Scurvy

 

Signs/symptoms: Hair loss, weight loss, loss of coordination, loose teeth, bleeding gums, swollen and painful joints, listlessness, dehydration (lift loose skin to see if it stands up instead of failing flat and tight on the body)

 

Causes: Lack of vitamin C


Treatment: Do not use a multivitamin product that could cause potential toxic overdose of other vitamins!

 

Give vitamin C up to 50 milligrams per day in water and/or greens until signs and symptoms are gone. Divide the vitamin C into several small doses over the day so as not to overwork the kidneys