Our human body actually represents an incredible mechanism which usually shows various signs if something is wrong with it or something is happening. One of those signals our body sends to us happens when we lack vitamins. We all know that vitamins are essential in order to have a healthy body and spirit. So, the most important thing for us is to know how to recognize these symptoms so we can find the proper treatment and start using it!
1. Cracks in the corners of the mouth
The major causes:
- – Lack of vitamins of B group
- – Certain disease of the stomach linked to an increased secretion of gastric acid that corrodes the mucous membranes of the lips
- – If the back teeth are missing or if there is lowered bite
- – Iron deficiency that causes anemia
- – Infection caused by bacteria streptococcus and staphylococcus, fungi (mostly candida)
- – Inadequate oral hygiene but also poor sanitary conditions
- – Commonly occurs at people who talk a lot and moisturize their lips with their tongue
- – Due to weakened immune system it often occurs in diabetics
If you’ve encountered any of these symptoms in you or someone close to you, you may have a lack of: iron, zinc, and B vitamins such as niacin (B 3), riboflavin (B 2) and B 12.
Solution: Try to include more tofu, quinoa, lean cheese, chard and spinach, peanuts, dried apricots, asparagus, all kinds of seeds and legumes in your nutrition. You should also combine foods like broccoli and kale because of iron absorption (vitamin C). Excessive licking of the lips or exposure to wind, cold, or dry air can make the condition even worse and leads to even larger cracks and also very thin skin. Another cause of cracks on the mouth is a certain allergic reaction to some ingredient contained in cosmetic products that you use every day.
2. Red rash on the face that is flaky and / or excessive hair loss
Scaly rash with redness which commonly occurs along the line of the scalp or face, but also if you have increased hair loss, may be a sign that:
You surely lack: biotin!
Solution: You should consume more peanuts, almonds, chard, goat milk, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, onions, nuts, milk, sesame, bananas, avocados, mushrooms.
Low temperatures in winter are the ones that substantially worsen any skin disease, particularly those on the facial skin. The most common skin conditions are: seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, allergic contract dermatitis on face, skin lupus erythematosus. All of these diseases are chronic and get worse in the winter period, so you must be extra careful!
Here are only some of the numerous factors that can lead to hair loss:
You may experience sudden hair loss several months after some illness or severe surgery. You may lose large amount of hair, which usually appears as a result of elevated stress hormones such as cortisol.
- – Hair loss often is caused by thyroid disease.
- – Birth control pills on hormonal base often have adverse effect on your hair.
- – Hair fall occurs in many women within three months after childbirth.
- – The hair loss may be caused by certain drugs, such as drugs for as anti-blood coagulation, gout, hypertension, heart disease and depression.
- – Certain fungal infections of the skin can trigger hair loss in children.
- – At some patients, the hair loss appears as an integral part of the disease like lupus or diabetes.
- – Certain types of hairstyles can cause hair loss, particularly if you wear long braids or you use tight curlers.
- –Hot hair oil or chemicals when you want to make permanent curls may be the cause of inflammation of the hair follicles, which furthermore leads to damage and hair loss.
- – Genetic factors may alsocause hair loss.
3. Red or white growths that resemble acne (on the cheeks, arms, hips)
The red and painful subcutaneous rash which looks like acne, at adult people, may indicate hormone imbalance, and in some cases lack the following:
Lack of certain essential fatty-acids and lack of Vitamin A and D
Solution: Try to increase the intake of healthy fats, consume more nuts and seeds such as flax. You must also eat more green leafy vegetables and carrots and peppers for vitamin A, but also consume bigger amounts of dairy products.
4. Numbness hands, feet and other body parts or burning sensation
Feeling of numbness, temporary losing of sense and tingling in the hands and feet are always signs that there is lack of folic acid or vitamin B 9, B 6 and B 12. These vitamins are directly related to the peripheral nervous system and interference is one of the most common symptoms if there is deficiency, but it also may cause a disorder that will later manifest itself into depression, anemia and fatigue.
You probably lack: B vitamins, folic acid (B9), B6 and B12.
Solution: You must intake more spinach, asparagus, beets, all types of beans as well as dairy products.