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Vitamin D Deficiency Malar Rash
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20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fish, eggs, dairy: Foods high in vitamin d include fish (salmon, sardines, cod), shrimp, eggs, fortified dairy, shitake mushrooms, and other vitamin d fortified foods (i.e. Some soymilks). If you are deficient in vitamin d, however, i would recommend that you take oral supplementation and have your blood level rechecked in 12 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and muscle ache: Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin d deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin d can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease cognitive impairment in older adults severe asthma in children. ...Read more
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