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Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Not vitamin: Deficiency. Graves disease is hyperactive thyroid gland. It is not due to vitamin deficiency but may be associated with nutriotional problems due to increased metabolic rate. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more

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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Yes: A recently published study showed correlation between low blood levels of vitamin d with the severity of eczema in children. Br j dermatol. 2011 may;164(5):1078-82. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10147.X. Epub 2011 apr 11. However, there is yet a study to show improvement of eczema with vitd supplement. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Vitamin d deficiency: Vitamin deficiencies are fairly common in our population, but aren't regularly measured. It is partly related to our dietary habits, and a diet in high fat, high calorie food is not necessarily nutritionally balanced. The other, specifically for vitamin d, is related to sun exposure, and many of the morbidly obese are not very physically active and engage in regular outside activities. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

In some cases: We don't really know what causes fibromyalgia. Some studies have found that many who have fibromyalgia have vitamin d deficiency, while others have not found this. In some studies taking vit d in those who were deficient improved symptoms. So worth checking d levels but also see a good holistic doc. Many with fibromyalgia are hypothyroid. Many have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause sacroiliitis?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause sacroiliitis?

D Deficiency: Very unlikely to cause sacroiliitis. More importantly do not underdo or overdo vitamin D dosing. 500 mg a day is OK. London's weather won't bother your vitamin D. ...Read more

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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

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

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What causes a vit d deficiency?

What causes a vit d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: is now recognized as a pandemic. The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequate to satisfy either a child's or an adult's vitamin D requirement. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause anxiety?

Not cause, but....: It's a really important deficiency to correct as well and soon as possible. here are links to depression reported and even to thought disorders, but all mental symptoms can overlap and if anxiety is a tendency for you, a D deficiency might contribute to you feel that way. Work w/ a doctor or read nutritional info to get that corrected. CBT can also help treat anxiety. Best! ...Read more

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If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

Vit D malais: 53 M of unknown ethnicity from UK asks "if my severe Vit D was caused by malabsorption would oral D work". ANS; yes it you can correct cause of malabsorption or take in enough to overcome the malabsorb problem. Talk with your team there who know you best. ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Can cause Iron Def: If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes severe vitamin d deficiency?

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 ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Is ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Yes and no: Severe vitamin E deficiency can cause ataxia, but there are many causes not associated with vitamin e. ...Read more

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Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question: : Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more