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Expert Shares Signs Of Vitamin Deficiency That Affects Nails And Hair

Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal explains the signs of vitamin deficiency through a new Instagram post.

Expert Shares Signs Of Vitamin Deficiency That Affects Nails And Hair

Jaggery can help cure vitamin deficiency

Many of us who suffer from hair thinning and brittle nails should not overlook these issues. If these hair and skin conditions persist, they may point to a serious underlying health issue. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal has placed the spotlight on these problems and linked them to vitamin deficiency. The deficiency of certain vitamins in the body can affect our physiological and morphological processes and features, she says. This includes poor hair and nail quality. In a social media post, the nutritionist discusses how hair thinning and brittle nails can be important signs of vitamin deficiency.

 Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal explains that hair thinning and brittle nails may be caused by the deficiency of Vitamin B7. This vitamin is also known as biotin and helps in the conversion of food to energy. Vitamin B7 deficiency is a rare occurrence. But that doesn't mean it is non-existent. Some people may suffer from this rare vitamin deficiency, Nmami Agarwal adds. The symptoms include the following features:

  1. Brittle nails
  2. Thinning of hair
  3. Splitting of hair


The condition can also exhibit some other symptoms. These include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Perpetual Tiredness
  3. Muscle pain
  4. Tingling sensation in hands and feet

Like any other vitamin deficiency, vitamin B7 deficiency can also be treated by providing the nutrient to the body. To increase vitamin B7 absoprtion, you can choose to include these foods in your diet:

  1. Eggs
  2. Fish
  3. Meat
  4. Dairy products
  5. Nuts
  6. Seeds
  7. Sweet potato
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Yeast

Here is Nmami Agarwal's video:

Another health problem that people often deal with is acidity. Nmami Agarwal, in a separate post, discusses the kinds of foods that can keep acidity at bay. She suggests a list of four foods that can be consumed to manage acidity. Take a look:

1. Jaggery

The potassium and magnesium content in jaggery helps relieve acidity.

2. Black cumin seeds

Have it raw or boiled in water to relieve your stomach of acidity.

3. Ajwain

Ajwain or carom seeds are great home remedies to treat acidity and flatulence.

4. Fennel seeds

One teaspoon of fennel seeds in warm water can keep acidity at bay. 

It is always advisable to consult a doctor in case of any issues that persist for a long time, including the more harmless symptoms such as hair loss and brittle nails.


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