Our expert says:
It is quite possible that you may have developed a deficiency of one or more of the following nutrients which are lacking in strict vegetarian diets: a) protein b) calcium c) iron (which leads to iron-deficiency anaemia which can cause fainting and nausea d) vit B12 which can also cause a type of anaemia with similar symptoms, e) zinc, f)omega-3 fatty acids. If you also do not eat eggs and use milk and dairy products then you need to supplement your diet with a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn Forte, a calcium supplement such as Calcium Sandoz and a source of omega-3 (Salmon oil capsules). It is also a good idea to go for a medical checkup because if you do have an anaemia then you will need extra iron or vit B12 supplements.
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