Vitamin A deficiency

Insufficient intake or absorption of vitamin A,a fat soluble vitamin.This deficiency is rare in the U.S. and is usually due to failure of the intestine to absorb enough of the vitamin.Synthetic vitamin A compounds(retinoids)are being used for some skin conditions such as acne.

Both sexes all ages are most affected:

Signs&Symptoms
Poor night vision.
Dry,inflamed eyes
Rough skin
Loss of appetite
Diarrhea
Decreased taste and smell
Poor wound healing
Anemia
Lowered resistance to infection.

Growth retardationin children
Severe deficiency can cause weak bones and teeth,corneal ulcers and corneal damage that can lead to blindness.

Causes
Insufficient dietry intake of vitamin A

Poor absorption of Vitamin A.

Diet

Increase your intake of foods rich in Vitamin A-even if you take Vitamin A supplements.Dietary sources include liver fish liver oils,egg yolk,milk and dairy products,margarine,dark green vegetables and yellow vegetables and fruits.

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