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Diseases caused by inadequate mineral / vitamin intake



The disorders and diseases listed below can occur due to many different reasons and not just becease of vitamin/mineral deficiency or overdose, so it is recommended that prior to any treatment, consult your doctor!

Disorders of head region
Mental and nervous system disorders
Disorders of the skin, nails and bones
Disorders of internal organs, blood, glands and heart
Disorders specific to women
Other disorders


Symptoms / Disease / Disorder Possible causes
Disorders of head region Top
Headache Arsenic deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Molybdenum deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Copper overdose,
Iodine overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Molybdenum overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Vitamin A overdose,
Niacin overdose
Migraines Magnesium deficiency
Hair loss Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Biotin deficiency,
Inositol deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Selenium overdose,
Vitamin A overdose
Rigid, brittle hair Copper deficiency,
Nickel deficiency,

Copper overdose
Dry hair Selenium overdose
Hair whitening Copper deficiency
The slow growth of hair Manganese deficiency
Eyesight Zinc deficiency
Blurred vision Lithium overdose,
Vitamin A overdose
Blindness Manganese deficiency,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Night blindness Molybdenum deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency
Reduced field of vision Vitamin E deficiency
Retinitis, inflammation of the retina Vitamin B2 deficiency
Eye closing and tearing - Xerophthalmia (inflammation of the cornea of the eye and the epithelium channel) Vitamin A deficiency
'Unusual' eye movements Vitamin E deficiency
Pain in the eyes Vitamin D overdose
Involuntary movements of the eyes Magnesium deficiency
Itchy eyes Molybdenum overdose,
Vitamin A overdose
Cataract Selenium deficiency
Inflammation of the eye Iron deficiency
Tinnitus Copper deficiency
Eczema on Face Zinc deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency,
Vitamin B2 deficiency
Tingling in face Niacin overdose
Acne Zinc deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency,
Flushing Niacin overdose
Glossitis Vitamin B2 deficiency
Tampering tongue Magnesium deficiency
Mouth ulcer Iron deficiency
Weakened sense of taste Zinc deficiency
The smell of garlic breath Selenium overdose
Weakened sense of smell Zinc deficiency
Bleeding gums Vitamin C deficiency
Swollen gums Magnesium deficiency
Periodontal Calcium deficiency
Fluorosis - mottled teeth Fluoride overdose
Caries – Defective teeth Fluoride deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,

Selenium overdose
Chapped lips Iron deficiency,
Vitamin B2 deficiency
Mental and nervous system disorders Top
Nervous disorders Copper deficiency
Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Cobalt deficiency,
Lithium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Vitamin B6 deficiency,
Vitamin B12 deficiency,
Vitamin B15 deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Copper overdose,
Iron overdose,
Calcium overdose,
Cobalt overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Sodium overdose,
Manganese overdose,
Selenium overdose,
Folic acid overdose
Central nervous system growth retardation Zinc deficiency,
Iodine deficiency (children),
Vitamin A deficiency,
Niacin deficiency,

Copper overdose
Mental retardation Iodine deficiency,
Selenium deficiency
Inability limbs to perform coordinated movements – Progressive ataxia Vitamin B1 deficiency,

Vitamin B6 overdose,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Paralysis of certain parts of the body, certain types of paraplegia, paralysis Iron deficiency,
Vitamin B1 deficiency,

Vitamin B6 overdose,
Selenium overdose
Loss of reflexes Vitamin E deficiency,

Magnesium overdose
Paralysis Potassium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency

Selenium overdose,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Epilepsy Manganese deficiency
Tetany Calcium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Vitamin D deficiency
Alzheimer's Disease Choline deficiency
Lipoic acid deficiency
Stiffness Copper deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Calcium deficiency
Numbness of the feet followed by hulking hand Vitamin B6 overdose
Paraesthesia Selenium overdose
Chills Magnesium deficiency,

Lithium overdose,
Vitamin B1 overdose
Unsteady gait Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,

Vitamin B6 overdose
Nervousness Zinc deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,

Vitamin B1 overdose
Hump Selenium deficiency
Insomnia Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Vitamin B5 deficiency,

Manganese overdose
Violent behavior Lithium deficiency,
Paranoid schizophrenia Lithium deficiency,
Sleepiness Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Lithium overdose,

Vitamin D overdose
Decreased concentration Copper deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency
Lipoic acid deficiency
Uncontrolled laughter Manganese overdose
Impulsiveness, aggressiveness Manganese overdose
Dither Magnesium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Lithium overdose
Nocturnal restlessness Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,

Vitamin B6 overdose
Toughness Copper deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency,

Sodium overdose
Depression Arsenic deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Lithium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency,

Arsenic overdose
Apathy Zinc deficiency,
Iodine deficiency
Lethargy Iodine deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Lithium overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Sodium overdose,
Manganese overdose,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Confusion Arsenic deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Potassium overdose,
Lithium overdose
Speech problems Phosphorus deficiency,
Lithium overdose
Fatigue Phosphorus deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Vitamin B5 deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency,

Iron overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Molybdenum overdose,
Selenium overdose,
Vitamin A overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Dizziness Iron deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,

Lithium overdose
Unconsciousness Iron deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Hallucinations Manganese overdose
Disorders of the skin, nails and bones Top
Skin disorders Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Nickel deficiency,
Vitamin B6 deficiency,
Biotin deficiency,

Lithium overdose,
Molybdenum overdose,
Vitamin B12 overdose,
Vitamin K overdose
Redness of the skin Magnesium overdose,
Niacin overdose,
Vitamin K overdose
Pallor Copper deficiency,
Potassium deficiency
Skin depigmentation Selenium overdose
Dry and thickened skin – Keratomalacia (excessive production of keratin in the skin and retina) Vitamin A deficiency
Dry skin Biotin deficiency
Injuries and peeling skin Vitamin E deficiency,

Fluoride overdose,
Vitamin A overdose
Wrinkles Selenium deficiency
Bruises on the body Vitamin K deficiency
Increased pigmentation of the skin Fluoride overdose,
Iron overdose
Skin ulcers Niacin deficiency
Dermatitis Arsenic deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Cobalt overdose,
Nickel overdose
Pellagra Niacin deficiency,
Vitamin B6 deficiency
Chapped skin Vitamin B2 deficiency
Itching of the skin Iron deficiency,

Fluoride overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Niacin overdose,
Vitamin B6 overdose,
Vitamin D overdose,
Vitamin K overdose
Furfur Biotin deficiency,

Fluoride overdose
Skin rash Boron overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Vitamin K overdose
Lipoic acid overdose
Acne Zinc deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency,

Lithium overdose
Eczema Fatty acids deficiency,
Inositol deficiency,

Fluoride overdose
Psoriasis Lithium overdose
Perspiration, sweating Iron deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,

Lithium overdose,
Coarser skin Copper deficiency
Iodine deficiency,
Niacin deficiency,
Vitamin B6 deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency
Nail damage Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,

Selenium overdose
Soft nails Iron deficiency
Brittle nails Iron deficiency
The slow growth of nails Manganese deficiency
Eczema on the genitals Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin B2 deficiency
Allergy Magnesium deficiency,

Vitamin B1 overdose
Rickets, rachitis – disturbance in ossification, deformation and softening of the bones, bowed legs, chicken breast, disturbs muscle rigidity, weakness of the body Phosphorus deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Vitamin D deficiency
Excessive ossification Vitamin D overdose
Bone pain Phosphorus deficiency,

Fluoride overdose,
Iron overdose,
Vitamin A overdose
Arthritis – Rheumatoid Boron deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Iron overdose,
Fatty acids overdose
Abnormal bone development Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Boron deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Nickel deficiency,
Silicon deficiency,

Nickel overdose
Bones softening, osteomalacia, osteoporosis Copper deficiency,
Boron deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Fluoride deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Carnitine deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency,
Vitamin D deficiency,

Iron overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Joint problems: weakness, numbness, pain, degeneration, necrosis – Kashin–Beck disease Selenium deficiency
Pain in the heel Vitamin B5 deficiency
Joint pain Lithium deficiency,
Molybdenum overdose
Gout Molybdenum overdose,
Vitamin C overdose
Disorders of internal organs, blood, glands and heart Top
Shortness of breath, respiratory disorder Phosphorus deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,

Nickel overdose
Hypertension – high blood pressure Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Vitamin B1 deficiency,
Coenzyme Q deficiency,

Sodium overdose,
Vitamin D overdose,
Vitamin E overdose
Hypotension – low blood pressure Calcium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Potassium overdose,
Magnesium overdose
Arterial hypotonia Potassium deficiency
Angina Magnesium deficiency
Anemia – reduced amount of hemoglobin in the blood Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Vitamin B6 deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Molybdenum overdose
Anemia (megaloblastic, pernicious) Cobalt deficiency,

Folic acid deficiency,
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Hemolysis, haemolysis Copper overdose,
Vitamin K overdose (in babies)
Stiffening of the arteries Choline deficiency
Atherosclerosis – narrowing of the arteries Zinc deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Silicon deficiency,
Coenzyme Q deficiency
Varicose Veins Copper deficiency
Slow healing of wounds Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency,
Vitamin K deficiency,
Vitamin E overdose
Splitting of blood vessels Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
C-complex deficiency
Slow formation of blood clot Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin K deficiency
Frequent bleeding (eg. nose) Zinc deficiency,

Vitamin E overdose
Spills of blood C-complex deficiency
Bruises C-complex deficiency
Rapid heartbeat Calcium deficiency,
Molybdenum deficiency,

Vitamin B1 overdose
Irregular heartbeat Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency
Myocardial infarction Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Potassium overdose
Heart diseases Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Lithium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Silicon deficiency,
Vitamin B15 deficiency,
Coenzyme Q deficiency,

Phosphorus overdose,
Iron overdose,
Chromium overdose,
Potassium overdose,
Cobalt overdose
Cardiac Arrhythmia Potassium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Potassium overdose
Heart failure, increased heart muscle, arrhythmias – Keshan disease Selenium deficiency
Leukopenia – disruption of synthesis of red blood cells and white blood cells Zinc deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency
The formation of fragile (disturbed) erythrocytes Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency
Asthma Magnesium deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Nickel overdose
Cramps Zinc deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Vitamin B5 deficiency,

Vitamin C overdose,
Iron overdose,
Iodine overdose,
Niacin overdose
Celiac disease Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin K deficiency
Nausea Arsenic deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Copper overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Cobalt overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Vitamin A overdose,
Niacin overdose,
Vitamin D overdose,
Lipoic acid overdose
Upset stomach Vitamin B5 deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Copper overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Iron overdose,
Lithium overdose
Vomit Potassium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Vitamin B5 deficiency,

Lipoic acid overdose,
Copper overdose,
Boron overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Iron overdose,
Iodine overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Selenium overdose,
Vitamin D overdose,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Diarrhea – disorder of the gastrointestinal tract Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,
Niacin deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,
Vitamin K deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Copper overdose,
Boron overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Phosphorus overdose,
Iron overdose,
Iodine overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Molybdenum overdose,
Vitamin A overdose,
Niacin overdose,
Vitamin C overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Obstipation Iron overdose
Inflammation of the colon Vitamin K deficiency
Hard stool Vitamin D overdose
Gallstones Vitamin D overdose
Kidney Stones Magnesium deficiency,

Calcium overdose,
Phosphorus overdose,
Silicon overdose,
Vitamin C overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Kidney disorders Zinc deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,

Vitamin D overdose,
Arsenic overdose,
Cobalt overdose,
Copper overdose
Hepatic disorders Arsenic deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Nickel deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,
Choline deficiency,
Coenzyme Q deficiency,

Arsenic overdose,
Iron overdose,
Vitamin K overdose
Liver cirrhosis Iron overdose
Diabetes – increased amount of sugar in the blood Zinc deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Iron overdose
Reduced amount of sugar in the blood Magnesium deficiency
Glandular degradation Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,
Vitamin B15 deficiency,
Coenzyme Q deficiency
Goiter – dysfunction of the thyroid gland Zinc deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,

Cobalt overdose
Hypothyroidism Iodine deficiency
Hyperparathyroidism Calcium overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Disorders specific to women Top
Fibrocystic breast disease Iodine deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency
Irregular menstruation Zinc deficiency,

Vitamin A overdose
Painful menstruation Iron deficiency
Complications during childbirth Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency
Miscarriage Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency
Prematurity Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency
Disturbed fetal development during pregnancy Zinc deficiency,
Iron deficiency
Iodine deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,
Lipoic acid deficiency

Vitamin A overdose
Insufficient lactation Zinc deficiency
Other disorders Top
Sterility Zinc deficiency (in men),
Manganese deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,
Fatty acids deficiency
Decreased production of red blood cells in men Zinc deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency
The general body weakness Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Vitamin B1 deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency,
Vitamin D deficiency,

Iron overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Sodium overdose
The slow growth Arsenic deficiency,
Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Nickel deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,
Vitamin B2 deficiency,
Folic acid deficiency,

Molybdenum overdose
Shortening growth Vitamin D overdose
Muscle weakness – dystrophy Iron deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Carnitine deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,

Copper overdose,
Potassium overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Manganese overdose,
Sodium overdose
Muscle spasm Calcium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency
Tropical diseases Vitamin K deficiency
Rapid loss of body weight, neurological problems, mental confusion, vision disorder, muscle weakness, decreased sensitivity in the legs and feet – Dry Beriberi Vitamin B1 deficiency
Abnormal heart rhythms, irregular and short of breath, swelling of the legs and feet, decreased blood pressure, stomach pains and disorders of the kidney – Wet Beriberi Vitamin B1 deficiency
The general body weakness, cardiovascular derangement, slow wound healing, bleeding gums, skin becomes coarser – Scurvy Vitamin C deficiency,

Vitamin C overdose
Loss of appetite – Anorexia Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Vitamin B1 deficiency,

Fluoride overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Weight loss Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Chromium deficiency,
Manganese deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,

Iron overdose
Obesity – weight gain Iodine deficiency,

Selenium overdose
Thirst Chromium deficiency,
Potassium deficiency,

Iron overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Magnesium overdose,
Sodium overdose,
Vitamin D overdose
Hunger Chromium deficiency,

Iron overdose
Coldness Iodine deficiency
Swelling Lithium overdose
The urge to urinate Chromium deficiency,

Vitamin D overdose
Water retention Copper deficiency,

Magnesium overdose
Hyperbilirubinemia Vitamin K overdose (in babies)
Weakens the immune system Copper deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Phosphorus deficiency,
Iron deficiency,
Vitamin A deficiency,
Vitamin B5 deficiency,
Vitamin E deficiency,

Copper overdose,
Cancer (lung, throat, bladder, stomach, colon, prostate, breast, stomach) Arsenic deficiency,
Zinc deficiency,
Iodine deficiency,
Calcium deficiency,
Magnesium deficiency,
Molybdenum deficiency,
Selenium deficiency,
Lipoic acid deficiency

Arsenic overdose,
Zinc overdose,
Fluoride overdose,
Iron overdose,
Chromium overdose,
Nickel overdose,
Fatty acids overdose
Coma Potassium deficiency,
Sodium deficiency,

Boron overdose,
Lithium overdose,
Manganese overdose,
Sodium overdose,
Vitamin D overdose,
Vitamin B17 overdose
Rigid, brittle hair, mental retardation, unstable body temperature, abnormal bone development, susceptibility to infections – Menkes disease Copper deficiency
Obesity, loss and damage nails, hair loss, various neurological abnormalities (paresthesia, paralysis, hemiplegia) – Selenosis Selenium overdose
Wilson's disease Copper overdose
Difficulty in swallowing food and water – Plummer–Vinson syndrome Iron deficiency