A deficiency of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 may be associated with long term conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure. Symptoms of deficiency include muscular weakness and pain, gingivitis, and weakened immune function.
Magnesium deficiency affects calcium and vitamin D levels in the blood and may be associated with muscle cramps, heart irregularities, high blood pressure, insomnia, diabetes, and osteoporosis (bone loss).
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency may include weakness, nervousness, insomnia, mental confusion, irritability, and anemia. Long term low levels of this nutrient may also increase the risk of heart disease, as well as colon and prostate cancers.
The selected depletions information presented here identifies some of the nutrients that may be depleted by certain medications. The signs and symptoms associated with nutrient deficiency may also indicate conditions other than nutrient deficiency. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms mentioned, it does not necessarily mean that you are nutrient deficient. Nutrient depletion depends upon a number of factors, including your medical history, diet, and lifestyle, as well as the length of time you have been taking the medication. Please consult your health care provider; he or she can best assess and address your individual health care needs and determine if you are at risk for nutrient depletions from these medications, as well as others not listed here.
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