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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 connection between vitamin d deficiency and leukopenia?

What is the connection between vitamin d deficiency and leukopenia?

None: Vitamin d deficiency is not a common cause of leukopenia. Here in spokane wa you don't even have to check vitamin d to document deficiency, as it is universal, but not all who are deficient are leukopenic. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin d deficiency lead to stomach problems?

Will a vitamin d deficiency lead to stomach problems?

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

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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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How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: We get Vitamin D from the sun on our skin. Now we stay indoors and use sun block so it is not reason we are deficient. Take at least 1000 IU per day. ...Read more

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What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

Vit D deficiency: Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet. ...Read more

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How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin d deficiency is treated with supplemental vitamin d; you should discuss with your physician what is the most appropriate type and dose of vitamin d for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: Yes that dose is appropriate for a daily supplement. Just make sure you recheck your levels in a few months. You should also spend a little time in the sun, summer is coming do outdoor activities! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin d deficiency? How would i know I have it?

What are the symptoms of a vitamin d deficiency? How would i know I have it?

Vit D: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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What can a vitamin d deficiency or to much of do to a person and would the person feel?

What can a vitamin d deficiency or to much of do to a person and would the person feel?

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

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Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question: : Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation. ...Read more

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What could be reason for a vitamin d deficiency?

What could be reason for a vitamin d deficiency?

Several reasons: 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

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What should I eat/drink for a vitamin d deficiency?

What should I eat/drink for a vitamin d deficiency?

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

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What is a possible reason for a vitamin d deficiency?

What is a possible reason for a vitamin d deficiency?

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

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How would a patient respond to a vitamin d deficiency and why?

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

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How did i get a vitamin d deficiency when i was in the sun this season?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Depends!: 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

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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?

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?

Toxicity: Too much of a good thing is also no good. If vit d levels get too high it can lead to high blood calcium levels. This can cause symptoms of lethargy, nausea, vomiting, headache, increased urination, confusion. One can develop kidney stones and heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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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

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

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Leukopenia (Definition)

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