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I had gastric bypass in 05 and I have developed a vitamin defficiency. Taking 975 mg fe. What is normal daily dose of vitamin d for grown woman?

I had gastric bypass in 05 and I have developed a vitamin defficiency. Taking 975 mg fe. What is normal daily dose of vitamin d for grown woman?

Vitamin D: For my gastric bypass patients with a vitamin d deficiency, if their level is greater than 20ng/ml i usually give them 1000 international units per day, and sometimes 5000 iu a day. If their level is below 20ng/ml, i give them a prescription for high dose vitamin d. 50, 000iu once a week for 6 weeks in addition to 1000iu daily. ...Read more

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12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago.1 yr ago throidectomy TSH &t4 normal T3 low always feel sick low vitamin d no energy or strength what's the problem?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago.1 yr ago throidectomy  TSH &t4 normal T3  low always feel sick low vitamin d no energy or strength  what's the problem?

See your doctor: After gastric bypass it is possible to develop many vitamin deficiencies that can be corrected with supplements. Make an appointment to have a full bariatric profile checked to see if any of your vitamin levels are low. ...Read more

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20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

U need 2 C a neurol-: -ogist soon. Post concussion syndrome can B a cause. My advice NO MORE CONTACT SPORTS OF ANY KIND! Get in 2 C the neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: Long term vitamin d deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin d are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. In children, prolonged vitamin d deficiency causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read more

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What's a good way to ask to be tested for a vitamin d deficiency?

Ask to be tested: Ask your provider to draw a blood test to check your vitamin d level. Results will determine whether you really need treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a vitamin d deficiency and exercise intolerance?

What could cause a vitamin d deficiency and exercise intolerance?

Different issues: Vitamin d deficiency is common in the us due low exposure to sun, low milk consumption and obesity. If you are deficient in vitamin d you can take over the counter supplement. Exercise intolerance can be due to many causes from lack of physical activity to many systemic disorders and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure vitamin d deficiency?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure vitamin d deficiency?

D def.- 1-2mo corr.: The time it takes to correct vitamin d deficiency depends on the severity of the deficiency and the dose of vitamin d used to treat it. In most individuals vitamin d deficiency should be correctable within 1-2 months. ...Read more

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What would cause myself and both of my kids to have vitamin d deficiency?

What would cause myself and both of my kids to have vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D Deficiency: You live in a place where there is not enough exposure to the sun at the right angle to get vitamin d naturally. Most of your neighbors are also vitamin d deficient here in michigan as well. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about vitamin d deficiency? What are the symptoms?

What do I need to know about vitamin d deficiency? What are the symptoms?

Easy to treat: Hi. What to do is easy. Take vitamin D supplements. We humans are capable of making our own vitamin D, but it requires way more sunlight exposure than most of us ever get (being stuck indoors working during the daylight hours). Vitamin D deficiency is very common for that reason. It is almost always completely asymptomatic. Rarely, it can cause osteomalacia, in which there are bone pain, fractures ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

Go outside: supplements and sunshine are the key. Lots of skin uncovered (no sunscreen) in the sun will help. Not unusual after the winter months. It's more prevalent in dark skinned people, who naturally block the sun's UV Rays. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

See below: You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? How do doctors treat this?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? How do doctors treat this?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is needed by the cells of your body and it acts more like a hormone in that it talks to the DNA of the cells and gets the cell doing what is was made to do. The symptoms are silent till you have cancer, a broken bone, or just don't feel well and a doctor checks your level. Take 1000 to 2000 IU a day and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of Vitamin D deficiency. I have enough exposure to sunlight.

What are the causes of Vitamin D deficiency. I have enough exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin deficiency: causes of vitamin D def: 1- darker skin 2- obesity (fat cells extracts Vit D from bloodstream) 3- lack of Vit D in diet, especially if u r vegetarian 4- Kidney disease 5- your gut cannot absorb vit D, in diseases like Crohn dx, Celiac dx the intestine cannot absorb nutrient. 6- limited exposure to the sun. Hope this helps u. ...Read more

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I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency. That works, right?

I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency.  That works, right?

Bad idea: Exposure to the uv radiation from tanning beds can cause skin cancer, as can exposure to sunlight. If you have a vitamin d deficiency, the best way to treat it is with vitamin d supplements, either oral or injected. Foods such as salmon, sardines and fortified milk also contain vitamin d. Ask your doctor what your recommended dose is. ...Read more

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