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Nutritional Deficiencies


Nutritional deficiency is a condition where the body lacks many different vitamins and minerals which are essential for the development of the body. These nutritions aren't produced by the bodies but obtained through the diet.

Signs and Symptoms

Pallor or pale skin, Fatigue, Weakness, Trouble breathing, Unusual food cravings, Hair loss, Periods of lightheadedness, Constipation, Sleepiness, Heart palpitations, Feeling faint or fainting, Depression, Yingling and numbness of the joints, Menstrual issues such as missed periods or very heavy cycles, Poor concentration

Common Causes

Malnutrition, Starvation

Risk Factors

Refugees, Endocrine/ Metabolic/ and Nutritional Diseases, Inflammatory bowel disease

Investigation Techniques

Blood tests, Complete blood count (CBC), Blood urea and serum electrolytes

Treatment and Prevention

Dietary changes, Supplements, Parenteral administration

Psychological Issues

Stress, Anxiety
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Information Updated on : Wed Feb 12 2020 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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