Updated: Apr 27
We all know vitamins and nutrients are important for the body to function correctly. Nevertheless, we should be aware of whether we consume a well-balanced diet. What happens if we don’t consume enough nutrients? And how to find out whether we have a nutrient deficiency or not?
Well, the body communicates to us by showing some signs and symptoms when there is a problem. By learning these signs, you can take appropriate steps to prevent it from becoming worse, as nutrient deficiency can cause many health problems.
Following are the telltale signs that you have nutrient deficiency:
Severe Hair Loss
This happens when you have iron deficiency. It is the most common nutrient deficiency. It is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair per day, however, if you notice clumps of hair in your pillow or in the shower drain, then it is best to visit your primary care as your doctor may recommend some supplements according to your needs.
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These are mostly linked to insufficient intake of several vitamins and minerals, like iron and vitamins B1, B2, and B6. You might experience mouth ulcers and cracks at the corner of your lips. Angular cheilitis, which mostly occurs due to excess salivation and dehydration, can also be due to insufficient intake of iron and B vitamins.
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If wounds are taking a long time to heal it may be due to zinc deficiency. Along with it, you may also notice dry and rough skin and reduced appetite and taste. You should also seek further medical advice related to slow-healing wounds and ulcers as they have a high chance of getting infected or diabetes.
Brittle nails and misshaped nails are considered early signs of nutrient deficiency. Lack of calcium and biotin are the common causes for these. White marks on nails could indicate a mild zinc deficiency, while pale nails mean you may have an iron deficiency. If your nails appear to be peeling, then it is a sign of Vitamin D deficiency. Our nails do tell a lot about our health.
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If your gums are red, swollen, and bleeding, then it may be due to vitamin C deficiency. Bleeding gums can also be a sign of gum disease so, get it checked with your dentist to ensure you have good oral hygiene.
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned sign(s), then get immediate medical assistance from your primary care physician. They might recommend a blood test to find out what deficiency you might have in particular.
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