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Why Do Antibiotics Cause A Vitamin K Deficiency
Doctor thinks i might have malabsorption because vitamin d tablet and iron pills for anemia and vitamin d deficiency aren't working. Is it true?
Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)
How long does it take to correct a vitamin B6 deficiency? Could alcohol consumption cause a deficiency?
What causes vitamin d deficiency other then lack of sun? And does it hurt fertility if you are deficient?
Here you go.: Vitamin D is made in the skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D3 can also be taken in supplement form. Most physicians under-dose vitamin D. Vitamin D is essentially a hormone, and is crucial in many bodily processes. Being deficient can have many negative health consequences and is very common. See a forward-thinking physician and get your vitamin D up to the optimal range for best health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?
I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?
Vitamin B12 def: actually it's the other way around, Vit b12 def causes the anemia. B12 def occurs in people who are vegetarian and don't take vitamin supplement, also malabsorption could lead to B12 def, also there is a condition called pernicious anemia which is an autoimmune disease and these patient cannot absorb b12. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found out unknown cause folate deficiency-rX 5mg folic acid tabs,how long before replenished? When to retest? Causes ?VIT D borderline deficient too
Folate (folic acid) deficiency : Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by nutritional deficiency, medications, chronic diseases or frequent use of tanning beds. 5mg of folate (folic acid) is often used to treat deficiency. Usually 4 months of treatment is needed, then dose can be reduced. Levels may be rechecked after 2 a 4 months. ...Read more
Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?
Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more
Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more
If I have a vitamin B12 deficiency does it mean that I also have an iron deficiency? Should I take iron supplements that come together with vitB group
Vitamin D: Many Americans increasingly have a vitamin D deficiency. Simply taking a multi Vitamin probably does not provide enough vitamin D for adequate supplementation to our diets. Vitamin D is actually a hormone and plays a vital role in our health. Consider taking a specific and vitamin D supplement in consultation with your dr. Vitamin D levels must be monitored. Too much or too low are both bad ...Read more
To correct vit d deficiency in kids, how many courses of cholecalciferol (granules) can b given safely in a year; does more of it cause vit d toxicity?
3 month check: Response to treat varies depending on reason for deficiency or if Rickets (softening bones from low Vit D) is present. Your child's Vit D levels should be monitored closely to gauge when to adjust the medication. Add salmon, tuna, eggs, dairy and fortified cereals to the diet if no food restrictions. ...Read more
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