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How do you know if you have a vitamin deficiency?


I'm always tired, confused, anxious and depressed. I've taken prescription meds for this, but they only help a little. Because of this, I have very little motivation to exercise even though I know it might help. A friend of mine experienced similar symptoms, and found out that she had a serious vitamin deficiency. How do you get tested for this?
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What factor suncream should someone with naturally brownish skin wear whilst in Africa?


Will factor 30 be enough or should I buy some factor 50, or will there be no difference between the two because I am naturally quite dark (I'm mixed race indian and english)
As well as the protection factor, I don't fancy getting anymore tanned, my skintone is already pretty uneven because of tans and lack of tans in weird places lol
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You must choose suitable sunscreen according to your skin.
Sunscreen available in different SPF (Sun Protection Factor).
A person who usually gets red after 20 min in the sun and wants to stay in the sun for 2 hours (120 min) should apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 6 (120 divided by 20 min = SPF 6).
An SPF 6 product should provide adequate coverage provided it is not washed off (as from swimming) or dissolved by sweat.An SPF of 15 blocks~93% of the UVB rays.

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How to ask to be tested for a Vitamin D deficiency?


I have a lot of symptoms that match up to those of a Vitamin D deficiency. I am going in to my doctor today, and I want to ask to have this blood test done (numerous other blood tests have been done with no conclusion as to why I feel the way I do). How do I best bring it up? My doctor is...how do I say this, sort of an idiot-but my insurance is military so I cant change at the moment.

Thanks.
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Vitamin D testing is pretty much standard here in Seattle area where I live but no matter where you live you can be deficient.

Tell him that due to a lack of outdoor activities (or use of high SPF sun screen when outside) you feel like you might be deficient. Tell him that you made a little bit of a research and your symptoms do match those of Vitamin D deficiency; however you are not a doctor and though you came to ask his advise.

If your doctor seems reluctant, just request for the test to be done and if he still refuses, remember you can safely take 2000 - 3000 units a day on your own to see if there is any improvement.  (+ info)

How to cancel your force factor so they dont auto ship you it?


I have The force factor free trial. Its amazing. But i heard they auto ship you it after a month and they take money out of your debit card. How do i cancel that?
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You have to call before the 18th day you ordered. Cause it takes up to 4 days of processing and shipping plus the 14 day free trial. If I was you, I would call as soon as I get the shipment to make sure you dont get charged automatically  (+ info)

What is the most important factor when buying a Diamond cut or clarity?


What is the most important factor when buying a Diamond cut or clarity?
I picked out Emerald 3.28 The color is H. The clarity is sI2. The price of diamond is 28,000
Im so confused with picking out the right diamond.
Any info is appreciated.
Thank u
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If the diamond is eye-clean then cut is more important. With an emerald cut I do not believe an SI2 will be eye-clean. With an emerald cut you usually need a VS2 to get an eye-clean stone. It is easier to see inclusions in an emerald cut than any of the brilliant cut diamonds. As you probably know going up to VS2 will cost you more money, but you will have a much more beautiful diamond.

Good Luck!  (+ info)

Do you have a progesterone deficiency or a estrogen dominance?


I have been wondering for a little time now if I have estrogen dominance or a progesterone deficiency. I'm going to the doctor next month when i actually receive my insurance cards, but in the meantime can anyone tell me first hand the symptoms they have had with either of these two or both of these problems? Thank you so much. Any info is appreciated.
Thank you. I appreciate your input. I do hope to get whatever it is I have taken care of.
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I have really irregular periods and sometimes don't ovulate. I think they told me I have a progesterone deficiency and testerone dominance as I come from a family and extended family with lots of boys (I don't look like a boy...if anything they said that's why I am slimmer and grow less hair). This was like 7 years ago (i was 18 at the time and didn't care). Now, I want children and my body temps are in the 95s, I miss periods all the time but I have tried so many things, I am resigning myself to loving my dogs. My bf uses the pull out method less and less because he wasn't sure if he wants a child yet but now he realizes his gf might not be able to give him one. :(  (+ info)

Exactly what kind of irritablility do you get from an Iron Deficiency?


Lately it seems like I've been very irritable. I get mad and upset quit easily and I've been crying at the drop of a hat. My husband is getting worried that I'm about to have a metal breakdown. I've been trying to figure out why I'm like this because I don't think I'm depressed. I don't seem to have lost interest in activities or anything like that; I just get upset easily. Anyway, I've been doing some online research (dangerous, I know) and I've discovered that I seem to have a lot of symptoms of Iron Deficiency. I wouldn't normally consider this possible because we have very hard well water that is loaded with iron, but a few months ago we switched to bottled water for drinking. It was also a couple months ago that I started feeling like this. I guess my big question, hopefully to someone who has experienced the deficiency, is whether my mental symptoms sound like the same irritability that comes with Iron Deficiency or not?
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I had iron deficiency anaemia a little while back and I remember being quite weepy for a little while. It wasn't too bad I must admit but everyone's different! You can't lose by getting it checked out, good luck xx By the way - Ferrous Sulphate to treat iron deficiency anaemia makes your faeces black!  (+ info)

What is the most important factor to consider when breast pumping to continue haveing a good supply of milk?


My wife uses a breast pump to supply our baby girl with milk, Sometimes she will pump every 4 hrs sometimes 5hrs sometimes 6 hrs etc... she has not been consistant between pumping and her milk supply has drastically diminished. can her inconsistancy be a main factor?
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How should Carnitine Deficiency be treated in infants?


My cousin's daughter has been diagnosed with Acid Reflux disease, some muscle diseases that the doctors don't know what they are yet and Carnitine Deficiency. She's on some meds for these problems. She has a Mic button in her stomach to eat with because she doesn't eat right. She throws up a lot and it comes out of her mic button as well. Can anyone tell me what the normal treatment for carnitine deficiency is??
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I copy this abstract for you, from the UCSF, Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93638, USA
Abstract Summary: Carnitine deficiency is a secondary complication of many inborn errors of metabolism. Pharmacological treatment with carnitine not only corrects the deficiency, it facilitates removal of accumulating toxic acyl intermediates and the generation of mitochondrial free coenzyme A (CoA). The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approved the use of carnitine for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism in 1992. This approval was based on retrospective chart analysis of 90 patients, with 18 in the untreated cohort and 72 in the treated cohort. Efficacy was evaluated on the basis of clinical and biochemical findings. Compelling data included increased excretion of disease-specific acylcarnitine derivatives in a dose–response relationship, decreased levels of metabolites in the blood, and improved clinical status with decreased hospitalization frequency, improved growth and significantly lower mortality rates as compared to historical controls. Complications of carnitine treatment were few, with gastrointestinal disturbances and odour being the most frequent. No laboratory or clinical safety issues were identified. Intravenous carnitine preparations were also approved for treatment of secondary carnitine deficiency. Since only 25% of enteral carnitine is absorbed and gastrointestinal tolerance of high doses is poor, parenteral carnitine treatment is an appealing alternative therapeutic approach. In 7 patients treated long term with high-dose weekly to daily venous boluses of parenteral carnitine through a subcutaneous venous port, benefits included decreased frequency of decompensations, improved growth, improved muscle strength and decreased reliance on medical foods with liberalization of protein intake. Port infections were the most troubling complication. Theoretical concerns continue to be voiced that carnitine might result in fatal arrhythmias in patients with long-chain fat metabolism defects. No published clinical studies substantiate these concerns. Carnitine treatment of inborn errors of metabolism is a safe and integral part of the treatment regime for these disorders.
(This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.)

Hope this helps
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Is it possible to get ascites from protein deficiency alone?


I'm familiar with ascites because I knew someone who had it. I've read that it can occur in people with protein deficiencies, in varying levels of severity in appearance. Is it possible for someone to develop ascites from a severe protein deficiency?
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I realize this doesn't directly answer your question but may provide some insight. Ascites is commonly seen in chronic alcoholism.  (+ info)

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