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Can chicken liver help prevent vitamin a deficiency and risk for infection?

Can chicken liver help prevent vitamin a deficiency and risk for infection?

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

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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How to cure vitamin a deficiency with carrots?

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

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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 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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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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Can a person aquire a vitamin a deficiency later in life?

Can a person aquire a vitamin a deficiency later in life?

Vitamin deficiency: A person can acquire a vitamin deficiency at any time if they are are taking a diet deficient diet. It is pretty difficult to develop a deficiency on a normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

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

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The effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

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

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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

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Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

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

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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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Is there a link between acne and vitamin a deficiency?

Is there a link between acne and vitamin a deficiency?

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

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

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

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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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How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

Look for cause: If you're eating a varied diet and are not restricting yellow vegetables, it is surprising that you are vitamin A deficient. You may want to be evaluated for malabsorption. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Karter
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Vitamin A Deficiency (Definition)

A lack of Vitamin A which can cause one to be more susceptible to infectious ...Read more