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  • Treatment of scurvy with folk remedies and methods

    Scurvy is a disease caused by inadequate intake of vitamin C from food or a violation of its absorption. It can also be caused by infectious diseases, which increase the body's need for vitamin C, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, when the vitamin is intensively destroyed or excreted undeveloped with feces.

    Symptoms: characteristic manifestations of scurvy are inflammation of the gingival mucosa, weakness, hemorrhage in the muscles and joints, subcutaneous fat and internal organs.

    What's going on? In scurvy, the permeability of capillary walls is increased. There are scurvy of light, medium severity and severe. With light forms of scurvy there is a feeling of weakness, weakness and rapid fatigue, drawing pains in the calf muscles. The gums become loose and bleed, the skin is rough to the touch and peels off.

    Scurvy of moderate severity is characterized by multiple point hemorrhages around the hair follicles, significant hemorrhages in the form of large bruises on the body, including around the joints. Often there are hemorrhages in the muscles, especially in the muscles of the thigh. Gums are covered with a dirty plaque and ulcers, teeth loosen and fall out. The disease is accompanied by a fetid odor from the mouth and an increase in the cervical and submandibular lymph nodes.

    Severe forms of scurvy lead to more extensive hemorrhages in the muscle mass, subcutaneous tissue, pleural and abdominal cavities. Nausea and diarrhea with spotting are observed. Appetite is absent. Perhaps the development of anemia and severe exhaustion.

    What should I do? With the timely correct diagnosis of scurvy can be cured within a month, although increased permeability of vessels can remain for another year. Treatment of scurvy, as well as its prevention, is a vitamin C-rich diet. The following products are recommended: fresh and sauerkraut, green onions and lettuce, fresh potatoes, garlic, lemons, other fruits and fruit juices, black currant. It is useful to take infusion of dry hips, birch and linden leaves, green needle needles. At the same time, it is recommended to rinse your mouth and lubricate the gums with disinfectant and astringent solutions.