Our bodies require a number of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to stay healthy and functional. When our body is low or isn’t receiving even one essential vitamin, the entire body suffers. Vitamin deficiencies can present itself with various signs and symptoms, often related to the specific functions of the vitamin in the body. IV Vitamin Therapy would like to cover some of the common signs of deficiencies for many vitamins we should be receiving almost daily.
What are Signs of Nutritional Deficiency?
• Vitamin A: Dry skin, dry eyes which can lead to night blindness. There may also be a delayed growth, and infections are signs of Vitamin A deficiency.
• Vitamin B1 also known as Thiamine: Vitamin B1 deficiency can result in fatigue, irritability, memory problems, weight loss, and cardiovascular issues.
• Vitamin B2 also known as Riboflavin: A deficiency in B2 can cause inflammation of the lips, mouth, and tongue, skin disorders, and sensitivity to light.
• Vitamin B3 also known as Niacin: Signs of a vitamin B3 deficiency include digestive problems, skin disorders, and mental confusion.
• Vitamin B5 also known as Pantothenic Acid: While rare, deficiencies of vitamin B5 can lead to fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, and stomach pains.
• Vitamin B6 also known as Pyridoxine: Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to skin rashes, mood changes, fatigue, and issues with the peripheral nerves.
• Vitamin B7 or also known as Biotin: Vitamin B7 deficiency can cause thinning of the hair, tiredness, and depression.
• Vitamin B9 also known as Folate/Folic Acid: Symptoms of Vitamin B9 deficiency can include fatigue, gray hair, mouth sores, and tongue swelling.
• Vitamin B12: Deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause megaloblastic anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, difficulty maintaining balance, depression, confusion, dementia, and poor memory.
• Vitamin C: Scurvy is the primary symptom of Vitamin C deficiency, which can lead to anemia, gum disease, skin hemorrhages, and general weakness.
• Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D can cause rickets in children, which results in soft bones and skeletal deformities. In adults, deficiency can lead to osteomalacia which is the softening of the bones and osteoporosis.
• Vitamin E: Very rare, but deficiency can lead to nerve and muscle damage, resulting in loss of body movement control, muscle weakness, and vision problems.
• Vitamin K: Deficiency can lead to bleeding and problems with blood clotting.
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When a person develops problems due to a vitamin deficiency, it is important to first consult with your primary care doctor. They will try to help determine the reason behind your deficiencies. In some cases you may need to alter your diet to focus on consume more vitamins. However, certain medications or medical problems could prevent you from absorbing vitamins. You may be advised to seek a vitamin supplement to help overcome your vitamin deficiencies. When you need to seek a vitamin supplement, consider IV therapy. IV vitamin therapy directly supplies the body with the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Much of the vitamins you eat get lost during the digestive process. To ensure your body claims all of the vitamins, IV therapy is an ideal option. If you want to see if you can overcome vitamin deficiencies with IV therapy, contact IV Vitamin Therapy and make an appointment today.