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Vitamin D Deficiency And Stomach Problems
Not typically: Vitamin d deficiency is associated with rickets in growing children and osteomalacia in adolescents and adults. Symptoms of rickets, if present, include pain and irritability, motor delay, poor growth, and increased susceptibility to infections. People with osteomalacia may have no symptoms or may have generalized muscle and bone pain. ...Read more
Had CT scan on pelvis/abdomen with contrast 2 years ago & a full body cta with contrast a few months ago. I have a vitamin d deficiency. Cancer risk?
21y was hospitalised for appendicitis/but negative. Low BP, vitamin d deficiency, fatigue, light-headed, dizzy, abdominal pain, nausea after eating?
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 advice to patients is keep your 25(OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! ...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
Possibly: Vitamin d effects most, if not all the organs in the body including the brain. The problems with deficiency are not always the same in everyone. Regardless, if you are deficient, you would benefit from supplements to raise your blood level to at least 40-60 ng/dl according to the latest endocrine society guidelines. ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency D/T Crohn's, could this cause any dental problems? Always had healthy teeth, until the last couple of years...
No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?
No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having a vitamin D deficiency. I am having problems with the treatment being prescribed and really need help ...
Questions? : Go ahead and state your questions. We can try to help if we know what the problem is. ...Read more
20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.
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
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 more
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 more
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
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 the 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
Yes.: Give high dose d2 or d3 until the deficiency no longer is present by laboratory measurement! ...Read more