The human body gets Vitamin C from the food they eat, and a lack indicates that there isn’t a sufficient amount of it in the diet. If you lack Vitamin C, new collagen will stop forming, directly resulting in the breakdown of various tissues in the human body. The body starts having a hard time repairing itself from the effects. Chronic Vitamin C deficiency takes over three months and will lead to an illness known as scurvy. The starting symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency are muscle and joint pains, tiredness and weakness, spots that look like tiny, red-blue bruises on your skin, easy bruising. Many other symptoms also include Splitting hair, dry skin, sudden and unexpected bleeding from your gums, swelling and discoloration of gums, poor healing of wounds, nosebleeds, Bleeding into joints, causing severe joint pains, problems fighting infection, weight loss, tooth loss, changes in your bones. Vitamin C is vital for the growth and repair of body tissues, including repairing maintaining cartilage, teeth, and bones, forming scar tissue and healing wounds, and helps in making tendons, skin, blood vessels, and ligaments. On the other hand, the deficient Vitamin C level leads to different illnesses such as Scurvy, Anemia, Decreased ability to fight infection and heal the wound, Gingivitis, weakened tooth enamel, bleeding gums, dry, rough skin, splitting and dry hair, nosebleeds, and easy bruising, gaining weight rapidly due to slow metabolism, and inflamed joints.
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There are some signs and symptoms to look for to know if you have vitamin D deficiency:
A vitamin C blood test detects the vitamin’s deficiency. Fasting for 10-12 hours is required before the test and do away from vitamin C supplements or fruits 24 hours before the sample collection.
At selftest diagnostics, Vitamin C blood test reports take 12 hours to come through after collecting your blood sample.