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What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy diet. All adults should take 1000 international units of vitamin d daily. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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vitamin d deficiency for at least 3 years then got pregnant august 2013 and been breastfeeding 8 months can my osteoporosis be related to this?

 vitamin d deficiency for at least 3 years then got pregnant august 2013 and been breastfeeding 8 months can my osteoporosis be related to this?

Osteoporosis: Regrettably yes but extremely unlikely. If you have had a DXA study was it normal? If not you will need a full osteoporosis work up by a very competent Endocrinologist and Spine Surgeon. Why is this unlikely? Because only 15 women have developed osteoporosis after pregnancy over the past 5 years. See the doctors and I am confident you will be fine and thoroughly enjoy your ...Read more

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If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis  would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

Osteoporosis: You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It would be very important for you to get in for evaluation to see why you have developed this at such a young age and make sure there is not a reversible cause. ...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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Why do I have vitamin d deficiency?

Why do I have vitamin d deficiency?

Intake and sun: 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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How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: ....Makes you more likely to catch illnesses. It makes you more likely to develop immune problems. A variety of cancers are more likely with low d. Some studies have even shown increased likelihood of death from all causes in d deficient people. Not to mention, d is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin d deficiency is a significant problem. ...Read more

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What happens with vitamin d deficiency?

What happens with vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D: With gross deficiencies of vitamin d, one can have rickets -- where bones don't mineralize properly and can be deformed. Low d may show up as bone pain and muscle weakness at first. Low vitamin d also correlates with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in seniors, severe asthma in kids, cancer, hypertension, depression, glucose intolerance, and ms. ...Read more

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What could cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Low intake/absorptio: Examples are individuals on special diet, e.g. Vegan diet or the ones having fat malabsorption from intestines due to pancreatic insufficiency or liver failure. ...Read more

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What causes severe vitamin d deficiency?

Diet/sun exposure: Not enough vitamin d, either through diet or sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Is there a vitamin d deficiency injection?

Vitamin D: Probably but an injection is not necessary. Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at low cost. 1,000 or 2,000 mg tablets daily are appropriate. ...Read more

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