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Beriberi
Beri beri is a nutritional disorder which is due to the deficiency of vitamin B1 also called thiamine.Thiamine is necessary in the formation of energy molecules and it is involved in the breakdown of energy molecules such as glucose and is also found in the membranes of the neurons.More severe deficiency of Vitamin B1 causes beri beri and also affects ...
Pernicious Anemia
Pernicious anemia is a type of anemia caused by a lack of intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is a substance required to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestine or the gastrointestinal tract. This causes a deficiency of Vitamin B12. Though this condition affects people from all races, but a higher incidence is seen among Scandinavian or Northern Europeans. Usually, the anemia ...
Chondromalacia Patellae
Chondromalacia patellae can be defined as a condition that results in degeneration and softening of the cartilage below the kneecap (patella). In simple words, Chondromalacia is defined as abnormal appearing cartilage that can take place in any part of the body.  Mostly, the disorder is faced by athletes and those players who are involved in games like soccer, table tennis, ...
Colloid Nodular Goiter
Colloid nodular goiter is a medical condition where the thyroid gland enlarges. It is also called endemic goiter and tends to occur in certain geographic areas (places far away from the sea) that contain iodine depleted soil. This disease is commonly found in Great lakes, Midwest, and the intermountain regions called “goiter belt”. 
Folate Deficiency
Folate deficiency is the medical condition where folic acid in the body is lower than the normal amount of folic acid that needs to be present in the body. Folic acid is a type of vitamin B, present in your blood.
Goiter
Goiter is enlargement of thyroid gland.
Hypokalemia
Hypokalemia, as the name suggests, is a diseased condition where the potassium level in the blood of the patient is lower than the normal levels. Potassium is needed for the proper functioning of the nerves and muscle cells. Potassium is observed from food and excreted by urine. This disease can be fatal if not treated in time
Hypomagnesemia
Hypomagnesemia is the low levels of magnesium in the blood of the patient. This disease is basically an electrolyte disturbance condition. This disease is often seen in hospitalized patients
Hypophosphatemia
Hypophosphatemia, as the name suggests, is a disease where the phosphate levels in the blood in lower than the normal. This is a kind of electrolyte disturbance
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency anemia is a commonly known blood disorder. It is caused by deficiency of iron in the body of the patient. The iron acts as a main component for the formation of hemoglobin and this hemoglobin acts as a store house of the iron in the body. Though, you may find some amount of iron in ferritin and hemosiderin ...
Kwashiorkor
Kwashiorkor is malnutrition caused by severe protein deficiency, it primarily affects children. Common in developed countries. This disease was first found in Ghana in 1930. Term Kwashiorkor means “disease of displaced child”.
Malnutrition
Malnutrition is the condition that develops when the body does not get the right amount of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.
Milk-Alkali Syndrome
Milk-alkali syndrome is a condition characterized by Hypercalcemia in which repeated indigestion of absorbable alkali and calcium takes place. The absorbed alkali includes substances like milk, calcium and sodium carbonate. Nowadays, the disease was uncommon.. Burnett’s syndrome is the alternative name of the condition.
Osteomalacia
It is a disease where the bones become soft and weak due to defect in mineralization of bone. This led to fractures even with a minimal trauma and also cause the deformities in adults. In children, it is called as Rickets.
Pellagra
A chronic wasting nutritional disease, caused due to deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin).It can develop in only 8 weeks on diets very deficient in niacin and tryptophan.
Phenylketonuria
Phenylketonuria is a disorder, which increases level of phenylalanine in the blood. The phenylalanine, a substance, is referred as building blocks of amino acids (proteins). The substance is present in almost all food items. It is necessary to take treatment of the condition at the right time otherwise a person can get affected from mental retardation. PKU is alternative name ...
Rickets
Rickets is the medical name given to the disease that is caused by the lack of vitamin D, phosphate or calcium. The bones become soft and weaken under this disease.

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