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Can vitamin d deficiency cause persistent swollen lymph nodes and fevers that come and go?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause persistent swollen lymph nodes and fevers that come and go?

No: No... that is quite unlikely. Persistent Swollen lymph nodes and fevers is concerning. You should see your general practitioner asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

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How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

Variable: Duration of corrective treatment varies depending upon the cause leading to vitamin d deficiency, e.g., nutritional deficiency vs inability to activate vitamin d. For nutritional vitamin d deficiency, high-dose vitamin d, 2, 000 to 5, 000 iu/day, is given over 4-6 week. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of long term vitamin d deficiency?

Pregnant women: Craniotabes, softening of the skull, has been associated with low vitamin d levels in the mother. There is preliminary evidence to suggest that autism spectrum dis orders may be increased with vitamin d deficiency in the mother. ...Read more

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How did I get a vitamin d deficiency when I was in the sun this season?

How did I get a vitamin d deficiency when I was in the sun this season?

Sun screen?: If you cover your exposed skin with sunscreen you would block vitamin d production in the skin. Also if you don't have enough skin exposed to the sun you would not produce enough vitamin d. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a vitamin d deficiency?

Depends!: Vitamin d repletion takes longer when you have more body fat, since it is a lipid soluble vitamin, and your general size, independent of leaness. Usually on your dose you should see a significant rise in 4-6 weeks, but not knowing how low you were and if you are overweight, it may be from 3-9mo before you d is adequate!
key factors: size; how low you were; and degree of obesity! ...Read more

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How will I know if my baby or child has rickets from vitamin d deficiency?

How will I know if my baby or child has rickets from vitamin d deficiency?

Rickets: I will presume that you are feeding your child a normal diet for age and that you are seeing your pediatrician or family practice physician on a regular basis. Rickets will be part of a constellation of signs and symptoms that will determined clinically. This type of nutritional deficiency is relatively rare in america at this time. ...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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I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

Quicker with more.: Studies of post menopausal women suggest that 800IU of vitamin D3 will correct a vitamin D deficiency in one year. Taking more will correct it more quickly. I usually suggest 2000IU daily. ...Read more

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Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Often not: Because vitamin d deficiency develops gradually, a patient may not notice symptoms or attribute them to getting older. Fatigue and generalized achiness may occur. Sometimes the only way to know is to take vitamind until levels become normal and see what gets better. ...Read more

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What can I do if my doc tested me for a vitamin d deficiency, what are the symptoms?

What can I do if my doc tested me for a vitamin d deficiency, what are the symptoms?

See below: There are no specific symptoms associated with vit d that can be readily seen on a day to day basis. Bone health, psoriasis, diabetes, rickets, and other diseases are associated with chronic vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency. What are some natural sources I can get this from instead of taking supplements?

I have a vitamin d deficiency. What are some natural sources I can get this from instead of taking supplements?

From sun or supps: It's almost impossible to get enough vit d from food sources- most adults need 5000 iu/day for optimal levels. 2 oz. Of cod liver oil provides this if you find one that doesn't have d removed. The next best source is salmon but you'd need 2 pounds a day! Fortunately you can get it from sun exposure-in most of the us you can't now but in apopka currently you can get it between 11:20-2pm. See comment:. ...Read more

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I was checked for vitamin d deficiency and my levels came back at 18 I tried taking vitamin d3 at 1000 ui and it made me anxious and I felt horrible?

I was checked for vitamin d deficiency and my levels came back at 18 I tried taking vitamin d3 at 1000 ui and it made me anxious and I felt horrible?

Try different D: You should get your levels up to at least 30, but optimally between 50-80. You'll probably need at least 4000 iu/day to reach optimal levels.
Pure Vit. D shouldn't cause any side effects; you may have reacted to fillers and binders in the form you took. Try Super Vit D3 Drops from Carlson- it has 4000 iu per drop and only other ingredients are coconut and palm oil. See
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Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Maybe: Hi. If you get most of your vit. D from your diet (instead of from sun exposure), malabsorption can cause vit. D deficiency. So causes of malabsorption are associated with diarrhea, so there can be a connection. In general, I'd say chronic diarrhea needs a good work up by a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Unlikely: Generally vitamin d deficiency causes no symptoms. However some patients with vitamin d deficiency can have muscle aches. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d deficiency cause burning sensation in muscles?

Seek another cause: Vitamin D deficiency is famous as a cause of aching in the skeleton, but if you have muscle paresthesias, look for a different explanation. ...Read more

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