Good nutrition, based on healthy eating is one essential factor that helps us to stay healthy and be active.
What causes poor nutrition?
Poor eating habits include under – or
These unhealthy eating habits can affect our nutrient intake.
Poor nutrition can impair our daily health and wellbeing and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life.
In the short term, poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness
- being overweight or obese;
- tooth decay;
- high blood pressure;
- high cholesterol;
- heart disease and stroke;
- type-2 diabetes;
- some cancers;
- eating disorders.
What are nutritional deficiencies?
The body requires many different vitamins and minerals that are crucial for both body development and preventing disease. These vitamins and minerals are often referred to as micronutrients.
They aren’t produced naturally in the body, so you have to get them from your DIET.
Micronutrients play a central part in metabolism and in the maintenance of tissue function. An adequate intake
A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body doesn’t absorb or get from food the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems. These can include digestion problems, skin disorders, stunted or defective bone growth, and even dementia.
It is therefore important to
What causes nutritional deficiencies?
The main causes of nutritional deficiencies include a poor diet that lacks essential nutrients,
A number of diseases and conditions can lead to an iron deficiency. These include:
What are the symptoms of nutritional deficiencies?
The symptoms of a nutritional deficiency depend on which nutrient the body lacks. However, there are some general symptoms you might experience. These can include:
- pallor, or pale skin;
- trouble breathing;
- unusual food cravings;
- hair loss;
- periods of lightheadedness;
- heart palpitations;
- feeling faint or fainting;
- tingling and numbness of the joints;
- menstrual issues, such as missed periods or very heavy cycles;
- poor concentration.
You may display all of these symptoms or only groups of them.
Over time, most people adapt to the symptoms. This can cause the condition to go undiagnosed.
Schedule a checkup with us if you experience prolonged periods of fatigue, weakness, or poor concentration. These symptoms could be a sign of the beginning of a serious deficiency.