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recovering from vitamin d deficiency

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Variable: The time it takes to reverse vitamin d deficiency depends on how low the level is and what dose of vitamin d is given. In most cases the condition c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Best way is to use both d3 and short non-burning periods of sun exposure.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
To low a dose!: Vitamin d repletion takes longer when you have more body fat, since it is a lipid soluble vitamin, and your general size, independent of leaness. Usua ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
D3, 5000-8000 IU day: When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 . Once ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Intake and sun: Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements) and can also be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin D deficiency: ....Makes you more likely to catch illnesses. It makes you more likely to develop immune problems. A variety of cancers are more likely with low d. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vitamin D: We get Vitamin D from the sun on our skin. Now we stay indoors and use sun block so it is not reason we are deficient. Take at least 1000 IU per day ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Vit D deficiency: Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamin D: With gross deficiencies of vitamin d, one can have rickets -- where bones don't mineralize properly and can be deformed. Low d may show up as bone pa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin d deficiency is treated with supplemental vitamin d; you should discuss with your physician what is the most appropriate type and dose of vita ... Read More
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