A person may be getting enough food to eat, but sometimes the food may not contain a particular nutrient. If this continues over a long period of time, the person may suffer from its deficiency.
Deficiency of one or more nutrients can cause diseases or disorders in our body. Diseases that occur due to lack of nutrients over a long period are called deficiency diseases.
Vitamin A——— Night blindness
Vitamin B2——– Ariboflavinosis
Vitamin B3 ——–Pellagra
Vitamin B5 ——–Paresthesia
Vitamin B6 ——–Anemia
Vitamin B7 —— Dermatitis, enteritis
Vitamin B9 & Vitamin B12 —– Megaloblastic anemia
Vitamin C —— Scurvy, Swelling of Gums
Vitamin D —— Rickets & Osteomalacia
Vitamin E —— Less Fertility
Vitamin K —— Non-Clotting of Blood.
Well first of all vitamins do NOT work without mineral cofactors. That means vitamins need minerals to properly function. Having said that, some diseases are due to deficiencies but NOT all.
For example, it has been discovered recently that high serum uric acid over a length of time causes several metabolic diseases, including the most common such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, both known killers.
Within the next year or so this information will change healthcare as we now know it. Uric acid level will become the most important part of the blood test, not cholesterol, not A1C, virtually none of these tests/ results will hold a candle to knowing and controlling uric acid in the body. Once uric acid is under control, all 100 metabolic diseases will disappear.
On a final note chronic high blood pressure is controlled by the kidneys. Even if you manage to finally lower and control your uric acid level the kidneys have the final say on weather your blood pressure comes down or not, and that depends on the amount of damage done to the kidneys.