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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?

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?

Vitamin D okay: Your vitamin D level is normal. You may try to lose weight, not an easy task. I trust that you are seeing a doctor as the issue cannot be adequately dealt with in this forum. ...Read more

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Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

Apart lack of sunlight, what causes low vitamin d levels?

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

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What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

What causes low vitamin d levels apart from a lack of sunlight?

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

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What causes low vitamin d besides no sunlight and celiac disease?

Poor diet: Inadequate dietary intake can also cause low intake. Milk is supplemented with vitamin d and is a good source of vitamin d. Try eating foods that are high in vitamin d or take a vitamin d3 and calcium supplement that has at least 400 iu of d3 and 1000-1200 mg of calcium. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can be caused by low vitamin d?

What kind of problems can be caused by low vitamin d?

A lot: Fatigue, general muscle pain and weakness, muscle cramps, joint pain, chronic pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentration, headaches, bladder problems, constipation or diarrhea and others. Thanks. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d to be low enough to be unhealthy?

What causes vitamin d to be low enough to be unhealthy?

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

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I have chronic low vitamin d my levels are usually around 7...Possible causes?

I have chronic low vitamin d my levels are usually around 7...Possible causes?

Lack of sun exposure: Lack of sun exposure is a major cause of low vitamin d level especially if you live in the northern us. Less likely would be lack of vitamin d in food, but also a possibility if you are on a very restrictive diet. ...Read more

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Everything little thing bothers me can that be cause by low vitamin D & pottasuim levels I have that.?

Everything little thing bothers me can that be cause by low vitamin D & pottasuim levels I have that.?

Hmm: Definitely get those levels checked and supplemented but if you are still irritable several things can cause that. Stressors at home, work, anxiety, menstrual disorders can also contribute. I would recommend seeing your doctor for a full check up. Good luck ...Read more

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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

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Can low vitamin d cause headaches?

Rarely: It is a rare symptom of significantly low vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin D cause stress & aniexty?

Can low vitamin D cause stress & aniexty?

Vitamin D: If your vit. D is low, it can affect how your body responds to stress and anxiety. Get you level checked and if it is low, you can supplement and get some sun exposure to get the level up - make sure you recheck the level. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Unlikely: Agree with dr. Wingo. Low vitamin d can raise your parathyroid level but it should not cause hyperparathyroid symptoms. Most hyperparathyroid symptoms are caused by the elevated calcium which is not expected to happen in this case. ...Read more

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Can low iron and vitamin d cause a person to be sick?

Can low iron and vitamin d cause a person to be sick?

Yes.: Both are essential nutrients and do more than protect bones (d), and help make hemoglobin (iron) to prevent anemia. You can be sick in many ways with deficiency of these two nutrients! ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d deffenciacy what causes vitamin d definacy in woman age 49 black femal

What causes vitamin d deffenciacy what causes vitamin d definacy in woman age 49 black femal

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

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What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

Many 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are the causes of low vitamin d levels apart from lack of sunlight?

Sunlight: Lack of sunlight and a poor diet are two of the bigger causes of a low vitamin d level. ...Read more

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What causes Iron Deficency 10, Low Potassium 3.0, and Vitamin D Deficency 24....?

What causes Iron Deficency 10, Low Potassium 3.0, and Vitamin D Deficency 24....?

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

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Low on vitamin d while pregnant can that cause problems?

Low on vitamin d while pregnant can that cause problems?

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

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What kinda side effects does low vitamin d & low iron cause?

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

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Can low vitamin d cause the liver to be less able to clear medications?

Generally not: But it is easy to normalize vitamin d levels by just taking 2000 units of otc vitamin d3/day. ...Read more

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Can anixity be caused by low t number, 184ng/dl or vitamin d level low at 25.9?

Can anixity be caused by low t number, 184ng/dl or vitamin d level low at 25.9?

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

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I recently found out my iron, B12 and vitamin d were low, what would cause this?

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

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Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

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

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What are the Causes of chronic extremely low vitamin D even after multiple 50, 000mlu treatments?

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

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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

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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?

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

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