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Vitamin deficiencies are common around the globe. A primary vitamin deficiency develops from not eating enough of the vitamin in the diet. A secondary vitamin deficiency is caused by another issue, such as malabsorption in the stomach. Any age group can develop a vitamin deficiency, although children, pregnant women, and the elderly tend to be more susceptible. Anyone who lacks eating a well-rounded healthy diet is also at risk of developing vitamin deficiencies.
Diabetes mellitus, more commonly known simply as “diabetes,” involves the dysfunction of insulin, a hormone produced by pancreatic beta cells which controls sugar levels in the body. Historically, there were two classifications of Diabetes mellitus: Type 1, an autoimmune disorder which attacks pancreatic beta cells and thereby prevents the normal production of insulin, and Type 2, a progressive disease that reduces the ability of the body to utilize insulin properly. More recently, a third type has emerged in the literature: Type 3c, insulin dysfunction resulting from pancreatic disease states.
The worldwide lockdown provided many people with more free time, and we have been continuously reminded of our daily hygiene habits. Now that mandates are being lifted and locations are reopening, it is more important than ever to maintain these habits in order to stay on top of our health. Here are some ways to maintain good health practices as we go back to our normal routines.
Acne affects roughly 9.4% of the population, making it the eighth-most prevalent condition worldwide.1 Acne typically begins in puberty when oil glands are activated but can occur at any stage of life, including adulthood. Acne typically develops in areas where there are more sebaceous, or oil, glands including the face, chest, arms, and back. Many factors play a role in the development of acne, including genetics, environmental exposures, inflammation, excess oil production, hormone imbalances, bacteria, and excess dead skin clogging hair follicles.