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Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar or low blood glucose,

occurs when the glucose levels in the blood drop below normal. While hypoglycemia
is often associated with diabetes, it can be caused by a lack of carbohydrates in
healthy people. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include tiredness, weakness, light-
headedness, confusion and hunger.

Ketosis Eating less than 130 grams of carbohydrates a day can cause a buildup of
ketones, which are partially broken-down fats in the blood. This condition is known
as ketosis, according to the Weight-Control Information Network, a service of the
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. When your body
doesnt have enough glucose for energy, it breaks down stored fat, producing
ketones. Mild ketosis can cause mental fatigue, bad breath, nausea and a headache,
but severe ketosis can lead to painful swelling of the joints and kidney stones. Aim
for 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates a day to prevent ketosis and other health

Are you struggling while starting out on a low-carb diet? Do you get headaches, leg
cramps, constipation or any of the other more common side effects? Use the
information on this pageto avoid them and feel great while losing weight.

.....Minerals are specific kinds of nutrients that your body needs in order to function
properly. A mineral deficiency occurs when your body doesnt obtain or absorb the
required amount of a mineral

The disease of pirates: the grey-death. Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C,

whose chemical name, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin term for scurvy,

Scurvy didnt become a significant problem until the Age of Discovery (beginning in
the 15th century), when people at sea were not able to access that much-needed
fresh food for months at a time. Preserved meats and carbohydrates contained no
vitamin C, and unlike most animals, the human body is not able to create vitamin C
on its own.that scurvy could be prevented (and cured) by incorporating citrus fruits
such as limes and oranges into the diet of sailors. Although his findings werent
widely accepted at first, the BritishThese days, scurvy is an extremely rare
condition, almost exclusively caused by someone eating a completely unvaried diet.
In most cases, high levels of oral supplementation of vitamin C are enough to
reverse the condition in a matter of weeks, and death by scurvy is almost unheard

2. RicketsThis condition is brought on by a lack of vitamin D, which causes the body

to be unable to absorb or deposit calcium. Less commonly, it can also be caused by
a lack of calcium or phosphorus, but vitamin D deficiency is by far the most
common cause. Unlike vitamin C, the human body is able to produce vitamin D, but
only if it has the metabolic precursors available to it. can be directly taken as a
vitamin supplement or acquired from eating organ meats and oils, such as cod liver
oil, allowing the body to resume producing vitamin D Rickets is a condition of
children, as the deficiencys most severe effects are on developing bones; in adults,
bone-softening, or osteomalacia, can be caused by the same vitamin deficiency.
But in adults, it both takes significantly longer to develop and tends to The 3.

perform even the simplest of tasks once the polyneuritis (nerve inflammation)
caused by the deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) has permanently damaged the
neurons, when the condition has progressed to the end-stage.

Pellagra is caused by a lack of vitamin B3 (niacin).


ALLAHABAD: Deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats results in protein-calorie

malnutrition (PCM) or protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). PEM occurs more
frequently among infants and children between 1-5 years and is an important cause
of childhood sickness and mortality. The two common forms of PEM are kwashiorkor
and marasmus. Detailing on PEM, Dr Bhoomika R Kar of Centre of Behavioural and
Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) said, "Kwashiorkor is caused by severe protein deficiency.