The body often tells us that something is wrong by sending us signs such as certain changes. These changes can indicate a certain condition. It is important to notice these signs so that you can find out whether you are and which vitamin deficiency you are suffering from.
Symptoms of vitamin deficiency
Cracks or red splits at the corner of the mouth can sometimes be a sign of:
- Vitamin B, B2, B3, B12 and zinc deficiency
- Anemia caused by iron deficiency
- Stomach disorders
- Weakened immunity
- Missing back teeth
- Poor dental hygiene
There are ways you can naturally solve this issue by eating more foods such as: kale, broccoli, asparagus, legumes, quinoa, tofu, lean cheese, chard, dried apricots, peanuts and seeds.
Hair loss or red and flaky face rash
These two conditions indicate a biotin deficiency. These causes of red rash on the face can be numerous issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis, skin lupus, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, erythematosus, cold temperatures and seborrheic dermatitis. Hair loss on the other hand happens because of reasons such as taking birth control pills or some medications, thyroid gland issues, diabetes or it can be hereditary.
If these two issues are caused by a vitamin deficiency you can easily treat them by consuming these foods: almonds, avocados, onions, goat milk, chard, nuts, carrots, tomatoes, sesame seeds, bananas, mushrooms, milk, yogurt and peanuts.
Red or white growths on the skin that resemble acne
If you notice growths on your cheeks, hips and arms that look similar to acne, it could be a sign that you are deficient in vitamins A and D, you have a hormonal balance or that you lack essential fatty acids.
Increase intake of healthy fats by eating nuts and seeds (flaxseed), also leafy green vegetables, carrots, peppers and dairy products to solve this problem naturally.
Burning sensation and numbness in some body parts
Vitamin B9, B9 and B12 deficiency is usually manifested through numbness and tingling sensation in the hands and feet. Other causes of these issues can also be depression, anemia and fatigue.
To treat the deficiency of these vitamins consume more spinach, asparagus, beans, beats and dairy products.