Effects Of Vitamin Deficiencies: Shiny Tongue, Memory Loss, Strange Conditions

The rise of new diets provided people with a number of benefits, from faster process to lose weight, better skin health to increased energy. But both old and new diet plans also come with potential bad effects.

As people try to reduce or completely remove certain foods from their daily meals as required by their diets, they may not notice that they are slowly losing important vitamins. These deficiencies could lead to health problems. 

Your diet may do more harm than good. It is important to watch your nutrient and vitamin intake as you make changes in your food consumption. 

A study, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, details the case of a 14-year-old boy who went blind after eating only white bread, potatoes and processed pork meat for years. He was diagnosed with very low levels of B vitamins.

There are other health problems that have been linked to lack of vitamins in the body. Read on to know how vitamin deficiencies could negatively affect your health and trigger strange conditions. 

Effects of Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin B6 and Shiny Tongue 

Lack of vitamin B6 in the body could make your tongue’s surface smooth and shiny, a condition known as atrophic glossitis. The deficiency might also cause pink eye, mouth ulcers, nerve pain and intense sleepiness, Popular Science reported Monday

Thiamine and Mental changes

Thiamine deficiency is also known as beriberi. It occurs in wet and dry forms, which affects the cardiovascular system and the nervous system, respectively. 

The people with wet beriberi might experience shortness of breath and leg swelling, while those with the condition’s dry form might have trouble moving their legs and experience confusion and mental changes. Thiamine is present in meat, yeast, cereal grains, beans and nuts.
Vitamin B12 and Neurological Problems

Vegans are at risk of B12 deficiency because of lack of animal products, which mainly provide the vitamin. The condition has been linked to memory loss, sudden mood changes and depression.

B12 deficiency might also cause difficulty in walking, diarrhea, constipation and an upset stomach. In some cases, people experienced seizures and intestinal bleeding.

Pantothenic Acid and Apathy

Pantothenic acid deficiency is a rare condition since almost all foods available today have this vitamin. But the condition could cause apathy and make a person feel restless and irritable. 

Lack of pantothenic acid might also make both hands and feet numb.

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