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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

No: Hi. Nope, vitamin D doesn't do that. The average American diet does, however. Most people eat a low fiber diet, and constipation is a common side effect of the unhealthy American diet. Increase fiber in the diet (veggies and fruits) and use fiber laxatives, if needed. Drink plenty of fluids. It's no fun to be FOS! Good luck! ...Read more

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I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen and fully evaluated by a GI doctor, and this will mean subjecting yourself to endoscopy and possible small bowel biopsy. This may or may not have anything to do with the viral infection you had, but there is no way to tell without a full assessment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
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Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole. If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops i've been giving him or something else?

What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops i've been giving him or something else?

Doubt the drops a pb: Changes in stooling are often related to changes in diet.Rice cereal & bananas are common constipating agents while juices often loosen stool. Constipation is often a misapplied term.If it is soft but not every day i don't consider it constipation. Rabbit pellets or harder i apply the term. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Ensure an adequate intake of fluids daily
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Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
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Increase fiber intake with whole grains, beans, and legumes
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What would cause elevation in vitamin D3 levels?

What would cause elevation in vitamin D3 levels?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d intake, but it is uncommon unless someone has taken in a significantly excessive dose of vitamin d for an extended length of time. It is also rarely seen in some uncommon malignancies, rare genetic metabolic abnormalities and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Find cause
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Eat fruits and vegetables, more fiber
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avoid laxatives
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Can taking 5, 000iu daily of vitamin D3 then stopping one day out of no where cause irregular heartbeat?

Can taking 5, 000iu daily of vitamin D3 then stopping one day out of no where cause irregular heartbeat?

Not likely: Vit d is very long acting. It is stored in fat and liver and it takes a while to get deficient. Missing 1 day will have no consequence. The other conditions you list (anxiety, breathing difficulty, chest pain) certainly can be associated with irregular heartbeat. See your doctor. ...Read more

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