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A 29-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
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. Some studies have even shown increased likelihood of death from all causes in d deficient people. Not to mention, d is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin d deficiency is a significant problem.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it!
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why might it be that I have a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Intake?: 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 of us use sunscreen! vit d plays a vital role in bone development and woman are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Got milk? Increase milk intake, use supplements as necessary, and increase weight bearing exercise to build bone!
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
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 vitamin d for your specific situation.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I would try to get 10-15 minutes of natural sunlight a day if possible. Blood work Can be done to examine levels and supplementation given based on results.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some signs of vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vitamin D Deficiency: Frequent bone fractures is one sign.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Many symptoms: Muscle symptoms bone symptoms sleep symptoms mood symptoms low back pain crohn's disease, hypertension and multiple sclerosis. Prevention of cancer.
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Vitamin d at 15.6 is not that low in deficiency right?
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