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Which Vitamin Deficiencies Can Produce Poor Wound Healing
Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more
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See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking.
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more
Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is cured by the administration of vitamin b12. The issue is how to adminster the vitamin which requires an intact stomach with a functioning chemical called intrinsic factor and an functioning distal terminal ileum. If these aren't functioning (your clinician will review this with you) then the vitamin can be administered by monthly injections of B12 rather than by the oral. ...Read more
Lamictal has a whole slew of potential side effects, but wasn't aware that vitamin d deficiency was one of them.
No matter the cause, if you're vitamin d deficient an over the counter 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 daily is a very effective treatment with almost zero potential risk unless you have an elevated calcium level (which should be evaluated by your doc)/. ...Read more
It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.
1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more
How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has already affected my nerves.?
I have been diagnosed as having a vitamin D deficiency. I am having problems with the treatment being prescribed and really need help. ..
Questions?: Go ahead and state your questions. We can try to help if we know what the problem is. ...Read more
23yrs male, having tingling sensation in his feet aggravated at night. Please tell diagnosis and treatment.?? Is it some vitamin deficiency????
Sorry: Sorry, this site does not replace seeing a doctor and you should not expect it to. No ethical doctor anywhere much less here would be so irresponsible as to give you a diagnosis and treatment without seeing you. What you report could be restless-leg syndrome but also a dozen other things. There is no substitute for a history and physical exam in a medical office. ...Read more
My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.
Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected.
See http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit. Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more
I am 33 years old. My hairs getting grey. I need treatment & prevention. How can I keep black my hairs. Any deficiency? Should I take vitamins. Plz adv?
Agree w Dr. Killian: In india, biotin deficiency is common and may be associated with premature graying of hair. There are numerous products available in indian market which claims to be effective. However, there are no good studies to support their claims. The most popular brand in india is "trichoton forte". But I would not endorse the product as it lacks any data to support it's efficacy or adverse effects. ...Read more
Does vitamin D3 dosing schedule influence treatment efficacy in nursing home residents with vitamin d deficiency?
and one adjusts dose anyway depending on results of therapy. ...Read more
Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more
No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more
Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?
Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means. ...Read more
Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis. Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more
Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor ...Read more
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