EFFECT OF VITAMIN A IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

EFFECT OF VITAMIN A IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

      Vitamins are factors that have a great impact on our health.Therefore, it is very important to eat a healthy and natural diet.  Vitamin deficiency can cause various diseases, as well as an excess of vitamins can impair human health.  For this reason, we should eat in a controlled and regular manner.  In this article, we will talk about the benefits of VITAMIN A, the diseases that will occur in vitamin A deficiency and the diseases that will occur when vitamin A is taken in excess.  We will tell you which foods contain the most vitamin A.

Subject of the Article

 The effect of vitamin A on the immune system

 Vitamin A benefits

 Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency

 Vitamin A deficiency symptoms

 The effects of vitamin A deficiency

 The effects of excess vitamin A

 What foods contain vitamin A?

EFFECT OF VITAMIN A İN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

          Vitamin A deficiency causes weakening of the immune system. Our body becomes weak against infectious diseases.

         Vitamin A has important effects on cellular immunity, growth, reproduction, bone structure and vision in the body.

VITAMIN A BENEFITS

     Vitamin A has an important effect on the protection of eye health.  Vitamin A reduces the risk of prostate cancer.  It is important for skin health.  Vitamin A is an important factor for bone growth and the immune system.

SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY

        Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency may begin with dry eyes.  When vitamin A deficiency is advanced, it can cause night blindness.  Vitamin A deficiency causes dryness of the skin, breakage of hair and nails, sores on the lips, weakness and dizziness.  These symptoms may be a sign that you have a vitamin A deficiency in your body.

DISEASES SEEN IN VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY

 • night blindness

 • Dry eye (Xerophthalmia)

 • Corneal softness

 • Bitot stain

 • Wounds on the cornea

 • Blurring in the eye

 • Eye infections, inflammation

 • Dryness on the skin

 • Due to the weakening of the immune system, the disease is easily caught and the recovery period is prolonged.

 • Delays in the healing of wounds

 • Growth and developmental retardation in children

 • Skin rashes

 • Unhealthy, lifeless hair

 • Hair loss and dandruff formation

 • Troubles in the respiratory system

 • Urinary tract inflammation

 • Intestinal infections

 • Reproductive disorders, infertility

 • Low birth, anomaly births

 • Weakening of bones and teeth

 • Anemia due to iron deficiency

 • Deteriorations in sleep quality

 • Disruptions in the digestive system

 • Hardening of epithelial tissue

 • Deterioration in skin, nail and hair health

THE DAMAGES OF VITAMIN A EXCESSION

      Our body stores the vitamin A taken in excess of its needs in the liver.  The main symptoms of vitamin A excess

 • Dry skin

 • Vomiting

 • Severe headache

 • Diarrhea

 • dizziness

 • Defect of vision

 • Pain in the joints

    Especially women who are considering having children should get tested before getting pregnant.  An excess of vitamin A can harm the baby in pregnant women.

WHICH FOODS HAVE VITAMIN A?

  ANIMAL SOURCES OF VITAMIN A

  – Liver

  – Goat’s milk and cow’s milk

  – Yoghurt

  – Cheese

  – Red meat (mutton, beef)

  – Fish and fish oil

  – Butter

  – Egg yolk

  – Chicken meat

  VEGETABLE SOURCES OF VITAMIN A

  – Potato

  – Melon

  – Apricot

  – Mango

  – Tomato

  – Pepper

  – Carrot

  – Spinach

  – Cabbage

  – Lettuce

  – Parsley

  – Mint

  – Broccoli

  – Green beans

  – Leek

  – Mint

  – Brokoli

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