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Could vitamin a deficiency cause acne?

Could vitamin a deficiency cause acne?

Maybe: This can thicken the keratin layer. However, i'd warn you strongly against either self-diagnosing vitamin a deficiency or accepting this diagnosis from a fringe practitioner without labs or a ready explanation. A reasonably normal diet will supply your vitamin a needs unless you have malabsorption, which is itself a serious situation. And if you have acne, start treating it scientifically. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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What birth defect does a vitamin a deficiency cause?

What birth defect does a vitamin a deficiency cause?

Blindness: Between 200,000 and 500,000 children each year in developing countries go blind from vitamin a deficiency. ...Read more

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Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Not a major factor: Vitamin excess is not known to be associated with lung cancer, except in one study of supplemental beta carotene. In contrast, vitamin a deficiency may be a factor by affecting the health of epithelium. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vitamin a deficiency?

What are the tests for vitamin a deficiency?

Serum Vitamin A: A blood test called serum vitamin a level is the standard test for vitamin a deficiency. Spectracell laboratories offers a different type of test that involves culturing white blood cells that assesses functional deficiencies of vitamin a and other vitamins. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin a deficiency?

What are the symptoms of a vitamin a deficiency?

Night blindness: Night blindness is an early manifestation, dryness of mucous membranes of eyes, mouth, respiratory tract may cause local effects and predispose to infections. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have vitamin a deficiency?

What should I do if I have vitamin a deficiency?

Take some Vitamin A: If you have a proven vitamin a deficiency, then oral and injectable vitamin a treatments are available. Night blindness, xerophthalmia, and susceptibility to infection are signs of true vitamin a deficiency. Vomiting, loss of appetite, and muscle pain are signs of vitamin a overdose. Be under medical care for this--do not self diagnose or treat! ...Read more

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How to cure vitamin a deficiency with carrots?

Vitamin A: Rich sources of vitamin a include yellow vegetables, dairy products, and liver. If you really have considerable vitamin a deficiency, talk to your physician for the right dosage of additional vitamin a supplementation. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Karter
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Vitamin A Deficiency (Definition)

If you don't get enough vitamin A, you are more susceptible to infectious ...Read more