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Will Vitamin Deficiency Lead Hemoglobin
Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...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
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. You ask an excellent question. Through research, i could not find any whether the neurological symptoms could occur before the anemia. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ? ...Read more
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
I am experiencing iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin level is a 4. Hemoglobin <11. Is it ok to take children's chewable vitamins with iron?
Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency. ...Read more
Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement. ...Read more
Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance. ...Read more
See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more
See your doctor: Different vitamin deficiencies have different symptoms. If you are concerned see your doctor and they can recommend the appropriate blood test based on your symptoms. ...Read more
What are some underlying causes of vitamin deficiency? I'm d, b-12 deficient and have a high fetrin level.
Different causes: Vitamin d deficiency is mainly due to lack of sunlight (although could also increase skin cancer risk). Vitamin B12 deficiency is more nutritional although it's also associated w/gastric disorders leading to loss of intrinsic factor. High ferritin suggests either infection or lots of iron. Best to check w/your family or whoever ordered these tests. Replacement of B12 & d is inexpensive & easy. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying something that won't work, and if you complain, you'll be told it was your fault. Biotin deficiency sufficient to cause hair loss is hard to get. Get with a competent physician if hair loss is a concern. ...Read more
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