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’s new book, The Toxin Solution, shares new research about how environmental toxins are causing a crisis in public health, and what you can do to help your body detoxify and stay healthy.

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About Dana Trentini

I founded Hypothyroid Mom October 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Mom is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for consulting your physician regarding medical advice pertaining to your health. Hypothyroid Mom includes affiliate links to favorite resources including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Connect with me on Google+

Comments

  1. deena love says:

    I am experiencing fatigue, leg cramps,diarrhea, severe anxiety. I have B 12 shots but have not been using them.

  2. Pooja Mukhekar says:

    Hi….i am from Imdia , female , 32 years old my comtact no is +919683906583from last 2 and half year am suffering from muscle twitch, allergic itching in eyes ears, throat, breast nipple rec….I had memory loss and depression. I have brittle nails..
    Also I had asthma. Low self esteem. But didn’t received proper treatment. So I took b12 injections on my own…find feeling better afterward. Then took folic acid supplements. Vit d also. Want a help as am suffering a lot now.Pls help

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