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Vitamin A (retinol) deficiency causes:
Hyper-Vitamin A (retinol) causes:
beta caratinema (yellow/orange skin and normal sclera)
Vitamin B (thiamine) deficiency causes:
Beri Beri (encephalopathy and psycosis)
Alcoholism causes a deficiency of what vitamin?
Thiamine (Vitamine B1)
Vitamin B1 Thiamine from alcohol causes:
Wernike Kosakoff syndrome
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency causes:
cheilosis (sore cracks at corners of mouth)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) deficiency causes:
Pellagra (4 D's: Dementia, Dermatitis, Diarrhea, & Death)
Vitamin B (pyridoxine) is used for the treatment of what:
peripheral nerve healing (CTS), Natural diuretic and treatment of carpal tunnel
Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is what type of anemia?
magaloblastic/ macrocytic anemia- seen in alcoholics
Deficiency of Vitamin B9 (folic acid) causes:
: neural tube defects
Deficiency produces Glossitis
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) produces what type of anemia?
Vitamin B 12( cobalamin) deficiency is tested by what?
Schilling test is positive: megaloblastic anemia
Vitamin B12 is masked by a deficiency of what?
PLS (posterolateral sclerosis) may prsent with which vitamin?
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) deficiency causes:
scurvy and capillary fragility (bleeding gums, poor wound healing, bruises easily, swollen gums).
Smokers are often deficient- supplement!
hypervitaminosis of Vit. C produces:
Vitamin D deficiency is what?
Rickets (osteomalacia- bone softening)
Rickets patients present with:
deficient vitamin D, rachitic rosary near sternum, saber shin. x-ray paint brush metaphysis on x-ray.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is what?
an antioxident for the cardiovascular system
Vitamin K is made where in the body?
Vitamin K is used for what?
Clotting- injected into newborns at the hospital
Anticoagulants are contraindicated with which vitamin deficiency?
Omega 3 Fatty acids are used to treat:
Zinc is necessary for what:
prostate health, wound healing, and immune system.
Selenium toxicity produces damage to___:
the hair, nails and skin.
Chromium is essential for patients with:
Chromium is also known as:
Glucose tolerance factor
Number one mineral deficiency in the world:
Number one mineral deficiency in the UNITED STATES:
A practicioner who takes care of interal diseases is called:
A cancer specialist
This doc takes care of GI dysfunctions:
This doc treats gladular diseases including Diabetes mellitius
specialist in the GU tract including the prostate
specialist of the heart and heart conditions
Specializes in neurological disorders:
Treats children under age of 14