Top 5 Vitamin Deficiencies

Beriberi

Beriberi is a disease whose symptoms include weight loss, body weakness and pain, brain damage, irregular heart rate, heart failure, and death if left untreated.

Pellagra

Symptoms included diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and finally death.

Biotin Deficiency

Biotin deficiency is caused by a lack of vitamin B7 (biotin). It causes rashes, hair loss, anaemia, and mental conditions including hallucinations, drowsiness, and depression. Vitamin B7 itself is found in meat, liver, milk, peanuts, and some vegetables.

Scurvy

Scurvy causes lethargy, skin spots, bleeding gums, loss of teeth, fever, and death.

Rickets

Rickets causes muscles and bones to become soft, which can cause permanent deformities in children.Rickets is caused by a lack of vitamin D or of calcium. 



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