24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

Nutrient deficiencies are a common issue for hypothyroid people. My doctor discovered that I had multiple severe nutrient deficiencies. I suffered for years with common symptoms yet I had no idea that my body was deficient in nutrients.

Could this be happening to you?

Written by Joseph Pizzorno, ND

List of 24 key nutrient deficiencies and typical symptoms:

Biotin 

Dermatitis, eye inflammation, hair loss, loss of muscle control, insomnia, muscle weakness

Calcium

Brittle nails, cramps, delusions, depression, insomnia, irritability, osteoporosis, palpitations, periodontal disease, rickets, tooth decay

Chromium

Anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance, adult-onset diabetes

Copper

Anemia, arterial damage, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, fragile bones, hair loss, hyperthyroidism, weakness

Essential fatty acids

Diarrhea, dry skin and hair, hair loss, immune impairment, infertility, poor wound healing, premenstrual syndrome, acne, eczema, gall stones, liver degeneration

Folate

Anemia, apathy, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, neural tube defects in fetus, paranoia, shortness of breath, weakness

Iodine

Fatigue, hypothyroidism, cretinism, weight gain

Iron

Anemia, hair loss, brittle nails, confusion, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, inflamed tongue, mouth lesions

Magnesium

Anxiety, confusion, heart attack, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, muscular irritability, restlessness, weakness

Manganese

Atherosclerosis, dizziness, elevated cholesterol, glucose intolerance, hearing loss, loss of muscle control, ringing in ears

Niacin

Bad breath, canker sores, confusion, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, emotional instability, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, memory impairment, muscle weakness, nausea, skin eruptions and inflammation

Pantothenic acid (B5)

Abdominal pains, burning feet, depression, eczema, fatigue, hair loss, immune impairment, insomnia, irritability, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, poor coordination

Potassium

Acne, constipation, depression, edema, excessive water consumption, fatigue, glucose intolerance, high cholesterol levels, insomnia, mental impairment, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor reflexes

Pyridoxine (B6)

Acne, anemia, arthritis, eye inflammation, depression, dizziness, facial oiliness, fatigue, impaired wound healing, irritability, loss of appetite, loss of hair, mouth lesions, nausea

Riboflavin

Blurred vision, cataracts, depression, dermatitis, dizziness, hair loss, inflamed eyes, mouth lesions, nervousness, neurological symptoms (numbness, loss of sensation, electric shock sensations), seizures, sensitivity to light, sleepiness, weakness

Selenium

Growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, increased incidence of cancer, pancreatic insufficiency (inability to secrete adequate amounts of digestive enzymes), immune impairment, liver impairment, male sterility

Thiamine

Confusion, constipation, digestive problems, irritability, loss of appetite, memory loss, nervousness, numbness of hands and feet, pain sensitivity, poor coordination, weakness

Vitamin A

Acne, dry hair, fatigue, growth impairment, insomnia, hyperkeratosis (thickening and roughness of skin), immune impairment, night blindness, weight loss

Vitamin B-12

Anemia, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, intestinal disturbances, headaches, irritability, loss of vibration sensation, low stomach acid, mental disturbances, moodiness, mouth lesions, numbness, spinal cord degeneration

Vitamin C

Bleeding gums, depression, easy bruising, impaired wound healing, irritability, join pains, loose teeth, malaise, tiredness

Vitamin D

Burning sensation in mouth, diarrhea, insomnia, myopia, nervousness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, rickets, scalp sweating

Vitamin E

Gait disturbances, poor reflexes, loss of position sense, loss of vibration sense, shortened red blood cell life

Vitamin K

Bleeding disorders

Zinc

Acne, amnesia, apathy, brittle nails, delayed sexual maturity, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, growth impairment, hair loss, high cholesterol levels, immune impairment, impotence, irritability, lethargy, loss of appetite, low of sense of taste, low stomach acid, male infertility, memory impairment, night blindness, paranoia, white spots on nails, wound healing impairment

About Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno was appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush’s administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in February 2003. In May, 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a “Pioneer in Holistic Medicine.” In May 2004, the Institute for Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling Award.

Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural MedicineThe Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Medicine, Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients, best-selling The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine and Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Dr. Pizzorno is on Twitter @drpizzorno

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About Dana Trentini

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of my neck could affect my life so completely? I founded Hypothyroid Mom in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Winner of two 2014 WEGO Health Activist Awards: Health Activist Hero & Best In Show Twitter. *Hypothyroid Mom includes Affiliate links. Connect with me on Google+

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