hypovitaminosis


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hypovitaminosis

 [hi″po-vi″tah-mĭno´sis]
a condition produced by lack of an essential vitamin.

hy·po·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(hī'pō-vī'tă-min-ō'sis),
A nutritional deficiency state characterized by relative insufficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet; manifested first by depletion of tissue levels, then by functional changes, and finally by appearance of morphologic lesions. Compare: avitaminosis.

hy·po·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(hī'pō-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Insufficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet; manifested first by depletion of tissue levels, then by functional changes, and finally by appearance of morphologic lesions.
Compare: avitaminosis

hypovitaminosis

Any disorder due to vitamin deficiency.

hy·po·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(hī'pō-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Nutritional deficiency state characterized by relative insufficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet; manifested first by depletion of tissue levels, then by functional changes, and finally by appearance of morphologic lesions.
Compare: avitaminosis

Patient discussion about hypovitaminosis

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take? I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

A. what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?

Q. Can regular exercise lead to vitamin deficiency? I am regular with my exercises every day. I don’t like to miss on my exercise. But I do miss on my food. I always take a healthy and good diet. But I fear of my vitamins and energy getting drained due to exercise. Can regular exercise lead to vitamin deficiency?

A. Yes, as I know you supplement your diet with vitamin C. This is reduced when you exercise extensively. And its recovery helps in muscle formation. Excessive body heat and sweat loss during the exercise can reduce the blood plasma levels of vitamin C. Have balanced diet along with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink 8-10 glasses or more of water every day.

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Age and gender-based prevalence of hypovitaminosis D showed no significant difference, meaning similar incidence in younger individuals.
Conclusion: There is no uniform approach for diagnosing and treating hypovitaminosis D among practicing doctors in Pakistan.
The dichotomization of 25(OH)D serum levels according to the 50th percentile was chosen because of the very low prevalence of hypovitaminosis D, according to the conventional cut-off point.
Hypovitaminosis D is common in the area of the population inhabiting this region.
A long-established cause of microphthalmia in swine is hypovitaminosis A [4-6].
[23, 24] conducted in Japan in indoor workers found seasonal variation in circulating 25(OH)D and hypovitaminosis D in wintertime in indoor daytime male workers in Japan.
Based on these cutoffs, the current reported data of hypovitaminosis D reveals a global pandemic, and it has been estimated that about one billion people, worldwide, have 25(OH)D deficiency or insufficiency [9].
Prasad et al., "Long-term hypovitaminosis D and secondary hyperparathyroidism outcomes of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a systematic review," Obesity Reviews, vol.
WE is a clinical emergency resulting from hypovitaminosis. It is usually considered as a metabolic disease caused by chronic alcoholism.
The literature shows the implications of vitamin D3 in reducing the risk of type I diabetes and vitamin D hypovitaminosis induces insulin hyposecretion in type 2 diabetes [5].