What symptoms are associated with deficiency in essential fatty acid?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The following symptoms are associated with deficiency of essential fatty acid:

  • Arthritis
  • Constipation
  • Cracked nails
  • Depression
  • Dry and lifeless hair
  • Dry mucous membranes (in the tear ducts, mouth, vagina, and other areas)
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue, malaise, and low energy
  • Forgetfulness
  • Frequent colds and sickness
  • High blood pressure
  • History of cardiovascular disease
  • Immune weakness
  • Indigestion, gas, and bloating
  • Lack of endurance
  • Lack of motivation
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