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is a low vitamin D level related to depression

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Yes: Low vitamin D levels are commonly associated with fatigue and depression as a cause or aggravating factor.
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Dr. Gavin Mckinnon
7 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Typically symptoms such as depression and fatigue are caused by multiple factors. Consider light box therapy during the winter months. Taking a vitami ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Stein
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Perhaps: I have seen low vitamin D cause fatigue and slow thinking. Usually it's at a level even lower than 20 however anyone with the level of 20 should eithe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely : Some studies suggest low vit d may have an implication in depression. When taken at high doses on a regular basis, hypervitaminosis d may ensue. This ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamin D3: Fatigue and depression can be related to low vitamin D3. At a level of 20, 2K IUs sounds low. Please check w/your doc but many people use 5K daily. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It's possible: Low vitamin D levels are common, but even if you cannot have sun exposure, it is easy to supplement Vitamin D. Talk to your doctor, but usually takin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
YEs: The level is low. I would suggest you try supplementing with Vitamin D3
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Of course!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly: Low vit d levels are associated with a wide variety of symptoms and headaches are among them. However, most people with low d don't have daily headach ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Sun and pills: Stay outside about 30 min per day, sun boosts vitamin d. Be careful, i an not recommending sunbathing, that can give you burns etc. Or take vitamin d ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctors prescribe: Your doctor may prescribe as much as 50,000 units once a week and will follow your levels. This is important because too much vitamin D increases the ... Read More
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