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Vitamin D Deficiency In Autoimmune Disorders
Have sudden increased hair loss. Blood test show vitamin D deficiency, triglycerides 548, positive autoimmune test. What autoimmune disease is likely?
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
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
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
I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?
Please tell me if there is 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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: First, dispel an error, vitamin D is not a vitamin at all, but a hormone. Receptors are present on most cells of the body. The best known effects are low calcium/phosphorous absorption & increased risk of osteoporosis. It also effects muscle strength, energy, mood, risk of thyroid & possibly other autoimmune diseases, very low levels assoc. with heart disease. More studied more importance is found ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many and varied: Common symptoms of vit d deficiency include fatigue, muscle pain, weakness ; cramps, joint pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, headaches, depression, difficulty concentrating and frequent infections, as well as increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, many cancers ; autoimmune diseases. See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more
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