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Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Not reported but: I have seen a few cases of generalized small itchy bumps on patient with vitamin d deficiency. The rash has either gone away or improved after vitamin d3 supplementation. This is my own experience and I have yet seen any publication on it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can melanoma cause rash that looks like allergy? And can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Not usually: This is not a typical symptom. But best to bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. Melanoma can cause iron deficiency anemia if it has created tumors in the GI tract that are bleeding. Melanoma does not cause vit d def. ...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?

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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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Many symptoms: Muscle symptoms
bone symptoms
sleep symptoms
mood symptoms
low back pain
crohn's disease, hypertension and multiple sclerosis.
Prevention of cancer. ...Read more

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What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

Rickets: In children severe vitamin d deficiency can cause impaired growth, bowing of lower extremities, bone and muscle pain. In adults it may contribute to developing osteoporosis. Muscle weakness may occur. More controversial is a deleterious effect on diabetes, various cancers, infections and a variety of other problems. ...Read more

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What are potential signs of vitamin d deficiency?

What are potential signs of vitamin d deficiency?

Maybe none: The signs and symptoms can be very minimal (fatigue). You can avoid it by just getting more vit d. 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. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of vitamin d deficiency in men?

What are the causes of vitamin d deficiency in men?

The cause...: ...Of vitamin d deficiency is either lack of manufacture of vitamin d within the body, usually due to lack of sun exposure, or lack of sufficient intake of dietary vitamin d, or a combination of the two. This is the same in men and women. ...Read more

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What consequences result from vitamin d deficiency?

What consequences result from vitamin d deficiency?

Maybe none: The signs and symptoms can be very minimal (fatigue). You can avoid it by just getting more vit d. 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. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency if older?

What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency if older?

Vitamin D: In adults, usually bone and muscle pain, spasms, weakness, weaker bones. Higher risk of fracture and deformity. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if have a vitamin d deficiency?

Is there a way to know if have a vitamin d deficiency?

Blood test.: Symptoms of mild deficiency are so subtle and nonspecific, you need to test to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wife has vitamin d deficiency. What are the causes and consequences?

See below: Vitamin d deficiency: symptoms, causes, and health risks
www. Webmd. Com/diet/vitamin-d-deficiencyif you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, you may be at risk for vitamin d deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

In some cases: We don't really know what causes fibromyalgia. Some studies have found that many who have fibromyalgia have vitamin d deficiency, while others have not found this. In some studies taking vit d in those who were deficient improved symptoms. So worth checking d levels but also see a good holistic doc. Many with fibromyalgia are hypothyroid. Many have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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What could be reason for a vitamin d deficiency?

Several reasons: You don't consume the recommended levels of the vitamin over time. This is strict vegetarian diet, because most of the natural sources are animal-based, . Your exposure to sunlight is limited. You have dark skin
your kidneys cannot convert vitamin d to its active form, your digestive tract cannot adequately absorb vitamin d
you are obese. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

Vit d def in sailors: It could be from both nutrtional def and lack of sunlight if the saiore are sailing in areas with low or no sunlight (e.g. Always foggy). ...Read more

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How would a patient respond to a vitamin d deficiency and why?

How would a patient respond to a vitamin d deficiency and why?

Supplements: After being diagnosed with a vitamin d deficiency, the best idea would be to start a supplement program in conjunction with your doctor. Vitamin d is necessary for bone strength and foe several other body processes. The problem is those things don't often cause symptoms for years down the road, so even if you don't feel different now, you will be thankful in the future for treating the deficienc. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause back pain?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause back pain?

It may help decrease: Vitamin D stimulates bone turnover by protecting against bone osteoblasts and by preserving fast twitch fibers in muscles. It also decreases inflammation in body tissues and inflammation may be the cause of degeneration in musculoskeletal system. There are many cause of back pain. If a person has rickets vitamin D can treat it. Adequate D levels are associated with less fracture risk. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Vitamin d deficiency: Vitamin deficiencies are fairly common in our population, but aren't regularly measured. It is partly related to our dietary habits, and a diet in high fat, high calorie food is not necessarily nutritionally balanced. The other, specifically for vitamin d, is related to sun exposure, and many of the morbidly obese are not very physically active and engage in regular outside activities. ...Read more

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Is vitamin D deficiency linked to bad sleep?

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to bad sleep?

Possibly: In our brain, there are vitamin D receptors that control our biological clocks, biorhythms & master clock too affecting all organs in the body. So there's implication that different neurotransmitters are also Vitamin D3 dependent, including melatonin. Insomnia can have over 20 different reasons why it occurs, not just a single vitamin/hormone deficiency. Ask your Doctor for her/his recommendations. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

May be not sure: Mental confusion may have a positive link to low levels of serum vitamin d, shows a study in the study 32 elderly patients between the ages of 61 and 92, who presented with symptoms of mental confusion, were evaluated for nutritional status. Blood samples were taken to determine vitamin d levels, and it was found that out of a cohort of 32patients, 25 had low serum vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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