Vitamin B-6 Deficiency

Vitamin B- 6 deficiency (generic names: Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxyne) is very essential in catalyzing reaction involving an amino acid in the skin, brain and blood cells.

The deficiency can be caused by poor absorbtions in the gastrointestinal tracts or through the taking of medications that deplete reserves of Vitamin B6 in the person’s body. Such medications include: Penicillamine, Hydralazine, and Isoniazid. Vitamin B6 deficiency can also happen in hereditary disorders that are inhibiting the vitamin B6 metabolism; such disorders may result in anemia, severe mental retardation and convulsions. Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Vitamin B6 deficiency may result in confusion, neuropathy (nerve damage), anemia, and dermatitis in adults and convulsions in infants. Other symptoms of Vitamin B6 deficiency may include a sensation of needles and pins in the feet and hands, cracks in the corners of the person’s mouth, sore red tongue and numbness in feet and hands. Blood tests may help to determine the diagnosis.

Vitamin B-6 deficiency is treated with high daily dose of Vitamin B-6 (ten to twenty times the recommended daily allowance) unless the symptoms are relieved. Even higher dosage can be required when the Vitamin B-6 deficiency resulted from a hereditary disorders.

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