Nutrition or energy deficiencies are dietary deficiencies that are caused by a lack of essential nutrients in our diet or can be a secondary effect to other conditions. Some nutritional deficiencies can be easily identified as obvious symptoms often develop as a result of the deficiency. For example somebody deficient in zinc may have white marks on their nails and someone with an iron deficiency may complain of frequent headaches or dizziness.
Symptoms of Nutrition deficiencies
There are a wide spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals, therefore the symptoms will vary considerably depending on your particular deficiency.
Treatment Of Nutrition Deficiencies
Your first appointment will involve a dietary assessment which will explore your eating patterns, an assessment of your nutritional intake and dietary habits, exercise and lifestyle habits, medical history, medications and symptom history. Based on this data they can devise a nutrition plan for you which is individual and balanced.
People who follow certain weight loss diets or similar are largely at risk of developing a nutritional or energy deficiency because these diets often focus on reducing calories only and disregard the importance of a fully balanced diet. Spectrum Nutrition dietitians can provide you with a meal plan which incorporates all the minerals and nutrients you need.