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What are some nutrition deficiency diseases and their symptoms?

What are some nutrition deficiency diseases and their symptoms?

Too involved: Common nutritional deficiencies in the us are usually seen in alcoholics and include thiamine, magnesium, protein and folate deficiencies. Women in reproductive phase may have iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss. People with eating disorders often have multiple deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. Symptoms: anemia, weakness, neuropathy, skin rashes, failure to thrive etc. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Malnutrition is also known as Poor nutrition. Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Yes: Magnesium and riboflavin deficiencies may contribute to migraines. You can check blood levels of these but want to look at intracellular rather than serum magnesium. Certain foods also may be triggers such as hard cheeses, chocolate, caffeine, processed or cured meats, red wine, alcohol, food preservatives, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to comprehensively test for vitamin/mineral deficiencies? Does anyone have experience with Spectracell nutritional testing?

Is there a way to comprehensively test for vitamin/mineral deficiencies?  Does anyone have experience with Spectracell nutritional testing?

Yes & it's very good: Seek an integrative medicine doctor in your area to test you, and go over the panel results with you, and their lead clinical doctor to see where you are short, and what can easily be corrected through dietary means. It may take 1-2 years to be corrected or sooner, if you can get rid of offending agents like processed foods, sugars, sodas, GMO sugar, potato, wheat, corn, and have fresh foods. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause night time urination or any other nutritional deficiencies?

Can low iron cause night time urination or any other nutritional deficiencies?

Low Iron and Peeing: No, there are no known links between low Iron and urinary symptoms. Diabetes can increase urination by having increased sugar in the urine. There are no known vitamin/mineral deficiencies that result in nighttime urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Are heat or sun headaches caused by some sort of nutritional deficiency?

NO: You can get headaches from prolonged sun heat exposure, doesn't have anything to do with deficiencies except for maybe h2o. ...Read more

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Does getting up to pee at night suggest any nutritional deficiency?

Does getting up to pee at night suggest any nutritional deficiency?

Typically not: Nocturia, as peeing at night is called, suggests too much fluids before bed and not voiding before sleep. Drugs like diuretics used to treat high blood pressure can also cause increased urination and there are some reports that too much (more than1.000 iu) vitamin d can also cause it. Polyuria, peeing alot, may also be a sign of too much blood sugar. See a doctor if you are also very thirsty. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more