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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease?

What is the name of vitamin d-deficiency disease?

Rickets in children: And in adults it's called osteomalacia. Your doctor can check your vitamin d level with a blood test. Vitamin d deficiency causing bone diseases like rickets and osteomalacia is rare in developed countries, but low vitamin d is also associated with weak bones and falls in the elderly. ...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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What do you call the vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

What do you call the vitamin d-deficiency disease in adults?

Osteomalacia: There's a LOT of it out there, masquerading as "aches and pains", "fibromyalgia", "osteoporosis" and others. Many of us today get too little sun (yet ohers get way too much). Diet is often short on vitamin D. Talk about this with your physicain if you wish. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?

I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?

No way to know: No way to tell which your unspecified connective tissue disease is since it's "unspecified". The vitamin d deficiency can be easily treated with 2, 000 u of vitamin d3 a day. Talk with your physician and ask him/her these questions. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?

Help! need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d deficiency can affect the body's ability to convert inactive thyroid hormone to active hormone. When this occurs, then your thyroid could be sluggish. There are many other deficiencies that can affect the thyroid however. ...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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How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

How do you get a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: We get Vitamin D from the sun on our skin. Now we stay indoors and use sun block so it is not reason we are deficient. Take at least 1000 IU per day. ...Read more

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What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

Vit D deficiency: Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet. ...Read more

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Vitamin D (Definition)

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