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Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency you shouldn’t ignore

Updated On Feb 15, 2023 11:08 PM IST
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is necessary for tissue growth, development, and repair.
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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient for health. It plays many roles in the body, including maintaining healthy skin, supporting the immune system, and aiding healing. While a well-balanced diet typically provides adequate amounts of vitamin C, deficiency can occur, particularly in those who don't eat a varied diet. Here are some symptoms of vitamin C deficiency that you shouldn't ignore.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient for health. It plays many roles in the body, including maintaining healthy skin, supporting the immune system, and aiding healing. While a well-balanced diet typically provides adequate amounts of vitamin C, deficiency can occur, particularly in those who don't eat a varied diet. Here are some symptoms of vitamin C deficiency that you shouldn't ignore.(Unsplash)

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Joint pain: Vitamin C deficiency can cause joint pain and stiffness. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Joint pain: Vitamin C deficiency can cause joint pain and stiffness. (Shutterstock)

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Weakened immune system: Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting the immune system, and a deficiency can make you more susceptible to infections. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Weakened immune system: Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting the immune system, and a deficiency can make you more susceptible to infections. (Pexels)

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Fatigue: Vitamin C deficiency can cause fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fatigue: Vitamin C deficiency can cause fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell. (Shutterstock)

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Swollen and bleeding gums: Vitamin C deficiency can cause inflammation and bleeding of the gums. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Swollen and bleeding gums: Vitamin C deficiency can cause inflammation and bleeding of the gums. (Shutterstock)

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Dry, scaly skin: Vitamin C is essential for skin health and a deficiency can lead to dry, scaly skin. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dry, scaly skin: Vitamin C is essential for skin health and a deficiency can lead to dry, scaly skin. (Pexels)

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Easy bruising: Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen synthesis, which helps maintain the integrity of blood vessels. As a result, a deficiency can lead to easy bruising. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Easy bruising: Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen synthesis, which helps maintain the integrity of blood vessels. As a result, a deficiency can lead to easy bruising. (Shutterstock)

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