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Can a cause of osgood-slatter be due to having a very low vitamin level?

Can a cause of osgood-slatter be due to having a very low vitamin level?

Doubt it: Probably not related to vitamins. However young people should be on a vitamin d supplement. They also may need a calcium supplement if they do not have enough calcium in their diet. I recommend vitamin d and extra calcium for all my patients. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

Increase fractures: Increase risk of fractures, low calcium levels, increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Low vitamins d level. How serious is this.

Low vitamins d level. How serious is this.

It's very common: Low vit d is not life threatening or even a short term issue. The concern is long term - it can lead to worsening bone density (osteoporosis). More research has led to links with fatigue, muscle weakness, heart issues, etc. We aim for a blood level greater than 30 ng/ml. I often prescribe a high dose vitamin d protocol "boosting" for 2-3 months, then an otc vit d supplement of 2000 units daily. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

What are the consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

Vit D: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

I: I practice in new england and have found that a significant percentage of patients here have low vitamin d levels. We tend to be bundled up or inside during the colder months and usually get less sun exposure than folks who live south of us. As a result I routinely check vitamin d levels on patients who present with depression or low energy level. This is addressed through their diet and through supplementation. ...Read more

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Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

Insufficient intake: There are two ways to get vitamin d. Your body makes it when you are exposed to the sun, or you can take it in your diet. Vitamin d tends to be found in fish (usually cold water) and eggs. There's some in fortified milk, but not enough. Over all, it's pretty hard to get enough from your diet unless you eat huge amounts of certain fish or take a supplement, so I recommend supplements. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

Vitamin D: Usually this is genetically related. Theoretically sunshine will increase vitamin d levels but a study in hawaii showed that 50% of people with 20 hours of sunshine a week still had low vitamin d levels. You can supplement with over-the-counter vitamin d safely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low vitamin d levels apart from lack of sunlight?

Sunlight: Lack of sunlight and a poor diet are two of the bigger causes of a low vitamin d level. ...Read more

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High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

Speak with your doc: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a diagnostic work up to include your parathyroic gland. If this is the case she may also order tests to visualize the gland as well as your bones. You may have had a recent fracture or problem that she is addressing. Hope you get to the bottom of it soon. ...Read more

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What is a low vitamin d level from?

What is a low vitamin d level from?

Living in the dark: Vitamin d is found in some food sources but the major supply is your skin exposure to sun. So it is more commonly deficient in northern climates. It is a common supplement in many foods especially milk. The most serious complication, ricketts, is really rare in the first world but lowered levels are common in many patients and supplementation is common and benign. ...Read more

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What should I take for low vitamin d level?

What should I take for low vitamin d level?

Vitamin D3 & sun!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round. It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more

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Why do so many people have low vitamin d levels?

Low intake, less sun: Most of us don't get enough on our diet. And most of us are indoors most if the time. And if we're smart, when we do go outside, we put sunscreen on. No uv rays, no skin cancer, but also no vitamin d. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when low vitamin d levels go untreated?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

I am not aware: Of any connection, but vitamin d deficiency is very common in all women, whether they have sjogren's or not. It's easy to test for and treat with daily d3 replacement, no matter what the cause or connection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low vitamin d levels so is it okay to take these supplements?

What to do if I have low vitamin d levels so is it okay to take these supplements?

What supplements?: I have no idea what you are asking but I do advise everyone who is low in vit d to take vitamin d3 5-8000 iu/day as well as 5-10, 000 iu of vit. A and 1 mg of vit k, as they work synergistically. As for any other supplements, I don't know what you are asking but low d should generally not cause problems taking most other supplements. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin D levels effect your period?

Can low vitamin D levels effect your period?

No: Low vitamin D levels can affect bone health eg rickets & osteoporosis. Check out http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/, https://ods. Od.nih. Gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/, http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-D & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-d/background/hrb-20060400. ...Read more

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My brother has low vitamin d levels, low B12 levels and joint pain. What could this be?

Might be Gluten: Gluten sensitivity can cause many health issues because it turns on the immune system that may also manifest with autoimmune damages. Many patients will have an inability to make intrinsic factor in the stomach so B12 is not absorbed. Lipase is often reduced so fat soluble vitamins like d are not absorbed. Lastly, because of auto-antibodies, joint pain may also occur. I recommend gene testing. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Certainly: Vitamin B, particularly thiamine (vitamin B1) are essential items in energy metabolism. Stop all forms of sugar, including so-called soft drinks and get a vitamin B supplement ...Read more

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Might it be that a low vitamin d level be helped with vitamin d pills?

Of course!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round. It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more

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