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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency is ranked as the fifth leading risk factor in causing disease worldwide. 

Zinc is present in every cell, organ, bone, tissue and also in the fluids of our body. 

You need a regular intake of zinc to maintain life.

Zinc deficiency may be caused due to reduced dietary intake, inadequate absorption, increased loss, or increased use of zinc in the body. 

Zinc benefits the body in many ways and is required in small amounts to maintain your health and perform certain functions every day. For instance, it helps the production of hormones, it supports growth and repair of muscles and tissues, maintains your immunity and facilitates digestion

Common Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

1. Poor Neurological Function: Zinc is essential for neuropsychological performance. Low zinc levels have been linked to attention and motor disorders in infants that persist well into adulthood. 

2. Weak Immunity: Zinc plays a major role in maintaining a strong immune system. It is especially vital for T-cell growth and differentiation into the White Blood Cells that are needed to ward off the diseases, to kill dangerous Bacteria and viruses and for the protective functions of our cell membranes.

3. Diarrhea: Due to impaired immunity because of zinc deficiency, persistent Diarrhea is a common concern. Your body tends to become more prone to bacterial infections. 

4. Growth: Zinc deficiency in children can lead to delayed growth. 

5.  Lack of Appetite: If you’ve been feeling less hungry than usual pay attention. 

6. Loss of sense of taste or smell: Severe zinc deficiency may interfere with the sense of smell and taste. Night blindness can be another symptom. 

7 Psychological Disorders: Zinc deficiency could play a major role in depression. 

8. Acne or rashes: People who have zinc deficiency can face various skin problems like rashes and acne.

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