Vitamin deficiency

What is Vitamin deficiency?

Avitaminosis is any disease caused by chronic or long-term vitamin deficiency or caused by a defect in metabolic conversion, such as tryptophan to niacin. They are designated by the same letter as the vitamin.

Conversely hypervitaminosis is the syndrome of symptoms caused by over-retention of fat-soluble vitamins in the body.

Avitaminoses (and their lacking factors) include:

Questions and answers on "Vitamin deficiency"

hi, 2 weeks ago i ws suffering from stomacheach bcoz of acidity, now i m sufring from lose motion with gas, my dr adviced m to tak folinext, she told m that this is happning bcoz of vitamin deficiency...is it of to take folinext? n still i dont hv relief from it...

doctor1 MD

My dear, welcome to HCM. An excess of stomach acid is not caused by a vitamin deficiency is the advice I would give to you if you were my patient. It can be caused by eating foods in the wrong combination, by obesity, by a hiatal hernia, stress, acidic foods or medication. It is generally treated...

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hello,doctor i am vamsi my age is 20,and my weight is:44.i am having pains in my legs and hands.i visited to a local doctor.he told it is vitamin deficiency.he suggested me to use omega fatty acids composition capsules.but still my problem was not cured.what shall i do further...???sir.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Please get Blood tests for vitamin B12 and D3 first- If they are below normal then you need supplementation. Omega fatty acids are not vitamins. In deficiency diseases, the medicines take some time for the effects to come.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you...

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I am 37 and just recently stopped doing peg interferon for hep c and I am cured however now I have a weird mouth thing going on for like 4 months,teeth imprints,hair loss, I lost my voice for like 5 months, and my doctor says I have a vitamin deficiency. I have swollen ankles and have troubles sleeping.not sure if I should get another opinion

doctor1 MD

You might be suffering from chronic Vitamin D and B12 deficiency. This may lead to hair loss, teeth changes, pain and myofascial pain syndrome leading to trouble sleeping. Get your levels checked and consult your physician if any deficiency is there which can be improved with supplements.

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Hi Dr. My son is having problem with his neck. He cracks or pops his neck all the time. We have done MRI, CT scan and head scan no problem has been found.
if he does not crack or pop his neck, he does not feel fine. Sometimes he pops more and sometime he pops less. he has had no injury to his neck or back.
Can the cracking/popping of his neck be due to vitamin deficiency?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for your query.

Your question is a good one and I will try to provide you with some good information and recommendations regarding what is going on with your son. As far as cracking and the popping out of the neck this is actually quite common in the population. Some...

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doctor,what are differentials for sore in mouth that start from lip and expends down the mouth to pharynx........??? i have a pationt with this complain and i am thinking of herpes,steven jhonsn syndrome,vitamin deficiency.can you plz guide me in a better way ?? thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi, aphthous stomatitis or Steven Johnson both can produce such symptoms but in case of Steven Johnson some drug intake history is usually there. Local application of Triamcinolone gel along with B complex capsules and hexidine mouth wash should help in gradual resolution of the symptoms. Herpes...

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Hi dr. Sins last two years two circles like thing in greyish color I found in fron of the eyes, my dr says it's nothing but vitamin deficiency, but after taking vitamins still it's visible but there is no problem in sight. Please do give some suggestion.
Thanks
Mrs Patel .

doctor1 MD

Hemogram can be done if you see iron deficiency then can take dexorange capsule one daily for one month.

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I am having persistent numbness (without tingling) in my left hand (I am left handed), left foot & toes and left ear (just the ear not head or cheek)
Causes?
I am a white female (5'8", normal build) & based on the hand and foot I assumed it was just a circulation problem, but now when I touch my left ear, I find it to be numb, too.
So... maybe a vitamin deficiency?
Is there an over-the-counter supplement I could buy to see if that will alleviate my symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Hi there,
Thank you for writing in.
I am a medical specialist with an additional degree in cardiology. I read your mail with diligence. It is good that your disease is not a disabling one that gives one luxury of planning to look into possible causes of the problem and investigate.
Yes, vitamin...

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hi,i am f/29 and i have been diagnosed with very low vitamin d levels last year and have used medication for it...but after stopping the medicine as the doc prescribed my back has been hurting very badly ...now my entire body aches a lot...is this related to my vitamin deficiency??

doctor1 MD

hello.. yes vitamin d deficiency can lead to pain. u can consult a homeopath so that u r cure completely of ur vitamin deficiency n pain.. god bless..

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dear doctor, its been more than 6 months i m having bilateral white patches in my tongue.. i looks like leukoplakia..it does not goes off while brushing.. it is like fissures ..i am so worried weather it may be premalignant or OLH.. about OLH i used to have unprotected sexual intercourse with my girlfriend 10 months ago .. since we broke up i tested negative for HIV 3 times by TRIDOT method of testing..(2 weeks,4 months and 7 months)... what should i do please give me some advice..

doctor1 MD

hello,

since you have tested negative for HIV so its almost ruled out.. get examined yourself by your doctor... it can be due to some vitamin deficiency or fungal infection or improper oral hygiene...

take care

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Recent questions on  Vitamin deficiency

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hello,doctor i am vamsi my age is 20,and my weight is:44.i am having pains in my legs and hands.i visited to a local doctor.he told it is vitamin deficiency.he suggested me to use omega fatty acids composition capsules.but still my problem was not cured.what shall i do further...???sir.

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Some time ago I was diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare,prescribed some cream which did not help at all. I am getting more spots mainly on my right leg (ankle,knee and calf). They don t hurt, itch or anything like that. I am just concern that this is a symptom of some other underlying problem....white blood cells...Vitamin deficiency etc! Apart from that they are not a good look and worry that they are actually spreading. I read all that is written about the condition. Have you got any suggestion or test I should be having? Thank you.

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Hi. Yesterday, my GP diagnosed me with celiac disease. My few symptoms seem to stem from vitamin deficiencies and anaemia through malabsorption i.e memory loss, numb tongue, pallor etc. Both my sister and father also have celiac disease, so I am no stranger to the hard-ships of a gluten-free diet. As a student, I have made an informed decision not to follow this treatment plan, with the knowledge that I would be increasing my risk of cancer, because I feel it would be impossible to fit around my lifestyle. I will be seeing my GP again next week for my follow-up appointment, and am planning to ask for a prescription for strong multivitamins, treatment for my anaemia, and digestive enzymes. In your opinion, how effective will this treatment plan be? Is my GP likely to agree to this? Thanks.

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i am a thirty year old female recently i have been noticing a lot of hair loss, handfuls, especially when i shower, i startedd taking b vitamins over the counter and it hasn't really helped. my boyfriend started getting worried and he thinks it might be connected to some mood swings i've been having and thinks i have a vitamin deficiency. also he thinks i should mention that i've been having heartburn and yellow fatty stools and a history of pancreatic cancer in my family. i think he's overreacting but i've lost three members to cancer in the last five years so here i am... asking. what's up, Doc?

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getting pain in some parts of chest in random time

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Hi. I went on a cruise from Nov 27 to Dec 2 to Lebadee Haiti and Falmouth Jamaica. Since I got back I haven’t been feeling well. I have aches all over, tired, I feel feverish, and the strangest is a burning sensation in my left leg. It started in...

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Wife says her tongue is numb. Strange.

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