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Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is the name of a group of fat-soluble retinoid, including retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters. Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea. Vitamin A also supports cell growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
DIETARY SOURCES
Drumstick Maringa leaves, Agathi leaves, Fenugreek leaves, Amaranth leaves (green, red), Carrot, Sweet potato, Mint leaves, Mango ripe, Papaya ripe, Liver (Goat, Sheep, Beef, Chicken), Butter, Cow ghee, Whole Egg, Milk, Fish (Vanjaram,
Cat  fish), Crab.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Eye: Inability to see in low light or darkness, night blindness (nyctalopia), Exophthalmia (dry eyes), Bitot's Spots (grayish-white triangular plaques firmly adherent to the conjunctiva), blindness in severe cases due to corneal ulceration, corneal softening & scarring (Keratomalacia) and optic nerve atrophy.

Other Signs: Dry, scaly, hyper keratinized patches on the skin, repeated infections, poor growth.

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