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What is Hypovitaminosis A?

Description of the disease:

Hypovitaminosis A is a condition caused by a deficiency of vitamin A in the body. This vitamin plays an important role in vision, growth, immune system function, and fetal development.


  • Hypovitaminosis A can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the level of vitamin A deficiency in the body.


  • Night blindness
  • Dryness and redness of the eyes
  • Skin problems
  • Impaired immune function


Hypovitaminosis A can be caused by inadequate dietary intake, poor absorption of the vitamin, or diseases that interfere with the body's normal utilization of vitamin A.


Diagnosis of hypovitaminosis A includes analyzing the level of vitamin A in the blood, as well as examining the patient's symptoms and medical history.


Treatment of hypovitaminosis A may involve taking vitamin supplements or dietary supplements rich in vitamin A.


Prevention of hypovitaminosis A includes a balanced diet that includes foods rich in vitamin A, such as green vegetables, fruits, and dairy products.


For the diagnosis and treatment of hypovitaminosis A, it is necessary to consult a general practitioner or a dietitian.

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