Hypervitaminosis | Open Access Journals

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-4559

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Hypervitaminosis is an abnormal condition where high storage levels of vitamins, which leads to toxic symptoms. Particular medical names of the different conditions are derived from the vitamin involved: an excess of vitamin A, for example, is called hypervitaminosis A.  Hypervitaminosis A is usually caused by chronic and excessive vitamin intake, generally for weeks or months together, of preformed vitamin A (like retinol or its esterified form). Excessive use of food supplements containing vitamin A, or food fats of intake of organ meat may be the cause. Symptoms of hypervitaminosis A include Fatigue, drowsiness, irritability, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.

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