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Can A Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Leukopenia
Not typically: Vitamin d deficiency is associated with rickets in growing children and osteomalacia in adolescents and adults. Symptoms of rickets, if present, include pain and irritability, motor delay, poor growth, and increased susceptibility to infections. People with osteomalacia may have no symptoms or may have generalized muscle and bone pain. ...Read more
No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency:
Deficiency causes rickets and osteomalacia in children.
Vit d needs exposure to sun lite to be converted to active form, and breast fed babies lack the vitamin d unless suplemented
adults — osteoporosis, fractures, weakness etc
excess causes vague symptoms like anorexia, polyuria, nausea, etc. ...Read more
You don't consume the recommended levels of the vitamin over time. This is strict vegetarian diet, because most of the natural sources are animal-based,. Your exposure to sunlight is limited. You have dark skin
your kidneys cannot convert vitamin d to its active form, your digestive tract cannot adequately absorb vitamin d
you are obese. ...Read more
Fish, eggs, dairy: Foods high in vitamin d include fish (salmon, sardines, cod), shrimp, eggs, fortified dairy, shitake mushrooms, and other vitamin d fortified foods (i.e. Some soymilks). If you are deficient in vitamin d, however, I would recommend that you take oral supplementation and have your blood level rechecked in 12 weeks. ...Read more
Sunlight: We have been so educated that sun is not good for skin, that people use ultraviolet skin protecting lotions and creams for protection against skin cancer. However, in phoenix where sun shines all the time, there is an epidemic of vit d deficiency because of avoiding the sun too much. Should have 15 minutes exposure to sunlight each day. Vit d supplements are available for treatment of deficiency. ...Read more
Supplements: After being diagnosed with a vitamin d deficiency, the best idea would be to start a supplement program in conjunction with your doctor. Vitamin d is necessary for bone strength and foe several other body processes. The problem is those things don't often cause symptoms for years down the road, so even if you don't feel different now, you will be thankful in the future for treating the deficienc. ...Read more
Sun screen?: If you cover your exposed skin with sunscreen you would block vitamin d production in the skin. Also, if you don't have enough skin exposed to the sun you would not produce enough vitamin d. ...Read more
Vitamin d repletion takes longer when you have more body fat, since it is a lipid soluble vitamin, and your general size, independent of leaness. Usually on your dose you should see a significant rise in 4-6 weeks, but not knowing how low you were and if you are overweight, it may be from 3-9mo before you d is adequate!
Key factors: size; how low you were; and degree of obesity! ...Read more
If after a vitamin d deficiency I take injections that boost my levels to an overload (from 4 to around 100) are there any side effects?
Hi im a sixteen-year-old male that is 5'10' and wishes to reach 6'2' is it possible? Even if i have had a vitamin D deficiency my entire life
Growth hormone: Some wealthy families inject their sons with growth hormone before their epiphyses close. That may be possible. I am more concerned as to why you have been vitamin D deficient. If you are from a family of diet faddists or have not been allowed to play in the sunlight, I hope you will not do the same to the family you may raise. Height matters less than good muscular development. ...Read more
I have a vitamin d deficiency (11 ng/ml) that won't get better. (I take 1000iu a day but levels won't rise) what would the recommended action be?
Prescr. Strength : You will need prescription strength vitamin d. Have your doctor prescribe it for you. It comes in doses of 50, 000 iu and your doctor can determine the regimen that is right for you. ...Read more
Nothing wrong with me but a vitamin d deficiency. I got the pills. Why am i always sleepily even after I wake up in the morning. I hate it so bad.
Sleepy mornings: Are you getting enough sleep? For your age you should be getting at least 8 hours each night. You said you got the pills but are you taking the supplement as directed. That is important. Also, if you have entered deep rem type sleep during the evening you should be "tired" or "sleepy" when you wake in the morning. Do you eventually get going? ...Read more
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