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Dr. Dennis Karter
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Vitamin A Deficiency (Overview)

A lack of Vitamin A which can cause one to be more susceptible to infectious diseases and vision problems.


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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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Dr. Dennis Karter
65 doctors shared insights

Vitamin A Deficiency (Overview)

A lack of Vitamin A which can cause one to be more susceptible to infectious diseases and vision problems.


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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 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?

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

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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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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

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Which vitamin(s) deficiency causes someone to always feel really cold?

Which vitamin(s) deficiency causes someone to always feel really cold?

Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular to neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. see an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more

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What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Multiple causese: There are several causes: low stomach acid, pernicious anemia, poor consumption of foods containing B12 and a genetic predisposition that requires more B12 like mthfr gene defect. ...Read more

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How can I cure vitamin B12 deficiency?

How can I cure vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 supplements: It is important to figure out why you are B12 deficient. This will also help to determine what treatment is most appropriate. For many, taking B12 supplements by mouth in high enough dose can overcome absorption problems (1000mcg/day). For others, B12 injections are needed, either short-term or lifelong. ...Read more

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Vitamin b17 deficiency leads to cancer ?

Vitamin b17 deficiency leads to cancer ?

This is a scam: There is no such thing as vitamin b17. "laetrile" was the most lucrative of all the cancer frauds, went to the us supreme court, and made over 100 new millionaires off desperate people. It's still being peddled among "social conservatives." you need to shun anybody who has told you that this vitamin exists / prevents/ treats cancer; they are sophisticated criminals. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that. ...Read more

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Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. ...Read more

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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 vitamin E deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

Mostly neurological: Symptoms of vit e deficiency include poor balance ; coordination, peripheral neuropathy, muscle weakness and damage to the retina of the eye. Vit e deficiency may also increase risk of heart disease and cataracts and reduce immune function. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-e ; http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitamine/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. ...Read more

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How can I treat a severe vitamin E deficiency?

How can I treat a severe vitamin E deficiency?

Vitamin E def: I would take Vitamin E but discuss with the Dr who made Dx as different causes have different treatments. ...Read more

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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