Vitamin A Deficiency

Treating a Vitamin A Deficiency

The treatment for this condition is simple and straightforward. In order to correct the deficiency, vitamin A must be given, usually in oral form. Although daily supplementation is ideal, it is not always practical. Alternatively, large doses can be given occasionally, such as every four to six months; this is a practical solution for certain situations, such as in some developing parts of the world.

Final Thoughts

If you think you are experiencing symptoms from a deficiency of vitamin A, please let your healthcare provider know. Also, let him or her know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to vitamin A deficiency, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. Do not try to self-diagnose or self-treat a deficiency, since taking too much vitamin A can be as dangerous as taking too little (see Vitamin A Toxicity).
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