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How Does Vitamin D Help Patients With Copd
No hard evidence: Vitamin d supplements don’t seem to help most patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), according to a recent study published in the annals of internal medicine. Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin d has been said to help fight inflammation of the lungs in patients with copd. However, most patients suffering from COPD are vitamin d deficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Vitamin D..: The usual recommended daily dose of vitamin D is between 1000 to 4000 IU unless you are significantly deficient. It is however important not to take excessive amounts since too much could be toxic so in order to take more than 4000 u discuss with your doctor and levels should be measured. It's role in weight or weight loss is not fully clear though. ...Read more
What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?
Evidence is strong: Vitamin d-3 does clearly affect the immune system, and numerous studies have shown that higher levels protect against relapses, MRI lesions and ultimate disability. In fact, higher levels of vitamin d can help prevent ms in studies of military personnel. The potency of d-3 is about 2-3 times that of d-2. Most ms pts do well on 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid infections: This is a complex issue, as immune deficiencies have many different causes and severities. In general, people with immune deficiencies should avoid contact with sick persons and practice good hand hygiene, and the patient and all close contacts should be up to date on their vaccinations. For questions regarding a specific immune deficiency syndrome, see or speak to a clinical immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark
Everyone : Is different. And depending on how severe the deficiency. Could take weeks to months. The body can only absorb certain amounts. So the correction will take time ...Read more
Daily: Taking 500mg once daily is good.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Need more info: What is your hemoglobin level? If it is low it needs to be determined why it is low and the cause should be addressed. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more
symptom relief: Marijuana is not an anti-cancer product. It can help with some of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and some of the general metabolic ill feeling from metastatic cancer. The major problem with it is that it is federally illegal (although 'legal' in some states). We need improved laws regarding this generally benign agent. ...Read more
It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking 50, 000 iu vitamin d monthly for osteomalacia. I also have osteoperosis and diabetes. Should i also take vit D3 daily? If so how much?
Stop D2, Take D3: The 50, 000 iu form of d is vitamin d2. I don't know why doctors prescribe this as research shows it increases mortality by 2% whereas vit d3 reduces mortality by 6%.I advise stopping dangerous d2 & taking d3- most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels-best to take with vits a&k.See http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more
I read people with UCTD who have low vitamin D levels more likely to progress to defined disease. Do supplements reduce chances of UCTD progressing?
Why do you ask?: This question can't be answered, and anything you read online is at best "pop" impressions. Nobody even has criteria for "undifferentiated connective tissue disease" that everybody agrees on. If you're vitamin D deficient, and a great many people are, for everybody's sake take a sensible supplement. This common deficiency accounts for much of the bone pain that folks may think is CTD. ...Read more
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