Before we start, I would like to ask you a quick question – did you know that the human body has an amazing mechanism that can tell us when something is wrong with it? This mechanism will also “tell” us when we suffer from vitamin deficiency. This means that you should be very careful and don’t ignore these symptoms. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the most common symptoms when we suffer from vitamin deficiency:
- Cracks in the corners of the mouth
According to the experts, cracks in the corners of the mouth are usually caused by:
- Vitamin B deficiency
- Stomach disorders, linked to hyper secretion of gastric acid that damages the mucous membranes of the lips
- Lowered bite or missing of the back teeth
- Anemia, which is usually caused by iron deficiency
- Infection caused by bacteria streptococcus and staphylococcus, fungi (mostly candida)
- Improper oral hygiene or poor sanitary conditions
- Weakened immune system
- Often occurs in people who talk moisturize their lips with their tongue while talking
The best natural solution – consume more quinoa, tofu, lean cheese, spinach, chard, peanuts, dried apricots, asparagus and all types of seeds and legumes. Include broccoli and kale in your diet in order to improve the iron absorption.
- Red rash on the face that is flaky
This is very important for you to remember – symptoms like scaly rash and redness that occur on the scalp or face are a sign of biotin deficiency.
The best natural solution – consume more almonds, peanuts, goat milk, chard, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, nuts, onions, sesame seeds, avocados, milk, bananas and mushrooms. Low temperatures and the harsh cold weather can damage your skin, especially the skin on your face. Most common skin conditions include: atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, skin lupus, allergic contract dermatitis on the face, psoriasis, and erythematosus. These conditions are chronic and can get worse during winter, so you should pay special attention.
- Excessive hair loss:
NOTE: sudden hair loss may occur a couple of months after some illness or severe surgery. Other causes include:
- Problems with the thyroid gland
- Birth control pills
- Many women experience hair loss three weeks after childbirth
- Medications (anti-coagulants, gout, hypertension, heart disease and depression)
- Fungal infections in children may cause hair loss.
- In lupus and diabetes patients
- Using hot hair oils and chemicals to make permanent curls which can cause inflammation of the hair follicles, leading to damage and hair loss
- Red or white growths that look like acne – on your cheeks, arms, hips.
This may be a symptom of hormonal imbalance, and in certain cases, it can be a symptom of Vitamin A and D deficiency, and lack of essential fatty acids.
The best natural solution – consume foods rich in healthy fats, eat more nuts and seeds such as flaxseed. You should eat lots of green leafy vegetables, carrots and peppers to increase the levels of vitamin A.
- Numbness in the hands, feet and other body parts or burning sensation
And last, but not least important – if you experience temporary loss of sense, accompanied with the feeling of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, it may be a sign of vitamin B9, B6, and B12 deficiency. These vitamins are related to the peripheral nervous system. Lack of B vitamins may also result in depression, anemia and fatigue.
The best natural solution – eat more spinach, beets, asparagus, all types of beans and dairy products.
Sources and References included in this article – All of Pregnancy