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Causes and Symptoms of Scurvy


Prolonged deficiency of ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, in the human body causes scurvy. It is also known as Moeller's disease, Cheadle's disease and Barlow's disease. Scurvy is characterized by darkened gums and loose teeth and is generally seen in people whose diet is low in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. The symptoms of scurvy are bleeding gums, joints pain, poor healing capacity of the wounds, liver spots and general weakness of the body. People who spend a lot of time away from the main land (being on sea), children with diet lacking in vitamin C and infants weaned early from their mother's milk are those whom scurvy is likely to strike more. However, the ailment can be treated at home easily, using the natural remedies. In the following lines, we have provided some home remedies to cure scurvy.

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