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Is oral disease lack of vitamins?

Is oral disease lack of vitamins? As we all know, the so-called "getting angry" manifestations such as angular stomatitis and oral ulcer are often caused by vitamin deficiency, especially vitamin B2 deficiency.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a component of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), an important phosphorus containing compound in the body. Fad is a redox coenzyme involved in important metabolic reactions in cells. It is widely involved in various redox reactions in the body and can promote the metabolism of sugar, fat and protein. At the same time, fad, as a vitamin B2 derivative, plays a certain role in maintaining the normal function of skin, mucosa and vision.

Vitamin B2 is not only a component of fad molecule, but also a functional part of fad. It can transfer electrons by obtaining two electrons and converting them into FADH2. The electron binding site is vitamin B2.

When vitamin B2 is deficient, it will affect the role of fad in transmitting electrons, resulting in metabolic disorders, first involving mucosa and skin. Typical manifestations are inflammation of lips and oral mucosa, such as angular stomatitis, cheilitis, glossitis, 'map tongue', gingivitis, oral ulcer, etc., and sometimes perigenital inflammation, such as scrotal inflammation, glans, inguinitis, etc. Eye symptoms are also common, such as photophobia, tears, dry eyelids, itching and so on. At the same time, it can be accompanied by systemic symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness, etc.

Vitamin B2 is widely distributed in animal foods such as vegetables, beans, fish, eggs and milk. But if you want to find a food rich in vitamin B2 and eat more to get enough B2, you will be disappointed. Because the content of vitamin B2 in various foods is not very much. In this way, if you want to get enough B2, you must eat a balanced and well matched diet.

As long as the diet is not balanced (lack of fresh vegetables or meat, eggs and milk) for a period of time, it is easy to lack B2. Therefore, it is not difficult to understand that vitamin B2 deficiency is very common. Almost most people have experienced vitamin B2 deficiency. 'getting angry', angular stomatitis, oral ulcer and so on are very common problems.

Vitamin B2 deficiency often occurs simultaneously with other nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin B2 deficiency is often caused by an unbalanced diet, which may not only lack B2, but also some other nutrients, such as vitamin C deficiency, zinc deficiency, B1 deficiency, etc. This phenomenon gives us two important hints---

First, vitamin B2 deficiency can often be used as an indicator of poor diet. Once B2 deficiency occurs, it means that there is something wrong with your diet and is likely to lack a variety of nutrients.

Second, when you supplement vitamin B2, you should also comprehensively supplement some other vitamins and minerals. Or fundamentally eat a balanced diet.

In addition, because it is difficult to find several natural foods rich in vitamin B2 and sufficient to solve the problem of B2 deficiency, when B2 deficiency symptoms such as' getting angry ', angular stomatitis and oral ulcer appear, you should immediately take supplements (health food) or drugs (OTC) containing vitamin B2, other B vitamins, VC, VE, zinc, iron and other nutrients, The dose of vitamin B2 should be increased, 10 ~ 20 mg per day.

In practice, the effect of vitamin B2 supplementation alone is often not as good as that of multiple nutrients. Because the lack of other nutrients can also lead to oral symptoms. When vitamin B1 is deficient, oral mucosa allergy, tongue pain, gum swelling, etc. may occur; Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to oral ulcer and promote the occurrence of stomatitis and gingivitis; Vitamin B5 (niacin) deficiency, prone to stomatitis, gingivitis, glossitis; When vitamin C is deficient, the mouth is prone to gingival swelling, erosion, bleeding and halitosis; Vitamin E deficiency can lead to periodontal disease, mucosal disease, and so on. Zinc deficiency makes oral ulcer difficult to heal, etc.