SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WHEN VOLUNTARILY SUPPLEMENTING VITAMINS FOR CHILDREN
In recent times, many parents have tended to supplement their children's vitamins on their own. Although vitamins are essential for human health. But it becomes a double-edged sword if you don't use them in the right dosage. Not only is ineffective, but also inadvertently causes extremely serious consequences for the child's health.
Many parents nowadays tend to self-supplement their kids with vitamins
Consequences when voluntarily supplementing vitamins for children
According to many experts, it is not good to add a lot of vitamins to children. Therefore, when parents add too many vitamins to their children, it will lead to adverse reactions for the child.
Current vitamins are divided into two groups, which are water-soluble vitamins and oil-soluble.
- The group of water-soluble vitamins includes: Vitamin C, Vitamin B, PP, H, ... Normally, if the amount of this vitamin is added more than the body's need. Then they will be eliminated by themselves through the excretory or digestive system. However, if the amount of vitamin C added is too high and cannot be eliminated in time, the body will immediately suffer extremely dangerous poisoning.
- The oil-soluble vitamins group includes: Vitamins K, E, D, A, ... These vitamins, when in excess, will be accumulated in the body. From there, it is not eliminated and causes negative effects on body health.
Excess Vitamin C
Vitamin C is used very popularly today. It not only helps to increase resistance, to beautify people. Besides, vitamin C also helps prevent cancer and prevent allergies very effectively.
Because of these effects, the number of people with an excess of vitamin C is also very much. Since then, there are many serious consequences such as diarrhea, stomach ulcers, hemolysis, kidney stones, insomnia, or agitation, urinary tract inflammation, ...
Excess vitamin A
Vitamin A refers to eye function. Not only functions against night blindness and dry eye disease in children. But vitamin A also ensures the development of the skeleton, mucosa, teeth and skin.
However, too much vitamin A can lead to nausea and poisoning. In addition, excess vitamin A will also affect the skeletal development of children. From there, it causes neurological disorders and growth retardation. Children will even have to face many other serious consequences such as: congestion in the skin, psoriasis, dry hair, dry and chapped lips, ...
Especially in the case of pregnant women, if too much vitamin A is added, the fetus can become teratogenic with malformations such as: cleft palate, muscle deformity, bone, cardiovascular, nervous system...
Children with cleft palate due to excess vitamin A
Excess vitamin D
The human body needs additional vitamin D to form and maintain the development of bones and teeth. However, if used in high doses, it will lead to a series of unpleasant signs: dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, nausea, bone pain, ... , arrhythmia, fetal malformed, reduced sexual capacity, ...
Excess vitamin E
Vitamin E contains antioxidants that keep the body young and beautiful and naturally fight against aging. But when you take too much vitamin E, your body's ability to clot is low.
Excess vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a very special vitamin that helps prevent peripheral polyneuropathy. So whether you have excess or lack of them, your body will have this peripheral polyneuropathy. People with vitamin B6 deficiency often show signs of paralysis of the arms and legs or, more dangerous, loss of sensation.
Excess vitamin B1
Vitamin B1 plays an important role in assisting in metabolism in the body. Therefore, a lack of this vitamin will lead to numbness and body edema. If used too much, it will cause the user to suffer dizziness, allergies, dizziness and even body poisoning.
Excess vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 plays an essential role in the formation of red blood cells and the production of DNA. So when the body has an excess of this vitamin, it will lead to excessive red blood cell proliferation, hyperplasia of the thyroid gland and cardiomyopathy, ... There are also side effects such as urticaria, dizziness, and often hangover in person.
A lack of vitamin B12 can make a child feel nauseous and irritable
People still have the saying: "What is too much is not good". Although vitamin is a nutrient that has a good effect on human health and especially in children. However, so that they can be fully utilized and used in the most reasonable way. You need to take vitamin supplements for your child exactly as directed and recommended by experts and doctors. Do not take vitamin supplements by yourself because they will lead to human health consequences.