Vitamin A Deficiency

What are the diseases caused by Vitamin A deficiency?

Diseases Caused by Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency is predominant in the poor and developing countries due to the lack of proper Vitamin A food sources. Deficiency of Vitamin A may result in

Visual Impairment and Blindness (most commonly Night Blindness)

It causes visual impairment particularly for the children who are brought up in the poor countries and striving for the nutritional rich food sources.

Dietary Deprivation

People who are not taking the sufficient amount of food content for a prolonged period may prone to Vitamin A deficiency.

Bone Deficiency

Deficient amount of Vitamin A will reduce the bone health. When calcium is lacking from the body, we many not able to perform the daily activities.


Xerophthalmia is a eye disease which is most commonly caused due to less amount of vitamin A in the body. In this condition, a person cannot produce tears from the eyes.

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