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Vitamin D deficiency

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
34 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 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
60 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
45 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Low intake/absorptio: Examples are individuals on special diet, e.g. Vegan diet or the ones having fat malabsorption from intestines due to pancreatic insufficiency or live ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Diet/sun exposure: Not enough vitamin d, either through diet or sunlight exposure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Vitamin D: Probably but an injection is not necessary. Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at low cost. 1,000 or 2,000 mg tablets daily are appropri ... Read More

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