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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of mild vitamin e deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Mostly neurological: Symptoms of vit e deficiency include poor balance ; coordination, peripheral neuropathy, muscle weakness and damage to the retina of the eye. Vit e deficiency may also increase risk of heart disease and cataracts and reduce immune function. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-e ; http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitamine/.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How would I know that I have vitamin E deficiency ?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness.

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