Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) deficiency

Deficiency of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – is observed in adults only with the suppression of the bacterial flora of the intestine, synthesizing pyridoxine in sufficient quantities, long-term use of antibiotics, sulfonamides and anti-tuberculosis products. Vitamin B6 is found in many plant and animal foods, especially yeast. The daily requirement for adults is 2-2.5 mg.

Symptoms and course of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) deficiency . Irritability or lethargy, insomnia, polyneuritis of the lower and upper extremities, a feeling of “crawling”, dyspeptic disorders, lack of appetite, stomatitis, glossitis – an increase and burning of the tongue, dermatitis of the face and scalp and neck, anemia.

Recognition based on the clinical picture and determination of the level of pyridoxine acid in the blood and urine.

Treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency . Complete nutrition: liver, fish, meat, vegetables, yeast. The use of vitamin B6 orally and in injections.

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