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Understanding Enzyme Deficiency

Understanding Enzyme Deficiency

Enzymes are proteins or substances that speed up or catalyze chemical reactions in your body. Enzymes are produced naturally by our bodies and play an essential role in various biological processes, including digestion, detoxification as well as the building of muscle.

There are different types of enzymes in your body, including digestive enzymes, liver enzymes, DNA enzymes, and various other enzymes that control the rate of chemical or biological processes in your body.

Enzyme deficiency occurs when there are inadequate amounts of enzymes in your body. Enzyme deficiencies are often inherited, or passed down from parent to child, and may result in life-threatening health conditions. Conditions such as pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer can inhibit your body’s enzyme production leading to deficiencies.

Symptoms of Enzyme Deficiency

You may be suffering from enzyme deficiency if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below:

  • Increased allergies or allergic reactions
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Leaky gut
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Indigestion
  • Intestinal gas

If you’re experiencing these and other worrisome signs, it’s best to get checked out to be sure. Here at Just For The Health Of It, we advise our patients to be alert to any changes in their bodies. Pain and discomfort must never be dismissed or ignored. We also don’t advise patients to self-medicate, as this often addresses the symptoms without getting to the source of pain and discomfort.

What Can You Do?

You can meet your body’s enzymatic requirements by consuming foods that contain specific enzymes or taking dietary supplements. Fruits and vegetables such as pineapples, papayas, kimchi, ginger, and sauerkraut are some of the natural sources of enzymes. It’s an excellent habit to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, whether you’re struggling with enzyme deficiencies or not.

Dietary supplements are an excellent and efficient way of meeting your body’s requirements.

Our chiropractor in Vancouver, WA, will also suggest appropriate lifestyle and chiropractic adjustments to get your body working optimally again.

Have you been experiencing excessive tiredness and constant pains and aches? You may be struggling with enzyme deficiency. Our team of experienced health professionals will conduct a comprehensive assessment and point you in the direction of holistic wellness. Contact Just For The Health Of It to schedule an appointment today.

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