What is Scurvy?

Scurvy is caused by deficiency of vitamin C. It leads to bleeding gums, poor wound healing, and minute bleeding spots at the follicle roots.

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Thank you. What are the symptoms and treatments for scurvy please?

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Deficiency of vitamin C in diet can cause Scurvy.

Symptoms of Scurvy are:-

Lethargy, malaise, rough skin, myalgia, gum...

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Is hardening of arteries same as scurvy ?

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Hardening of the arteries is also called atherosclerosis and is due to fatty deposits such as cholesterol within the artery. These form plaques...

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hi i was wondering if anyone can help i have severe food and chemical allergy and because of this i cant eat any foods that contain vitamin c ,...

doctor1 MD

there is someother food component causing allergy triggered by the fruits containing vitamin c
for vit c deficiency you can take tablet vitamin c...

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