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Restless Leg Syndrome: definition

A distressing neurologic condition causing uncomfortable crawly and painful sensations in the legs that makes the sufferer need to move them for a brief relief of symptoms, especially at night.

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Peripheral Neuropathy: definition

Damage to one or more peripheral nerves characterized by impaired nerve transmission causing burning, tingling or numbness of hands and feet and resulting from any of these nutrient deficiencies: folate, niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), pyridoxine (B6), vitamin B12, or omega-3 fatty ...

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Obstetrical Complications: definition

Reproductive disorders such as abnormally short  or prolonged gestations, inefficient labor with dystocia, and atonic uterine bleeding that may be a consequence of the endocrine derangements caused by any of these nutrient deficiencies: folate, iron, or zinc.  Click for full description.

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Neutropenia – Granulocytic Hypersegmentation: definition

A blood disorder characterized by presence of an abnormally low number of neutrophils resulting from deficiencies of copper and folate that is marked by profound weakness and predisposition to infection. Click for full description.

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Macrocytosis: definition

A blood cell disorder characterized by altered blood cell formation resulting in abnormally large erythrocytes (red blood cells) circulating in the bloodstream. Click for full description.

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Infertility, Female: definition

Failure to conceive after one year of intercourse. Malnutrition is a major cause. Click Female Infertility for full description.

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Ichthyosis, Acquired: definition

An uncommon, non-hereditary, non-inflammatory cutaneous disorder resulting from malnutrition characterized by dry, rough skin with prominent symmetrical scaling that involves significant portions of the body.

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Hypertension, Reversible: definition

Sustained elevated arterial blood pressure resulting from impaired absorption of essential co-factors for normal homocysteine metabolism (folate, vitamin B12, or vitamin B6)  that resolves with normalization of homocysteine levels.

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Hyperprolactinemia: definition

Elevated level of prolactin hormone in blood signifies too much prolactin, which  is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and causes impaired estrogen production in females and impaired androgen production in males.

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Homocysteine Level, Elevated: definition

Lab analysis of blood draw indicates an abnormal blood level of this transient amino acid.

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Hangnail: definition

Painful broken epidermis (skin) at root or lateral (side) edge of fingernail or toenail, producing a tiny, partially detached flap of skin.

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