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How long does it take to cure vitamin d deficiency on 2000u per day?

How long does it take to cure vitamin d deficiency on 2000u per day?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure vitamin d deficiency?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure vitamin d deficiency?

D def.- 1-2mo corr.: The time it takes to correct vitamin d deficiency depends on the severity of the deficiency and the dose of vitamin d used to treat it. In most individuals vitamin d deficiency should be correctable within 1-2 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

Variable: Duration of corrective treatment varies depending upon the cause leading to vitamin d deficiency, e.g., nutritional deficiency vs inability to activate vitamin d. For nutritional vitamin d deficiency, high-dose vitamin d, 2, 000 to 5, 000 iu/day, is given over 4-6 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from vitamin d deficiency?

How long does it take to recover from vitamin d deficiency?

Variable: The time it takes to reverse vitamin d deficiency depends on how low the level is and what dose of vitamin d is given. In most cases the condition can be reversed in 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D has been associated with many disorders but not hair loss. However, if you are deficient in vitamin D, it is important to take supplements.
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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Depends!: Vitamin d repletion takes longer when you have more body fat, since it is a lipid soluble vitamin, and your general size, independent of leaness. Usually on your dose you should see a significant rise in 4-6 weeks, but not knowing how low you were and if you are overweight, it may be from 3-9mo before you d is adequate!
key factors: size; how low you were; and degree of obesity! ...Read more

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How long it takes for pain to resolve due to vitamin d deficiency age 21 my levels were 8 ng ml and one month after that they were 77.4 ng/ ml?

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How long it takes for pain to resolve due to vitamin d deficiency age 21 my levels were 8 ng ml and one month after that they were 77.4 ng/ ml?

Here are some...: Vitamin-D deficiency may cause bony pain but with wide degree among the patients, but the pain at the site may result from various reasons such disorders in regional or local muscles, joints, or / and nerves, and even from so-called referring pain from far site. To sort things out, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. And Vit-D deficiency-related pain should improve.... ...Read more

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I am suffering from vitamin d deficiency and my doctor prescribed 1 / 1000iu tablet daily. How long will take me to recover?

I am suffering from vitamin d deficiency and my doctor prescribed 1 / 1000iu tablet daily. How long will take me to recover?

To low a dose!: Vitamin d repletion takes longer when you have more body fat, since it is a lipid soluble vitamin, and your general size, independent of leaness. Usually on your dose you should see a significant rise in 4-6 weeks, but not knowing how low you were & if you are overweight, it may be from 3-9mo before you d is adequate!
key factors: size; how low you were; & degree of obesity! your dose is too low! ...Read more

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What can you take and eat for vitamin d deficiency?

The best source of: Vitamin d3 is to be in the sun each day w/arms ; legs exposed. That doesn't work in the winter. Barring this, supplementing w/d3 capsules is good. Ask your doc to check your d3 level and go from there so you will know the dose to take. The majority of us folks are low, especially darker skinned people. Peace and good health. Fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, some meats are good food sources. ...Read more

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I have vitamin d deficiency. How long till I am better?

I have vitamin d deficiency. How long till I am better?

3 months.: You will have to keep taking a small dose on a regular basis after the levels reach normal. ...Read more

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Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: Long term vitamin d deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin d are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. In children, prolonged vitamin d deficiency causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read more

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I have a vitamin D deficiency arrived Unit 6. How mony unite can l take. What is the best type of medication for vitamin D?

I have a vitamin D deficiency arrived Unit 6. How mony unite can l take. What is the best type of medication for vitamin D?

D3: Hi. Most of us feel your serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level should be over 30; I try for mid-30's to 40's in my patients. Cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3, is what is most commonly used for nutritional replacement (ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2, is also used although less preferred than D3). You should take at least 5, 000 units/day and have your 25-hydroxyvitamin D level checked again in 2-3 months. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of long term vitamin d deficiency?

Pregnant women: Craniotabes, softening of the skull, has been associated with low vitamin d levels in the mother. There is preliminary evidence to suggest that autism spectrum dis orders may be increased with vitamin d deficiency in the mother. ...Read more

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What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D: There are side effects of low vitamin D deficiency and that may increase your risk of osteoporosis that would put you in jeopardy for minimal trauma fracture.
See your doctor, get a bone density test, and start taking vitamin D - either 1000 or 2000 daily.
The bone density result will tell you if you do or do not have low bone mass and increased risk of fracture. ...Read more

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If after a vitamin d deficiency I take injections that boost my levels to an overload (from 4 to around 100) are there any side effects?

If after a vitamin d deficiency I take injections that boost my levels to an overload (from 4 to around 100) are there any side effects?

Toxicity: Too much of a good thing is also no good. If vit d levels get too high it can lead to high blood calcium levels. This can cause symptoms of lethargy, nausea, vomiting, headache, increased urination, confusion. One can develop kidney stones and heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency (11 ng/ml) that won't get better. (i take 1000iu a day but levels won't rise) what would the recommended action be?

Prescr. Strength: You will need prescription strength vitamin d. Have your doctor prescribe it for you. It comes in doses of 50, 000 iu and your doctor can determine the regimen that is right for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take alfacalcidol to treat vitamin d deficiency?

Is it safe to take alfacalcidol to treat vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: Alfacalcidol is a form of vitamin d that does not require renal conversion to be active but does require action in the liver to be converted to an active form of vitamin d. ...Read more

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What is better to take for a Vitamin D deficiency - Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3 and why? Thank you.

What is better to take for a Vitamin D deficiency - Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3 and why? Thank you.

Vitamin D3: Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants and Vitamn D3 by humans when skin is exposed to ultraviolet B rays from sunlight. The Vitamin D2 and D3 are used by the kidneys to synthesize calcitriol, which is the active form in the body. Vitamin D3 is better utilized in the body than Vitamin D2. Therefore it is recommended to use Vitamin D3. Recommended daily dose varies depending on age. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

Quicker with more.: Studies of post menopausal women suggest that 800IU of vitamin D3 will correct a vitamin D deficiency in one year. Taking more will correct it more quickly. I usually suggest 2000IU daily. ...Read more

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I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more

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My hair seems to not be growing anymore, maybe because I have a vitamin D deficiency? Would it be ok to take 10000mcg of biotin? I'm 16, female.

My hair seems to not be growing anymore, maybe because I have a vitamin D deficiency? Would it be ok to take 10000mcg of biotin? I'm 16, female.

D deficiency: No biotin - vitamin D 1000 a day is what you need.
That said, your hair growth is not well related to vitamin D (biotin) and you should see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has a Vitamin D deficiency for many years, he takes supplements on and off. He is convinced it has affected his growth. Can HGH help at 19?

Yes: See endocrinologist, may have delayed growth and not yet finished with bone but food is best way for vit. D like milk and meat and midday sun for 20 minutes gives about 20, 000 units, ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take daily to solve my vitamin d deficiency? (currently around 10 ng/ml) my doctor prescribed only 800 iu daily.

Ergocalciferol: Typically, I prescribe ergo Calciferol 50, 000 iu 1 time per week for twelve weeks and then recheck. You may need a larger dose than the 800iu daily to really increase your levels in a sufficient way. Current targets are still up for debate, but most guidelines suggest a target 25 oh vitamin d level of 30 or higher. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gastritis. However I'm still confused about what caused gastritis in me. I'm 27 male. I had vitamin D deficiency. So doctors prescribed me to take calcium pills with vitamin D pills. I have been taking 60, 000 IU vitamin D pills

I have been diagnosed with gastritis. However I'm still confused about what caused gastritis in me. I'm 27 male. I had vitamin D deficiency. So doctors prescribed me to take calcium pills with vitamin D pills. I have been taking 60, 000 IU vitamin D pills

Gastritis, Stress: I understand your concern
Gastritis can be due to:
Long-term use of Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox)
Excessive alcohol use
H. Pylori Bacteria
Stress
60, 000 IU vitamin D. is very high dose. It may increase calcium levels in Hyperparathyroidism and Tuberculosis which may result in kidney stones.
See a Gastroenterologist and Internist.
Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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Pain in the back, in some muscles also. Have had plenty of blood test done, and nothing but a vitamin d deficiency. How long before I feel better?

Diagnosis?: The cause of the pain will determine how long it takes to recover. If itis simply muscular, and you let it heal without further strain, you should be fine within two weeks. If it's something else, ask your doctor. If you are overweight, losing weight will help. For vitamin d, get 15-30 minutes of sun exposure to arms, not face per day and skip pills. ...Read more

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