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tlahr

Nutrient Deficiencies and Excess

TermDefinition
PEM Fatigue and weight loss in adults; diarrhea, infections , and stunted growth in children
Protein Deficiency Fatigue and weight loss in adults; diarrhea, infections , and stunted growth in children
Night Blindness Reduced ability to see in dim light
Vitamin A Deficiency Reduced ability to see in dim light
Rickets Crooked legs, misshapen breastbone
Vitamind D Deficiency Crooked legs, misshapen breastbone
Scurvy Weakness, bleeding gums, loss of teeth, internal bleeding
Vitamin C Deficiency Weakness, bleeding gums, loss of teeth, internal bleeding
Beriberi Numbness in ankles and legs followed by severe cramping and paralysis
Thiamin Deficiency Numbness in ankles and legs followed by severe cramping and paralysis
Pellagra Skin lesions, digestive problems, mental disorders, death
Niacin Deficiency Skin lesions, digestive problems, mental disorders, death
Pernicious Anemia Abnormal large red blood cells, depression, and drowsiness
Vitamin B12 Deficiency Abnormal large red blood cells, depression, and drowsiness
Osteoporosis Porous, brittle bones
Calcium Deficiency Porous, brittle bones
Hypertension High blood pressure
Sodium Excess High blood pressure
Goiter Enlargement of the thyroid gland
Iodine Deficiency Enlargement of the thyroid gland
The "Sunshine" Vitamin Vitamin D
Created by: tlahr