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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Is there a sign of a vitamin E deficiency?

Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more

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Frequent urination and vitamin d deficiency. Is there a connection?

Frequent urination and vitamin d deficiency. Is there a connection?

No known connection: The institute of medicine recently lowered the threshold for a vitamin d deficiency from 30ng/ml to 20 ng/ml so the probability of you even having a vitamin d deficiency is very low. If you are concerned, have a doctor do a simple blood test to check your levels. Frequent urination, associated with increased thirst, may indicate elevated blood sugar. Again, if so, see a doctor to be tested. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin d deficiency be mistaken for lupus?

Can a vitamin d deficiency be mistaken for lupus?

Not likely: Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds. There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test. ...Read more

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What are signs of vitamin d deficiency in a child?

What are signs of vitamin d deficiency in a child?

Poor growth, aching: Severe vitamin d deficiency in a child over time will produce rickets. This condition causes poor growth, deformity of the lower extremities and muscle aches. If diagnosed by the finding of a low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d level in blood it also results in low blood calcium and phosphorus levels. If treated at an early stage with vitamin d the child should achieve normal growth. ...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?

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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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Vitamin d is 17. Are there any signs or symptoms with a level that low?

Vitamin d is 17. Are there any signs or symptoms with a level that low?

Mostly silent: Low vitamin d levels are common and usually there are no obvious signs or symptoms. Foremost is the concern of low bone density and thus brittle bones. Bone pain and muscle weakness may be present and there are other conditions thought to be related to low vitamin d levels but these are not proven as yet. ...Read more

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Frequent urination and vitamin d deficiency. Is there a correlation?

No: Frequent urination suggests a bladder disturbance such as an infection. Drinking large amounts of fluids woulod also produce this symptom. ...Read more

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Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No.: Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a deficiency in vitamin d casue anxiety symptoms?

It could be possible that a deficiency in vitamin d casue anxiety symptoms?

It's complicated...: Vitamin d deficiency is not known to cause psychological disorders directly, but too little d may trigger emotional symptoms or make them worse. Vitamin d deficit may correlate with anxiety/depressive symptoms associated with other d deficiency illnesses. It is an important nutrient for health and many people seem to be deficient in it. Gentle sunlight exposure + dietary sources are best. ...Read more

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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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Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Yes ...: When using nutrients, one has to be careful of not overloading the body. Elevated copper can increase hyperactivity, oxidative stress and stress zinc requirements. The wrong kind of folate (folic acid) for those with mthfr mutations can also affect mental wellness. If there is a specific condition you are treating it is best to do so under guidance. Also, add one supplement at a time to assess effects. ...Read more

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Is vit b 12 deficiency a symptom of crohnes?

Is vit b 12 deficiency a symptom of crohnes?

Possibly: It could be. Especially if you have had part of your ileum surgically removed. If not, it may be very inflamed. You may need injectable forms of B12 if you can't get your levels up through oral supplementation ...Read more

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Is it true that diarrhea be a symptom of anemia (iron deficiency)?

Is it true that diarrhea be a symptom of anemia (iron deficiency)?

Indirectly: What i mean there is a disorder called celiac disease which does not allow the person to tolerate gluten. One of the symptoms is malabsorption and this can be manifested by diarrhea. Sometimes the only sign of celiac disease is iron deficiency. However, this is rare. One way to test for malabsorption of iron is checking a fasting carotene level. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it! ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency and frequent urination? Is there a correlation?

No. : No, but i would suggest talking to your doctor about your urinary frequency. It may be something easily treated like a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a vitamin d deficiency to cause psychosis?

Is it possible for a vitamin d deficiency to cause psychosis?

Probably not.: Vitamin d deficiency has been reported to be a factor in developing depression. Depression is not considered to be psychosis. ...Read more

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