Vitamin deficiency - symptoms and how to test
A lack of vitamins over a prolonged period is known as vitamin deficiency. Deficiencies are considered "primary" when they result from not getting enough of a specific vitamin in the diet and "secondary" when they result from another condition, such as malabsorption. Pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, babies, and toddlers are at the most significant risk for vitamin deficiency. Having cystic fibrosis or persistent diarrhoea may also put you at risk for deficiency. You may find out what vitamins you're lacking and which ones you're receiving enough of by doing a blood test for vitamins and nutrition, which can reveal if you're deficient in gluten, minerals, iron, calcium, and other nutrients.