Malnutrition occurs when the body does not get sufficient nutrients that it needs. The lack of vitamins and minerals in human diet is called as Nutrient Deficiency.
People some times get worried if they found a change in their health, they start worrying of certain change in health conditions. They feel that it might be a disease or any serious illness. Study says that some illness like digestion problems, anemia, skin, scurvy, mood, mental health, rickets, bone growth problems etc. may occur due to nutritional deficiencies.
For preventing diseases and healthy body functioning our body requires many vitamins and minerals from the food we eat daily. So to make sure your body absorb the nutrients include all fruits, nuts, pulses, vegetables, leafy vegetables and meat in your diet.
The amount of nutrition consumption depends on our age, health conditions, pregnancy, feeding mothers. Some of vitamins and minerals are not produced by our body so we need to consume it by eating nutrition rich foods rather than depending on nutrient supplements.
Below Are Some Signs-Symptoms Of Vitamin-Nutrient Deficiency
1) muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, loss of appetite, constipation may be due to potassium deficiency
2) Weak bone, bones ache, depression, bone brittle, obesity or overweight, osteoporosis, low bone density, osteomalacia, muscle weakness may be due to Vitamin D deficiency
3) Heart, age related, alzheimers, fatigue may be due to vitamin B1 deficiency
4) Fatigue may be due to iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B1, vitamin B12 and other B vitamins and vitamin C deficiency
5) Anemia, decreased free radical protection, cataracts, fatigue, improper thyroid function may be due to vitamin B2 deficiency
6) Immunity loss or weak immunity, Loss of appetite, getting colds and flu frequently, Loss of taste, hair loss, thin hair, brittle hair, Rashes on skin, mouth ulcer, dandruff, white spots on nails may be due to Zinc deficiency
7) Scaling skin, crackling, digestive problems, confusion, anxiety, fatigue may be due to vitamin B3 deficiency
8) Anaemia, tiredness, headache, cold intolerance, weakness, Itchy skin, weak immune system, brittle – thin nails, impaired brain function, scalp hair loss, blood loss, pale skin, heavy periods, cold or chilled hands – feet may be due to Iron deficiency
9) Body numbness, prickling in hands and feet, depression, skin problems, sleep problems, confusion, anxiety, fatigue sign-symptom may be due to vitamin B6 deficiency
10) Low RBC count, fatigue, Pale skin, Speech disorders may be due to vitamin B9 deficiency
11) Pale Look, Anemia sign-symptom may be due to Iron, folate and vitamin B12 deficiency
12) Low RBC count, prickling in the body, cracking of lips, peeling of skin on the lips, anemia, fatigue, unsteady walk, swollen tongue, tongue inflammation, constipation, weakness, weight loss, numbness – tingling in hands and feet, depression, poor memory or memory loss, loss of vision, cognitive may be due to vitamin B12 deficiency
13) Depression, Nervous system, premature graying hair, hair loss, red, scaly rash may be due to Vitamin B7 deficiency
14) anemia, immune function, fatigue, insomnia, hair may be due to folic acid deficiency
15) Red spots under skin’s surface, Excessive bruising, nosebleed, haemorrhage, slow wound – cuts healing, muscular and nervous irritability, muscle spams, muscle cramps, gingivitis, tooth loss, tooth decay, bleeding gums, depression, hypertension, coarse hair or splitting hair, weak immunity, fatigue may be due to Vitamin C deficiency
16) Stress, Wound healing, fatigue may be due to vitamin B5 deficiency
17) Sore tongue may be due to Iron, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin B3 deficiency
18) Cracking at the corners of the mouth may be due to iron, zinc, and B-vitamin deficiency
19) Vision or eye related problems, pale skin, fatigue, adrenal glands disorder, oedema, athletes foot, dandruff may be due to Vitamin B deficiency
20) Memory problems, disorientation or dementia may be due to vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin B1 deficiency
21) Tingling, prickling, numbness in your hands and feet may be due to folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 deficiency
22) Muscle Cramps may be due to magnesium, calcium, and potassium deficiency
23) Muscle contractions, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, weakness, numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, hot flushes, stress, anxiety, high BP may be due to magnesium deficiency
24) Dry or itchy skin, dry or flaky or Dandruff hair, Cracked skin on heels or fingertips, Lowered immunity, frequent infections, Dry eyes, Poor wound healing, Frequent urination or excessive thirst, Fatigue, Allergies may be due to Omega-3 deficiency
25) Night blindness, immune function, zinc deficiency, ridges on fingernails, fat absorption, pink eye (conjunctivitis), dry eyes with grey spots, dry hair, Color blindness, eye inflammation or sore eye, dry skin may be due to Vitamin A deficiency
26) Excessive bleeding, easy bruising, osteoporosis, heavy periods in women, blood in urine, blood in stool, low bone density sign-symptom may be due to Vitamin K deficiency
27) Eye related problems like retina and cataract, acne, blisters and other skin related problems like stretch marks, scars etc. may be due to Vitamin E deficiency
28) Muscle cramps, numbness – tingling in toes and fingers, fatigue, brittle nails, itchy and dry patches on skin, dry skin may be due to calcium deficiency
Note : Even if you do eat well, other factors such as your age and certain health conditions can impact your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in your food. So speak to your doctor / nutritionist to find out the solution.