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What are vitamin deficiency symptoms?

When the human body does not contain enough of a particular vitamin, deficiency symptoms can appear. Most of these symptoms disappear as soon as the deficiency is corrected but some deficiencies have long-term effects.

 

Vitamins

Deficiency symptoms

A:

Night blindness, dry scaly skin, frequent fatigue

B1:

Heart irregularity, fatigue, nerve disorders, mental confusion.

B2:

Cracks in corners of mouth, skin rash, anaemia.

B3 (niacin):

Skin disorders, diarrhoea, indigestion, general fatigue.

B5 (panto-thenic acid):

Fatigue, vomiting, stomach stress, infections, muscle cramps.

B6:

Convulsions, dermatitis, muscular weakness, skin cracks, anaemia.

B8 (biotin):

Nausea, vomiting, depression, hair loss, dry, scaly skin.

B9 (folate):

Gastrointestinal disorders, anaemia, cracks on lips.

B12:

Anaemia, nervousness, fatigue, and, in some cases, neuritis and brain degeneration.

C:

Swollen or bleeding gums, slow wound healing, fatigue, scurvy, depression, poor digestion.

D:

In children: rickets and other bone deformities. In adults: calcium loss from bones.

E:

Muscular wasting, nerve damage, reproductive failure, anaemia.

K:

Bleeding disorders in newborn infants and people on blood-thinning medications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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