What is a Nutritional Deficiency?
Your body needs many different nutrients to operate. It needs a variety of vitamins and minerals that help the body to develop properly and stay healthy.
Unfortunately, your body doesn’t produce these nutrients naturally. You must get them from your food. If your diet is lacking in the necessary vitamins and minerals, you could be experiencing health issues that could have been prevented or fixed by just changing the way you eat.
Nutritional Deficiency Symptoms
Of course, your symptoms will depend on which nutrients you’re missing. This is a list of general symptoms you might experience if you’re lacking vitamins or minerals:
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Weakness in your body
- Trouble breathing
- Food cravings
- Hair loss
- Heart palpitations
- Menstrual issues – crams, heavy flow or missed periods
- Mental fog and lack of concentration
There are some interesting symptoms on this list – like the mental fog and lack of concentration ins kids. Many children labeled ADD or ADHD have improved with just a change in diet and eating fresh, whole food.
Many of them mention getting rid of these symptoms after getting tested and starting on a personalized, whole food, nutrition plan.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Dr. Kohan’s office and make an appointment to get tested.