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1.Vitamin B12
Vitamin B 12 , an essential nutrient, is also known as cobalamin. The cobal in the name refers to the metal cobalt contained in B 12 . Vitamin B 12 is required for the normal activity of nerve cells and works with folate and vitamin B 6 to lower blood levels of /tnp/condition/homocys doc 38394 homocysteine , a chemical in the blood that might contr...
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2.B Vitamins
B vitamins are a group of water soluble vitamins. They include the following: /tnp/pg000914 doc 21868 Vitamin B 1 (Thiamin) /tnp/pg000905 doc 21859 Vitamin B 2 (Riboflavin) /tnp/pg000676 doc 21769 Vitamin B 3 (Niacin) /tnp/pg000898 doc 21852 Vitamin B 6 (Pyridoxine) /tnp/pg000498 doc 21679 Vitamin B 12 (Cobalamin) /tnp/pg000339 doc 21571 Biotin /t...
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3.Proton Pump Inhibitors
These drugs are the most powerful medications for reducing stomach acid levels; in fact, they almost completely shut down the stomach's ability to produce acid. (Their science fiction sounding name comes from the last stage of the acid-secreting process, called the "proton pump.") Proton pump inhibitors are used for ulcers as well as for the treatm...
Score: 89%
 
4.Vitamin B6
Vitamin B 6 plays a major role in making proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry signals between nerve cells). Because mild deficiency of vitamin B 6 is common, this is one vitamin that is probably worth taking as insurance. However, there is little evidence that taking vitamin B 6 above nutritional needs offers benefits in ...
Score: 89%
 
5.High Homocysteine
Beginning in the late 1990s, medical researchers began to suspect that high levels of homocysteine (a substance produced when the body breaks down the amino acid methionine) may accelerate /tnp/pg000262 doc 21500 atherosclerosis , the primary cause of /tnp/condition/heartattack 38609 doc heart attacks , /tnp/condition/stroke doc 38643 strokes , and...
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6.H2 Blockers
Medications in this family sharply decrease stomach acid production. They are widely used for the treatment of ulcers as well as for mild cases of esophageal reflux (heartburn). Drugs that fall into this family include H 2 -receptor blockers appear to impair the absorption of vitamin B 12 from food. ref1 1,2,3 This is thought to occur because the v...
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7.Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide gas is used primarily as a local anesthetic in dentistry as well as in certain phases of cardiac bypass surgery. Nitrous oxide can occasionally cause significant vitamin B 12 deficiency especially in people who are already borderline deficient in the vitamin (total vegetarians, for example) or those who are frequently exposed to the g...
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8.Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a common eye disease that affects the edge of the eyelids and the eyelash hair follicles. Symptoms include red and swollen eyelids; crusting of the eyelashes on awakening; redness of the eye; sensitivity to light; excessive tearing; frothy tears; and an itching, burning, or foreign-body sensation in the eye. There are two forms of bl...
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9.Colchicine
Although primarily used on a short-term basis to treat attacks of gout, colchicine is increasingly being prescribed for longer periods as a gout preventive. This practice may heighten the chance of developing the nutritional deficiency discussed here. Colchicine can impair intestinal absorption of vitamin B 12 , so taking a B 12 supplement during e...
Score: 84%
 
10.Vitamin B2
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B 2 , is an essential nutrient required for life. This vitamin works with two enzymes critical to the body's production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) its main energy source. Vitamin B 2 is also used to process amino acids and fats and to activate vitamin B 6 and folate. Preliminary evidence suggests that riboflav...
Score: 84%
 

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