A shocking percentage of Americans live with vitamin deficiencies. According to some sources, 95% of Americans have a vitamin D deficiency; 94% don’t get enough vitamin E; and 43% have low levels of vitamin C.
Americans have access to an abundance of food options, yet they still lack the vitamins they need to lead healthy lives.
Are you one of the many vitamin deficient people in the United States? If you are, then you may experience some of the following four symptoms.
You always feel tired
Getting a good night’s sleep should give your body the energy you need to tackle the day. If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, you likely always feel tired. You may find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and stay awake throughout the day. If you manage to get moving, you probably still feel run down and weak.
If you sleep more than nine hours a night or always feel exhausted, then there’s a good chance you have a vitamin deficiency.
Your feet or tongue feel like they’re burning
The lower your B12 levels fall, the more symptoms you can experience. One of the most obvious symptoms is a burning sensation in your tongue or feet.
Your body needs B12 to produce the hemoglobin that delivers oxygen to your cells. If your blood isn’t delivering enough oxygen, you may feel like your tongue or feet are burning.
This is a serious symptom that means your B12 levels have fallen dangerously low. Contact Dr. Lebowitz as soon as possible to correct the problem before it gets worse. Eventually, your central nervous system could suffer permanent damage.
Your bones ache
Your body can only create vitamin D when you spend enough time in the sunlight. Today, many people wear sunscreen to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing sunscreen might help you avoid skin cancer, but it can make it difficult for your skin to absorb enough light to produce vitamin D.
Short winter days can also contribute to vitamin D deficiencies. Even if you spend time outdoors, you might not get enough exposure to the sun to make the vitamin D you need to stay healthy.
People with vitamin D deficiencies often complain that their bones ache. If your bones hurt while you move or at the end of the day, then you need to see Dr. Lebowitz about a possible vitamin D deficiency.
You can’t see well at night
A vitamin A deficiency can affect the quality of your vision, especially at night. Some people have such low vitamin A levels they experience night blindness that makes it very hard for them to see in low-light conditions.
Difficulty seeing at night may mean you need to update your prescription lenses. It could also mean you need to give your body more vitamin A so your eyes can function well in bright and dim light.
IV therapy gives your body the vitamins it needs
If you show any of the signs of vitamin deficiency, then you can correct the problem by getting IV therapy at World Wellness Health Institute. Dr. Lebowitz uses a variety of IV therapy options that include B vitamins, vitamin C, and other vitamins that your body may need.
Other benefits of IV therapy include immune support, stress relief, increased athletic performance, and higher energy levels.
You can request an appointment with Dr. Lebowitz by calling 610-756-2334 or sending us a message through our website. The sooner you get IV therapy, the sooner you will start to feel healthy and energetic again.