I take?

Check a level: Get your vitamin d level checked. If you are low, then getting well into the normal range may help your psoriasis a bit. Vit d is also related to energy levels, depression (when low), and it may be an emerging risk factor for heart disease. So, lots of reasons to keep it normal. ...Read more

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Can vitamins d and a help my psoriasis?

Can vitamins d and a help my psoriasis?

Psoriasis Vitamins: Topical vitamin d, in the form of creams and ointments have been reported to alleviate psoriasis. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for scalp psoriasis?

What vitamins are good for scalp psoriasis?

None Proven: Vitamins and other dietary supplements are generally backed by little if any evidence in the treatment of disease. ...Read more

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I have read that vitamin D3 is safe to take up to 4000 units for psoriasis. If this is true, for how long is it safe?

Generally safe: 2000 units of d3 is a usually daily dose, but 4000 a day shouldn't be a problem for most people. Have your lab checked at intervals. Don't know if it'll be effective against psoriasis. Talk w/your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except 25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr MCHC 35 % can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?

Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except 
25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml 
E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr 
MCHC 35 % 


can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?

Labs: Lab results are meaningful only in the context of the person. High MCHC in a healthy person may simply be a problem with the calibration of the machine or reflect that reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd ignore sed rate / ESR. You'll do yourself a huge favor if you address the vitamin D issue -- sunlight, diet, supplements. ...Read more

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I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?

I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?

Several causes of: Nail pitting. You are right psoriasis can have involved nail pitting and it can even present before the rash too! Besides psoriasis, nail pitting is seen in reactive/post infectious arthritis and alopecia areata(autoimmune hair loss). You should keep an eye out for rashes and/or joint aches as these may be signs of problems to come in the future. No clear supplement will definitively help. ...Read more

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Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the exact names of OTC lotions that contain a great amount of vitamin d...It is to be used on my psoriasis hand?

What are the exact names of OTC lotions that contain a great amount of vitamin d...It is to be used on my psoriasis hand?

Generic As Good: The otc generic vitamin d creams and lotions are as good as the brand name ones, while being less expensive. Neither are as good as the prescription creams for treating psoriasis and the generic prescription creams cost around the same price as the generic otc creams. ...Read more

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Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Association: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, the digestive tract, and blood vessels.Hyperthyroidism and psoriatic arthritis can occur together. Have your physician try to get these autoimmune diseases under control. Subclinical hypothroidism associated with 25% of patients with psoriasis. ...Read more

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Hemoglogin:12.5 low, hematocrit:38 low. Iron, folic acid, b12, vitamin d ok. What's causing anemia & what do I do? Have graves disease&psoriasis/arthr

Hemoglogin:12.5 low, hematocrit:38 low. Iron, folic acid, b12, vitamin d ok. What's causing anemia & what do I do? Have graves disease&psoriasis/arthr

A 38 hct: Is not considered low at most labs. It doesnt sound like that is really your issue but go over this with the ordering physician, good luck. ...Read more

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Arms & legs ache, mild psoriasis, fatigue, knee hurts & hands cramp up & hurt my legs have ached since I was little. +ana & low vitamin d. What is it?

Arms & legs ache, mild psoriasis, fatigue, knee hurts & hands cramp up & hurt my legs have ached since I was little. +ana & low vitamin d. What is it?

Autoimmune: In august 2009 scientific american reported on the correlation between gluten sensitivity, leaky gut & autoimmune disease, which you apparently have considering the positive ana, muscle/joint pain and psoriasis. Putting it all together, your vitamin d deficiency would then stem from an inability to absorb fats & fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e & k common to people with gluten issues. ...Read more

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Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more

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If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

YES: Intramuscular administration will generally assure reasonable distribution of the drug within a dependable period.The generous circulation in that area and the milking action of muscle contraction help with distribution. ...Read more

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What are other names for vitamin k?

What are other names for vitamin k?

Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more

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Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes, scars is poor. It is also associated with a high incidence of contact dermatitis. The use of vitamin E should, therefore, be discouraged.” As for vitamin K, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Derm. 04/04 most people found no change. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

Depends: leafy green vegetables are a good source of vit k. it depends on the source. ...Read more

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What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

Clotting: Vitamin k function:

• vitamin k is necessary for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys.

Vitamin k sources:

• vitamin k is found in spinach, lettuce, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, wheat bran, organ meats, cereals, some fruits, meats, dairy products, eggs.

Wikipedia has very detailed information. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

Green leafy foods: Vitamin k is found in many foods, including some grains and fruits, but the major source is green leafy vegetables, with kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens having the highest concentrations. ...Read more

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Which is the safest way to administer vitamin k?

Orally: For an adult. It is safe to give im for a newborn. It can also be safe im (intramuscular) for an adult if there is a bleeding problem and a more rapid delivery is needed. Generally we get enough vit k from a well rounded diet. ...Read more

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Does jujube has vitamin k?

Jujube: No, green vegetables are a source of vitamin k. Jujube does, however, have alot of vitamin c, and when dried b vitamins (riboflavin and thiamine). ...Read more

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What does vitamin K prevent?

What does vitamin K prevent?

Bleeding: Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k.
Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods. ...Read more

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Why do infants need vitamin k?

Why do infants need vitamin k?

Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K ,makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. The most worrisome would be into the brain (birth trauma) or with any surgical procedure. A single IM dose can protect baby until their body can generate the needed K from their diet.Gut germs convert the dietary K to an active form. ...Read more

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Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read more

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Vitamin k is good for dark circles?

Vitamin k is good for dark circles?

Slightly effective: Vitamin k is slightly effective in improving under-eye circles. The effectiveness of vitamin k can be enhanced by adding vitamin a (retinol). It is also helpful in reducing the intensity and duration of bruises and helps to speed up swelling and skin healing post surgery. Vitamin k can also be used to topically treat rosacea. ...Read more

Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Phytonadione (Definition)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more