Scurvy Awareness Day 2016

Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C. In the olden days, this was a common problem with sailors, as they did not have access to fresh fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamin C. Scurvy is characterized by red blotches on the skin and rawness on the lips and spongy, bleeding gums.

Today, scurvy is a rare condition in the US, due to the ready availability of foods containing vitamin C. However, it is still possible for a person to get scurvy if a balanced diet is not followed. To promote awareness about scurvy, the Scurvy Awareness Day was created. Scurvy Awareness Day is held on the 2nd of May every year.

Activities on this Day

  • If you surf the net on this day, you will be bound to find lots of information about scurvy and how to prevent it. It would be a good idea to keep a paper and pen handy so that you can jot down a few handy tips that will enable you to eat a health citrus diet which will prevent scurvy.
  • On this day, several health camps will be held where free checkups for scurvy are held.
  • As citrus fruits are supposed to prevent scurvy, make sure to eat lots of citrus fruits on Scurvy Awareness Day.
  • Most important of all, on this day, make sure spread around the awareness so that others can also benefit from the knowledge which you have collected.

So, make yourself free on National Scurvy Day so that you can join in the efforts to keep this disease at bay.

Scurvy Awareness Day 2016