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what may cause iron deficiency ? and what may cause vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Read on: Vitamin d deficiency is caused by lack of intake from milk or milk products and by lack of exposure to sunlight. Iron deficiency is caused by lack of iron intake in diet or loss of blood from heavy menstrual periods, surgery, injury.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Iron and Vitamin D: Iron deficiency is usually inadequate intake of iron in diet, or absorption problems, or loss of blood such as menstruation. Vitamin d deficiency is usually inadequate intake or lack of enough sunlight. Sunlight is needed to convert cholecalciferol into 25 hydroxycholecalciferol. The kidney takes the 25 and adds another hydroxy to make active vitamin d3- 1.25 dihydroxycholecalciferol. I.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?

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Dr. Neal Edelson
Emergency Medicine 34 years experience
No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times.

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