If You Disadvantages & Advantages of Vitamin E

February 15, 2012 by mahadi  
Published in Lifestyle

In premature infants, vitamin E deficiency causes problems in the eye (retinopathy) and brain hemorrhage. Both of these can also be caused by exposure to high levels of oxygen in the incubator. In the older children, a deficiency of vitamin E will lead to impaired absorption in the intestine and the symptoms are similar to nerve disorders, such as decreased reflexes, difficulty walking, double vision, loss of position sense and muscle weakness.

DEFINITION
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) is an antioxidant that protects body cells against damage by reactive chemical compounds known as free radicals. Vitamin E and selenium (an essential mineral that is a component of antioxidant enzymes) in the same nature.

LACK OF VITAMIN E

Premature babies have a spare vitamin E is very small and may suffer from lack of vitamin E when given food containing unsaturated fats and low in vitamin E.Unsaturated fats are prooksidan materials easily oxidized into free radicals), which is the opposite of vitamin E and can cause rupture of red blood cells (haemolysis).

Diseases associated with the absorption of fat may also reduce absorption of vitamin E and increases the risk of vitamin E deficiency:
- Celiac disease
- Blockage of the bile duct
- Cystic fibrosis
- Crohn disease.

In premature infants, vitamin E deficiency causes problems in the eye (retinopathy) and brain hemorrhage. Both of these can also be caused by exposure to high levels of oxygen in the incubator. In the older children, a deficiency of vitamin E will lead to impaired absorption in the intestine and the symptoms are similar to nerve disorders, such as decreased reflexes, difficulty walking, double vision, loss of position sense and muscle weakness.

Diagnosis based on blood tests that show low levels of vitamin E in the blood.Consume extra vitamin E by mouth (swallowed) in large doses, will reduce most of the symptoms, but recovery of the nervous system may be delayed for several months.

EXCESS VITAMIN E

High doses of vitamin E given to premature infants to reduce the risk of retinopathy, apparently did not show significant side effects. In adults, high doses of vitamin E almost no side effects, except for the increased need for vitamin K, which can cause bleeding in people taking anticoagulant drugs.

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