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What Causes Low Vitamin D In Women
26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?
Insufficient intake: There are two ways to get vitamin d. Your body makes it when you are exposed to the sun, or you can take it in your diet. Vitamin d tends to be found in fish (usually cold water) and eggs. There's some in fortified milk, but not enough. Over all, it's pretty hard to get enough from your diet unless you eat huge amounts of certain fish or take a supplement, so I recommend supplements. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Usually this is genetically related. Theoretically sunshine will increase vitamin d levels but a study in hawaii showed that 50% of people with 20 hours of sunshine a week still had low vitamin d levels. You can supplement with over-the-counter vitamin d safely. ...Read more
Sun light exposure:
A major cause of vitamin d deficiency is limited sun exposure
vitamin d deficiency can be caused by not eating enough food rich in vitamin d
malabsorption of vitamin d from food in the intestines. Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and cystic fibrosis. Obesity and gastric bypass surgery. Can also lower vitamin d stores in the body. ...Read more
Everything little thing bothers me can that be cause by low vitamin D & pottasuim levels I have that.?
What causes very low Vitamin D even when on Driscoll 50, 000 units weekly? My diet is rich in vegetables and dairy, and I get plenty of sun.
Wait longer: It will usually take several months for your vitamin D level to normalize. If it does not after that period of time, check w/your doctor. ...Read more
The: The response you already received was thorough / excellent. I know that the farther north you live, the less sunshine you might experience, especially at this time of year. I also did not order vitamin d levels on many patients until a little over a year ago. I am in new england where it gets cold and snowy. I now get vitamin d levels on all of my patients that present with seasonal affective symptoms or depression. A high percentage have been vitamin d deficient. Many of these patients had low energy level, depressed mood, low sex drive, weight gain and craving for carbohydrates. In other words, for some people, vitamin d deficiency can present with depressive symptoms. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?
Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Your level can cause mild symptoms & will increase risks. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer
& http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/
& http://tinyurl. Com/ly3wn3n ...Read more
My vitamin d level is low, what health symptoms can this cause as have bern feeling very ill but not sure what is down to vitamin d?
No symptoms: Low vitamin d levels cause no symptoms. If you are feeling ill it is due to something else. ...Read more
I'm 36 yrvold female my vitamin d 25 hydroxy came back low at 15.Normal range is > 30 what is the recommended dose in taking vitamin d?
2000unit: About 2000 units daily will be the dose. ...Read more
My vitamin d level has been very low & have taken 50, 000units twice a week for 2 1/2 years. Current level is 8.4. What health issues could this cause?
Quite unusual: Agree with dr. Garnier. You are on a high dose and been on it for a very long time. If your level is still 8.4, you are not absorbing it and you need to know why. In the meantime, try vitamin d3 instead and go with different route: sublingual/drops and see if it will make a different. Good luck. ...Read more
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest cause. Low potassium, if not due to diuretic medications or steroids, may occur with vomiting or diarrhea, and less likely rare glandular problems. Low vit D is due to low calcium intake and lack of Sun exposure.YOur physician knows you best, however. ...Read more
Possibly: Vitamin d is an important co-factor in calcium absorption from the GI tract. If you are too low on vitamin d (pregnant or otherwise), you may not be absorbing enough calcium from your diet; this can lead to several problems. Taking a vitamin d supplement is relatively inexpensive and easy; talk with your physician about a proper dosage. ...Read more
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
Generally not: But it is easy to normalize vitamin d levels by just taking 2000 units of otc vitamin d3/day. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: More specifically, go see the one who ordered your testosterone test as you need repeat test in morning when T is highest. If it remains low, then get further testing to determine cause. No need to evaluate if repeat test is normal, at least not for now. Low T can present w/depression but some folks get anxious & depressed. Bottom line, follow up w/your doc & taper off Xanax (alprazolam) b/c it's addicting. ...Read more
3 different causes:
Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women & usually due to dietary deficiency- see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=70 for sources. Low B12 is most commonly due to poor absorption (unless you're vegan).See http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences
almost everyone is low in d unless they supplement during winter months. See comment:. ...Read more
Yes: Hypervitaminosis d is rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you take in too much vitamin d. Excess amounts of vitamin d can cause abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, which can affect bones, tissues, and other organs. Left untreated, this condition can lead to high blood pressure, bone loss, and kidney damage. ...Read more
What are the Causes of chronic extremely low vitamin D even after multiple 50, 000mlu treatments?
Not enough sun: Our body can get all vit D it needs by getting exposed to enough sun, lack this leads to the defiency. May lead to not the just effect on bones, cause systemic problems including development of cancers (people with cancers found to have low vit D levels) ...Read more
Can low vitamin d cause symptoms? What are causes of low vit d? recently quit drinking and do not go outside much
Most of the: Problems due to D deficiency don't cause significant symptoms that would bring it to your attention. Deficiency is due to poor sunlight exposure or lack of D in foo products (particularly dairy) or poor absorption. Luckily, D deficiency is easy to test for and very easy to treat (or prevent) with daily D supplementation. ...Read more
I'm a 22 year old female. My vitamin D test result was 13.46 ng/dl. Is it low? If low, what meds can I take to improve it & how much?
It's low: If 2000-5000 IU of OTC Vit D does not help you can have your doctor Rx a 50, 000 IU capsule to take once a week for a few weeks, than monthly ...Read more