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Dr. Dennis Karter
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Vitamin A Deficiency (Overview)

If you don't get enough vitamin A, you are 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
64 doctors shared insights

Vitamin A Deficiency (Overview)

If you don't get enough vitamin A, you are 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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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

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