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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?

Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d deficiency can affect the body's ability to convert inactive thyroid hormone to active hormone. When this occurs, then your thyroid could be sluggish. There are many other deficiencies that can affect the thyroid however. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? I have ongoing neck/shoulder pain, weak legs, fatigue and dizziness. Are these due to the deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? I have ongoing neck/shoulder pain, weak legs, fatigue and dizziness. Are these due to the deficiency?

Few symptoms usually: Most pts with true vitamin d deficiency are virtually asymptomatic early on, and blood test levels often surprising. Do get this checked and monitored, but most likely, your symptoms are due to a different cause. ...Read more

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Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Masking: Masking of hyperpara with low D is unusual. 40% of hyperpara patients present with vitamin D deficiency. It is important to get all labs checked at the same time (blood draw) to prevent confounding results from tine of day or day to day changes. The labs I check are: total calcium, ionized calcium, 25 OH vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, creatinine, chloride, and intact PTH. ...Read more

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If a patient had vitamin d deficiency for years will other blood results such as calcium show high or low levels?

Likely normal or low: Prolonged vitamin d deficiency can be associated with low circulating levels of calcium. Often, though if there is adequate dietary calcium intake and even occasional vitamin d intake through diet or production through sun exposure, circulating calcium levels can be normal (although other lab values such as parathyroid hormone (PTH) or alkaline phosphatase will be high and serum phosphate low). ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

Menses: There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this.
Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough.
Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten.
High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you.
Fatigue — why? ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

Inactivity: Can't think of one possible cause except inactivity, being sedentary can lead to all what you described either directly or indirectly, see your doctor, start an exercise program suitable for your state of health, good luck ...Read more

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Is it true that light skinned women have high rates of vitamin d deficiency?

Is it true that light skinned women have high rates of vitamin d deficiency?

No: Light skinned people are more easily able to convert sun exposure to vitamin d than dark skinned people. Of course, they need to be more careful about limiting that sun exposure to minimize their increased risk of skin tumors. ...Read more

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Are vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin levels related?

Are vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin levels related?

Vit D: No, vitamin d, is a hormone and does help with metabolism but deficiency does not cause elevated hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke? Do you intake enough liquids? ...Read more

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I m having vitamin d deficiency, high uric acid level usually. I feel pain in my legs, arms and in my lower back right side as well. What should I do?

I m having vitamin d deficiency, high uric acid level usually. I feel pain in my legs, arms and in my lower back right side as well. What should I do?

Pain: First off, high uric acid doesn't mean gout. A lot of folks have high uric acid but no gout. Gout is usually seen at an older age than yours, so I cannot tell you based on your presentation what the cause of your pain is. Vitamin d deficiency is often asymptomatic and is not manifested with pain. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

I have a vitamin d deficiency... It is right now as low as 5.6... What should I do...?

Go outside: Supplements and sunshine are the key. Lots of skin uncovered (no sunscreen) in the sun will help. Not unusual after the winter months. It's more prevalent in dark skinned people, who naturally block the sun's UV Rays. ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit. Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit. Ly/1607tg3
if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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I recently had a fasting blood test and was told I had a low white blood cell count. I also had a vitamin d deficiency. What does this mean?

I recently had a fasting blood test and was told I had a low white blood cell count.  I also had a vitamin d deficiency. What does this mean?

See answer: A low white blood cell count(leukopenia) may or may not be significant. People of African ancestry can normally have a reduced WBC. A diet deficient in Vitamin D and/or lack adequate exposure to sunlight can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. Taking Vitamin D3 600-800 units daily is recommended. Higher doses may be needed. Check with you Dr. For information of Vit D deficiency > http://bit.ly/1WFSAh0 ...Read more

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