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Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors


Nutrient deficiencies occur when the body is not getting enough vitamins and minerals. It can increase the risk of a variety of health issues and impede normal body functions. Nutrient deficiencies can also weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of infections and more. Here are some signs of nutrient deficiencies senior citizens should look out for:

  • Unexplainable Fatigue or Lethargy

    Fatigue, tiredness, and lethargy are one of the most common signs of nutrient deficiencies like iron deficiency, which could also lead to anemia.

  • Diarrhea

    Diarrhea can be a sign that your body is not absorbing vitamins and minerals optimally; this condition is called malabsorption. Common causes of malabsorption include infections, heavy alcohol use, and digestive disorders.

  • Loss of Appetite

    The sense of taste can lose its sensitivity with age, resulting in a lack or loss of appetite. When seniors do not feel like eating, they do not get enough vitamins and minerals to sustain a healthy lifestyle. We offer Home Care Services in Vermont, including meal preparation to help seniors eat healthy at home.

  • Mouth Problems

    Inflammation in the mouth, a pale tongue, and other mouth problems can be a sign of nutrient deficiencies like a lack of iron, vitamin B, and riboflavin.

We provide Home Care in Vermont to help seniors with diet, exercise, and other daily living activities to promote health, comfort, and independence.

For more information about our services, you can contact Hope Home Care Services at 802-234-4000. Our services include Stroke Recovery, Therapeutic Exercises, and Senior Care in Vermont.

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