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Dear Pharmacist A biotin deficiency killed my husband

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Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 7:27 am

Dear Pharmacist: Please write about biotin deficiency, this is what killed my husband. No one detected it and I want to alert everyone. Love your work, hope to meet you one day. — J.P., Ft. Lauderdale

A: I’m sorry about your loss. Today, I will write about it. Together we will be preventing more deaths. The problem is that physicians and consumers think of biotin only as a “beauty” vitamin to improve nail strength and hair growth. It’s also known as vitamin H, or B7. The sad part is, thousands of medications are “drug muggers” of biotin, meaning they prevent absorption or diminish our ability to make it in the body. Here are signs that suggest biotin deficiency:  

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1 comment:

  • Alexis Sauter posted at 3:57 am on Sun, Dec 16, 2012.

    imastarlex18 Posts: 1

    I'm Alexis, i'm 13 years old, i've had Biotin Deficiency since I was born obviously. But most people have like half of the disease. I have full Biotin Deficiency. The symptoms are HORRIBLE. When i was born i was the second in the United States to have full Biotin Deficiency, my body doesn't make it at all. A lot of people have what I call "Half" Biotin Deficiency. It's technically rare because it's not an extremely common disease, there are many people living on earth. I get/have these : Poor immunity, Nerve pain, Skin conditions, High cholesterol & Cognitive problems. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm worried 24/7 about my condition because I don't like taking pills, so i don't really take my biotin on a daily basis. Can anyone tell me if i'm in risk of dying too? I know i'm young, but none of my doctors even know what Biotin Deficiency is. Help? [sad]

     
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