Vitamin C Deficiency

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Health & Fitness
Subject:
Nutrition

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Vitamin C Deficiency

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.Vitamin C Deficiency is a lack of vitamin c in your body.Recommendations- Teen girls(14 - 18 years) need 65 mg/day- Teen boys (14-18 years) need 75 mg/day

- All fruits and vegetables contain some amounts of vitamin C.high sources (Fruits):- Cantaloupe - Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit - Kiwi fruit- Mango- Papaya- Pineapple - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries - Watermelon high sources (vegetables):- Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower- Green and red peppers- Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens- Sweet and white potatoes- Tomatoes and tomato juice- Winter Squash

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What is it?

First Symptoms: - Tiredness and weakness - Muscle and joint pains - Easy bruising - Spots that look like tiny, red - blue bruises on your skinOther Symptoms: - Dry Skin - Splitting hair - Swelling and discoloraton of your gums - Sudden and unexpecting bleeding from your gums - Nosebleeds - Poor healing of wounds - Problems fighting infections - Bleeding into joints, causing severe joint pains. - Changes in your bones - Tooth loss - weight loss

Complications

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Prevention

If not diagnosed and treated:- can lead to shortness of breath- nerve problems- high temperature (fever)- fits(convulsions)- bleeding inside the brain and around the heart can cause death (extremely rare).

Making sure that you have a healthy, balanced diet that contains plenty of fruits/vegetables high in vitamin C.Ex: One large orange a day will provide you with enough vitamin C.

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Resources

http://patient.info/health/vitamin-c-deficiency-leaflet https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.htm


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