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Vitamin d defficency?

Vitamin d defficency?

Treatment usu simple: Confirm diagnosis with simple blood test. Depending on the severity (how low you are) and whether you have any other medical problems that can be worsened by vitamin d deficiency, your dr can start you on high or regular dose vitamin d pills to replete and maintain your stores. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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What causes deficiency of vitamin d?

What causes deficiency of vitamin d?

No sunlight exposure: A major cause of vitamin d deficiency is limited sun exposure vitamin d deficiency can be caused by not eating enough food rich in vitamin d malabsorption of vitamin d from food in the intestines. Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and cystic fibrosis. Obesity and gastric bypass surgery .Can also lower vitamin d stores in the body. ...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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What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

What is the outcome of a deficiency of vitamin d?

Several things!: Osteoporosis and in men, greater likelyhood of prostate cancer and colon cancer, in women, more breast and colon cancer, and in both sexes, heart disease and stroke. Other problems occur, but I have highlighted the best defined! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin d?

Many: Possible, pain, numbness or paresthesias, fatigue, mental issues, etc... ...Read more

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I have a deficiency of vitamin d, what should I do?

I have a deficiency of vitamin d,  what should I do?

Supplement D3, D2, D: Desirable concentrations of d3 (the one which counts, not d or d2) are in the 70-80 range. Search for a supplement which provides enough to raise concentrations, many otc &rx are not effective. Ones made from lanolin of sheep grown for their wool often work well, reasonable doses are often in the 25, 000 to 50, 000 iu/wk, often upper end. Allow ~3 months to check efficacy. ...Read more

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Vitamin d at 15.6 is not that low in deficiency right?

Vitamin d  at 15.6 is not that low in deficiency right?

Vit D: I like to get levels to around 50. You can supplement and/or get outside in the sun a little to raise the levels. ...Read more

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What effects does a severe deficiency of vitamin d have on the body?

What effects does a severe deficiency of vitamin d have on the body?

Bone disease.: The most proven problem from vitamin d deficiency is bone disease. In children rickets occurs leading to poor growth and deformed bones. Other problems may include muscle weakness, infections including tuberculosis, diabetes and cancer. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many iu of vitamin d should I take if have deficiency?

Can you let me know how many iu of vitamin d should I take if have deficiency?

Since is fat soluble: Alot! i fequently start people who are seriously deficient on prescription d2 at 50, 000iu ( 50k), twice weekly and then once monthly. Since it is fat soluble. Individuals with more body fat because of size or obesity take longer to replete. I recommend that everyone take at least 2000iu of d3 per day. ...Read more

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