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Hypervitaminosis A

Symptoms of Acute Vitamin A Toxicity Include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased pressure on the brain

Symptoms of Chronic Vitamin A Toxicity Include:

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bone pain
  • Swelling of the bones
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Rough, dry skin
  • Itchy or peeling skin
  • Cracked fingernails
  • Blurry vision or vision changes
  • Skin cracks ON THE mouth
  • Yellow skin(jaundice)
  • Hair loss
  • Respiratory infection
  • Confusion

Hypervitaminosis A, or vitamin A toxicity, occurs when you have too much vitamin A in your body. Gold-standard liver biopsy studies have shown that Vitamin A toxicity may be happening in more than 1 out of 3 people!

It may also be caused by long-term use of certain acne treatments that contain high doses of vitamin A, such as isotretinoin (Sotret, Absorica).

Acute vitamin A toxicity is usually the result of accidental ingestion when it occurs in children.

Regularly eating foods containing even moderate amounts of Vitamin A (including carotenoids) can lead to Vitamin A toxicity over the years.

Symptoms include changes in vision, bone pain, and skin changes. Chronic toxicity leads to liver damage and increased pressure on your brain.

Dr. Garrett Smith is the world’s leading expert in treating and correcting Vitamin A toxicity.

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