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Currently, niacin is the most widely prescribed treatment for elevated cholesterol. However, the megadoses necessary to obtain benefits are known to cause side effects. Studies have shown that chromium and niacin work synergistically, and together, can reduce cholesterol at doses that avoid niacin's side effects.
Main symptoms are weakness, easy fatigue, and irritability.
Vitamins and minerals are required to make red blood cells. In addition to iron, vitamin B12 and folate are required for the proper production of hemoglobin. Deficiency in any of these may cause anemia because of inadequate production of red blood cells.
Most often seen in association with protein-energy malnutrition, and also in cases of alcoholism.
Causes a nervous system ailment with symptoms including severe lethargy
Possible links to Adult onset diabetes
A swelling in the neck (just below the Adam's apple or larynx) due to an enlarged thyroid gland.
A congestive cardiomyopathy. It can cause cardiac muscle degeneration in both children and women of child bearing age. Supplementation with selenium can cure this affliction. Selenium is toxic in high doses.
A brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the brain.
Neural tube defects result in malformations of the spine (spina bifida), skull, and brain (anencephaly) during pregnancy. Pregnant mothers need to take adequate amounts during pregnancy to avoid neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
Night blindness, officially known as nyctalopia, is inability to adapt to dark lighting conditions.
Osteomalacia is the general term for the softening of the bones due to defective bone mineralization. Osteomalacia in children is known as rickets, and because of this, the name osteomalacia is often restricted to the milder, adult form of the disease. Vitamin D may be absorbed from food or may be produced by the skin when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
A disease of bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. Lack of vitamins C, D & K are less common causes
Deficiency also in the protein tryptophan as it be converted by the body to Niacin and prevent Pellagra. The main results of pellagra can easily be remembered as "the four D's": diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death
Vitamins and minerals are required to make red blood cells. In addition to iron, vitamin B12 and folate are required for the proper production of hemoglobin. Deficiency in any of these may cause anemia. This type is not strictly caused by a dietary deficiency, some people can't readily absorb B-12. The result is B-12 deficiency (pernicious anemia).
Rickets is a disorder primarily caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate, which leads to softening and weakening of the bones.
Rickets is a disorder primarily caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate, which leads to softening and weakening of the bones. Vitamin D may be absorbed from food or may be produced by the skin when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans
When xeropthalmia is due to vitamin A deficiency, the condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis (dryness of the eye membranes) and progresses to corneal xerosis (dryness of the cornea), and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia (softening of the cornea) .
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