A deficiency disease is caused due to the deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals. The deficiency of vitamin lead to the vitamin deficiency disease.
|Vitamin A||Loss of vision||Poor vision, loss of vision in darkness|
|Vitamin B1||Beri beri||Weak musles and very little energy to work|
|Vitamin C||Scurvy||Bleeding gums, wounds take longer time to heal|
|Vitamin D||Rickets||Bones become soft and bent|
|Calcium||Bone and tooth decay||Weak bones, tooth decay|
|Iodine||Goitre||Glands in the neck appear swollen, mental disability in children|
Deficiency of protein causesstunted growth, swelling offace, discolouration of hair,skin diseases and diarrhoea. If food is deficient in bothcarbohydrates and proteins,the growth may stopcompletely; a personbecomes very lean, thin andso weak that he/she may noteven be able to move.