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Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Not related to vitaD: and the tsh shows the pituitary gland is trying very hard to keep homone levels up to normal (why the TSH is so high). Most likely thyroid medicaiton is working to maintain the thyroid hormones. Lowering the thyroid hormone and the TSH would go sky high. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

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Please help! what is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

Please help! what is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

Several not just one: Since vitamin d3 is needed for ca absorption ; forming hydroxyapatite in bone, osteopenia/osteoporosis is longest documented consequence of deficiency. Newer evidence. Also important for: 1. Muscle strength (including heart muscle), 2. Immune function, 3. Cavities 4. ? Diabetes mellitus, 5. ? Depression 6. ? Cancer 7. ? Osteoarthritis. Vitamin d3 (conversion liver ; kideys) most important form. ...Read more

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What do you call the vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

What do you call the vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

Osteomalacia: There's a LOT of it out there, masquerading as "aches and pains", "fibromyalgia", "osteoporosis" and others. Many of us today get too little sun (yet ohers get way too much). Diet is often short on vitamin D. Talk about this with your physicain if you wish. Best to you. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of someone who has a vitamin d deficiency i also suffer from low iron can the two go hand in hand?.

What are the typical symptoms of someone who has a vitamin d deficiency i also suffer from low iron can the two go hand in hand?.

All gradual: The symptoms tend to be gradual as in the case of osteoporosis. In my experience, some patients may develop an itchy skin rash from vitamin d deficiency (no published report ) as vit d3 is considered an immune regulator, some have considered its deficiency to play a role in multiple sclerosis. Another reported noted reduced response to inhaled steroid in children with asthma when vit d3 is low. ...Read more

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What is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease?

Rickets in children: And in adults it's called osteomalacia. Your doctor can check your vitamin d level with a blood test. Vitamin d deficiency causing bone diseases like rickets and osteomalacia is rare in developed countries, but low vitamin d is also associated with weak bones and falls in the elderly. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

Go outside: supplements and sunshine are the key. Lots of skin uncovered (no sunscreen) in the sun will help. Not unusual after the winter months. It's more prevalent in dark skinned people, who naturally block the sun's UV Rays. ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more

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I have a low vit D level. Can vitamin d deficiency be the reason of my edema on face and upper back?

I have a low vit D level. Can vitamin d deficiency be the reason of my edema on face and upper back?

No: Look for another cause. There are several possibilities, including (if this is episodic) C1 esterase deficiency. ...Read more

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I've just started doing exercise and I get cramps and pain while doing exercising. I have low Hb and vitamin d deficiency. Is that to blame?

I've just started doing exercise and I get cramps and pain while doing exercising. I have low Hb and vitamin d deficiency. Is that to blame?

Diagnose the problem: You need a doctor to diagnose the cause of low vitamin D and Hb. Nutritional deficiencies are possible but intestinal malabsorption or losses need to be considered before you continue with an exercise routine. Low calcium and other deficiencies could be causing muscle cramping. ...Read more

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My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

Can take Vit-D supp.: 19y/o Male w low vit D 4ng/ml (30-100) asks What are the causes of VitD deficiency? Is low Vit D related to cancer? Causes many: Diet esp Vegies only diet. One needs Animal base foods like Fish/Fish Oil/Egg yolk/cheese/Beef liver. Poor Digestive Absorption eg Chron's dis. Obesity; cos Fat cells absorb the Vit D from one's blood. Lack of Sunlight exposure.One Can take Vit D supplement Yes cancer re ...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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Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Primary hyperpara: Low vit d is common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Although it is possible that it can mask the hypercalcemia, usually it does not. If your d is low, and you have hyperpara, you will likely still have a high ca. The low d may make the PTH level even higher, and vit d supplements should be given and they will not exacerbate the high calcium. This is complex. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d deficiency cause low calicium level in blood?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause low calicium level in blood?

Yes: Severe Vitamin D deficiency(rarely seen in developed countries) can cause hypocalcemia. 25(OH)- D levels of 4.4 ng/ml (11 mol/L) or lower can cause hypocalcemia. Some of other causes of hypocalcemia include intestinal malabsorption, alcoholism, CKD, diuretics and hypoparathyroidism. Check ionized calcium level to confirm it is low. ...Read more

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If a patient had vitamin d deficiency for years will other blood results such as calcium show high or low levels?

Likely normal or low: Prolonged vitamin d deficiency can be associated with low circulating levels of calcium. Often, though if there is adequate dietary calcium intake and even occasional vitamin d intake through diet or production through sun exposure, circulating calcium levels can be normal (although other lab values such as parathyroid hormone (PTH) or alkaline phosphatase will be high and serum phosphate low). ...Read more

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I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?

No way to know: No way to tell which your unspecified connective tissue disease is since it's "unspecified". The vitamin d deficiency can be easily treated with 2, 000 u of vitamin d3 a day. Talk with your physician and ask him/her these questions. ...Read more

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