Potassium deficiency symptoms

Potassium deficiency or hypokalemia can have many causes and the results may be different in different people. Not everyone will react to a potassium deficiency the same way. It is important to understand however that a severe deficiency can cause long term health problems.  Just the slightest lack of potassium in your daily diet can […]

Low sodium symptoms

These days, sodium has a pretty bad reputation because it is the culprit of high blood pressure. Many people are buying low- or reduced-sodium goods to reduce intake, which is not all in all a bad thing (there’s always a ‘but’)…BUT sodium (an electrolyte) plays very important roles in the body: it is essential for […]

Sodium deficiency symptoms

Sodium is an electrolyte that helps the body to maintain the balance of fluid. Most of the sodium in your body is in your bones and the extracellular fluids. Cells pump out sodium and pump potassium. Without this process the water levels in cells would accumulate and cause the cells to swell and possibly burst. […]

Zinc deficiency symptoms

Zinc is an important trace element in the human body. It helps to facilitate the production of needed enzymes as well as the function of the immune system, protein synthesis, wound healing and is also an important element in fertility and conception. Zinc is a naturally occurring element found in many foods such as poultry, […]

Vitamin B6 deficiency

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is one of the water-soluble B-complex vitamins. It has major and important roles in the body; without any of the B vitamins, our bodies would be in serious trouble. As a whole, the B vitamins are somewhat responsible for the metabolic processes that go on in each and every […]


A normal range of calcium in the human blood stream is within the range of 2.2-2.6mmol/L. Hypocalcaemia (or hypocalcemia) is an abnormal low level of calcium in the blood. When blood calcium levels fall below normal, specific treatment must be done to restore it to normal. This is a very dangerous condition. Low blood calcium […]

Riboflavin deficiency

Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, is a type of water-soluble micronutrient that contributes towards good health in animals and humans. It plays a vital role in the growth of the body and production of red cells. It is needed for healthy growth of skin, hair, nails and proper thyroid activity. Riboflavin is known to act like […]

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms

B12 vitamin deficiency symptoms are most often seen in people who are vegetarians. It is a well-known fact that elderly vegetarians can suffer with B12 vitamin deficiency symptoms the most, even more so than any other group of people. The human body normally requires very little vitamin B 12 to maintain good health. However, not […]

Vitamin A overdose

Taking vitamins is usually a very healthy and wonderful thing for our body. However, too much of anything can often lead to problems. This can definitely be true when it comes to taking vitamins. Either having a deficiency in vitamins or having an overdose of vitamins can both cause serious damage to the body. Vitamin […]

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It affects as many as 20% of all women, 3% of all men, and up to 50% of all pregnant women. Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of developing this disorder due to their high rate of growth. Iron deficiency anemia is a […]

Rickets disease

Rickets disease is a problem that is often found in young children, and it can cause deformity and fractures. This is because rickets causes the bones to soften due to a lack of Vitamin D and calcium. While rickets is not something that commonly occurs in developed countries, it is a serious problem that often […]

Vitamin deficiency symptoms

We all know how important vitamins are for keeping us healthy and strong but what happens to our bodies when we become deficient in these vital nutrients? Since there are so many vitamins and they all serve a different purpose, becoming deficient in one vitamin may present different symptoms than another. Vitamin A deficiency may […]