How Do You Know If You Have A Vitamin Deficiency?
I have read, before, that many people are deficient in different vitamins, but just don't realize it. I was wondering if anyone knew of any easy ways to tell that you might be deficient in different kinds of vitamins.
Most lab work can tell whether you have a major deficiency that needs to be addressed. Usually a well rounded diet full of vitamin rich foods gives you your daily need and also a multivitamin can help. I recommend you talking with a Dr. before you go supplement crazy, too much of a good thing can be bad sometimes.
If you start experiencing signs and symptoms of a specific vitamin deficiency (a good place to start looking for these is your fingernails and hair), see your doctor and let he or she know your concerns. Based on their observations, the doctor will either recommend starting with a daily multivitamin or will order blood work. The best and most sure fire way to diagnose a vitamin deficiency is to have the appropriate lab tests i.e. blood work. Then, depending on the severity of the vitamin deficiency, you may be prescribed supplements or told to purchase some over the counter. Not all vitamins are created equally, so some symptoms will be severe and may require immediate medical attention while others are mild and can be treated conservatively. Don't be your own physician when it comes to vitamins as many have harmful interactions with one another and/or can cause more harm and good. I hope this is helpful.
by health advice5 years ago
Who is susceptible to vitamin deficiency?
by tnvrstar5 years ago
Is there any method to diagnose any specific vitamin deficiency?Complete blood count (CBC) can diagnose anemia. But is there any method to diagnose any specif vitamin deficiency?
by Jason Menayan6 years ago
Here's mine:- multivitamin- fish oil capsule (deodorized, mercury-free - for essential omega-3 fatty acids)- resveratrol - all around great stuff, even wrote a hub on it- vitamin C (time-release)- alpha-lipoic acid...
by MomsTreasureChest4 years ago
What vitamins and supplements do you take on a daily basis?
by gloria bjork7 years ago
what vitamin deficiency causes angular chelities
by thoughtdump3 years ago
I take vitamins daily and probably have for the past 20 years.
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