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Conventional Treatment of Scurvy
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Conventional treatment of scurvy

Conventional treatment of scurvy involves a combination of strategies, including:

Dietary modifications

Incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables (especially citrus) in the diet to help increase intake of vitamin C.


Vitamin C supplements will be recommended to be taken for a number of weeks (to months), depending on severity of the condition and symptoms.


These strategies will clear up the main symptoms of scurvy quite quickly (such as pain) and other symptoms such as bruising will usually resolve within a few weeks.

If the deficiency of vitamin C that causes scurvy is left untreated it can eventually cause death.


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  Last reviewed: 30 August 2007 || Last updated: 20 February 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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