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8 Signs of Scurvy

2 – Slow recovery

Sustaining minor injuries like bruises relatively easily is one major sign that scurvy may have taken hold over the body. Unsurprisingly, then, another symptom of scurvy is slow recovery from cuts and scrapes.

That’s because vitamin C plays an important role in helping the skin’s collagen reform, producing new connective tissue capable of helping a wound heal. If vitamin C levels are dangerously low, as they often are when people develop scurvy, then wounds will take far longer to completely heal. If this seems to be the case for you, speak with a physician immediately.

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