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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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How can I treat a vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin d deficiency is treated with supplemental vitamin d; you should discuss with your physician what is the most appropriate type and dose of vitamin d for your specific situation. ...Read more

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY ?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY ?

Aint no sunshine: Hello Annette, Vitamin D deficiency is more common in areas without year long significant sun exposure (long winters). This deficiency has been associated with a multitude of conditions but not definitively linked to many. The potential symptoms are therefore quite varied. The best course of action would be to replace Vitamin D as it is very important for your bones regardless of other effects. ...Read more

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What will be the effect of vitamin d deficiency?

What will be the effect of vitamin d deficiency?

Bone loss: Vit D is essential for the absorption of calcium into your bones. A deficiency will lead to bone loss and eventually osteoporosis later in life. There is also research in Vit D's role in preventing certain cancers, reducing blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and even helping the immune system to fight off influenza and the common cold! ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of vitamin d deficiency?

What is the likely cause of vitamin d deficiency?

No sun, poor intake: Vitamin d deficiency can happen either when you get an adequate intake through your diet or have inadequate exposure to uv light from the sun. Some foods, such as cows milk in the United States, are supplemented with vitamin d to help boost intakes. You can get a good dose from sun exposure by keeping your arms and legs exposed to direct sunlight without sunscreen for about 10 to 15 minutes during the months of the year when you can get uvb light from the sun. In indiana that is true from mid april until early november. ...Read more

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What are the physical symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

What are the physical symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

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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Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: Yes that dose is appropriate for a daily supplement. Just make sure you recheck your levels in a few months. You should also spend a little time in the sun, summer is coming do outdoor activities! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin d deficiency? How would i know I have it?

Vit D: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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My wife has vitamin d deficiency; what are the causes and associated dangers?

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 can a vitamin d deficiency or to much of do to a person and would the person feel?

Vitamin D deficiency: Deficiency causes rickets and osteomalacia in children. Vit d needs exposure to sun lite to be converted to active form, and breast fed babies lack the vitamin d unless suplemented adults - osteoporosis, fractures , weakness etc excess causes vague symptoms like anorexia, polyuria, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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