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A 15-year-old female asked:
can too much vitamin d cause headaches?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: Vitamin D toxicity is very rare; one generally has to take at least 40,000 iu/day for months to get toxic levels. Symptoms of toxicity include poor appetite, excess thirst, frequent urination, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, irritability, nausea and vomiting but headache is not a know symptom. See http://tinyurl.com/qhvd5v6
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General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: too much vitamin D can cause headaches. The term is called pseudotumor cerebri and it can occur from too much vitamin A, D, Tetracycline. Stopping the vitamin D should reverse the headaches.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What foods have vitamin d?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
Few natural sources: Fatty fishes (tuna, mackerel, catfish, salmon) are one source. Eggs have some; beef liver has a little. Cod liver oil has a lot. Many dairy products and some cereals are fortified with vitamin d, meaning that vitamin d has been added to them. Of course you can also take a vitamin d supplement or multi-vitamin. Sunlight causes your skin to produce vitamin d, so some call it the sunshine vitamin.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Why is vitamin d important?
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Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Bone health: Vitamin d is important for bone health, improve and prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of cancers and overall general well-being.
6454 viewsReviewed Jul 15, 2018
A 25-year-old member asked:
Can vitamin d help your capillaries?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Good question: Vit d is under increasing study. I am impressed with how many pts, are deficient. Your doc can do a simple blood test and also monitor if your replacement tx is enough. We know it helps bone regeneration, it is necessary for some meds to work. Eat healthy, and see if you need more supplements if you are losing height or have family hx of osteoporosis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is vitamin d a type of macronutrient?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Macronutrients are carbohydrates (sugars and starches), lipids (fats) and proteins. Vitamin d is none of these; it's a compound found in a few foods, but mostly made in your skin when you are exposed to sufficient sunlight. Your body uses vitamin d in many ways. Macronutrient use by your body is somewhat simpler. Carbs are for fuel. Fats are for energy storage. Proteins are building blocks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Can you please guide me on foods with a high vitamin d level?
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
Fortified foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2019
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