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Tag Archives: Vitamin A Deficiency

Low Stomach Acid Production

What Is Low Stomach Acid Production? Low stomach acid production is a common disorder in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis that is characterized by lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid needed 1) to properly digest food, which results in malnutrition and ...

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Dysbiosis (Intestinal)

What Is Intestinal Dysbiosis? Intestinal dysbiosis is an imbalance of the composition and quantity of microbe populations (called the microbiota), that naturally inhabit our human gut. Dysbiosis causes altered gut immunity, abnormal fermentation of undigested foodstuffs, and impaired production within the ...

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Tuberculosis – Increased Susceptibility 

What Is Increased Susceptibility To Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB), is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is characterized by chronic bacterial infection most commonly affecting lungs that develops in stages. Increased susceptibility to tuberculosis menas the person’s ...

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Zincemia (Low Zinc Blood Level)

Zincemia low zinc level symptom of celiac disease and gluten

What Is Zincemia? Zincemia means the zinc level in blood plasma is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral. Q: How important is a normal blood level of zinc? A: A low blood level of ...

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Bitot’s Spots 

What Are Bitot’s Spots? Bitot’s spots are superficial foamy patches that develop on the exposed bulbar conjunctiva (white of the eye) as a manifestaion of advanced vitamin A deficiency. This painless eye disorder is reversible only with vitamin A therapy. ...

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Bronchiectasis

What Is Bronchiectasis? Bronchiectasis is a pulmonary disorder characterized by chronic dilation of bronchi (main airways) and bronchioles (small airways) with chronic inflammation and swelling, increasing the risk of infection. In bronchiectasis, mucus produced to trap foreign substances, such as ...

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Sperm Abnormalities 

What Are Sperm Abnormalities? Sperm abnormalities are the result of gonadal dysfunction (testicles) characterized by inability to either produce sperm or to produce viable sperm or mobile sperm which results in prohibiting fertilization of the female ovum. Q: How are sperm ...

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Short Stature

What Is Short Stature? Short stature means the individual has not reached a normal height as a result of failure to thrive and severe growth delay in children.1 What Is Short Stature In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity? Catassi C, ...

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Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo): definition

A chronic dermatitis characterized by hard, dry, deep seated, intensely itchy papules. It is an atypical symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies of vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids.  Click for full description.

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: definition

A chronic generalized exfoliative dermatitis characterized by erythema (redness), scaling and keratoderma (thickened skin) that develops from vitamin A deficiency and is often associated with iron deficiency anemia and low serum albumin (protein deficiency). It is an associated disorder of ...

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Night Blindness – Nyctalopia: definition

Decreased ability to see in dim light is a visual defect caused by lack of rhodopsin in the rods of the retina at the back of the eyeball.  Another cause is hypoxia, or decreased content of oxygen in the blood. ...

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Nails, Dry and Brittle: definition

Abnormalities of the nail plate that are characterized by poor nail structure of both fingernails and toenails resulting from deficiencies of calcium and vitamin A. Click for full description.

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Keratomalacia: definition

A severe non-inflammatory eye condition that is a late feature of Vitamin A Deficiency characterized by hazy, dry corneas becoming softened and denuded, which is then irreversible destroying the eyeball and causing blindness. Click for full description.

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation: definition

An development abnormality of  the fetus that is characterized by failure to grow normally for the time of its gestational period (stage of pregnancy). Click Intrauterine Growth Retardation for full description.

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