What Are 5 Diseases Caused By Lack Of Different Types Of Nutrients?


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Katie Harry answered
Nutrition demands balance. Too much of anything causes toxicity and too less causes a deficiency. In either case, we can say it is malnutrition. Malnutrition can thus be divided into over nutrition or under nutrition.
Let's take a brief look at 5 diseases related to deficiencies:
  1. Scurvy: Scurvy is cause by the deficiency of vitamin C in the diet. Vitamin C can be obtained from fruits, especially citrus fruits, guavas etc. Scurvy is the disease of the gums which become spongy. Besides that spots may develop on the skin and the mucus membranes might bleed. It was common in sailors who had no access to fresh fruit and that is why the British army carried limes on board.
  2. Osteoporosis/rickets:  Osteoporosis in adults and rickets in children is caused by a deficiency of Calcium and/or vitamin D: Calcium is important for growth and strength of bones and vitamin D helps to absorb it from diet. Both the disease result in weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures. Rickets may give children bow shaped legs because the bones are not strong enough to support the weight of the body. Osteoporosis is very common  in older women.
  3. Anemia: Anemia is caused by iron defiency. It results in general lack of energy and easily getting tired. Actually, iron is an important part of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells that helps to transport oxygen in the blood. So lack of iron means low red blood cell count which further means that less oxygen is taken up. The less oxygen there is, lesser is the respiration (which uses it to liberate energy) and hence, the person feels weak and tired.
  4. Beri Beri: Deficiency of vitamin B1 causes the development of beri beri in which the person experiences emotional disturbances, weak heart rate, edema, lethargy, and weakness in the limbs.  Beri beri may cause partial pyralsis and even heart failure and death of the condition is not reversed.
  5. Pellagra: Pellagra is a deficiency disease caused when Vitamin B3 is deficient in the diet and/or the body cannot synthesize it from protein because of lack of protein in diet. It is characterized by reddish skin lesions, aggressive behaviour, insominia, ataxia, diarrhea and glossitis. People with pellagra may also be hypersensitive to sunlight.

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saira commented
Nutrients are the basic components of all life forms.So nutrients can be obtained by different diets intakes.Different diets should be used for daily lifestyles.Who ever wants facial beauty must take fruits for their physical and as much as for skin beauty.

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Anonymous answered
The human body requires energy to conduct it's daily functions. When we consume food it is broken down into nutrients like proteins and carbohydrates which are burnt to produce energy. Also, the body requires a sufficient content of essential mineral salts and vitamins. When the body doesn't get enough nourishment, this condition is called malnutrition. Chronic hunger or malnourishment causes several debilitating conditions in humans, reduces the resistance level to certain diseases and may even cause death. At least, five different conditions caused by malnutrition are as follows :

1) Osteoporosis - A condition which makes bones fragile and easier to break.
2) Anemia - the blood doesn't clot and any wound inflicted leads to extensive blood loss.
3) BeriBeri - caused by lack of thiamine. Nervous system condition.
4) Scurvy - burns and wounds are slow to heal. Caused by lack of vitamin C.
5) Bloated stomach.
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I must admit that I am more on the side of questioning for my questions.
But before, I want to say that as I was looking at Yahoo! Answers and Questions here, I saw people answering in a nice and carrying way. And so, I really want to say, thank you, for the coorporation of the people who with good intention of helping.
Umm, yes, and my question was that,
What kind of nutrients are there lacking while one has cancerous lung?
Because, I want to find out solutions to prevent or block the tumour or lung cancer - whichever you would like to take it as - and I began to think with, what may be lacking as of good nutrients while one has lung cancer.

Thank you very much! :)
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Anonymous answered
You can get cancer. Lung Cancer, because your lungs won't get the air from the hemoglobin.

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