4 Surprising Symptoms Which May Be Caused by Vitamin Deficiencies

symptoms-caused-by-vitamin-deficienciesAs physicians, we are surprised at how often people come in to see us thinking they have a medical problem but, after careful consideration, we determine they ultimately suffer from a vitamin deficiency. People often mistake their symptoms for thyroid problems, adrenal problems or other ailments. Real medical problems should not be discounted, however, vitamin deficiencies can often masquerade as these issues. Recent studies have shown that at least 40% of Americans have key vitamin deficiencies. Many people do not realize that troubling symptoms they may be having could be due to these simply correctable deficiencies.

Hair loss and thinning hair can in fact be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies. Iron and Vitamin D are the common culprits. To help treat the problem, they need to be replaced in proper doses along with Vitamin C to facilitate the iron absorption. Additionally, Biotin, a B vitamin, should be included to help provide your body the proper building blocks.

Migraines are such a common problem with many different triggers. However, research has shown that people who have migraines can have better control when taking proper vitamins. These can include magnesium, certain B vitamins and vitamin D.

Numbness & Tingling in the hands and feet is a complaint that can be caused by many medical conditions. It can also be related to certain common vitamin deficiencies. The most common culprits are vitamin B12 and folic acid. Deficiency of iron can also cause these symptoms at night, causing a need to move one’s legs around when sleeping, a condition called restless leg syndrome.

Fatigue or Lack of Energy can plague many of us. It can of course have many causes. However, some of the most overlooked causes include lack of certain key vitamins. Replenishing Iodine (which supports the thyroid gland), iron, Vitamin D and magnesium can all play a role in fatigue and lack of energy. As with all vitamins, they need to be replaced in safe and proper doses based on individual disease.

Many people do not realize that some of these symptoms can be caused by common vitamin deficiencies. They can, of course, also be caused by other medical conditions. Your doctor should be consulted about this and any vitamins you may choose to take. Of course, we do not all need the same vitamins. We all have different diets, lifestyle and health histories. Our vitamin needs vary accordingly. A carefully chosen vitamin regimen can make all the difference. A good Personalized Multivitamin is a great way to make sure you get what you need to feel your best and to find your best health.

Romy Block specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is mother to three active adolescent boys. Arielle Levitan is a Doctor of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health.  She is a mother of three teenagers. As professional women with active family lives, they recognize that people often neglect their own health needs and are uncertain about what vitamins to take. Each person is different in her diet, exercise and health history, and will benefit from different nutrients.  After years of advising their patients about the proper vitamins to take,  Drs. Block and Levitan created Vous Vitamin® to provide people everywhere with quality vitamins that are suited to their individual needs. They are authors of the award winning The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health (She Writes Press, 2015). Take your vitamin quiz now to get exactly the right vitamins for your needs.

The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered by Vous Vitamin® are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be a diagnosis or constitute medical advice.  The symptoms described in this Blog may be a result of a serious medical condition which requires medical treatment.  You should consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned in this Blog and before beginning any vitamin or supplement regimen.





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