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Scurvy

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Introduction
Scurvy is a rare condition that can occur if you don't have enough vitamin C in your diet.
Symptoms of scurvy
The symptoms of scurvy usually begin three months after a person stops getting enough vitamin C in their diet.
Causes of scurvy
Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C in your diet.
Treating scurvy
Scurvy is treated with vitamin C supplements, which can quickly improve your symptoms.
Preventing scurvy
The best way to prevent scurvy is to eat a healthy, balanced diet that contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.