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RICKETS

RICKETS Did you know that lack of enough sun exposure leads to lack of vitamin D? Rickets is a condition brought on by a lack of vitamin D, which causes the body to be unable to absorb or deposit calcium. Causes of Rickets What to do Symptoms Rickets is a condition of children, as the …

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SKIN INFECTIONS

HOW TO PREVENT SKIN INFECTIONS The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its function is to protect your body from infection. Sometimes the skin itself becomes infected. Skin infections are caused by a wide variety of germs, and symptoms can vary from mild to serious. The types of skin infections Bacterial skin infections: …

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BERIBERI

  This is very common in Asia, especially in countries where boiled rice is a staple. The Sinhalese term “beri-beri” means, “I cannot, I cannot,” and derives from the inability to perform even the simplest of tasks once the polyneuritis (nerve inflammation) caused by the deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine). Beriberi damages the nerves and …

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