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What do vitamin deficiency diseases look like?

What do vitamin deficiency diseases look like?

Varies on vitamins: Vitamin a deficiency can cause night blindness..Vitamin B12 can cause autoimmune disorders..Vitamin c deficiency can cause scurvy which can cause bleeding gums, loss of teeth, fever...Vitamin k deficiency can cause uncontrolled bleeding and underdeveloped faces and bones...And a long list to go.. ...Read more

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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 (folic acid) 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

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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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What diseases are caused by the deficiency of fats?

What diseases are caused by the deficiency of fats?

Weight loss: Weight loss, because fats have more calories/gram than any other food. There are some fat soluble vitamins like d that you might become deficient in, but it is very unlikely since you can't totally eliminate the fat from your diet no matter how hard you try -- and by the way, why are you doing it in the first place? Excess carbohydrate/protein (other two options) is not good either. ...Read more

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Could IgG subclass deficiencies be caused by plasma b cell diseases/disorders?

Yes: It is possible to have malfunction of immunoglobulins or low levels in b cell disorders. A subclass deficiency by itself is usually not clinically significant and does not warrant treatment but if an underlying b cell disorder exists, it should be remedied. ...Read more

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Is there a chromium storage deficiency disease? When taking chromium my son 10 is normal, can relax is not difficult, without it is, any info helps.

Is there a chromium storage deficiency disease? When taking chromium my son 10 is normal, can relax is not difficult, without it is, any info helps.

Here's what I found: www.diagnose-me.com/symptoms-of/chromium-deficiency.html complete information about chromium deficiency, including signs and symptoms; conditions that suggest it; recommendations. Even mild deficiencies of chromium can produce symptoms other than problems in blood sugar metabolism, such as anxiety or fatigue. Abnormal cholesterol metabolism and increased progress of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Ariboflavinosis: Actually, vitamin b2 deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, inflammation of the tongue, seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis, pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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Where can we find a specialist for collagen deficiency disease?

Where can we find a specialist for collagen  deficiency disease?

What disease?: I suspect you mean collagen vascular disease. However, i need more information and what part of the country you live in to give y ou a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

>1 in 1200 household: A US nationwide survey of a sample of household, done by phone, estimated that 1 in 1200 household have a member with a primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of HIV infection, the most common secondary immunodeficiency in the US is approx 4.5 per 1000 people. ...Read more