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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from vitamin d deficiency?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Best way is to use both d3 and short non-burning periods of sun exposure.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Variable: The time it takes to reverse vitamin d deficiency depends on how low the level is and what dose of vitamin d is given. In most cases the condition can be reversed in 1-2 months.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure vitamin d deficiency?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
D def.- 1-2mo corr.: The time it takes to correct vitamin d deficiency depends on the severity of the deficiency and the dose of vitamin d used to treat it. In most individuals vitamin d deficiency should be correctable within 1-2 months.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Variable: Duration of corrective treatment varies depending upon the cause leading to vitamin d deficiency, e.g., nutritional deficiency vs inability to activate vitamin d. For nutritional vitamin d deficiency, high-dose vitamin d, 2, 000 to 5, 000 iu/day, is given over 4-6 week.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what causes a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. John Tang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Vitamin D deficiency: Normally lack of exposure to sunlight. This can be accentuated by the fact we are now also covering our bodies with more clothing and sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. In addition, lack of vit d in our diets or poor absorption of vitamin d. Foods normally don't have much vitamin d but some foods that our high in vit d include wild salmon, mackerel, eggs, liver.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? what will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.
Last updated Sep 15, 2018

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