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Nutrient deficiency diseases

Deficiency of any nutrient in our body can have a very detrimental effect on our health. Inadequate levels of nutrients may result in making the body feeble and vulnerable to many diseases.

Do you which disease is caused when your body is deficient in a particular nutrient, mineral or vitamin? Play the quiz and find out.

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    Scurvy: Characterized by loss of teeth, and bleeding and swollen gums

    • Vitamin D deficiency
    • Vitamin C deficiency
    • Iron deficiency
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    Rickets: Characterized by softening of bones in children usually resulting in fractures and deformities

    • Vitamin D deficiency
    • Protein deficiency
    • Vitamin A deficiency
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    Beriberi: Characterized by nerve, heart, and brain abnormalities.

    • Magnesium deficiency
    • Vitamin B1 deficiency
    • Iodine deficiency
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    Xerophthalmia: drying of parts of the eye that eventually results in blindness, night blindness

    • Vitamin D deficiency
    • Vitamin A deficiency
    • Iodine deficiency
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    Problem in blood clotting, gum bleeding, nose bleeding, and easy bruising

    • Iron deficiency
    • Vitamin A deficiency
    • Vitamin K deficiency
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    Anemia: Low number of red blood cells or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood

    • Protein deficiency
    • Iron deficiency
    • Zinc deficiency
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    Goitre/ Goiter: Swelling in the neck resulting from an enlarged thyroid gland.

    • Iodine deficiency.
    • Vitamin B deficiency
    • Protein deficiency
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    Pellagra: Causes constipation, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.

    • Vitamin B3 or Niacin deficiency
    • Vitamin K deficiency
    • Protein deficiency
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    Kwashiorkor: Characterized by edema, irritability, ulcerating dermatoses, and an enlarged liver.

    • Iron deficiency
    • Protein deficiency
    • Vitamin B deficiency
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    Marasmus: Shrunken, wasted appearance, loss of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat mass

    • Severe deficiency of all nutrients
    • Vitamin K deficiency
    • Iron deficiency

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