vitamindeficiencies

What is vitamin deficiencies?


Your body needs vitamins nutrients found in most foods for many reasons, including producing healthy red blood cells. If your body is deficient in certain key vitamins, you can develop a type of anemia called vitamin deficiency anemia.

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Vitamin deficiency Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes ...

Jan 26, 2011 ... Vitamin deficiency information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, ...

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Vitamin A Deficiency: eMedicine Endocrinology

Dec 28, 2010 ... Overview: The word vitamin was originally derived from Funk's term vital amine. In 1912, he was referring to Christian Eijkman's discovery ...

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Vitamin A deficiency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vitamin A deficiency is a lack of vitamin A in humans. It is common in developing countries but rarely seen in developed countries. ...

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Vitamins and Calcium Supplements: Food Sources, Drug Interactions ...

Mar 15, 2011 ... Rickets is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium or phosphate. Infants and children who are exclusively breastfed, have dark skin, ...

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WHO | Micronutrient deficiencies

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. ...

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Nov 24, 2010 ... Vitamin B12 and Folate Deficiency ... A B12 and/or folate deficiency reflects a chronic shortage of one or both of these vitamins. ...

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a vitamin used to treat Crohn's disease, Kyrle's disease, Darier's disease, acne, dry eyes, measles, night blindness, promote growth, and to help prevent cancer.

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Vitamin K1

Benzyl alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been associated with toxicity in newborns. Data are unavailable on the toxicity of other preservatives in this age group. There is no evidence to suggest that the small amount of benzyl alcohol contained in Vitamin K1 Injection (Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion, USP), when used as recommended, is associated with toxicity.

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Vitamin D Deficiency - Health Problems Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to mortality, heart attacks, aging and more. Should you take vitamin D supplements? Is sunshine enough?

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Preventing vitamin D deficiency — the new breakthrough in women's ...

Learn about the benefits of vitamin D for women's health concerns and how to prevent vitamin D deficiency naturally.

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Factor VII deficiency
Genetic counseling may be helpful for disorders that start at birth (congenital). Taking vitamin K can help if you have a vitamin K deficiency.

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B12 deficiency
B12 deficiency is treated with a course of vitamin injections. A form of vitamin B12 known as hydroxocobalamin is injected into a muscle once every two to four days. Around six injections are given, which is enough to build up a store of vitamin B12 in the body.

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Anemia - B12 deficiency
B12 deficiency anemia is a low red blood cell count due to a lack of vitamin B12.

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Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
Pernicious anemia is a type of anemia (reduced number of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the body) due to the body's inability to absorb vitamin B-12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms from anemia are a result of the decreased capacity of the blood to carry oxygen and include fatigue and shortness of breath. In addition, the deficiency of vitamin B-12 also can damage the nervous system.

Anaemia, vitamin B12 and folate deficiency
As most cases of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency can be easily and effectively treated, complications are relatively rare. However, in some cases, a deficiency in these vitamins can result in complications, particularly if you have been deficient in vitamin B12 or folate for some time.

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Folate deficiency
Folate deficiency means you have a lower-than-normal amount of folic acid, a type of B vitamin, in your blood. See also: Folic acid

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Vitamins
Vitamins are a group of substances essential for normal cell function, growth and development. There are 13 essential vitamins. That means they are needed for the body to function. They are: Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Vitamin B3 (niacin) Pantothenic acid Biotin Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Folate (folic acid) Vitamins are grouped into two categories: Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fatty tissue. Water-soluble vitamins must be used by the body right away. Any left over water-soluble vitamins leave the body through the urine. Vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that can be stored in the liver for many years.

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Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. The body cannot store them. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.

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Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fatty tissue.

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Vitamin A
Vitamins are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are usually available in the foods that you eat. Vitamin A is needed for night vision and for growth of skin, bones, and male and female reproductive organs. In pregnant women vitamin A is necessary for the growth of a healthy fetus.

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Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble vitamins in fatty tissue.

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