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Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Yes: Vitamin b 12 deficiency, as well as hypothyroidism and diabetes can cause this. Get labs drawn and perhaps a nerve conduction study to determine if it is coming from a cervical spine injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Yes ...: When using nutrients, one has to be careful of not overloading the body. Elevated copper can increase hyperactivity, oxidative stress and stress zinc requirements. The wrong kind of folate for those with mthfr mutations can also affect mental wellness. If there is a specific condition you are treating it is best to do so under guidance. Also, add one supplement at a time to assess effects. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

No: Although vitamin deficiencies can cause peripheral nerve disorders, especially B-1 and B-12, the pain and pattern of sciatica is due invariably to nerve compression at root level in lumbosacral cistern or in passage through pyriformis muscle group. ...Read more

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What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

Depends: In an average person taking a mixed diet no vitamin deficiencies are expected. The common vitamin deficiency in the US is vitamin D insufficiency. Alcoholics usually have vitamin B deficiency, especially thiamine. Many food stuffs in the US have vitamin added, e.g. with folic acid. Vegans are at of risk of B12 and vitamin D deficiency. A person not taking any fruits or vegs could lack vitamin C ...Read more

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If I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency or if I have an excess of particular minerals or vitamins will I get symptoms to let me know I have?

Often not: In general, the vitamin or mineral deficiency or excess has to be pretty significant in order to cause symptoms. For example, vitamin D deficiency causes many things including bone disorders which causes damage even when you have no symptoms. Best to review what is recommended vitamin and mineral intake and make sure your diet includes these; back-up plan is daily multiple vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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I want to know if I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. What test would i ask my doctor for? Is there a "complete" blood test of some sort? Thank u!

I want to know if I have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. What test would i ask my doctor for? Is there a "complete" blood test of some sort? Thank u!

No complete test but: There is no "complete" test for vitamin & mineral deficiencies. There are some individual tests like vit d levels & tests can be done for the levels in various tissues, but most vitamins (like most b's & c) are not stored in your tissues & levels can vary greatly day to day. Magnesium deficiency is common but checking serum levels are near-worthless, as 99% is in your cells. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more