June 19, 2011

Vitamins and Minerals Deficiencies (cont'n.) Part 1


Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency:
Tiredness,weakness. Chapped lips, sore tongue and corners of the mouth. Photophobia (excessive sensitivity to light).
Niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency:
Tiredness, weakness. Pellagra (marked by sore cracked skin; swollen mouth and tongue; diarrhea; mental disturbances).
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) deficiency:
Tiredness, weakness. Headaches, Nausea, vomiting. Abdominal pain. Low resistance to respiratory infections. Numbness and tingling, particularly in the feet. Muscle cramps.
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency:

Tiredness,weakness. Irritability. Depression. Skin disorders. Chapped lips, swollen mouth and tongue.Anemia. Convulsions, in infants.
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency
Tiredness, weakness. Megaloblastic anemia. Sore mouth and tongue. Numbness and tingling in the limbs due to spinal cord damage. Mental or emotional disturbances.
Biotin deficiency:
Tiredness,Weakness. Poor Appetite. Hair loss. Swollen tongue. Eczema (skin rash), Emotional disturbances
Folic deficiency:
Sores around the mouth. Sore tongue. Poor growth in children. Anemia. Neural tube defect in the newborn.
Vitamin C deficiency:

Weakness, Body aches and pains, Swollen gums, Nosebleeds, Scurvy (bleeding anywhere in the body, bruising, swollen, spongy, and bleeding gums; loose teeth; and bleeding into muscles and joints, causing pain), Anemia, Poor resistance to infection.

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