Even with all the advances in medical treatments today in the US, many Americans still suffer from vitamin deficiencies . Lack of sunshine, healthy whole foods and physical activities; adhering to stringent diets ; jumping from one program to the other, aka yo-yo dieting; and consuming large quantities of processed foods all play a role in this phenomena. Let's look at most common vitamin deficiencies being uncovered in medical research and the symptoms. Naturally, since I'm a big advocate of living healthfully through foods on your plate, I'll also list some wonderful food resources to remedy those deficiencies. Here are the 5 most cited in my web research:
Vitamin B12 Low vitamin B12 levels occur among 1 in 31 adults 51 years of age and older in the U.S.; and it is needed to make new red blood cells and help your nervous system work well. Symptoms include: tingling of hands and feet, changes in ability to walk, loss of vision, memory problems, seeing things that aren't the...
A Newswise article titled, " B-Vitamin Deficiency May Cause Vascular Cognitive Impairment ," caught my eye, as I'm always looking for ways that we can help prevent dementia and other health problems through nutritional or other safe and readily available means. This particular article is about a Tufts University study that "...used an experimental model to examine the metabolic, cognitive, and microvascular effects of dietary B-vitamin deficiency."
In a nutshell, the study found, "Mice fed a diet deficient in folate and vitamins B12 and B6 demonstrated significant deficits in spatial learning and memory compared with normal mice."
Vitamin B12 has been extensively studied, and a deficiency of the vitamin in elders has been shown to cause brain related disease, as well as other problems. Older people often don't absorb B12 well, and shots to bypass the digestive tract have been around for decades. I remember my grandmother getting them, back in the good old days when a publi...
Congenital protein C or S deficiency is a lack of proteins C or S in the fluid part of the blood. The proteins are natural substances that help prevent blood clots.
Protein S deficiency; Protein C deficiency
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Congenital protein C or S deficiency is an inherited disorder, which means it is passed down through families. Congenital means it is present at birth.
The disorder causes abnormal blood clotting.
About 1 out of every 300 people has one normal gene and one faulty gene for protein C deficiency.
Protein S deficiency occurs in about 1 in 20,000 people.
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