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What does it mean to have a carnitine deficiency not sure if

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What does it mean to have a carnitine deficiency not sure if primary or secondary condition
Can this cause extreme lower extrmity weakness that lasts several days to a couple of weeks the carnitine levels were extremely low
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. A carnitine deficiency means that someone either doesn't take in enough protein to produce carnitine, or they have an abnormality that does not allow them to metabolize the protein they do eat properly. Carnitine supplements are the treatment. It can lead to muscle pain and weakness if not treated.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

already knew tyhat much what are the main differeces between primary and secondary please have md respond

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

I have opted out and left the question for any MD who chooses to answer you.