Vitamin Deficiency is a condition in which there is a deficiency of certain vitamins in the body. Common Vitamin Deficiency are Vitamin D deficiency, vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin B12 deficiency and Vitamin C deficiency. Each type of Vitamin Deficiency results in separate symptoms. Some vitamin deficiencies result in specific diseases as well. Common symptoms are:
• Developmental delays
• Improper growth
• Weak bones and teeth
• Weight loss
• Inadequate weight gain
• Muscle weakness
• Mental confusion
HOW IS VITAMIN DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
A diagnosis is done by a GP who checks the blood levels for vitamin deficiency and also identify which type of vitamin does the body lack.
HOW IS VITAMIN DEFICIENCY TREATED?
The suggested remedies here include having more of vitamin supplements. In case of vitamin D deficiency the patient would be asked to sit in the sun and get more of sunlight. Diet changes are also suggested here.
DID YOU KNOW?
Vitamin D is made by the body via sunlight and is essential for formation of healthy bones in children, else it can lead to health complications.