Information about vitamin deficiency and its complications
Vitamins play a very important role in the body, so that the lack of one of them can cause many problems for a person, in this article we will talk about vitamin deficiency, its symptoms and ways of treatment. Stay with us.
Many times our body suffers from vitamin deficiency without realizing it. The symptoms that show vitamin deficiency in the body include biochemical, clinical and functional symptoms…
Biochemical symptoms are usually determined by testing. The clinical symptoms are the same as the physical symptoms that are clearly visible in the patient, such as dry skin, cracks in the corners of the lips, skin problems in the hands and feet, hair loss, a special shape of the tongue, paleness of the conjunctiva due to anemia, bleeding gums due to vitamin deficiency. C and…
Functional symptoms are symptoms that a person manifests during daily activities. For example, he may experience fatigue when climbing the stairs, and this is due to a lack of vitamins related to blood production. Another way to check vitamin deficiency, which is usually valuable in populations, is to check their food intake. For example, if the intake of nutrients in the foods of the studied population is low, the symptoms caused by the lack of those substances can be predicted.
Vitamin deficiency symptoms
Lack of vitamins usually causes various symptoms, but the most important of these symptoms are:
Vitamin D deficiency: clubbing of the legs, rickets or soft bones
Deficiency of vitamin B1 or thiamine: nervous symptoms and dry skin
Deficiency of vitamin B2 or riboflavin: sores at the corners of the lips, cracked lips, sores inside the mouth and tongue, swelling and its size.
Deficiency of vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid: depression, personality disorder, heart problems, increased risk of infections, fatigue, abdominal pain, sleep disorder, numbness, sensory changes in the arms and legs, lethargy and muscle cramps.
Deficiency of vitamin B12: anemia, dementia, forgetfulness, numbness and tingling in the legs, lack of muscle coordination, memory loss, etc.
Vitamin C deficiency: irritability, restlessness, restlessness, bleeding gums, fatigue and bruises
Vitamin A deficiency: skin keratosis, night blindness, dry conjunctiva and decreased tears
Deficiency of all vitamins
The delay in wound healing can sometimes be due to the lack of various vitamins, including vitamin B5 and vitamin C.
Body vitamin measurement
The best way to control the amount of vitamins in the body is to do a checkup test. It is better to do this under the supervision of a doctor. If the test result is good and no problem is seen, the test can be repeated in 2 years, but if there is a problem in the test, it must be treated and the test repeated.
This is Iran, we lack vitamins!
In our country, deficiency of vitamin B2 or riboflavin, vitamin A, C, D and B12 is seen more than others. Of course, the lack of other vitamins to different degrees can also be observed in the people of the country, which is all related to their type of nutrition. For example, currently, in many parts of our country, vegetables and fruits are not used enough and the consumption of dairy products is very low, and this is one of the main reasons for the lack of vitamins.
Vitamin deficiency and linear nerves
Lack of vitamins, especially vitamins of group B, which play a key role in the formation of nerves, affect the health of the nerves and cause a person to not have nervous peace. Some severe deficiencies such as severe deficiency of vitamin B6 can even appear in the form of seizures.
Fight against vitamin deficiencies!
The best way to prevent vitamin deficiency is to consume enough of all 4 main food groups in the daily plan. In this case, one can almost be sure that the person will not suffer from vitamin deficiency. These 4 main groups include grains, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs. If there are whole grains in the diet, we can rest assured that most of the B vitamins have been received. Consumption of dairy products can also be useful in terms of receiving vitamin B2 or riboflavin.
Sometimes, the lack of vitamins can be compensated by eating the right foods and taking advantage of the sunlight. Of course, this depends on the degree of vitamin deficiency. If the vitamin deficiency is severe, a person should use supplements under the supervision of a doctor in addition to consuming appropriate foods. For example, sometimes vitamin D deficiency is so severe in some people that taking it orally is not the answer and we have to use an injectable supplement. Therefore, each person has his own conditions and it is the doctor who determines these conditions and recommends the consumption of suitable foods or available supplements.