Vitamin G Deficiency
Vitamin G is evidently a substance of coordinate importance with the longer known vitamins as an essential factor in normal nutrition and deprivation or serious shortage of this substance results in wide-spread injury to the body. Conversely, the liberal feeding of this substance may be expected to play a significant part in inducing a better-than-average nutritive condition.The following foods provide vitamin G: Dairy products.
- Green leafy vegetables.
- Lean meats.
Certain groups of people are at a greater risk being deficient in Vitamin G deficiency. They are individuals with kidney disease who are being treated with dialysis; individuals with absorptions problems; women who are pregnant with more than one fetus; and women are breastfeeding more than one infant. In addition, chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes mellitus are known to trigger vitamin G deficiency.Symptoms: Symptoms may include:
- Mouth or lip sores.
- Skin disorders.
- Sore throat.
- Swelling of mucus membranes.
- You experience dizziness frequently.
- You have issues with hair loss, skin or vision.
- You have slow mental responses.
- You suffer from insomnia.
Vitamin G deficiency should be suspected if characteristic signs develop in a patient with other B vitamin deficiencies. Diagnosis can be confirmed by a therapeutic trial or laboratory testing, usually by measuring urinary excretion of riboflavin.Treatment:
Vitamin G deficiency can be treated with supplemental riboflavin (0.5 mg/kg body weight per day) until the symptoms disappear. The prognosis (expected cure rate) for riboflavin deficiency is excellent, and it can be prevented by including milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, and/or certain vegetables in the daily diet. Of the vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, and spinach are highest in riboflavin, having a content ratio similar to that of milk, yogurt, or meat.NOTE: The above information is educational purpose. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. DISCLAIMER: This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care.
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