Do you often feel tired and listless? Are you having trouble sleeping or thinking clearly? You may have a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals.
At the Balance Hormone Center, we can help you recognize a nutrient deficiency and understand how you can best prevent it or remedy the problem.
At our office in Norman, Oklahoma, Gordon Hart, PA-C, and Lisa Hargis, NP, are experienced experts in nutrient deficiencies. A deficit in key nutrients can wreak havoc on your body and cause symptoms you didn’t even know were associated with a nutritional imbalance, like sleep problems and fatigue.
Our talented crew of professionals creates personalized nutritional plans tailored for your needs. Do you need an energy boost or help to improve your sleep? Balance Hormone Center can help.
What is a nutrient deficiency?
A nutrient deficiency occurs when your body isn’t getting sufficient nutrients to keep you happy and healthy. If there’s a deficiency, processes and functions in your body can be restricted.
The symptoms of a nutrient deficiency vary widely depending on the nutrient and the person. You may not only feel physically weak, but your mental well-being may also decrease.
For your body to function optimally and to feel good, you need various nutrients. You might be lacking in only one nutrient, or it’s possible to be low in several nutrients. But possible signs of a deficiency disappear entirely as soon as your body absorbs the missing nutrients.
What nutrients am I missing?
The essential nutrients that are indispensable for a variety of body functions include water and oxygen, plus macro and micronutrients.
Macronutrients are further divided into:
They supply your body with energy and provide it with the building blocks for the structure of your cells, tissues, and organs. Micronutrients mainly include vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that perform important functions for a healthy body and mind.
How does a nutritional deficiency arise?
Your body requires sufficient nutrients daily through a balanced diet. Each nutrient has a specific function. When your supply of nutrients is used up, you might notice sleep problems or fatigue.
Changes such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or illness are usually associated with an increased need for certain nutrients obtained from food or dietary supplements. If the increased demand isn’t met, a nutrient deficit can occur.
Symptoms of nutrient deficiency and IV therapy
Once you become nutrient deficient, your body sends signals that you shouldn’t ignore. Sleep problems and fatigue are noticeable along with some other general symptoms such as:
- Pale skin
- Muscle and limb pain
- Poor concentration
- Bleeding gums
These symptoms are early warning signs. Our specialists at Balance Hormone Center can diagnose a nutrient deficiency and provide intravenous (IV) therapy sessions to boost your nutrient levels.
IV therapy gets essential vitamins and minerals into your body quickly without going through your digestive system. And since they’re absorbed directly into your bloodstream, nutrients from IV therapy can resolve your symptoms quickly.
If you’re suffering from sleep problems or chronic fatigue, you may have a nutrient deficiency.
Call us at Balance Hormone Center in Norman, Oklahoma, today to schedule a consultation. You can also use our convenient online scheduling tool to request an appointment.