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low potassium vitamin d deficiency

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Deficient: Not necessarily related, low sun exposure common cause of low d. Too little k intake or too much potassium loss separate problems.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sunshine & diet: Although physicians are very cautious about recommending sun exposure, studies have shown that 15-20 minutes of skin sun exposure provide up to 1000 ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go outside: supplements and sunshine are the key. Lots of skin uncovered (no sunscreen) in the sun will help. Not unusual after the winter months. It's more prev ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Vit D: No, vitamin d , is a hormone and does help with metabolism but deficiency does not cause elevated hemoglobin.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Severe Vitamin D deficiency(rarely seen in developed countries) can cause hypocalcemia. 25(OH)- D levels of 4.4 ng/ml (11 mol/L) or lower can cause hy ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Speak with your doc: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a diagnostic work up to include your parathyroic gland. If this is the case she may also order tests to visualiz ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ?
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Low vitamin k can cause your body to have a difficult time making factors that are important for blood coagulation (factors 2, 7, 9, 10) and can lead ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamins: Vitamin d comes from the sun, and fortified milk and other foods. Iceland had a high incidence of rickets years ago due to poor sunlight. B12 and fola ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Not typically: Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron. Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount lead ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
What about them??: Need more info.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Take supplements: A simple blood test can tell you if you are deficient. If severe i recommend 50k units weekly, if not 1000-4000u daily.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not exactly.: Classic hyperparathyroid symptoms would generally refer to things like muscle aches, heartburn, or depression cause by pth-driven high calcium levels. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not cause, but....: It's a really important deficiency to correct as well and soon as possible. here are links to depression reported and even to thought disorders, but a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiot ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Costochondritis: The cause of costochondritis is not fully understood but is thought to be secondary to overuse, trauma, and possibly a recent upper respiratory infect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It's long been known that getting too little vitamin D weakens bones: The role vitamin D may play in developing high blood pressure and heart disease is less clear. Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to heart disease and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: If you have had lab tests that say you are deficient you need to take the vitamins that are low. Your doc will advise. Also, over the counter multiv ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Severe memory loss: with ataxia can be seen with B12 deficiency. This can also cause neuropathy in addition to brain and spinal cord degeneration. Vit D deficiency may c ... Read More
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