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Vitamin A is essential for children and pregnant women

Dec 30th 2013 at 8:37 PM

Vitamin A is essential for children and pregnant women What problems are caused by lack of vitamin A in the body? For a healthy life, some special care in childhood may be critical. One of them is related to the vitamin A in the body. The lack of this nutrient can cause serious developmental problems, especially in vision. Deficiency in pregnant women is also considered serious because breast milk is the main source of vitamin A for the newborn. Even being found in natural sources,

this nutrient is not present in the feed. Much of the Brazilian population’s vitamin deficiency related infections are diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and more severe forms, such as irreversible blindness in children, seen as a public health problem. Which is the ratio of Vitamin A with HIV? Recent studies have identified that the proper amount of vitamin A during pregnancy reduces vertical transmission (mother to child) of HIV and decreases in 40% cases of maternal mortality and 23% of the infant mortality. Which are the functions of? Vitamin A Among the functions of vitamin

A, are Reducing the severity of infection, increased chances of child survival; aid in the growth of the fetus and child, and participation in the construction of visual processing The content of vitamin A capsules comes in the form of oil to be squeezed in the mouth. Children should take the mega dose every six months. The receipt of the vitamin is registered in vaccine design.

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