Vitamin A deficiency

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What is vitamin A deficiency?

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin important for specific bodily functions such as eyesight, the immune system and the integumentary system. A deficiency could occur as a result of malnourishment, age and sickness. Early signs include dry skin and hair, a weakened immune system and vision problems.

Common symptoms reported by people with vitamin A deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with vitamin A deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with vitamin A deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with vitamin A deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with vitamin A deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has vitamin A deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 3
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

88% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from vitamin A deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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