Phosphorus deficiency: symptoms, causes, nutrition

The lack of phosphorus, due to hormonal causes or nutritional imbalances, weakens bones and teeth, causes nervous disorders and physical and mental fatigue. Let's find out better how to cure it.

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Fatigue among the symptoms of phosphorus deficiency

Phosphorus deficiency: symptoms, causes, nutrition


 


 

Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency

Il phosphorus it is a non-metal of the nitrogen group, its symbol is P, the atomic number is 15. It is an important chemical element, as it constitutes the tissues of the bones of the human body.

Teeth, bones, body weight, nervous and muscular systems: phosphorus participates in the proper functioning of these parts of the body.

In nutrition it is very important to maintain the right balance between phosphorus and calcium, which is necessary for the assimilation and use of the latter and so that no symptoms such as Osteoporosis, for example.

Besides this, there are other symptoms of phosphorus deficiency: weight loss or gain, nervous disorders, respiratory irregularity, physical and mental fatigue, loss of appetite, arthritis, rickets, brittle bones, tooth decay.

 

The causes of phosphorus deficiency

Usually phosphorus deficiency is rare, however the deficiency can occur, albeit the intake of phosphorus with food it is sufficient, due to hormonal causes or nutritional imbalances.

The assimilation of phosphorus depends on various factors, such as the quantity and quality of phosphorus consumed and the amount of calcium and vitamin D in the body.



The storage of phosphorus is also affected by iron and by magnesium, so it is also necessary to monitor the balance of these two minerals. pathologies related to the thyroid gland, therefore to hormones, such as hyperparathyroidism, can equally generate phosphorus deficiency.

Mental stress can be one of the root causes of phosphorus deficiency: An upheaval in the body's chemistry can cause the appearance of arthritic symptoms, such as pain in the joints or joints, weight loss, nervous disorders. Alcohol abuse, severe burns, diabetes or kidney disease should not be underestimated.


 

Phosphorus deficiency and nutrition

To make up for the lack of phosphorus, it is possible to resort to food.

The table should never be missing cereals, as wheat germ and rice flour, which contain abundant quantities.

I vegetable they are equally rich: soy and soy flour first of all, beans, chickpeas, lentils and broad beans. Dark chocolate, milk, meat, dried fruit (cashews, pistachios, almonds and walnuts) and egg yolk contain valuable doses.


Among the seeds, those of pumpkin are the richest. Although fruit and vegetables do not contain high amounts of it, a certain percentage of phosphorus is contained in asparagus, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. Raspberries, apricots, raisins, watermelons, currants, blackberries and blueberries among the fruit.

 

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