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

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 for reproduction and breast-feeding.


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What is vitamin a for?

What is vitamin a for?

Vitamin A: See the following link: http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_a.

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
421 doctors shared insights

Vitamin A (Overview)

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 for reproduction and breast-feeding.


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How much time can you wait until i start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

How much time can you wait until i start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

Start as soon: as you are pregnant. The prenatal vitamins supplement both mother and baby's nutrition and replaces any vitamins which may be lost during pregnacy. Most are fortified with extra iron for both mother and baby. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamins?

Should I take vitamins?

Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the definition of vitamins a-e and k?

What is the definition of vitamins a-e and k?

These are all essent: These are all essential vitamins for every one to survive you can not define these vitamins, as there is no definition as these are all vitamins. Definition of vitamins in general is essential nutrients body can not produce but needs in small amount fir health and development.Vitamins do not supply with energy as some believe, but perform several roles in keeping the body working&protect from diseas. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called deficiency of vitamins a, d, e, or k.?

Describe the disorder called deficiency of vitamins a, d, e, or k.?

Malabsorption: These are all called "fat soluble vitamins". A deficiency usually implies an inability to adequately absorb fat. There are a number of reasons for this and requires careful evaluation. ...Read more

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In france we prescribe vitamin for every infant. Do you in usa ?

In france we prescribe vitamin for every infant. Do you in usa ?

Not generally: Most parents purchase vitamins over the counter specifically designed for children, however with a good varied diet probably not needed. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to take vitamins that aren't prescribed by doctors. ?

Is it healthy to take vitamins that aren't prescribed by doctors. ?

Vitamins: Yes as long as you are careful to get good advice from other professionals. Do your own research--e.g. Google it. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 21 yrs girl n I never used any vitamins for the pass 10+ yrs... what kind of vitamins do u recommended for me to use?

Hi I'm 21 yrs girl n I never used any vitamins for the pass 10+ yrs... what kind of vitamins do u recommended for me to use?

First, healthy diet: Most experts recommend you get the nutrients you need from a widely varied diet high in veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts & healthy oils. Most people don't eat like this, though. At your age, you need to especially include vit D & calcium, especially if you don't drink milk/eat yogurt, & folic acid, especially if your are considering pregnancy. A multivit with B complex, C & iron would be ok:) ...Read more

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How does each b vitamin help alzhaimer's? How does each work, and which are the most effective?

How does each b vitamin help alzhaimer's? How does each work, and which are the most effective?

Lot of benefits: B vitamins may help alz.Disease (ad) by: b1 may help in making & presynaptic release of acetylcholine. B1 deficiency may increase deposit of amyloid-beta protein in ad brains. B2 with zinc and taurine can help in progression of ad. B3 may stop damage to the dna in ad neurons. B6 may improve brain function by inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase enzyme. B12 may prevent ad. ...Read more