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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit D supplements: Vitamin d supplements are the best and easiest way to normalize your level. Foods and sunshine are not nearly as effective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more

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Could vitamin D deficiency cause intermittent pain in an old fracture in the distal fibula? Resuming vitamin D therapy seems to help after a week or 2

Probably: Vitamin D deficiency frequently causes chronic back pain and general muscle and joint pains, so it would not be surprising to me if it also caused pain in an old fracture. Taking Vitamin D is well worth trying. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 day to maintain optimal levels of 50-80 and has many other health benefits. See http://bit.ly/1dEGuTy & http://bit.ly/166DLiq ...Read more

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Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: Long term vitamin d deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin d are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. In children, prolonged vitamin d deficiency causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read more

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY ?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY ?

Aint no sunshine: Hello Annette, Vitamin D deficiency is more common in areas without year long significant sun exposure (long winters). This deficiency has been associated with a multitude of conditions but not definitively linked to many. The potential symptoms are therefore quite varied. The best course of action would be to replace Vitamin D as it is very important for your bones regardless of other effects. ...Read more

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Do you know what all happens when you have vitamin d deficiency?

Do you know what all happens when you have vitamin d deficiency?

Treat it: Vitamin d is claimed to do so many things it's hard to know which symptoms is caused by vitamin d deficiency. The best thing to do is treat it with a supplement to get it back to the normal range. Once it's normal, whatever remaining symptoms are then caused by something else and not the low vit d. (process of elimination). ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Calcitriol (Definition)

Calcitriol is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more