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Glossary for Vitamin B deficiency

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Beriberi: Disease due to vitamin B1 deficiency (thiamine)
  • Cheilosis: Inflammation of the lips where there is scaling and fissures.
  • Dandruff: White flaking and dryness of the scalp.
  • Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue
  • Pellagra: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Pyridoxine deficiency: Deficiency of vitamin B6 which has many uses in the body.
  • Riboflavin deficiency: Dietary deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.


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