Suffering From Dermatitis? You Might Be Lacking Zinc
There’s nothing more irritating than having red, itchy, and dry stubborn rashes. Better known as dermatitis, this non-contagious skin condition usually involves itchy, dry skin or rashes generally found around the mouth, on the face, back of the knees, wrists, feet, and hands.
Most of the time, dermatitis does not indicate underlying clinical illnesses, but sometimes, it can be a sign of Zinc deficiency.
Zinc is a trace mineral essential for bodily functions including metabolic processes, cell division, protein synthesis, and wound healing. It also absorbs UV irradiation to protect the skin against photodamage.
Deficiency of this trace mineral is said to be one of the most prevalent in the world. Indicators of deficiency include epidermolysis bullosa, dermatitis, slow growth development, impaired wound healing, and diarrhea. Meanwhile, excessive amounts of Zinc can cause nausea, weakness, headaches, and rapid breathing.
To balance your Zinc levels, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) suggests Zinc intake of 9-15 mg for adult men and 9-12 mg for adult women.
FNRI also suggests food sources such as oysters, beef, pork, milk, almonds, and cashews to meet your daily Zinc requirement.
Know more about Zinc below:
Ask your physician about Derma Nutrient Test to determine if you are Zinc deficient. This test includes an analysis of other nutrients that are vital to a healthy, youthful skin. An accurate diagnosis of your Zinc levels can guide your doctor recommend a personalized dietary and supplementation plan that will help maintain a healthy amount of Zinc.