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Vitamin D Side Affects
No: B"sd No not a reason for facial swelling Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear. "Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more
NO: Vit. D is remarkably safe & sleepiness is not a known side effect. Side effects are very rare unless one takes toxic doses. I did find some reports of anxiety experienced by some after taking vit. D which is apparently a sign of magnesium deficiency remedied with magnesium. It's possible for someone to be allergic to fillers & binders in supplements so if it makes you sleepy try a different form. ...Read more
Growth Hormone is: The one that affect height ; growth, not vitamin d3 per se. That may help with normal thyroid function, bones (osteoporosis) in conjunction with vitamin k2, k5, k7 and boron.However, vitamin d3 is responsible for turning on 220 genes, and does into the nuclear section of a cell, facilitating expression of that gene. So, perhaps indirectly it may affect growth thru bone development assoc.W/ growth. ...Read more
Does vit d deficiency cause tingling/numbness,limb weakness,low chronic fever,headaches,pain,severe memory loss,ataxia,etc?Initial vit d level was 5.
Vitamin D: Why do you need vitamin D injections? Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at limited cost and I would recommend 1000 or 2000 mg tablets. There are some medical conditions associated with very low levels of vitamin D and you will need much larger doses but, here too, you should not need injections. If you or your doctor have insisted on injections could you please let me know why. ...Read more
I take fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin d, calcium plus vitamin d, red yeast rice, multivitamin, which of this is the most effect?
Ca and D: Why are you taking all that junk? What do you think it will do for you? How will you know if it's working? What deficiency are you treating or what disease are you trying to prevent? There's no scientific evidence that any of that will help you except for good calcium in your diet and about 2000 units of d a day. Don't get your medical info from tv, friends or the internet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not cause, but....: It's a really important deficiency to correct as well and soon as possible. here are links to depression reported and even to thought disorders, but all mental symptoms can overlap and if anxiety is a tendency for you, a D deficiency might contribute to you feel that way. Work w/ a doctor or read nutritional info to get that corrected. CBT can also help treat anxiety. Best! ...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
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
No: But a clot can and should be ruled out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms?: Iron deficiency fatigue. D deficiency body aches. Symptoms are due to the effects of illness, side-effects from medications. Both labs are signs of disease and you must find the cause. If you are a vegetarian, give it up now or at least start supplementing with a serious vitamin-mineral tablet. Your physician will also check you for blood loss (even at your age, gut cancer is a real risk). ...Read more
My baby is taking vitamin d supplements (500 iu/day) and mutli-vitamins which has vitamin d (400 iu), is this safe?
Yes: Most authorities believe it is safe for infants to take up to 2000 iu of vit d per day. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more
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