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Vitamin deficiency is a growing problem in today’s world, and the artificial food hasn’t been helpful in this regard. It makes you vulnerable to other diseases, and that is why we have more and more people getting sick every year. Well, this can’t be taken for granted anymore because it is turning into a serious issue.
The topic is of extreme relevance at this time as the problem of vitamin deficiency usually outsets at the start of spring – the season we are about to enter. We don’t want to be missing out on the glamorous colors of spring because of weakness, lack of energy or any other form of vitamin deficiency.
On the bright side, we have come across vital information to help you identify the six major symptoms of vitamin deficiency; so that you can control it before it goes on to cause any damage. You will be amazed by how easy it is to identify vitamin deficiency through these signs, in fact you can check yourself while reading this article. That said, it is the best time to monitor your vitamin intake and that too by just looking in the mirror. It can’t get an easier than that!
Moreover, we have also provided with the remedial action in case you find yourself in shallow waters when it comes to vitamin deficiency.
6. Overly pale skin
Although, pale skin has become a sort of fashion nowadays and people boast of having a good tan but medical science says otherwise. Therefore if your skin has turned pale compared to your normal skin color, it’s a clear sign indicating a lacking of vitamin B12. This vitamin deals with the level of energy in your body, and what good are your looks if you feel low and tired all the time. To get back things in order, you can restore B12 to the correct level by eating more meat and seafood products.
5. Dry hair
A lot can be judged about a person’s health from their hair. For instance, dry brittle hair that have substantial amount of dandruff in them are a sign enough to indicate a deficiency of biotin – a vitamin also known as B7. If this happens to be the case with your hair, I hope you are not planning on going on a diet, because to restore B7 you need to increase the quantity of your food intake. Moreover you will need to take high protein diets like fish, mushrooms, pulses, vegetables, fruits and meat.
4. Puffy eyes
Puffy eyes have become so common that people no longer bother to take it seriously. If you have puffiness around your eyes and in your limbs, that means that your body is lacking in iodine, and iodine is an essential element for living a healthy life. So it’s about time that you start taking care of the puffiness around your eyes, and eat food that is high in iodine. Although iodized salt is the most common source of iodine, but it can also be easily found in seafood including seaweed, shrimps and lobsters.
3. Colorless lips
If you are a victim of regular colds and frequently face issues related with low arterial pressure, then you need to check the condition of your lips. Yes, that is right, as it can tell a lot about the status of your body vitamins. Colds and low arterial pressure are issues usually linked to iron deficiency. So if you have pale lips you simply need to stop eating food that is rich in calcium for a while, and eat more red meat.
2. Bleeding gums
Bleeding gums is not only painful but is also an awful sight to witness. The bright side is that it can easily be avoided by maintaining sufficient level of vitamin C inside the system. Apart from this obvious problem, lack of vitamin C can also lead to muscle pain, weak immunity and other problems with teeth. Luckily, vitamin C is not rare and can abundantly be found in red peppers and citrus fruit.
1. Unexplained fatigue, dizziness, or pins and needles
Vitamin supports healthy living in many ways. There are direct and indirect effects created by vitamin deficiency. For instance, if you feel dizziness or exhausted even after having an eight hour sleep than definitely vitamin B12 has something to do with it. In case of deficiency of B12, the transport of oxygen to the organs is impeded which results in fatigue, laziness and sleepiness. Moreover, a very low level of B12 can effect the normal functioning of your brain and nervous system, hence lead to numbness of the body.
After knowing all this information, one cannot deny the importance of vitamins in keeping our mind and body healthy. Therefore, if you notice any of these signs in yourself, it will be best to get a professional advice from a doctor in this regard.
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