What Conditions Selenium Helps

Thursday, 03 Mar 2011 04:12 PM

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Selenium, found in Brazil nuts, is a trace mineral that helps battle various health problems because of its cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very helpful in fighting various skin diseases – many creams and ointments have traces of selenium, which also fights fatigue.

People who are deficient in selenium may experience fatigue, nail breakage, and impaired vision. If a selenium deficiency persists over a long period of time, the person may develop heart ailments, muscle weakness, and permanent vision loss.
 
Some people with a selenium deficiency may suffer from poor growth, early ageing, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and compromised fertility.
 
If you feel that your diet does not include an adequate amount of selenium, you should ask your doctor to prescribe a selenium supplement. Selenium helps keep your immunity strong and protects from infections and other major diseases. In addition, the mineral helps minimize arthritis, and treat asthma and epilepsy.

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