Doctor insights on:
What Causes Horizontal Ridges In Fingernails Mineral Deficiency
What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?
Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)
Yes and yes: Atherosclerosis is a complex problem.The main cause is inflammation.Chromium deficiency increases blood sugar which increases risk. Copper & zinc are needed for healthy blood vessels.Selenium is a protective antioxidant.Research shows calcium supplements increase atherosclerosis. Vitamins prevent too: http://drrandybaker.Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies. ...Read more
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 (folic acid) 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
Hi.Which vit/mineral deficiency is most likely to cause bones to pop?I recently changed to veganism but have a very good diet.Vit d and iron i get.Thx
Seek another cause: The vast majority of diseases, symptoms and non-disease findings (such as popping joints) have nothing to do with nutritional status, though a person might not guess this from reading supplement ads on the internet. Many people notice a few joints become a bit looser and more prone to pop as we get older and our tissues lose some of their elasticity. ...Read more
I am suffering from MALABSORPTION and at the same time has EXCESS PRODUCTION OF SEBUM in SCALP.So which vitamin/mineral deficiency could cause this?
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