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A 51-year-old member asked:

treatment for vitamin a toxicity?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Vitamin Toxicity: is very rare but can happen with very high and prolonged doses of fat soluble vitamins( ADEK)
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not common: Need to get medical attention for vitamin toxicity and stop all vitamins.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can I get vitamin a toxicity?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner answered
General Practice 40 years experience
Skin, membranes,more: Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes. 2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter, eggs, cheese); carotenes, orange pigment in plant foods. A deficiency can cause difficulty seeing in low light conditions; increased susceptibility to infections in children + retarded growth.Too much vit a, anorexia, dry skin, insomnia, anemia.
A 31-year-old member asked:

If I get my vitamin a in the form of retinyl acetate, can it cause toxicity?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Stop: Why are you getting your vitamin a from a pill when you can get it from many natural sources? See this site for many whole foods that contain vitamin a. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamina-healthprofessional/.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long could it take to recover from chronic vitamin a toxicity?

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Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Depends on dose: It really depends on your age and the dose. Younger people will recover faster. Also, the higher the dose, the longer it will take to recover. Do not get pregnant while your vitamin a level is high, as high levels of vitamin a can cause serious birth defects.
San Francisco, CA
A 26-year-old female asked:

Will I make a full recovery from Chronic Vitamin A toxicity? How long and what can I do to feel better? Do I need to go to the hospital? Im 26.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not enough info: How much vitamin A do you take a day and what are your symptoms? You need to provide specific information is you want a specific answer.

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