How to Spot a Vitamin Deficiency

Having a vitamin deficiency can be very dangerous. In order to sustain optimum health your body needs many different vitamins and minerals. Lacking any type of vitamin can create serious complications.

Sadly, because of the convention diet in most areas, most people do have some level of vitamin deficiency. This may not lead to severe malnutrition, but it will really wear your body down. Over time, vitamin deficiencies can actually cause some very bad complications and can even lead to death.

So how do you know if you are getting all the vitamins you need? Most think that a daily vitamin is good enough. All vitamins are not created for everyone. They have to be tailored to your personal health, age and lifestyle. Just because you take vitamins daily it doesn’t make you safe from vitamin deficiencies.

Fortunately, you will be able to tell if you have a vitamin deficiency. Nonetheless, most people will actually blame it on something completely wrong. Check out the list below. So if you meet any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing some of the mild effects of a vitamin deficiency.

1. Your skin has become incredibly dry
Dandruff and cracking skin can indicate a wide array of deficiencies. When this occurs after your mid-twenties it is most likely a sign of a vitamin deficiency.

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What is Vitamin Deficiency?

Having good vitamins levels is essential towards living a healthy life; good vitamin levels mean improved bone and muscular strength, improved immune system, improved eyesight among other things.  Yet, many people suffer from vitamin deficiency mainly because of a poor nutrition; you see, we get most vitamins from food, except perhaps vitamin D which we get from the rays of the sun.

Common types of vitamin deficiency problems include lack of vitamins K, A, D, and B12.  A vitamin deficiency will not only give us bad numbers when we go for a medical check-up but will also have a negative impact in your life, depending on what the vitamin is useful for.Issues can include anemia, anxiety, depression, bleeding and even a retardation in children growth. Let’s see some of the signs of the common types of vitamin deficiencies.

Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency. Insomnia, tiredness, lack of appetite, night blindness, poor smell sensitivity, poor steroid synthesis, dry skin problems, increased risk of cancer development.

Vitamin K Deficiency Symptoms. Poor strength development of muscle and bone (presenting as rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis) Mouth and throat burning, insomnia, diarrhea and eye problems.

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