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Excess Vitamin A And Vision Problems
There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more
No.: Vitamin A in usual diet is not known to cause hair loss. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can low progesterone levels cause visual disturbances -lines and spots in vision and also hypoglycemia ?
Can a thyroid problem cause people to be light headed too? Can it also cause nausea, and trouble sleeping, and a lack of memory?
Yes: Thyroid issues can cause the above complaints. If you suspect a thyroid problem, see your doctor to get a blood draw. ...Read more
Yes: Overdoses of many substances can damage health. ...Read more
Is there such thing as having TOO much vitamin C in your body? I heard it can cause other health problems in high amounts
Vitamin C: For adults, the recommended daily dose is 65 to 90 mg a day, and the upper limit is 2 grams a day. Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, heartburn Abdominal bloating and cramps, headache Insomnia and Kidney stones ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could brain damage cause a loss of night vision(pitch black at night) and other vision changes in a 16 yo male?
Yes it can,what caus: Yes it can and with your symptoms of headache, nausea and nervousness and depending on cause of brain damage, you need to be evaluated by a neurologist and a neuro ophthalmologist asap.You are 16 years old and have to be taken by your parents to the doctors, if this question pertains to you. You are taking resperidone for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia?Follow up with your psychiatrist as well. ...Read more
Fatigue affecting life for 3 months. Can a vitamin D level of 20 cause fatigue and depression? If so, can supplementing it with 2,000 IU daily help?
Perhaps indirectly: VIt. D deficiency has many symptoms but poor appetite is not a classic symptom. However, it can cause depression and depression can be associated with poor appetite. Adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. See http://tinyurl.com/zzpfon8 and http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer A more common cause of poor appetite is zinc deficiency. Try zinc picolinate 30 mg/day. ...Read more
If i'm taking biotin forte with zinc, but i also eat good diet with lots of beans and B vitamin foods- will this cause excess B and zinc to build up?
No: There is no worry about B vitamins "building up." The only B vitamin that our body stores is B12 and it is non-toxic. The only B vitamin known to be toxic is B6 but one usually has to take over 200 mg/day; it is impossible to get anywhere near that via diet. Zinc toxicity is not known unless one ingests at least 100 mg/day long-term. Diet levels never approach this. So no need to worry. ...Read more
Nope: Just makes you dumb. Eyes can get a little dry from reduced blinkiong. ...Read more
Is it normal to get eye floaters in your early 20s. I also have stomach problems frequent urination hair loss and malabsorption?
Eye Floaters: Generally eye floaters are normal phenomenon and caused by small moving parts in your field of vision and are considered benign, though they may be annoying at times. Eye floaters can be a sign of a more serious condition, needing immediate medical attention if you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters.Things to consider would be retinal detachment or tears, internal bleeding etc ...Read more
Many risks &problems: Vit d is needed to absorb calcium. Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more
I take a prenatal vitamin with vitamin a as beta carotene only. Can that cause toxicity combined with my lacto-octo-vegetarian diet?
Contact provider: Contact your primary care provider with this question. ...Read more
I have been having vision problems. I get to the point I feel confused and can't focis on anything. Taking prenatal vitamins help. What could this be?
Not at all unless...: If you are not deficient in vitamin a then taking it will not help your vision at all. If you are deficient, then taking vitamin a will improve night vision. Extreme vitamin a deficiency, which is rare in the us, could damage the retina even leading to blindness. Besides vitamin a, related compounds, carotenoids like lutein & zaaxanthin, are good for our eyes and help prevent macular degeneration. ...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
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