6 May 2016

What are the signs of Vitamin A deficiency symptoms?

Vitamin A deficiency symptoms may include the following
  • Faulty teeth and slow bone formation
  • Night blindness means difficulty in vision in dim light
  • Prolonged deficiency may cause xerophthalmia (dry eyes) which will ultimately lead to blindness
  • Skin may be rough dry and scaly .
  • Bumpy skin
  • There is increased susceptibility to cold and viral infections such as sinusitis (chronic inflammation of the sinuses) 
  • There may be frequent infections of the bladder or urinary tract
  • Person with Vitamin A deficiency has tendency to abcesses in the ear
  • Rapid weight loss may occur
  • There may be loss of smell, taste or appetite.

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