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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
B, D and omega 3: There are a few vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to depression : b vitamins and vitamin d. Supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids may also play a role in depression. Omega 3 can be used as a treatment for depression for some individuals. Research is still needed in this area as there may be more deficiencies out there that are linked to depression.. ...Read more
Possibly: However vitamin c is critical in the formation of collagen. So getting enough fruits and vegetables is critical, and vitamin c supplementation is very helpful in wound healing. Take at least 1000 mg 3 times daily with active healing and 1000 for maintenance daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking alot of antibiotics permanently alter body's ability to make vitamin k and biotin in the gut, thus causing deficiency? Or can body recover?
Can recover: Body can recover from the alteration in intestinal flora caused by antibiotic treatment. In any case these two vitamins are easy to replace in case of temporary deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Silica: Is the first one i think of. Calcium can be another. There is a supplement called horsetail or hair, skin, and nails that is very helpful for many. See if that helps over three months...If not see your doctor. There is a great micronutrient test called spectracell (www.Spectracell.Com) that may also be helpful to you. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencies generally make you sick. Thiamine deficiency can affect your heart primarily and lungs indirectly. Most of the others do not affect primarily lungs. ...Read more
No: It does not effect pain or healing. ...Read more
Can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin deficiency or inadequacy from a balanced diet? Do athletes require extra vitamins and minerals?
Yes, qualified : Stress can activate a toxic metal cadmium which breaks down vit d and increases the need for magnesium, zinc, b-12, vit c, bioflavanoids and essential fatty acids. The stress vitamin pantothenic acid may be needed. Robert ritch's article natural compounds (google it) describes 22 supplements that improve the eyes and they are all helpful in preventing stress and inflammation elsewhere. ...Read more
Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?
Is it true that vitamin E can help with the absorption of vitamin a, vitamin C folate, or niacin?
No: Vitamins do not change absorption.Get a more detailed answer ›
If low blood bicarb causes body to compensate by leaching ca from bones, can vitamin d which also influences ca indirectly influence bicarb ?
Get the facts first: You need to find out exactly what is going on with you before you self-diagnose a major metabolic disturbance. Forget "pop" internet accounts. Only if you have a calcium or phosphate wasting renal tubular disease that's also wasting bicarb will your bones go bad; overdose on vitamin d and you'll make yourself sick. Insist your physician explain clearly and get a consult if he/she can't. ...Read more
Can vitamin D or other nutrient deficiencies cause tender calf muscles or tendency for cramps during the night?
Wounds and diseases: These are too numerous to list all of them. The most common cause of lower extremity wounds is hypertension of the veins -- venous hypertension. This is due to a problem with the blood flow in the veins as the blood tries to return to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamins & Memory: A well-known cause of memory difficulty correlates with vitamin B12 deficiency. This is most common with vegetarians or people who maintain poor nutrition. Sometimes people are not able to absorb vitamin B12. B12 is the big one. B2 seems to help memory, but it rare that someone could be deficient in this. In general ALL nutritional deficits are bad for memory function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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