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.

Signs of Vitamin B12. Fatigue, memory problems, irritability, anemia, foul body odor, hallucinations, eye disorders, irritability, confusion nervousness, weakness and depression.

Not all symptoms must be present at the same time to be a sign of a deficiency in vitamin levels.

From what you can see, the symptoms of vitamin deficiency can be dangerous.In accord of the type of vitamin defciency, the doctor will give proper treatment.This usually includes changing your lifestyle, specifically your diet and including in your daily life vitamin supplements.I think that everyone should learn more about vitamin deficiency problems, to learn to recognize them in time.

Vitamin Deficiency is something that targets mostly pregnant women and small children so be sure to reduce the risks.