Common Signs Of Vitamin Deficiency

A Nutritious and Well-balanced diet has many advantages. However, a meal lacking in nutrients may result in several unfriendly symptoms. These unpleasant symptoms are how your body communicates potential mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Noticing them earlier helps you to adjust your diet appropriately.

Below, we will review the common symptoms of mineral and vitamin in the body.

Bleeding Gum

This could occur due to a rough tooth brushing, but sometimes a meal lacking in vitamin C could cause this.

Consuming a small amount of Vitamin C through our meals for a long time could result in symptoms such as tooth loss and bleeding gums. Other signs of this deficiency are pale, rough skin, slow injury healing, frequent nose bleeding, and easy bruising.

Mouth Ulcers

Injuries in the mouth could be a result of insufficient intake of minerals and vitamins in meals. Mouth ulcers are sometimes as a result of deficiencies in B vitamins or iron.

According to a case study, patients who suffer from mouth ulcer has deficiencies in pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and thiamin (Vitamin B1). Another case study showed that people with mouth ulcers likely have a low iron level. Meals rich in iron include fish, poultry seeds, meat, nuts, whole grains, and legumes.

So, if you ever experience the symptom of mouth ulcers, improve your diet by adding the above supplements in your diet and go for a Vitamin check (ตรวจวิตามิน, which is the term in Thai) more often to prevent these deficiencies.

Brittle Nails And Hairs

Several factors can lead to brittle nails and hairs. A lack of biotin is one of these factors. A defect in this vitamin is uncommon, but whenever this occurs, splitting or thinning nails and hairs, are the major symptoms. Other symptoms of this deficiency are cramps, chronic fatigue, and muscle pain.

Meals rich in biotin are sweet potatoes, meat, egg yolks, seeds, whole grains, among a host of others. However, people with brittle nails or hairs should consider taking foods that provide milligrams of biotin every day.


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