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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Vitamin D Deficiency

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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