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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin d deficiency cause jair loss or dizziness?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin d deficiency cause jair loss or dizziness?

Not likely: Vitamin d deficiency is wide spread as are hair loss and dizziness but are not related. If you are deficient in vitamin d you should take an over the counter vitamin d supplement. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D has been associated with many disorders but not hair loss. However, if you are deficient in vitamin D, it is important to take supplements.
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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.

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 more

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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?

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?

May be: Is your hair loss due to malabsorption or due to hereditary reasons? If it is due to nutritional deficiencies, there may be some reversal on correcting the deficiencies. However loss due to hereditary factors will not reverse. ...Read more

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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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What can cause chronic vitamin d deficiency?

What can cause chronic vitamin d deficiency?

Most common: Cause is lack of sunlight exposure. There are many others. Bu this is the most common. ...Read more

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How can I get help for vitamin d deficiency?

How can I get help for vitamin d deficiency?

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

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Does a vitamin d deficiency stunt my height?

Does a vitamin d deficiency stunt my height?

Rickets?: Do you have stigmata of rickets? I.E. Bowed legs? Were you deprived of fortified milk growing up? Did you grow up in a northern climate with insufficient sunlight exposure to your skin? How tall were your parents? Need more data! ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

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

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What can you take and eat for vitamin d deficiency?

What can you take and eat for vitamin d deficiency?

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

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What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

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 more

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Can anyone tell me what causes a vitamin d deficiency?

Can anyone tell me what causes a vitamin d deficiency?

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

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I have vitamin d deficiency. How long till I am better?

I have vitamin d deficiency. How long till I am better?

3 months.: You will have to keep taking a small dose on a regular basis after the levels reach normal. ...Read more

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What symptoms are commonly seen with vitamin d deficiency?

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 more

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Could I have a vitamin d deficiency? Do you get symptoms?

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

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Can vitamin d deficiency of a 12.7 cause any complications?

Can vitamin d deficiency of a 12.7 cause any complications?

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

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in most women?

Statin intolerance: Women and men with vitamin d deficiency often have myalgia-myocitis when they take statins. Normalizing the serum vitamin d then allows the physician to successfuly re-start statins in over 90% of patients. Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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How can I have a vitamin d deficiency when I'm often outdoors?

How can I have a vitamin d deficiency when I'm often outdoors?

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 more

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Do you know what all happens when you have vitamin d deficiency?

Do you know what all happens when you have vitamin d deficiency?

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 more

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Please help! What is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

Please help! What is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

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

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Which sort of medical problems arise as a result of vitamin d deficiency?

Which sort of medical problems arise as a result of vitamin d deficiency?

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

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What are different ways to relieve the symptoms of a vitamin d deficiency?

Yes.: Give high dose d2 or d3 until the deficiency no longer is present by laboratory measurement! ...Read more

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Is it true that light skinned women have high rates of vitamin d deficiency?

No: Light skinned people are more easily able to convert sun exposure to vitamin d than dark skinned people. Of course, they need to be more careful about limiting that sun exposure to minimize their increased risk of skin tumors. ...Read more

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If I have a Vitamin D deficiency do I get D3 from the store or something else?

If I have a Vitamin D deficiency do I get D3 from the store or something else?

Any store: Vitamin D3 is available in almost all drug stores and grocery stores, Take 2000-4000 units/day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? What will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? What will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...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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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.
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