Take Vitamin E Long Term?
Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old woman who recently started taking vitamin E but the effect is I have difficulty defecating, I also want to ask the doctor, is taking vitamin E in the long term does not have a bad impact on health, and what if taking vitamin E while pregnant ? Please enlighten me, thanks doctor
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Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for the body, but it is needed only in small amounts. The recommended intake for vitamin E in adults is 15 mg / day or 22.4 IU / day. The recommendation for vitamin E intake in pregnant women is also the same as the recommendation for adults, but when breastfeeding, the recommendation is 19 mg / day or 28.5 IU / day. Vitamin E consumption of more than 270 mg or 400 IU per day is not recommended unless it is indicated by a doctor. As long as you consume vitamin E within the recommended safe limits, there will not be certain adverse effects on your health.
The side effects of consuming high doses of vitamin E are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weakness, fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, skin rashes, and bleeding. Constipation may not be caused by taking vitamin E.
Here is an article you can read about constipation and how to treat it.
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