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Vitamin D Lack And Ehlers Danlos
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
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
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
Have POTS syndrome & suffer from fatigue. My Vitamin D level was 21. Is low Vitamin D often related to POTS?
Yes: Still u should check with u r md! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can Vitamin B2 high intake (400mg daily) causes Vitamin B6 deficiency?
I have muscle twitching in legs and I suspect vitamin b6 deficiency
No: No it cannot and it is highly unlikely B6 is related to your symptoms. ...Read more
No one thing!: They are unrelated. Polycythemia and hypertension could come together, but the d deficiency is unrelated! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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