Deficiency of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

The deficiency of vitamin B2 or riboflavin causes a disease known as ariboflavinosis. The lack of vitamin B2 in the diet causes a fissure of skin including cracking of the skin at the corners of the mouth, soreness, and inflammation of the mouth and tongue. The deficiency of vitamin B2 or riboflavin also causes photophobia and lesions of the eye that lead to an eye known as a cataract.

Symptoms of Vitamin B2 Deficiency – There are several symptoms of vitamin B2 is also known as ariboflavinosis are as given below –

  • Hair loss
  • Skin disorders
  • Lesions at the corners of the mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Itchy and red eyes
  • Hyperemia (excess blood)
  • Cheilosis (cracked lips, swollen)
  • Dry skin
  • Fluid in mucous membranes
  • Anemia
  • Skin rash
  • Cataract in severe cases
  • Swollen tongue (glossitis)
  • Degeneration of the nervous system and liver
  • Edema of the mouth and throat

Sources of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – There are several sources of vitamin B2 or riboflavin are meat, egg, yeast, beans, milk, cheese, soybeans, peas, green leafy vegetables, and many more.

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