Doctor insights on: Vitamin e deficiency symptoms in women

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect motility.
See http://www. Truestarhealth. Com/notes/1040005.Html ;
http://www. Webmd. Com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20050309/sperm-swim-better-with-carnitine ; http://www. Alive. Com/articles/view/17772/6_ways_to_boost_male_fertility_naturally. ...Read more

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May I (21, female) consume vitamin E in the night before going to bed?

May I (21, female) consume vitamin E in the night before going to bed?

Cancer risk: Vitamin e significantly increases the risk of prostate cancer in men. So it could be considered a cancer causing agent. Do you want to find out for yourself when there is no reason to take it in the first place? ...Read more

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What is the tolerable upper intake level of vitamin E for a 75-year-old woman?

What is the tolerable upper intake level of vitamin E for a 75-year-old woman?

Age not gender: Tolerable upper intake is defined by age, not gender. Check out http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-E & https://www. Consumerlab. Com/rdas/. Don't forget that there are several forms of vitamin E so answer varies even more. ...Read more

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I have been taking vitamin e (400iu) for 3 months, stopped 1 week ago, been getting palpations, is this normal withdrawal, or is there any symptoms.

Probably other thing: Vitamin E 400 is a standard dose although much medical data lately suggests that it actually is not useful. There is no withdrawal pattern from this. Did you also stop something else? If the palpitations are persistent you might check with your family doctor but it is not Vitamin E. ...Read more

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I overdosed vitamin E should I seek medial help or the symptoms will go away since I've stopped taking it?

More info please: Exactly how did you overdose on vit. E? Taking a large amount at once generally causes little harm except diarrhea & cramps for a few hours, as the body can't absorb much at once. Taking 1500 iu or more for weeks can be harmful by thinning the blood too much, but stopping it and taking vit. K will take care of that. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=111 and comment. ...Read more

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