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So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure? Through food?

So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure?  Through food?

D3, 5000-8000 IU day: When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 . Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Why do I have vitamin d deficiency?

Why do I have vitamin d deficiency?

Intake and sun: Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements) and can also be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most of us use sunscreen! vit d plays a vital role in bone development and woman are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Got milk? Increase milk intake, use supplements as necessary, and increase weight bearing exercise to build bone! ...Read more

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How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: We get Vitamin D from the sun on our skin. Now we stay indoors and use sun block so it is not reason we are deficient. Take at least 1000 IU per day. ...Read more

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How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: ....Makes you more likely to catch illnesses. It makes you more likely to develop immune problems. A variety of cancers are more likely with low d. Some studies have even shown increased likelihood of death from all causes in d deficient people. Not to mention, d is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin d deficiency is a significant problem. ...Read more

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What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

Vit D deficiency: Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet. ...Read more

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What happens with vitamin d deficiency?

What happens with vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D: With gross deficiencies of vitamin d, one can have rickets -- where bones don't mineralize properly and can be deformed. Low d may show up as bone pain and muscle weakness at first. Low vitamin d also correlates with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in seniors, severe asthma in kids, cancer, hypertension, depression, glucose intolerance, and ms. ...Read more

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How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin d deficiency is treated with supplemental vitamin d; you should discuss with your physician what is the most appropriate type and dose of vitamin d for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What could cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Low intake/absorptio: Examples are individuals on special diet, e.g. Vegan diet or the ones having fat malabsorption from intestines due to pancreatic insufficiency or liver failure. ...Read more

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What causes severe vitamin d deficiency?

Diet/sun exposure: Not enough vitamin d, either through diet or sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Vitamin D: Probably but an injection is not necessary. Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at low cost. 1,000 or 2,000 mg tablets daily are appropriate. ...Read more

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