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Doctor insights on: Vitamin E Deficiency

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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 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 would I know that I have vitamin E deficiency ?

Unlikely: 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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Does vitamin E deficiency causes impotence in males?

Does vitamin E deficiency causes impotence in males?

No: No link between vitamin E deficiency & erectile dysfunction in human males, just male rats. Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22280834. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me vitamin E supplement for my amenorrhea. Does that mean I have vitamin E deficiency? Is it dangerous?

My doctor gave me vitamin E supplement for my amenorrhea. Does that mean I have vitamin E deficiency? Is it dangerous?

No: This doesn't mean there is a vitamin e deficiency. It's not likely to be harmful. But there isn't any research support that it's helpful either. It may be a good idea to get a second opinion from a board certified gynecologist if possible. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E deficiency rare in the u.S.? Who might get it?

Is vitamin E deficiency rare in the u.S.?  Who might get it?

Very common: In my opinion, it's virtually impossible these days to get all the nutrients we need from food. Our produce is deficient due to farming and harvesting practices, and our increasingly toxic planet and stressful lives increases our body's requirements for nutrients to help detoxify. We have no good food sources for vitamin d or iodine. I recommend multivit, vit d, and fish oil for everyone. ...Read more

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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 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?

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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What are symptoms of mild vitamin E deficiency?

What are symptoms of mild 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 would I know that I have vitamin E deficiency ?

Unlikely: 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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Is vitamin E deficiency rare in the u.S.? Who might get it?

Very common: In my opinion, it's virtually impossible these days to get all the nutrients we need from food. Our produce is deficient due to farming and harvesting practices, and our increasingly toxic planet and stressful lives increases our body's requirements for nutrients to help detoxify. We have no good food sources for vitamin d or iodine. I recommend multivit, vit d, and fish oil for everyone. ...Read more

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If i take vitamin E capsules(400iu) regularly, will my body become dependent on it? I don't have vitamin E deficiency.

No: It is a supplement for a product that your body gets naturally in ordinary dietary intake. 400 iu is not a risky level and might give your body some extra lift. However it is not a product that will induce dependency or addiction so you can stop at any time. ...Read more

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Is ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Is ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Yes and no: Severe vitamin E deficiency can cause ataxia, but there are many causes not associated with vitamin e. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E deficiency causes impotence in males?

No: No link between vitamin E deficiency & erectile dysfunction in human males, just male rats. Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22280834. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E deficiency really cause impotence in males?

Does vitamin E deficiency really cause impotence in males?

No: No link between vitamin E deficiency & erectile dysfunction in human males, just male rats. Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22280834. ...Read more

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I take vitamin E capsules(400iu) every day. Is it ok? I take it for better blood circulation. I don't think i've vitamin E deficiency.

Yes: Vitamin e is an antioxidant. A lot of studies about long term benefits. Some point to prostate protection and cardiovascular protection. One study suggests slight increase mortality in people taking vitamin e supplements, but no specific condition. ...Read more

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Vitamin e deficiency and weak legs. Is there any such connection?

Yes: 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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