Our body can tell us if something inside is wrong. This is a mechanism which shows us the bad symptoms, revealing that we suffer from a certain condition. Thus, we have to be watchful and not ignore these signs.
These are the most common symptoms that show we suffer from a certain type of vitamin deficiency:
1.Cracks in the corners of the mouth
The most common causes:
- Lowered bite or missing of the back teeth
- Vitamin B deficiency
- Stomach disorders, related to hyper secretion of gastric acid which damages the mucous membranes of the lips
- Anemia, usually caused by iron deficiency
- Improper oral hygiene or poor sanitary conditions
- Infection caused by bacteria staphylococcus and streptococcus, fungi (mostly candida)
- Weakened immune system
- Often occurs in people who talk because moisturize their lips with their tongue while talking
Also, you should know that these symptoms are a sign of vitamin B (B3, B2 and B12) and zinc deficiency.
Natural solution –consume more quinoa, lean cheese, tofu, spinach, peanuts, chard, dried apricots, asparagus and all types of legumes and seeds. In addition, you should include kale and broccoli in your diet so as to improve the iron absorption. Also, you should know that another cause of cracked lips are certain allergies, caused by some specific ingredients found in the cosmetic products.
2.Red rash on the face that is flaky and / or excessive hair loss
Scaly rash with redness, which usually occurs along the line of the scalp or face, as well as increased hair loss may be signs of a lack of biotin.
Eat peanuts, almonds, chard, goat milk, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, onions, nuts, milk, sesame, bananas, avocados, mushrooms.
Every skin disease can be significantly worsened by low temperatures in winter, especially those on the facial skin. This is usually a seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, allergic contract dermatitis on face, skin lupus erythematosus. All of these diseases are chronic and worsen in the winter, so you should be extra careful.
Many factors can lead to hair loss:
Several months after an illness or a severe surgery, you can suddenly lose a large amount of hair, which could be due to elevated stress hormones such as cortisol.
Thyroid disease is often caused by hair loss.
Birth control pills on hormonal base can also affect hair loss.
Many women notice hair falling out within three months after childbirth.
Hair loss can be caused by certain drugs: anti-blood coagulation, gout, hypertension, heart disease, and depression.
Fungal infections of the skin can trigger hair loss in children.
Hair loss sometimes appears as an integral part of the disease such as lupus or diabetes.
Some hairstyles can trigger hair loss, especially if you wear long braids or use tight curlers.
Hot hair oil or chemicals used for making permanent curls can cause inflammation of the hair follicles, which further leads to damage and hair loss.
Hair loss can be caused by genetic factors.
3.Red or white growths which look like acne on the cheeks, hips, and arms
This might be a sign of hormonal imbalance, but in some specific cases it can be a sign of vitamin A and D deficiency, as well as lack of essential fatty acids. There is a natural solution for this issue and that is consuming foods that are high in healthy fats, nuts, seeds (flaxseed), green leafy vegetables, peppers, carrots, as well as dairy products.
4. Numbness in the hands, feet and other body parts or burning sensation
In case you experience temporary loss of sense, accompanied with a feeling of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, it can be a sign of vitamin B9, B6, and vitamin B12 deficiency. These vitamins are related to the peripheral nervous system. B vitamins deficiency may also result in depression, fatigue and anemia.