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Please share a haiku about vitamin d.

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Make sure you are taking vitamin d3. It is much more effective and less toxic than d2.

Answered Mar 29, 2015

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Overdose of vit d with high calcium level can cause kidney stones.

Answered Jun 6, 2013

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Dr. Martin Fried answered

Specializes in Nutrition

5 minutes of exposure to sunlight may be enough to get your daily requirement of vitamin d, .

Answered Apr 13, 2013

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

In fall and winter; take 5000 units/day; sun not strong enough!

Answered Jun 20, 2013

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Dr. Troy Ross answered

Specializes in Occupational Medicine

It's best to check vit d blood level (60-80 is good). Until you know levels, take 5000 units/day.

Answered Mar 23, 2014

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Dr. David Sneid answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Vitamin d3 is cheap and easy to take preventative rx.

Answered Apr 30, 2013

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio answered

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology

Spend 10 to 15 minutes in the sun each day without sunscreen to get some vitamin d from that sun exposure.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Vit d equals vit d so; pill or food the same; do not take too much of it.

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte answered

Specializes in Periodontics

Vitamin d is responsible for intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate.

Answered Apr 17, 2014

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Dr. Robert Donato answered

Specializes in Urology

A gift of sunlight helps bones, mood, dementia too may prevent cancers.

Answered Jan 15, 2014

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Dr. Luis Bendezu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Take vitamin d with a meal. Some people can get mild hypoglycemia if taken on an empty stomach.

Answered May 15, 2016

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

A good diet and sunshine are the best sources of vitamin d.

Answered Aug 30, 2014

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

60% of the american public suffers vitamin d deficiency. Thought related to use of sunblock.

Answered Apr 21, 2014

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The risk of being born small is doubled for infants of mothers with early pregnancy vit d deficiency.

Answered Feb 6, 2014

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Dr. Lynne Weixel answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

African-americans suffer disproportionately from a vitamin d deficiency. Sunlight works best.

Answered May 25, 2014

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Most americans are low on vitamin d, due to use of sunscreen, but supplements can resolve it.

Answered Apr 6, 2014

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Dr. Zahid Niazi answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery

Walk and play in the sun - but don't let the skin burn. Get vitamin d and have fun.

Answered Jul 13, 2014

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Dr. Harold Peltan answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Sitting in the sun, my body makes what it needs - my vitamin d.

Answered May 8, 2016

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Dr. Harold Peltan answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

If necessary, split up your daily sun exposure ten minutes at a time to prevent sunburn.

Answered Sep 25, 2014

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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

Vitamin d deficit is becoming more and more frequent. Discuss with your doctor to check your levels.

Answered May 6, 2016

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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If your levels are still under 50 on store bought vitamin d, ask your doctor for the 50, 000 iu dosag.

Answered Sep 21, 2013

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Vitamin d should come from the sun but if you live in the north you some should take , colds be gone.

Answered Apr 19, 2014

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Enjoy evening sun bath to get natural vitamin d through the skin.

Answered Jan 22, 2014

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Its actually a hormone that has many benefits for growth and disease prevention.

Answered Dec 16, 2013

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte answered

Specializes in Periodontics

You may not get enough vitamin d if you don’t get enough sunlight.

Answered Nov 10, 2013

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Dr. Raymond Chow answered

Specializes in Pharmacology

Write date and day of week you took the first pill right on the bottle. Follow the count each week.

Answered Oct 29, 2015

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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Be careful taking calcium supplements with vitamin d supplements. Kidney stones could occur.

Answered Dec 6, 2013

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid answered

Specializes in General Adult Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ( 1 yr. Fellowship), sees all types of patients for Medication Management from ages 6-99yo

Vitamin d stimulates absorption of calcium and phosphorus and stimulates bone mineralization.

Answered Dec 21, 2013

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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Take regularly so your blood level is more than 30, take calcium supplements ; exercise regularly.

Answered Dec 22, 2013

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Sunshine can be helpful. Most oral is in excess of a good diet!

Answered Dec 25, 2013

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Dr. Martin Fried answered

Specializes in Nutrition

D from the sun its the one good for bones.

Answered Jan 27, 2014

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Dr. Jane Steiner answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Use a medicine box for your meds as well as vitamins to ensure that you take them daily.

Answered Feb 4, 2014

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Dr. Lisa Hogan answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Vit d is a super important hormone, sun is unsafe. Take 5000 units vit d3 per day to keep healthy.

Answered Feb 5, 2014

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Dr. Elise Sadoun answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Don't tan: supplement builds bones, muscle, reduce pain. D3 is better.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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