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A 33-year-old member asked:

is vitamin e deficiency rare in the u.s.? who might get it?

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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Very common: In my opinion, it's virtually impossible these days to get all the nutrients we need from food. Our produce is deficient due to farming and harvesting practices, and our increasingly toxic planet and stressful lives increases our body's requirements for nutrients to help detoxify. We have no good food sources for vitamin d or iodine. I recommend multivit, vit d, and fish oil for everyone.

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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 37 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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 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.
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 37 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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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 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 48-year-old member asked:

How can I treat a severe vitamin E deficiency?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Vitamin E def: I would take Vitamin E but discuss with the Dr who made Dx as different causes have different treatments.

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