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5 Signs of a Nutrient Deficiency

5 Signs of a Nutrient Deficiency

Have you been feeling more tired than normal or having unusual physical symptoms with no clear cause? Sometimes your physical symptoms aren’t yet a sign of illness, and instead, they can be your body working to tell you about imbalances or problems that can hurt your overall wellness down the line.

An unbalanced diet and some physical conditions can lead to nutrient imbalances that make you more prone to unpleasant symptoms that disrupt your quality of life. 

By partnering with Metagenics® specialist Anita Gondy, MD, and the rest of our skilled medical team at Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest in Las Vegas, Nevada, we can work together to correct your nutritional deficiencies and get you back to feeling like yourself in no time.

Here are five signs that you might have a nutrient deficiency and how Metagenics supplements and dietary changes can resolve the issue.

1. Significant hair loss

Losing some hair is a common and expected experience. Male pattern baldness and a few strands coming out when you brush your hair aren’t usually a sign of nutrient deficiency.

However, if you find you’re losing significant amounts of hair or notice unusual and rapid hair thinning or bald spots, this can be an indication you have a nutrient deficiency.

2. Dryness throughout your body

Another way nutrient deficiencies show themselves is through unusual dryness. You might notice your skin feels drier or scalier, especially on your extremities.

Other common areas of your body that can become dry when you have a nutrient deficiency are your nails and scalp. Nails become brittle and break more easily, your scalp can develop scaly areas and dandruff, and your hair might feel more dry and brittle.

3. Fatigue

Lacking the right nutritional balance can make you feel more tired than you did previously. You might feel weak, lack energy, be apathetic, and have a hard time feeling motivated for activities you previously enjoyed.

Some kinds of nutritional imbalances can also cause aches and pains in your muscles or bones alongside tiredness.

4. Bleeding gums

Your gums can bleed for other reasons, like brushing or flossing aggressively, but if you’re brushing gently, your bleeding gums might mean you have a nutrient deficiency. Some deficiencies make it more difficult for your body to heal itself.

This means otherwise inconsequential spots on your gums can start bleeding or turn into more obvious wounds. 

5. Lesions around your mouth

If the corners of your mouth keep developing cracks and lip balm or medication doesn’t help, you could have a nutrient deficiency. 

You might also notice canker sores or bumps in your mouth area if you have nutritional deficiencies.

Using supplements to treat a nutrient deficiency

If you experience symptoms of a nutrient deficiency, Dr. Gondy and our team of experts can confirm any deficiencies you may have. Once your specific deficiencies have been identified, our team creates a customized program to help you regain balance.

Metagenics supplements are advanced, carefully tested nutritional supplements that help bring your body back into balance. Dr. Gondy and our clinicians recommend a regime of Metagenics that will help you feel better and improve your energy, often combined with a nutritionally rich diet.

If a nutrient deficiency is keeping you from feeling like yourself, Metagenics and our WHASN - NW team can help you get back to feeling your best. Make your appointment today to get started with your customized Metagenics supplement routine. Call our office or schedule your visit online.

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