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Does Vitamin A Deficiency Cause Molar Pregnancy
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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
Rare: It take an extraordinary elimination diet to get vitamin a levels low enough to affect vision in the first world. The only known cases in such circumstances have been those on extreme diets such as all polished rice for over a year. There; are causes for night blindness. Which your ophthalmologist can diagnose, but vitamin a deficiency is unlikely. ...Read more
Unlikely: Acne can flare due to stress. Stress can cause vit b deficiency. Alcohol is physiologically stressful and can also cause vit b deficiency but does not directly cause acne flare ups. Lack of sleep, sun burn or damage, or hormonescan also cause acne to flare up. Good health is necessary for skin health and taking vitamins will not hurt the acne in any way. Water is also helpful for skin health. ...Read more
Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency can cause night-blindness & decrease immune system function. ...Read more
Rare in USA: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more
Children / 3rd world: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more
Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more
Little effect: Vitamin a deficiency in the usa is extremely rare and only occurs with extreme diets. Chicken liver can give you and extra amount of this vitamin but the effect will not be noticed. Infection risk is not related to vitamin a level unless you have an extreme lowering which is difficult to do in this country. ...Read more
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
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
How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?
Vit D and Preg: No it can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?
Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?
See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more
1yr old boy vitamin d levels r 32, he pass stool after every meal, can vit d deficiency causes this? He also use to take every thing inside his mouth
Depends: On "what" he put in his mouth. Vit d should be between 60 and 80. It is a possible part of the cause. ...Read more
Can taking huge amts of abx for h pylori cause a vitamin deficiency? I have a sore area on tongue and upper mouth mucus membrane. It's painful.
Is there a vitamin deficiency that would cause twitching throughout the body? Including ear drums, anus, eye lids, mouth, neck. Lead poisoning?
Vitamin d: You mightvesntcto get your doctor to check vitamin d and ca level to make sure. Lead poisoning doesn't do that ...Read more
My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.
Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected.
See http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit. Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more
Balanced diet during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?
Should be ok...: A normal healthy pregnant woman eating a balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins, in the United States or similar developed countries, does not need to worry about vitamin deficiencies. If she has a pre-existing disease that causes nutritional problems, then her ob-gyn and a nutritionist can investigate to see if changes in diet or supplements are needed. ...Read more
Taking a prenatal vitamin with 100% dv of vit d (400 iu) throughout 30w of pregnancy. I don't have symptoms of deficiency. Worry for baby?
Little worry but...:
Actually the recommended daily intake of d has been increased to 600 iu/day but most adults need at least 5000 iu/day for optimal levels- see http://bit. Ly/1dc7vna
low d increases your risk of diabetes ; preeclampsia ; can result in a baby with low birth weight, but hopefully you are not too deficient. Get levels checked now, take more d ; get sun- see http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0. ...Read more
I'm low on Vitamin D now and believe I was throughout pregnancy. My baby is now 7mo. What long lasting effects my potential deficiency could have?
Effects: Probably none. Go to your pharmacy and buy over-the-counter vitamin D capsuled - 100 per bottle. Comes in capsules of 1000 or 2000 units per capsule, and not expensive. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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