Vitamin a

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I want to do bariatric surgery but have liver cirrhosis so regular vitamin A is not increasing. I was told to take A water soluble vitamin A 20,000 every other day and 30,000 the other day as well as vitamin A in a multivitamin . I think I have overdosed. Sores in mouth, nauseous, loss of appetite loss of sleep. What do you think?

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The symptoms you described, are similar to those of intoxication with vitamin A. However they may be caused by other health conditions. See the physician who prescribe it for blood work-up to see if it is actually a Vitamin A overdose or something else.

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Hello
I am pregnant for about 5 weeks and 2 days. Since I found out about this, I started taking one-a-day prenatal vitamins. These tablets have 4000IU of Vitamin A, 50% in the form of Beta Carotene.

My question has to do with my vitamin A intake. I eat a lot of vegetables, lots of leafy greens and spinach, and fruits, mostly grapes and apples. These are also rich in Vitamin A, in Beta Carotene form. Does this constitute a potential threat to the health of the developing embryo? I am not taking any other preformed Vitamin A other than these tablets-- except for the little amount in the fortified milk, perhaps. Could you please guide me about the limits of Vitamin A intake in the form of Beta Carotene? Should I cut back on spinach and other fruits and veggies?

Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Vitamin A is a type of vitamin which gets stored in liver over time and person taking lots of vegetables and fruits are not deficient of it .
In pregnancy excess vitamin A, more than 10,000 IU per day can cause defects in the baby and liver toxicity in the mother.
Since you are having...

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my 3 yr old has a cluster of white bumps on his elbow,any idea what it could be?Its been.there for about a month and he doesnt icth or acknowlege it

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for writing here.

Skin diseases are part and parcel of childhood disorders.Most of them do not cause any problem and cure completely.

White bumps on elbow without itching in children most probably point towards phrynoderma.

It occurs due to vitamin A and essential fatty acid...

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I was diagnosed with hypervitaminosis A a month ago. I immediately stopped all vitamin A supplementation. I am suffering from all the vitamin a toxicity symptoms. Extreme weakness, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, nerve and joint pain, increased intracranial pressure,etc. Including alarming hair loss. Will I go completely bold? How long should I expect before the symptoms start to subside?

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DEAR SIR/MADAM

THE TREATMENT FOR HYPERVITAMINOSIS A IS TO SIMPLY STOP VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTATION.

THANKS

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Will taking zinc supplements and vitamin A help with nasal polyps. I am currently on Levoflaxon (sp?) antibiotic and have been on 2 rounds of prednisone. I had facial pain on right side of face which is the side the nostril seemed more irritated after consult with allergy dr. I am doing allregy shots once a week and this season has been very bad for me here in XXXXXX I had a couple of sinus infections in a 2 month period and a bad allergy flare up which my allergy dr is trying to get under control. At night I have to sleep elevated to reduce/eliminate the pain. But during day I am fine on prednisone. Also I started doing dialy nasal wash about week ago and am doing nasal spray flutacasone (sp?). I feel overall it may have gotten better but seems to be taking time and I want to stay proactive in case I have polyps. My allergy dr says if I still have issues after I am off antibiotics then I can call him back and he will have me come in for CT scan of my sinuses. In meantime I heard of natural solutions like vitamin A and zinc....should I be incorporating this in my supplements daily. Also I started exercising...and trying to lose weight....want to be healthy overall so I can beat this. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Zinc deficiency is common. Vitamin A and D are required to maintain Zinc levels in the body. There is no harm in taking these supplements.

2. Nasal allergy has no cure. Only control is possible. The cause of nasal polyps is unknown. Hence you may notice a...

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Hello,
My wife is pregnant (5 weeks), She has been taking Zincovit 1 tablet each day 3 months in a row. It has 1 mg folic acid and 5000 IU Vitamin A besides other minerals and vitamins. While folic acid is good for pregnancy, I am shocked to know that Vitamin A is bad.
Can you please explain about it whether this intake is bad or good and what we can do ?

doctor1 MD

Hello there.

Thanks for writing.

ZINCOVIT is a multivitamin with Vitamin A, D,E and minerals.
Multivitamin are NOT necessary in pregnancy.
The only vitamin which is essential during first 3 months of pregnancy is FOLIC ACID.

Vitamin A is present in many forms like retinol, retinyl esters and beta...

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Hey i think i have tinea versicolor, i went to a doctor and he thought i have a iron deficiency, i have been taking iron , vitamin a tablets, but the red sports dont seem to go,i have 1 dot with a radius of 4mm around my thumb, another one near my middle finger, on my left hand i have a 1 cm radius near my pointer finger, and i got a 3 cm radius of a red spot on my crease of my arm, i also have some itching on my neck, where i am starting to grow hair, **im 15 year old

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Looking to the history it seems that you are having tinea versicolor infection, a fungal infection.
You might require one oral course of anti-fungal medicine like Flucanozole 150 mg once in a week for 4 weeks.
Apply anti-fungal lotion on affected parts.
Ok and take care.

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My skin on first phalange of the fingers is becoming hard and after few days the skin is pealing and fresh skin is forming. The problem is fading when I consume 50000 IU of Vitamin A per day. once I stop the intake of Vitamin A, the problem is repeating within a week or ten days. Please suggest a remedy for my problem.

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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
As you describe, it appears to the deficiency of vitamin A.the reason for the deficiency may be the worms which are squeezing the intake of the vitamins by oral route. Anemia and other deficiencies like vitamin B complex may encourage the deficiency of...

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Sir I am suffering from diabetic problem from last many years and having a problem of early discharge/ premature ejaculation , i think my sperm is also thin so please consult me a proper treatment to save my marriage life i am not able to sleep at night thinking about this kind of problem so please help me out to sort out this problem has been sent to the Site Administrator, we will get back to you shortly.

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you are facing problem of premature ejaculation.
In majority of patients in absence of any major ilness the cause of Premature Ejaculation is mind related and due to performance anxiety.
Following measure will...

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