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Not a D source: Oranges are not a vitamin d source. Some orange juices are fortified with a little vitamin d, but since orange juice is a fat free food, unless the you drink it with a meal containing some fat, your body can't use it. Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is absorbed by your body with fat, and if there is no fat intake with the vitamin, it won't be absorbed at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The : The response you already received was thorough / excellent. I know that the farther north you live, the less sunshine you might experience, especially at this time of year. I also did not order vitamin d levels on many patients until a little over a year ago. I am in new england where it gets cold and snowy. I now get vitamin d levels on all of my patients that present with seasonal affective symptoms or depression. A high percentage have been vitamin d deficient. Many of these patients had low energy level, depressed mood, low sex drive, weight gain and craving for carbohydrates. In other words, for some people, vitamin d deficiency can present with depressive symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it! ...Read more
Other fruits: Grapefruits, limes, and tomatoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more
Diet/ gut germs: Vitamins are something we need we can't make ourselves & for vitamin k there is a special step. Intestinal bacteria help convert ingested k precursors to the active form we need. Since newborns have no gut germs at the start, it takes a while to start the process. That is why babies get a v k shot at birth to bridge the ~ 8 days it takes for the process to kick in. ...Read more
Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insufficient intake: There are two ways to get vitamin d. Your body makes it when you are exposed to the sun, or you can take it in your diet. Vitamin d tends to be found in fish (usually cold water) and eggs. There's some in fortified milk, but not enough. Over all, it's pretty hard to get enough from your diet unless you eat huge amounts of certain fish or take a supplement, so i recommend supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D: The most important thing is to confirm you have low vitamin D. If so, your doctor should order a series of blood and urine testing and decide how much vitamin D you need, You should also consider why you might have low vitamin D. If your vitamin D level is normal you need to have your doctor work out why you have fatigue, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No sun, poor intake: Vitamin d deficiency can happen either when you get an adequate intake through your diet or have inadequate exposure to uv light from the sun. Some foods, such as cows milk in the United States, are supplemented with vitamin d to help boost intakes. You can get a good dose from sun exposure by keeping your arms and legs exposed to direct sunlight without sunscreen for about 10 to 15 minutes during the months of the year when you can get uvb light from the sun. In indiana that is true from mid april until early november. ...Read more
What are the causes of cervical osteoarthritis at a young age? Can vitamin D deficiency cause it?
Cervical spine: That is an excellent question. Spine surgeons will tell you that our cervical spine starts to show degenerative changes around your 20s. Usually changes in intervertebral disc height are first. In the cervical spine, osteophyte formation can cause nerve impingement and radiculopathy. A doctor needs to consider disc disease and other spinal disorders such as spondylolisthesis etc for cervical pain. ...Read more
What if you go several months without a period,( not pregnant),have 2 periods and then stop again. Can something like this be caused by the hormonal changes brought on by the body preparing for menopause? I'm 52 years old.
Her hormones are in: .. flux for somewhat in puberty, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (likely if approaching menopause), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (e.g. thyroid) ...Read more