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Homeopathic Treatment For Vitamin D Deficiency
Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having a vitamin D deficiency. I am having problems with the treatment being prescribed and really need help. ..
Questions?: Go ahead and state your questions. We can try to help if we know what the problem is. ...Read more
Does vitamin D3 dosing schedule influence treatment efficacy in nursing home residents with vitamin d deficiency?
and one adjusts dose anyway depending on results of therapy. ...Read more
Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more
No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more
Could vitamin D deficiency cause intermittent pain in an old fracture in the distal fibula? Resuming vitamin D therapy seems to help after a week or 2
Probably: Vitamin D deficiency frequently causes chronic back pain and general muscle and joint pains, so it would not be surprising to me if it also caused pain in an old fracture. Taking Vitamin D is well worth trying. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 day to maintain optimal levels of 50-80 and has many other health benefits. See http://bit. Ly/1dEGuTy & http://bit. Ly/166DLiq ...Read more
Yes he/she can: Takes simple blood tests to screen for thyroid disease. ...Read more
Supposing I have vitamin d deficiency and I take a multivitamin a day, will it be able to cure the deficiency?
Hard question: Because a person may be getting varying amounts of vitamin d from the sun, how long it takes to build up or deplete will vary. That being said, vitamin d from food or supplements have a half-life of 20-30 days, therefore a month should be plenty of time to build up in the system. Thank you. ...Read more
I was found to have a vitamin d deficiency of 6. I was prescribed d2 50, 000 iu once a week. Shouldn't it be d3?!?
Both work: D3 is of animal orifin, d2 is of plant origin. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. I am really tired and don't feel I can't go back to work, how do I get my energy back?
Vitamin D: If you were diagnosed with "severe" vitamin d deficiency, your 25ohd level would usually be <20 ng/ml. For this, your doctor can treat you with 50, 000 iu d3 orally once per week for 6-8 weeks. This could be followed by taking 1000-2000 iu per day, with a re-test @ 3-4 months to see where you are. If the reason for vit d deficiency is poor absorption, your needs may differ. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.
I work outside all year, I don't use sunscreen, I consume cholesterol, and I am caucasian. Why do I still have vitamin d deficiency? Infection?
See below: Everyone absorbs vitamins differently. This may be related to your genetics, but your physician can help narrow down the causes and recommend the appropriate amount of vit. D. Supplementation. ...Read more
Blood test in july came with vitamin d deficiency and I didn't pay atencion to it how would that affect me 10 months later. I don't drink a lot of milk?
Surprising: That in puerto rico your vitamin d would be low. You should only need 15 minutes in the sun with skin exposed the size of your hands for your body to make enough vitamin d. Youwould likely notice a difference as a 25 yo male. The fda says you only need 400-800 iu daily, but some doctors suggest 5, 000 iu daily. Consult your doctor, or research the answer for yourself. Calcium too is important. ...Read more
Ain't no sunshine: Hello Annette, Vitamin D deficiency is more common in areas without year long significant sun exposure (long winters). This deficiency has been associated with a multitude of conditions but not definitively linked to many. The potential symptoms are therefore quite varied. The best course of action would be to replace Vitamin D as it is very important for your bones regardless of other effects. ...Read more
Bone loss: Vit D is essential for the absorption of calcium into your bones. A deficiency will lead to bone loss and eventually osteoporosis later in life. There is also research in Vit D's role in preventing certain cancers, reducing blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and even helping the immune system to fight off influenza and the common cold! ...Read more
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
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
Many and varied:
Common symptoms of vit d deficiency include fatigue, muscle pain, weakness ; cramps, joint pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, headaches, depression, difficulty concentrating and frequent infections, as well as increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, many cancers ; autoimmune diseases.
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Bone density: Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements) and can also be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most of us use sunscreen! Vit d plays a vital role in bone development and woman are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Got milk? Increase milk intake, use supplements as necessary, and increase weight bearing exercise to build bone! ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency:
Deficiency causes rickets and osteomalacia in children.
Vit d needs exposure to sun lite to be converted to active form, and breast fed babies lack the vitamin d unless suplemented
adults - osteoporosis, fractures, weakness etc
excess causes vague symptoms like anorexia, polyuria, nausea, etc. ...Read more
What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?
See below: You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more