May 24, 2024, 03:36 PM IST

Common signs of zinc deficiency

Deepika Shakya

Zinc is vital for a healthy immune system, so a deficiency can lead to frequent colds and infections.

Frequent Infections

Zinc helps in cell growth and repair. A deficiency can cause cuts and scrapes to heal more slowly.

Slow Wound Healing

Zinc is important for hair tissue growth and repair, so a lack of it can lead to thinning hair or hair loss.

Hair Loss

Zinc is crucial for maintaining these senses, and a deficiency can lead to reduced taste and smell.

Loss of Taste or Smell

Acne, and dry skin can be symptoms of zinc deficiency, as zinc helps maintain healthy skin.

Skin Issues

Zinc is essential for proper growth and development, so a deficiency can cause stunted growth in children.

Poor Growth in Children

A lack of zinc can lead to a reduced appetite, which can further contribute to nutritional deficiencies.

Appetite Loss

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