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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Likely: One recent study showed vitamin d deficiency to be linked to depression in a small group of women between 42 and 66 years of age. After that the guidelines for daily intake of vitamin d were raised top 600 units/day for adults under 70. However, be aware that there are many other causes for depression which could be present in the same person, including thyroid disease, diabetes, stress and so on.

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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.

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What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

Vit D deficiency: Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet.

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How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount leads to development of secondary parathyroidism which leads to low calcium and results in to Tetany

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Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question:: Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation.

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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.

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.

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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.

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Can Vitamin D deficiency cause intestinal issues? What kind of issues?

Can Vitamin D deficiency cause intestinal issues? What kind of issues?

Vitamin D, Intestine: While Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, the exact mechanism is not clear and it is not certain if vitamin d supplements can improve gastrointestinal health.

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Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: This would generally be in the case of severe or very low vitamin d over a period of time. In such a case, the calcium would drop and increase the work of the parathyroid gland.

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I have a vitamin d deficiency and I am anemic, is there any cause to this?

May be malabsorption: Deficiency of two of more nutrients suggests impairment of absorption of food stuffs. Some people with mild celiac disease present with iron deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a gastro-enterologist for an evaluation of your stomach and intestine.

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What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

No one thing!: They are unrelated. Polycythemia and hypertension could come together, but the d deficiency is unrelated!

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What could cause a vitamin d deficiency?

What could cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Low intake/absorptio: Examples are individuals on special diet, e.g. Vegan diet or the ones having fat malabsorption from intestines due to pancreatic insufficiency or liver failure.

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What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

Osteomalacia: Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25 (OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck!

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Can anyone tell me what causes a vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: Normally lack of exposure to sunlight. This can be accentuated by the fact we are now also covering our bodies with more clothing and sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. In addition, lack of vit d in our diets or poor absorption of vitamin d. Foods normally don't have much vitamin d but some foods that our high in vit d include wild salmon, mackerel, eggs, liver.

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Not cause, but....: It's a really important deficiency to correct as well and soon as possible. Here are links to depression reported and even to thought disorders, but all mental symptoms can overlap and if anxiety is a tendency for you, a D deficiency might contribute to you feel that way. Work w/ a doctor or read nutritional info to get that corrected. CBT can also help treat anxiety. Best!

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause sacroiliitis?

D Deficiency: Very unlikely to cause sacroiliitis. More importantly do not underdo or overdo vitamin D dosing. 500 mg a day is OK. London's weather won't bother your vitamin D.

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Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Maybe: Hi. If you get most of your vit. D from your diet (instead of from sun exposure), malabsorption can cause vit. D deficiency. So causes of malabsorption are associated with diarrhea, so there can be a connection. In general, I'd say chronic diarrhea needs a good work up by a gastroenterologist. Good luck!

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