Don’t risk your heart! Watch out for a deficiency of this vitamin
Expressing that vitamins are organic compounds necessary for the proper functioning of the metabolism of a living being and that they are needed in small quantities, Specialist of the Clinic of Internal Diseases. Dr. Betül Kaya made statements about the effects of vitamin deficiency on the individual.
“PARTICLES CAUSED BY VITAMIN DEFICIENCY”
Saying there are 13 known vitamins, Dr. Dr. Kaya listed which vitamin deficiencies can lead to which diseases as follows:
Vitamin A deficiency: Night blindness, dry eyes, skin and mucous membrane problems.
Vitamin B1 deficiency: A type of skin and nervous system disease called beriberi, heart problems.
Vitamin B2 deficiency: Skin and mucous membrane problems (pallegra and nervous system).
Vitamin B3 deficiency: sweating disorder, eczema headache.
Vitamin B6 deficiency: muscle pain, weakness, sores around the mouth
Vitamin B7 deficiency: hair and skin problems
Vitamin B12 deficiency: anemia, low energy, dizziness, balance disorder.
Vitamin C deficiency: collagen production disorder and related gum disease.
Vitamin D deficiency: rickets in children, osteomalacia in adults.
Vitamin E Deficiency: It is a very good antioxidant. The deficiency ensures that toxins are not cleared away.
Vitamin K deficiency: Coagulation is disturbed, bleeding occurs. Folic acid deficiency: There may be neurological problems and anemia.
“NOT EXPOSURE TO SUFFICIENT SUNLIGHT CAN CAUSE VITAMIN DEFICIENCY”
Referring to the causes of vitamin deficiency, Dr. Dr. Kaya said: “Not having enough and balanced nutrition, not being exposed enough to sunlight, drugs, parasites, obesity surgeries, gastrointestinal absorption disorders can cause disease,” he said. Expressing that each vitamin has certain tasks, Uzm. Dr. Kaya emphasized that deficiencies can occur in the organs and systems affected by that vitamin. exp. Dr. Kaya states that they can diagnose a vitamin deficiency with blood tests in patients who suspect a vitamin deficiency because of their complaints.
“WHO HAS A BALANCE DISORDER CAN HAVE A B12 DEFICIENCY”
Speaking of the effects of B12 deficiency, Dr. Dr. Kaya: “Vitamin B12 is responsible for the production of blood in the brain and nervous system. In general, B12 deficiency can be thought of in patients who come to the outpatient clinic with complaints of burning hands, feet, balance disorder, forgetfulness, impaired perception. , low energy. Also in cases where the blood cells we call macrocytic anemia are large but small in number, I think B12 deficiency,” he said.
“VITAMIN D SUPPORTS MUSCLE HEALTH”
Explaining the importance of vitamins C and D to our bodies, Dr. Dr. Kaya shared the following information: “Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency are bruising of the skin, bleeding gums, weakening of the immune system. Besides reducing these conditions, vitamin C supplements are also used to boost the body’s resistance against toxins in some chronic diseases.diseases because of its antioxidant properties.Vitamin D is also used to increase muscle resistance.It should be used to support skeletal health.However, since there are publications showing that respiratory infections increase in vitamin D deficiency, it is therefore important to normalize vitamin D levels. Since an excess of vitamin D causes poisoning, it should not be consumed unconsciously.”
“GOOD NUTRITION PROTECTS AGAINST VITAMIN DEFICIENCY”
Referring to the treatment methods, Dr. Dr. Kaya said: “When vitamin deficiency is diagnosed, vitamin recommendations in various forms should be used at the correct dose and under the supervision of a physician.”
Talking about ways to protect against vitamin deficiencies, Dr. Dr. Kaya said: “Eating well, consuming 3 servings of different fruits a day, consuming vegetables and grains every day, going to bed a little every day, sunbathing, reducing the use of drugs called stomach protectors, maintaining good gut health prevent vitamin deficiency.”
“MIXED VITAMINS MUST BE REPLACED IN THE CORRECT DOSAGE”
Answering whether it is correct to use additional supplements, Exp. Dr Kaya said: “We cannot say that everyone should take supplements every day. It is best to replace the missing vitamins in the correct doses. However, multivitamin supplements are recommended for people who do not have the opportunity to get an adequate and get a balanced diet. eating pattern.”
“USING VITAMIN D CAN CAUSE A CALCIUM INCREASE”
Speaking of the risks of indiscriminately used vitamin supplements, Uzm. Dr. Kaya concluded by saying, “For example, vitamin C can cause the formation of oxalate crystals and vitamin D can cause an excess of calcium. If vitamin B6 is taken in excess, it can cause gastrointestinal problems.”