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The body requires a large variety of nutrients to function properly, grow, and fight disease. Nutrients are basically classified as vitamins and minerals; the body does not naturally produce nutrients and thus, requires them through a proper diet. Poor nutrition or nutritional deficiencies occur when either the body does not get nutrients or does not absorb them properly.
Nutritional deficiencies can lead to many health problems like skin issues, digestive problems, bone defects, stunted growth, and even mental health issues. The number of nutrients required for a healthy body depends mainly on age, but, sometimes gender as well. If you feel that you are not getting enough nutrients or have experienced any symptoms of nutritional deficiency, then getting a Nutrition Test is advisable to assess the condition.
A Nutritional Test includes tests that help in checking for the levels of different nutrients as well as the impact of such deficiencies; these include tests like Complete Blood Test, Iron Studies Test, Kidney Function Test, Thyroid Test, Vitamin B & D Test, Calcium Test, Hemoglobin Test, etc. In the Nutrition Test, a sample is taken by the phlebotomist and sent to the lab to perform specific tests.
Some general symptoms of nutritional deficiencies are:
- Pale skin
- Poor concentration
- Heart palpitations
- Heavy Periods
Why Nutritional Testing is important?
Nutrients are important for a healthy body and mind. A nutrient rich diet equips the body to fight against disease and work well. Lack of nutrients can impact the health of a person, severely at times and cause trouble in normal day to day functioning. Usually, people might experience symptoms of poor nutrition but get used to them and adapt themselves; this might lead to a further worsening of the condition.
Hence, getting a Nutrition test is advisable as it can help in assessing which nutrients you lack and thus assist in creating a proper treatment plan. Some of the most common nutritional deficiencies are Iron, vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin C, etc. Each of these deficiencies has some specific symptoms; however, the general symptoms listed above might also be present.
In most cases, problems caused by nutritional deficiencies are resolved once the deficiency is addressed. However, in some cases, there may be long-lasting damage. This generally happens in cases where the deficiency is severe and long term. Nutritional deficiencies, especially among children, can cause long term, harmful effects. Hence, it is important that if you notice any symptoms in your child then you book a nutritional deficiency test.
How Nutrition Test is performed?
While there is no one specific Nutrition Test that looks for the lack of all the nutrients, there are multiple tests that a doctor may recommend, checking for specific deficiencies. Usually, as a first step, the doctor may do a physical exam and also check with you for symptoms to understand which specific deficiency is most likely and subsequently recommend a Nutrition Test .
Such a test can include a Blood Test, Iron Studies Test, Thyroid Test, etc. and others as recommended by the doctor. In these tests, the phlebotomist will draw a sample of blood from the patient which is sent to the labs for each specific parameter.