|disease (and key nutrient involved)||symptoms|
|beriberi (thiamin)||nerve degeneration, altered muscle coordination, cardiovascular problems|
|pellagra (niacin)||diarrhea, skin inflammation, dementia|
|scurvy (vitamin C)||delayed wound healing, internal bleeding, abnormal formation of bones and teeth|
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What diseases are caused by nutrient deficiencies?
Any currently treated or untreated nutrient deficiency or disease. These include, but are not limited to, Protein Energy Malnutrition, Scurvy, Rickets, Beriberi, Hypocalcemia, Osteomalacia, Vitamin K Deficiency, Pellagra, Xerophthalmia, and Iron Deficiency.
What are the five types of diseases caused by nutritional deficiency?
- Calcium. Osteoporosis. Rickets. Tetany.
- Iodine deficiency. Goiter.
- Selenium deficiency. Keshan disease.
- Iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia.
- Zinc. Growth retardation.
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Beriberi.
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) Pellagra.
- Vitamin C. Scurvy.
What are the two most common nutritional deficiency diseases?
Nutritional deficiencies can lead to conditions such as anemia, scurvy, rickets.
- Vitamin B6. Pyridoxine, commonly known as vitamin B6, is crucial for brain development among unborn babies as well as infants and toddlers, and is important for the immune system.
- Vitamin D.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin B12.