vitamin B6 deficiency

vitamin B6 deficiency

A rare condition that may occur in malabsortion, diabetes, pregnancy, the elderly and in those taking oral contraceptives.
 
Clinical findings
Dermatitis, depression, insomnia, irritability, muscle fatigue, nausea, vomiting.

vitamin B6 deficiency

Nutrition A deficiency state that may occur in malabsorption, DM, pregnancy, the elderly, and in those taking oral contraceptives Clinical Dermatitis, oral inflammation depression, insomnia, irritability, muscle fatigue, dizziness, weakness, anemia, N&V. See Vitamin B6.
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Is vitamin B6 deficiency an underrecognized risk in patients receiving haemodialysis?
Effects of vitamin B6 deficiency on the conversion ratio of tryptophan to niacin.
Vitamin B6 deficiency presenting with low alanine aminotransferase in a critically ill child.
Although severe vitamin B6 deficiency impairs gluconeogenesis, possibly via decreased flux through aminotransferases (2), there is no evidence that aminotnansferase activity is impaired during exercise in vitamin B6 deficiency subjects.
Pyridoxine Supplementation Corrects Vitamin B6 Deficiency but Does Not Improve Inflammation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," Arthritis Res.
Older individuals and people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are at increased risk for vitamin B6 deficiency, as are people who undergo kidney dialysis and individuals with liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and HIV.
Vitamin B6 deficiency can lower serotonin and melatonin levels, elevate homocysteine levels, increase anxiety, decrease libido, and impair glucose tolerance.
Deficiency of Vitamin E often leads to neuron degeneration whereas Vitamin B6 deficiency results in faulty nerve cell communication, eventually leading to various neurological conditions.
If inflammation in RA causes a vitamin B6 deficiency, the same mechanism most likely affects other inflammatory diseases.
In addition, it was found that vitamin B6 deficiency may lead to increased mortality and morbidity from vascular diseases.