30.2 C
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Experts Warn That Children Who Consume Too Much Vitamin A May Get Convulsions

Medical experts have cautioned mothers against giving their children excess Vitamin A warning that it could cause serious health problems. 

According to them, giving children vitamin A in excess quantities can affect the brain and even lead to convulsions. 

They also noted that what children need to grow and thrive is appropriate and good nutrition and not dietary supplements. 

Taking high doses of vitamin A supplements could also cause liver damage.  

“Combining high doses of the vitamin, A supplements with other drugs that can damage the liver could increase the risk of liver disease. 

“Too much vitamin A can be harmful and excess vitamin A during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects,” Mayo Clinic says. 

The physicians also stated this during exclusive interviews, urging parents to see children as human beings and not disease entities. 

Also Read: Alcoholism Linked to a Wide Range of Cancers, According to Researchers

A Professor of Public Health Nutrition with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Beatrice Ogunba, said parents should avoid giving their children surgery foods. 

The nutritionist also added that some foods and beverages identified by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children’s Fund as unhealthy for consumption during complementary feeding.  

Complementary feeding, Prof. Ogunba however explained, starts when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of infants, adding that from that point, other foods and liquids needed, along with breast milk to meet the nutritional needs of the baby. 

Also Read: The Effects of Ocular Albinism on the Eyes

According to the WHO, after six months of age, it also becomes increasingly difficult for breastfed infants to meet their nutrient needs from human milk alone. 

Copyright WOKENATIONTV    

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without prior written permission from WOKENATIONTV. 

Chinaza Ogbachalu
Chinaza Ogbachaluhttps://www.chinazaogbachalu.com/
My name is Chinaza Ogbachalu, and I am a writer. I have been writing news and opinion articles for five years plus and have always had a passion for storytelling. I grew up in Nigeria and graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with a degree in linguistics and communication studies. I have written books that have been well-received by critics and readers alike. My work often focuses on culture and lifestyle, and I draw inspiration from my own experiences and observations of the world around me. As a news writer, I am responsible for researching and writing engaging and accurate news stories for our online audience. I have a strong passion for current events and am skilled at conducting interviews and gathering information from sources. I am grateful for the support of my readers and am constantly humbled by their enthusiasm for my work. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my writing.


World No Tobacco Day 2023: We Need Food, Not Tobacco

Every year on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day...

I’ll Support Tinubu on Nigeria’s Economic Growth, Security – Biden

President Joe Biden of the United States has vowed...

15 Foods That Strengthen Your Immune System

A strong immune system is crucial for overall health...

Does Green Tea Promote Weight Loss? Find Out

Exploring the Potential of Green Tea for Weight Loss. In...

Fertility Considerations and Chances of Conceiving after Ectopic Pregnancy

Fertility Considerations and Chances of Conceiving after an Ectopic...