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Top 8 Ways Your Body Is Telling That It Is Low On Essential Vitamins

Your body responds to various vitamin deficiencies in different ways. There are many signs to look out for!

Your body responds to various vitamin deficiencies in different ways. There are many signs to look out for!

Proper and essential nutrition is considered vital for health. If there's a lack of proper nutritional balance, you'll need various necessary nutrients to aid in appropriate health development. This can cause some dysfunction and symptoms associated with certain deficiencies. Your body tends to respond in the form of a receptive warning of physical debilitation an indication that you have mineral and vitamin deficiencies. By identifying the problem early on, then you'll be able to make changes in your diet accurately.

There are some symptoms that one may experience when their body has low nutrient levels are also based on the type of vitamin they may be lacking.

Red and white bumps on your skin

If you ever have reddish and whitish bumps on the surface of your skin that to some extent resembles acne, then it's an indication that you're suffering from Keratosis Pilaris. This kind of condition covers a quarter of your body including thighs, arms, and buttocks typically. Keratosis Pilaris has no adverse effects with non-associated irritation.

Deficiency in vitamin A has dramatically been accompanied with follicular hyperkeratosis (multiple skin keratin in the follicles) and dry skin, turning out to be more of a cosmetic condition. In this case, a diet that's highly rich in vitamin A would necessitate keratin production in the body.

Poor vision at night

Sometimes you may wonder why you suffer from poor vision; well this is a giveaway sign that your diet is lacking vitamin A nutrients. According to an article published on PubMed, it emphasized that if the condition is not dictated early, it progresses to a disease known as xerophthalmia which generally damages the cornea and may probably lead to blindness.

Brittle nails and hair

One of the primary deficiencies that can potentially cause brittle nails and hair is the lack of biotin deficiency in the body. The continuous consumption of raw egg whites over time leads in biotin deficiency. The main reason as for egg whites and its attribution to biotin deficiency is because egg whites consist typically of a substance known as Avidin. Avidin is a shackle protein of biotin, and when consumed it tends to reduce its absorption.

Hair loss

A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology stated that deficiency in vitamin D was linked to a condition know as alopecia. It is represented by patches on the body, mainly the scalp. Through an elaborate study, researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey by distinguishing patients with alopecia areata and the condition's seriousness. 58 healthy patients, 44 suffering from vitiligo, and 86 patients with alopecia areata had deficient levels of vitamin D and it's because the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles.

Red-leg syndrome

An article published by PubMed identified only two possible causes for red-leg syndrome, mainly CNS iron sufficiency and CNS dopaminergic abnormality. In one study on autopsies and iron treatments, they discovered that brain iron insufficiency correlates to restless leg syndrome.

Bleeding gums

Many times when you brush your teeth you may tend to experience some bleeding, which could signify gingivitis, not to forget that you may also be suffering from deficiency in vitamin C. According to various studies from the National Institute of Health, as vitamin C processes, connective tissues in the body become weak and collagen interfusion becomes impaired. Due to this, you could have health concerns especially on issues such as looseness of the teeth, swollen gums, and bleeding gums, all brought about by soft tissues.

Scaly patches and dandruff

Many factors may cause noticeable scaly patches and dandruff on any part of your body, one of them being deficiency of vitamin B6. The book Human Vitamin B6 Requirement indicated that one of the leading causes of Seborrheic dermatitis is vitamin B6 deficiency. Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the scalp and is generally attributed to the disturbance in the cells' ability to replace and regenerate, and then a skin rash occurs.

Mouth ulcers

At some point, you may have experienced a sore throat and crack in your mouth which is a sure sign that you're suffering from vitamin B and low iron deficiency. A study by PubMed examined at least 6o patients who had reoccurring mouth ulcers. They discovered that 28% of the patients suffered from the following vitamin deficiencies: thiamine, riboflavin, and pyridoxamine.


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