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What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

D: Normal levels of vitamin D vary between ethnicities with lowest in African Americans. Vitamin D in units of 1000 or 2000 per capsule and 100 tablets per bottle, and not expensive. Available over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read more

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Can i take prednisone for my bell's palsy while taking aldactone, metropolol , klor con, Lipitor , lyrica (pregabalin) and vitamins?How much and how long?

Can i take prednisone for my bell's palsy  while taking aldactone, metropolol , klor con, Lipitor , lyrica (pregabalin) and vitamins?How much and how long?

See neurologist: ™ make sure that it is bell's palsy and nothing else bells palsy is the condition of peripheral facial palsy that is idiopathic (i.e. Undetermined cause--possibly viral ) at 78 there may be other causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that taking Prozac depletes vitamin d in your body or keep body from synthesizing it?

Is it possible that taking Prozac depletes vitamin d in your body or keep body from  synthesizing it?

Not really.: This is not a reported or expected consequence of taking this medication. By the way, many consider normal Vit D levels anything greater than 20. Given your latitude you might expect your levels to be a bit on the low side. ...Read more

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What is about vitamin d?

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What is about vitamin d?

Vitamin: Not sure what the question is about, exactly. It is a vitamin; marked deficiency causes rickets, lesser deficiencies cause abnormalities in several organ systems, including diarrhea and bone metabolism. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin d important?

Why is vitamin d important?

Omnipresent: Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for?

Calcium metabolism: Vitamin d. Is a hormone that is absorbed into your cell's nucleus and affects the types of proteins that your cell makes. The specific proteins that vitamin d regulates help you to maintain enough calcium and phosphorus in your body to allow the muscles to function properly, the bones to retain enough but not too much calcium. Without it, he would develop rickets and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are foods with vitamin d?

What are foods with vitamin d?

Not many: Vitamin d can be found in fatty fish like wild salmon, certain portabello mushrooms, and foods fortified with vitamin d like certain cereals, dairy foods, and drinks like almond milk. Of course, you can almost always get it from sun exposure. ...Read more

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What vegetables have vitamin d?

What vegetables have vitamin d?

Very rare to find: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

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