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Doctor insights on: Life Threatening Lack Of Vitamin D

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What is lack of vitamin d?

What is lack of vitamin d?

Many people have: low levels of vitamin D. Your doc can do a simple lab test to measure it and it can be replaced w/an inexpensive supplement. Experts say between 50 and 80 on your lab results is optimal. There are many studies supporting the good effects of vitamin D on immunity, mood, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

Lowered health: Over 70% of adults have been found to have vitamin d levels below accepted normal levels. It is felt that lowered levels can be a factor in many disease states including sensitivity to cancer, mutiple sclerosis, resistance to infections and a host of others. The level of 400 units per day is set to prevent rickets but the adult dosage can do so much more. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Lazy: Well perhaps your question really asks if vitamin d deficiency can cause fatigue, which th answer to this is yes. Laziness, however, is a lack of motivation due to choice. So soak up a reasonable amount of sun to maintain those vitamin d levels, but remember that may not kick start your drive to clean your room! all the best! ...Read more

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Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Many: Possible bone loss, fatigue, mental issues, falls, pain, paresthesias, etc... ...Read more

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What does lack of vitamin d have to do with kidneys?

What does lack of vitamin d have to do with kidneys?

Conversion to active Vitamin D: Vitamin d whether obtained from diet or from sun exposure must be metabolized first by the liver and secondly by the kidneys from a relatively inactive prohormone to the active form of vitamin d that is primarily responsible for its metabolic effects. In particular, the kidneys take 25 hydroxy vitamin d to 125 hydroxy vitamin d. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin d cause any damage to the liver?

Does lack of vitamin d cause any damage to the liver?

Vitamin D and Liver: Nowadays everything is being associated with vitamin d deficiency (rightfully and wrongfully). But liver problems should not be among them. ...Read more

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How do miners deal with the lack of vitamin d from the sun?

How do miners deal with the lack of vitamin d from the sun?

Supplements: Sunlight activates the production of vitamin d in the skin. Vitamin d isn't found naturally in very many foods, although milk is fortified with vitamin d. For people who don't spend much time in the sun, the only way to get enough vitamin d is to take dietary supplements. ...Read more

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