Nutrient Deficiency Doctors in Manhattan

NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY specialists in manhattan, nyc

What is a nutrient deficiency?

Nutritional deficiencies, or malnutrition, occur when the body is not receiving enough of one or more essential nutrients and can be caused by poor diet, gastrointestinal issues, hormonal imbalances and many other conditions.

Fortunately, nutritional deficiencies can be easily diagnosed and treated to restore any lack of vitamins and nutrients or nutritional imbalance you may have. At Integrative Medicine of NYC, natural supplements and B12 injections are offered to not only alleviate symptoms but to restore your body back to a healthy state.

What are the symptoms of a nutrient deficiency?

Nutrient deficiencies vary depending on the cause and type of nutrient the body is deficient in. Common symptoms of nutritional deficiencies include:

  • fatigue
  • hair loss
  • bone loss and osteoporosis
  • weakness
  • irregular menstruation
  • heart palpitations
  • constipation
  • inability to focus
  • dizziness

What are the most common types of Nutrient Deficiency?

ANEMIA

Anemia is the most common form of nutritional deficiency. Anemia is diagnosed by having a lack of iron, or iron deficiency. Iron is essential in the production of red blood cells and can be found in red meat, greens and eggs.

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Vitamin D is essential in promoting healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to weakening of the bones, bone loss and Osteoporosis. Many people with a Vitamin D deficiency are not aware of the deficiency until checked by a doctor. Healthy sun exposure, salmon and vitamin D enriched dairy are the healthiest sources of vitamin D.

CALCIUM DEFIENCY

Calcium deficiency is another vitamin important in maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Calcium also promotes a healthy heart and muscle functioning. Calcium deficiency can lead to weakening of the bones, bone loss, Osteoporosis and heart conditions. Milk, yogurt, kale, broccoli and certain grains are the healthiest sources of Calcium.

VITAMIN B DEFICIENCY

There are many different B vitamins that are essential to maintaining healthy nutrition levels. Vitamin B1, or thiamine, contributes to healthy nerve functioning. Vitamin B9, or folate, assists in the production of red blood cells and DNA. Folate is vital in brain development and a healthy central nervous system. Vitamin B12 plays a role in the health functioning of the central nervous system and formation of red blood cells. Low B12 levels can lead to fatigue, poor memory and muscle weakness. 

VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY

Vitamin C is an antioxidant important in maintaining a healthy immune system. A lack of Vitamin C allow your body to fight off infection and disease. Nutrient IV drips containing Vitamin C are administered to boost the immune system. Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C.