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Vitamin D Deficiency And Memory Loss
Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?
Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.
Hair loss and vit D: A lot of things can contribute to hair loss. The vast majority of us are deficient in vitamin d, so it is not a major contributor to hair loss. When i treat hair loss, i try to correct all the things that are correctable. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from malabsorption ( iron,vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency). Bcoz of it i had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?
Have sudden increased hair loss. Blood test show vitamin D deficiency, triglycerides 548, positive autoimmune test. What autoimmune disease is likely?
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
Sun and wild salmon: The best natural way to address a vitamin d deficiency is to get 15-30 minutes of sun exposure, ideally to your mid-section (belly). The best food is sea kelp, witth he the next best food being wild salmon. Many foods are fortified with vitamin d. Your last resort is taking a vitamin d3 supplement. ...Read more
Nonspecific: They may be subtle and nonspecific. It's easy to get tested in your doctor's office and replacement therapy is cheap, safe and easy. Don't wait until you have symptoms, because then it;s too late. ...Read more
The best source of: Vitamin d3 is to be in the sun each day w/arms ; legs exposed. That doesn't work in the winter. Barring this, supplementing w/d3 capsules is good. Ask your doc to check your d3 level and go from there so you will know the dose to take. The majority of us folks are low, especially darker skinned people. Peace and good health. Fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, some meats are good food sources. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25(OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D deficiency: Normally lack of exposure to sunlight. This can be accentuated by the fact we are now also covering our bodies with more clothing and sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. In addition, lack of vit d in our diets or poor absorption of vitamin d. Foods normally don't have much vitamin d but some foods that our high in vit d include wild salmon, mackerel, eggs, liver. ...Read more
3 months.: You will have to keep taking a small dose on a regular basis after the levels reach normal. ...Read more
Muscle pain&fatigue&: Many with d deficiency have no obvious symptoms but many do. For example, most people with chronic back pain have low vit d; research shows giving d almost always improves the pain. Fatigue & frequent infections are other common symptoms. See http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/ & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026966_pain_vitamin_d_deficiency.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vit d is supporting the whole immune systems, besides other multiple organs, tissues and not only bone health as emphasized in the past. So when vit d deficiency/insufficiency - osteoporosis, low immunity with frequent colds, development of cancers, affects the brain function- dementia, depression, adversely influencing the diabetes and many others, .... Generalized weakness, prone to falls, ..... ...Read more
Many risks &problems: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more
Three steps : There are three important steps of vitamin d metabolism. Sources are food, supplementation and sunlight. Conversion must occur in the liver to get biologically active forms of vit d. Vit d is fat soluble, so small amounts daily are sufficient. See nih article < http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitamind-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat it: Vitamin d is claimed to do so many things it's hard to know which symptoms is caused by vitamin d deficiency. The best thing to do is treat it with a supplement to get it back to the normal range. Once it's normal, whatever remaining symptoms are then caused by something else and not the low vit d. (process of elimination). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually none: Except fatigue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several not just one: Since vitamin d3 is needed for ca absorption ; forming hydroxyapatite in bone, osteopenia/osteoporosis is longest documented consequence of deficiency. Newer evidence. Also important for: 1. Muscle strength (including heart muscle), 2. Immune function, 3. Cavities 4. ? Diabetes mellitus, 5. ? Depression 6. ? Cancer 7. ? Osteoarthritis. Vitamin d3 (conversion liver ; kideys) most important form. ...Read more
Bone density: 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
Yes.: Give high dose d2 or d3 until the deficiency no longer is present by laboratory measurement! ...Read more
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