It is not uncommon to feel persistent discomfort in the areas adjacent to the oral cavity. This itchy sensation is not always due to allergies, as we are often led to think. Sometimes it is a real syndrome, called burning mouth syndrome or even burning tongue syndrome. This pathology is not uncommon and is often a symptom that something is wrong with our body. A study carried out by the Department of Dermatology of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (New York) has linked this symptomatology to a vitamin D deficiency. According to the data collected, burning in the tongue and inflamed mouth may indicate a worrying deficiency of this fundamental vitamin and of some important mineral salts. The data also suggested that in case of burning mouth syndrome it may be appropriate to undergo screening for diabetes. Let’s see why.
Burning in the tongue and inflamed mouth can indicate a worrying deficiency of this essential vitamin
The Mayo Clinic study highlighted a relationship between burning mouth syndrome and vitamin D deficiency. In fact, the deficiency of this vitamin leads to inflammation and is often a contributing cause of even serious diseases, especially concerning the skeletal system. and muscular. The doctors at the Mayo Clinic also found that there is some kind of addiction between diabetes and vitamin D levels in the body. Specifically, in many cases of diabetes there is also a deficiency of this vitamin. Precisely for this reason, they suggested that they undergo screening for fasting blood glucose if the mouth disorder persists.
But burning mouth syndrome doesn’t just indicate vitamin insufficiency. It can also bring with it the lack of some basic mineral salts, such as zinc and iron.
Treating vitamin D deficiency is not child’s play
A big problem when dealing with vitamin D deficiency is that we cannot get it from our diet. The only food that is rich in it is cod liver oil. Otherwise, we must assimilate it with exposure to sunlight (difficult going towards winter) or with special supplements. For a daily assimilation, the recommended parameters are 400 IU for infants, 600 IU for children and adults, 800 IU for those over 70. These parameters are subject to change, so it is advisable, in any case, to ask your doctor for advice. caring.
Tiredness and heavy legs when we walk can indicate a worrying deficiency of this vital vitamin
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