Vitamin deficiencies usually develop slowly over several months to years. Vitamin deficiency symptoms may be subtle at first, but they increase as the deficiency worsens.
Vitamins may be fat soluble (vitamins A, D, E, and K) or water soluble (B vitamins and vitamin C). The B vitamins include biotin, folate, niacin , pantothenic acid, riboflavin (B2), thiamin (B1), B6 (eg, pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamins).
Who is at risk of Vitamin Deficiency?
- Pregnant women
- Thyroid patients
- Patients recovering from an infection like Dengue or Malaria
- Patients with tuberculosis
- Patients who have had a recent surgery
- Chronic illness leads to vitamin deficiency