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What is Vitamin A Deficiency?

Description of the disease

Vitamin A deficiency is a condition caused by inadequate intake or absorption of vitamin A, resulting in a lack of it in the body.


  • Acquired vitamin A deficiency
  • Genetically determined vitamin A deficiency


  • Poor vision in the dark
  • Dry skin and eyes
  • Vision problems


Inadequate consumption of vitamin A-rich foods, as well as problems with the absorption of this vitamin, can lead to its deficiency.


Vitamin A deficiency is usually diagnosed by analyzing the level of vitamin A in the blood.


Treatment of vitamin A deficiency may include taking vitamin supplements and dietary correction.


Prevention of vitamin A deficiency includes consuming foods rich in this vitamin, as well as regular medical examinations to assess the level of vitamin A in the body.


To diagnose and treat vitamin A deficiency, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician or general practitioner.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.