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Treatment usu simple: Confirm diagnosis with simple blood test. Depending on the severity (how low you are) and whether you have any other medical problems that can be worsened by vitamin d deficiency, your dr can start you on high or regular dose vitamin d pills to replete and maintain your stores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There : There are a few ways to get more vitamin d. Diet: few foods are naturally high in vitamin d, but many are supplemented. Foods with the highest sources are: - fish such as salmon (sockeye), mackerel, tuna, sardines and cod liver oil - fortified dairy such as milk, yogurt and margarine (check the labels) - fortified orange juice - fortified cereals - egg yolks and beef liver you can also take vitamin supplements available over the counter. Sunlight also helps your skin synthesize the active form of vitamin d, though you need to be very careful about too much sun exposure leading to cancer. Below, i added a very thorough link to the national institute of health's information on vitamin d. ...Read more
Vitamin d deficient;went to therapists/psychiatrists since 14;now22;vit d supplement the answer?How much iu vit d a day should I take?Other ideas?
In some cases: We don't really know what causes fibromyalgia. Some studies have found that many who have fibromyalgia have vitamin d deficiency, while others have not found this. In some studies taking vit d in those who were deficient improved symptoms. So worth checking d levels but also see a good holistic doc. Many with fibromyalgia are hypothyroid. Many have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?
Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?
Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more
Yes: Many cardiac conditions can be aggravated by vit d deficiency! ...Read more
Not likely unless...: Unless you're truly deficient, it's not likely that you'll find much benefit from b complex vitamins. Sure we look for B12 & folate (folic acid) deficiency in alzheimer's dementia, but I have yet to correct someone's levels & return their thinking process. If you drink alcohol to excess & forgo proper balanced nutrition, you can run low on b vitamins for which extra might be useful but this is pretty rare. ...Read more
I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?
Your question is?: Then you have been wasting your money for the last 4 months. Are you asking a question? ...Read more
Can I take b complex/zinc/vit d supplements together?how often?vit d there's 5000ui lowest.I'm 21 slim male
Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo
My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?
Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more
Yes.: An important function of vitamin d is to stimulate the absorption of dietary or supplemental calcium by the small intestine. If no calcium is consumed this effect of vitamin d will be absent. It is not necessary to take the calcium and vitamin d at the same time. A single appropriate dose of vitamin d should be taken daily and calcium should be taken in divided doses 2-3 times daily. ...Read more