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.

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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?

Low Vit E. I dont know of any data showing a connection between vitamin e deficiency and amenorrha. Vitamin e is fat soluble and therefore is more prone to toxicity. This would all depend on the dose of vit e, and your height, wt, etc. I would ask your doctor to reevaluate the plan or get a second opinion. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...