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Diseases » Vitamin C deficiency » Glossary
 

Glossary for Vitamin C deficiency

  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Genu varum: The presence of bowed legs - knees are apart and ankles are together while standing. Causes of the anomaly include certain intrauterine positions, rickets and various bone disorders.
  • Haemolytic anaemia:
  • Iron deficiency anemia: Iron-deficiency anemia is a blood condition characterized by low levels of iron in the body which leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.
  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly
  • Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
  • Nosebleeds: The discharge of blood from the nose
  • Pathological fracture: The occurrence of a fracture a bone of the body caused by a disease state
  • Scurvy: Severe disease from vitamin C deficiency
  • Splinter haemorrhages: splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails
  • Swollen gums: Swelling of the gums or the gum region
  • Vitamin deficiency: When there is any deficiency of vitamins in the body
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

 

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