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Doctor insights on: Zinc Deficiency Diseases

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Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Zinc Deficiency (Definition)

A condition caused by inadequate zinc in the diet, or by liver disease, cystic ...Read more


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How vit cyanoCObalamine deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia?

How vit cyanoCObalamine deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia?

B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells end up bigger before they can be released. Hence "megalo-". ...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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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Can cause Iron Def: If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency anemia wid calcium deficiency?

Iron deficiency anemia wid calcium deficiency?

Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium.... Why would anyone check a calcium in a healthy 18 yo? Maybe there is more to this story. Maybe you should talk to doc who drew your labs. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Dr. Marc Neff Dr. Neff
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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Vitamin d deficiency: Vitamin deficiencies are fairly common in our population, but aren't regularly measured. It is partly related to our dietary habits, and a diet in high fat, high calorie food is not necessarily nutritionally balanced. The other, specifically for vitamin d, is related to sun exposure, and many of the morbidly obese are not very physically active and engage in regular outside activities. ...Read more

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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Yes: A recently published study showed correlation between low blood levels of vitamin d with the severity of eczema in children. Br j dermatol. 2011 may;164(5):1078-82. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10147.X. Epub 2011 apr 11. However, there is yet a study to show improvement of eczema with vitd supplement. ...Read more

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Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency are also deficient in b12, but if one has low B12 ; isn't deficient in folate (folic acid) there's no need to supplement with it. But it won't hurt to take folate (folic acid);if you're among the 1/3 of people with problems converting Folic Acid to it's active form you should take l-5-mthf. ...Read more

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Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency?

What causes vitamin K deficiency?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone ...Read more

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Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about further w/u of the leukopenia if it persists beyond treatment for the vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

Not really: Vitamin b has multiple classes from 1 to 12 . They are not involved in the clotting or coagulation path way or platelet function . However, there are scenarios in which vitamin b classes indirectly play certain role . For example B12 is function as coenzyme in conversion of homocystine to methylmalonic acid . Accumulation of homocystine is associated with abnormal coagulation ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Not cause, but....: It's a really important deficiency to correct as well and soon as possible. here are links to depression reported and even to thought disorders, but all mental symptoms can overlap and if anxiety is a tendency for you, a D deficiency might contribute to you feel that way. Work w/ a doctor or read nutritional info to get that corrected. CBT can also help treat anxiety. Best! ...Read more