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Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?
Poor intake/absorp-: There are three categories of problems leading to vitamin d deficiency. --low intake of vitamin d: individuals on vegetarian diet & vegan diet --low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract: individuals with pancreatic or liver disease --inability to activate vitamin d: individuals with kidney failure. ...Read more
What to do if i was recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What could be causing this?
Lack of sun & supps: Virtually all americans become deficient in vit d in the winter months if they don't supplement. It is impossible for us to produce vit d from sun in the fall & winter (unless you live in the deep south) as the sun is never high enough in the sky for uvb rays to reach us. Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu of vit d3 to achieve optimal levels. It is best to take vit a & k with d as they work in synergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family Medicine: There is no need to see a specialist for this very common northern hemisphere problem. Your family physician can manage this easily for you. ...Read more
I have severe vitamin d deficiency. Can i just skip the 50, 000 iu once a week pill for taking two 5000 D3 daily?
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I am suffering from severe vitamin d deficiency can I just skip the 50, 000 iu once a week pill for taking two 5000 D3 daily?
Yes- DON'T TAKE D2! : The 50, 000 unit dose of vit d is the prescription form, vitamin d2. Research has shown this type may do more harm than good! any doc who prescribes it is not informed of the research. I advise that most adults take vitamin d3, 5-8000 units/day to achieve optimal levels, but 10, 000 is safe. See http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had severe vitamin d deficiency which my level was a 6. I was on 4, 000 i.U for two months. Now level is 36. Should i cut down? How can I maintain?
How do i treat severe Vitamin D deficiency (5ng/ml or 13nmol/L). I spend at least 1 hour in the sun each day, uncovered but only 20 minutes at a time.
Many people take: 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily when their D level is low. It comes in capsule form and can be found in health food stores. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. I am really tired and don't feel i can't go back to work, how do I get my energy back?
Vitamin D: If you were diagnosed with "severe" vitamin d deficiency, your 25ohd level would usually be <20 ng/ml. For this, your doctor can treat you with 50, 000 iu d3 orally once per week for 6-8 weeks. This could be followed by taking 1000-2000 iu per day, with a re-test @ 3-4 months to see where you are. If the reason for vit d deficiency is poor absorption, your needs may differ. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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