Does anyone in this room understand what the term 'scurvy' means?
Miss, is it a disease from animals that we can get?
Ughhh...Gee I have no clue
Can't wait till lunch next
As we are maturing into young adults, it is important for our bodies to have plenty of vitamin C as Vitamin C as it helps for the growth and repair of tissues in the body. So if we injure ourselves, vitamin C is responsible for helping us get on the road to a speedy recovery!
By the looks of things, I have stumped the whole class. Basically, scurvy is a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C in our bodies. Irritation in the mouth, pain in the legs, exhaustion are just some of the systems of having scurvy.
Wow thats terrible. Miss can it be treated?
Yes scurvy can be treated. The treatments include taking vitamin C supplements by mouth or by injection.Some patients see improvement within 24hours.
Thanks miss for a good lesson. Have a good weekend!