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I have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D Deficiency. My lab results came back at 25. When I tried to supplement 1000iu of D3 I started getting heart palpitations, joint pain and anxiety. How else can I address low vitamin d.?

I have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D Deficiency. My lab results came back at 25. When I tried to supplement 1000iu of D3 I started getting heart palpitations, joint pain and anxiety. How else can I address low vitamin d.?

Sunshine & diet: Although physicians are very cautious about recommending sun exposure, studies have shown that 15-20 minutes of skin sun exposure provide up to 1000 IU of Vit D, and sunlight is helpful for mood disorders, but not every day is sunny or warm. Wild salmon, 3.5 oz serving, contains up to 988 iU, but farm salmon is 25% less. I have not heard of joint pain and anxiety from Vit D. Something else?? ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Not due to low D: It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d".
Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml
and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these
situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart
rate. More likely it may be related to mineral
deficiency. ...Read more

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Are people with vitamin d deficiency more likely to have a heart attack?

Are people with vitamin d deficiency more likely to have a heart attack?

Yes: New studies showed people with low vit d are prone to a lot of cardiac problems. ...Read more

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What vitamin or mineral deficiencies causes heart palpitations?

What vitamin or mineral deficiencies causes heart palpitations?

Rare: It's very rare in this time and age for Vitamin and Mineral deficiency to get to the point which could affect heart unless there is some underline diseases exists. If you are eating a healthy well balanced diet including fruit and vegetable you shouldn't be worried about vitamin def.
In the past Vitamin B1 was causing beriberi which was affecting the heart function. ...Read more

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I have palpitations. Extra beats and now latley racing heart. I have been on vitamin d 50, 000 once a week from doctor. Do I need magnesium too.

I have palpitations. Extra beats and now latley racing heart. I have been on vitamin d 50, 000 once a week from doctor. Do I need magnesium too.

You could. .: As magnesium and/or potassium supplementation probably will not hurt - though magnesium can cause diarrhea and potassium can also be bad for your heart in too high a dose. But it's probably more important to identify what triggers your palpitations and try to avoid those things. But in general, minimizing stress and avoiding stimulants (that means caffeine and nicotine) should also help. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: You seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can vitamin water zero and some kinds of tortilla chips give me heart palpitations?

Can vitamin water zero and some kinds of tortilla chips give me heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I drink vitamins I get heart palpitations?

Why is it that when I drink vitamins I get heart palpitations?

Unsure: Are the vitamins you're drinking part of an energy drink? Are you drinking, or do the vitamins contain caffeine? ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations everyday. Dr said its not a big deal. It freaks me out. I take vitamins and try and eat healthy. Is there anything I can do.

I have heart palpitations everyday. Dr said its not a big deal. It freaks me out. I take vitamins and try and eat healthy. Is there anything I can do.

Possibly: There are a number of different rhythm problems which could be causing your palpitations. These can be determined by recording your rhythm when you are having symptoms. Once the cause is determined, you may be offered the option of a variety of different medications. Alternatively, you may find that they improve spontaneously over time. ...Read more

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Fish oil help w palpitations. My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations. I take vitamin daily?

Fish oil help w palpitations. My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations. I take vitamin daily?

Magnesium: Magnesium is a supplement that helps with palpitations. You can also try taking some potassium. If you keep having them you should have your heart checked out. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

May be not sure: Mental confusion may have a positive link to low levels of serum vitamin d, shows a study in the study 32 elderly patients between the ages of 61 and 92, who presented with symptoms of mental confusion, were evaluated for nutritional status. Blood samples were taken to determine vitamin d levels, and it was found that out of a cohort of 32patients, 25 had low serum vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Unlikely: Generally vitamin d deficiency causes no symptoms. However some patients with vitamin d deficiency can have muscle aches. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles?

Could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles?

Seek another cause: Vitamin D deficiency is famous as a cause of aching in the skeleton, but if you have muscle paresthesias, look for a different explanation. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

May be: Some one deficient in iron and vitamin D is likely to be deficient in other nutrients as well. If would be prudent to consult a doctor for a proper assessment. In the mean time, take a multivitamin tablet daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can vitamin d deficiency cause stomach problems?

Hello doctors, can vitamin d deficiency cause stomach problems?

Vit d deficiency: D deficiency will, not cause stomach problems directly. But D deficiency can sometimes cause lower calcium balance, which may cause cramps. ...Read more

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Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Severe vitamin D def: May cause Adults to experience "bone pain" as well as muscle weakness. There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms: Fatigue, General muscle pain and weakness, Muscle cramps, Joint pain, Chronic pain, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Restless sleep, Poor concentration, and Headaches. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause back pain?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause back pain?

It may help decrease: Vitamin D stimulates bone turnover by protecting against bone osteoblasts and by preserving fast twitch fibers in muscles. It also decreases inflammation in body tissues and inflammation may be the cause of degeneration in musculoskeletal system. There are many cause of back pain. If a person has rickets vitamin D can treat it. Adequate D levels are associated with less fracture risk. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin d deficiency cause jair loss or dizziness?

Not likely: Vitamin d deficiency is wide spread as are hair loss and dizziness but are not related. If you are deficient in vitamin d you should take an over the counter vitamin d supplement. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause numbness in extremities?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause numbness in extremities?

Numbness: Yes, it can cause numbness in the extremities as well as muscle spasms in hands and feet. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles?

Please tell me, could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles?

D: Is important for cell function in brain, heart and bone, yes, severe deficiency could mimic fibro or pmr. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause lower back pain?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause lower back pain?

YES, a common cause: Research shows that the vast majority of those with chronic back pain have inadequate levels of Vit D and that giving adequate D usually leads to significant improvement- see http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/releases/112633.php
Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day in fall & winter months, year-round if you use sunscreen or don't get much mid-day sun. See http://bit. Ly/1eKkVkv
& http://bit. Ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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Can severe vitamin d deficiency cause sinus tachycardia?

Can severe vitamin d deficiency cause sinus tachycardia?

See below: That would be unlikely---your anxiety can most certainly cause sinsus tachycardia. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more