Vitamin C deficiency anemia

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What is vitamin C deficiency anemia?

Vitamin C Deficiency Anemia is a severe lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in your diet. It can cause weakness, anemia, gum disease, and skin hemorrhages. This condition usually occurs in malnourished adults.

Common symptoms reported by people with vitamin C deficiency anemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with vitamin C deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin D3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with vitamin C deficiency anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with vitamin C deficiency anemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization numbness in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with vitamin C deficiency anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has vitamin C deficiency anemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 4
50s 5
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 13

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from vitamin C deficiency anemia patients who have completed their condition history
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