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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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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Poor intake/absorp-: There are three categories of problems leading to vitamin d deficiency. --low intake of vitamin d: individuals on vegetarian diet & vegan diet --low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract: individuals with pancreatic or liver disease --inability to activate vitamin d: individuals with kidney failure. ...Read more

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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

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Not likely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The colon appears normal when examined on colonscopy. Because the lining is normal, absorption of nutrients is not impaired by IBS. Lack of vitamin D and B-12 can be due to lack of absorption due to other illnesses, or simply lack of sufficient ingestion via diet-B-12, and lack of sun-vitD. ...Read more

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Have POTS syndrome & suffer from fatigue. My Vitamin D level was 21. Is low Vitamin D often related to POTS?

Have POTS syndrome & suffer from fatigue. My Vitamin D level was 21.  Is low Vitamin D  often related to POTS?

No: Low vitamin D has not been linked as a cause of POTS syndrome, but low levels could make it(POTS) much more difficult to manage. L,ow vitamin D can also contribute to fatigue, even without POTS. If you decide to take vitamin D3, you should also take calcium supplements ...Read more

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Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low B12: If you have low levels of b12- that needs to be investigated and treated. There is a cause for a low B12 level. Untreated it can lead to irreversible neurologic damage. While the cause can be dietary, there are more serious causes such as pernicious anemia- an autoimmune disease. So i suggest an investigation into why low b12. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more

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What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

No one thing!: They are unrelated. Polycythemia and hypertension could come together, but the d deficiency is unrelated! ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between vit d deficiency and lupus?

Is there any relationship between vit d deficiency and lupus?

Yes it can: It has been described but it is unclear what effect it has on sle actvity. Studies have related to sle activity and development of sle . It has been suggested that repletion helps lupus. We know that vitamin d is involved in the immune response and thus one could speculate a role for vitamin d. I certainly want my patients to take vitamin d and have normal levels. I feel this may help. ...Read more

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Anemic, vitamin d deficient and chest pain and oab. Are these related?

Anemic, vitamin d deficient and chest pain and oab. Are these related?

Unlikely: There does not appear to be a cause and effect relationship with what you state, other than anemia can cause easy fatigue. ...Read more

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Is there any link between vitamin d deficiency and colorectal polyps?

Is there any link between vitamin d deficiency and colorectal polyps?

Associated/oral Vit : Studies have indicated an association of vitamin d deficiency and colorectal tumors, although causality has not been proven. The current recommendation is to take vitamin d if your blood level is below the normal range. Sun is not enough vit d. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin B12 or vitamin d cause anxiety and racing heart?

Does lack of vitamin B12 or vitamin d cause anxiety and racing heart?

Unlikely: While low vitamin levels and poor nutrition can cause a whole host of issues its unlikely a direct cause and effect. The anxiety may cause the racing heart and the racing heart can create more anxiety . The cycle can feed on itself. The origin of the anxiety should be sought and treated. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

I am not aware: Of any connection, but vitamin d deficiency is very common in all women, whether they have sjogren's or not. It's easy to test for and treat with daily d3 replacement, no matter what the cause or connection. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? what will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? what will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more

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