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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: You seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health.

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Why do so many people have low vitamin d levels?

Why do so many people have low vitamin d levels?

Low intake, less sun: Most of us don't get enough on our diet. And most of us are indoors most if the time. And if we're smart, when we do go outside, we put sunscreen on. No uv rays, no skin cancer, but also no vitamin d.

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What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

Increase fractures: Increase risk of fractures, low calcium levels, increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Could you tell me what happens when low vitamin d levels go untreated?

Could you tell me what happens when low vitamin d levels go untreated?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx.

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

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.

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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

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What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

I: I practice in new england and have found that a significant percentage of patients here have low vitamin d levels. We tend to be bundled up or inside during the colder months and usually get less sun exposure than folks who live south of us. As a result I routinely check vitamin d levels on patients who present with depression or low energy level. This is addressed through their diet and through supplementation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

Speak with your doc: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a diagnostic work up to include your parathyroic gland. If this is the case she may also order tests to visualize the gland as well as your bones. You may have had a recent fracture or problem that she is addressing. Hope you get to the bottom of it soon.

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Blood test showed I have very low vitamin d levels?

Very common: It is very common to see low vitamin d levels in people these days. We make vitamin d by exposure to the sun and many people do not get enough sun exposure or should not because of skin cancer risk. People with low vitamin d can be at risk for chronic pain and may even be at risk for certain cancers. Talk to your doctor about taking a d supplement.

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Does having low vitamin d levels make my hair go thin and break off?

Vit d: This could be source if problem. Also an additional work up for other hormone deficiencies like thyroid.

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What to do if I have low vitamin d levels so is it okay to take these supplements?

What to do if I have low vitamin d levels so is it okay to take these supplements?

What supplements?: I have no idea what you are asking but I do advise everyone who is low in vit d to take vitamin d3 5-8000 iu/day as well as 5-10, 000 iu of vit. A and 1 mg of vit k, as they work synergistically. As for any other supplements, I don't know what you are asking but low d should generally not cause problems taking most other supplements.

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Can low vitamin D levels effect your period?

Can low vitamin D levels effect your period?

No: Low vitamin D levels can affect bone health eg rickets & osteoporosis. Check out http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/, https://ods. Od.nih. Gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/, http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-D & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-d/background/hrb-20060400.

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My brother has low vitamin d levels, low B12 levels and joint pain. What could this be?

Might be Gluten: Gluten sensitivity can cause many health issues because it turns on the immune system that may also manifest with autoimmune damages. Many patients will have an inability to make intrinsic factor in the stomach so B12 is not absorbed. Lipase is often reduced so fat soluble vitamins like d are not absorbed. Lastly, because of auto-antibodies, joint pain may also occur. I recommend gene testing.

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Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

No: Normal level is 30-100. Your level is below normal in which it canaffect bones, can cause osteoporosis, affect autoimmune function, and cardiovascular risks., but not cause hunger.

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I have narcolepsy with cataplexy and tend to run scary low vitamin d levels are these related?

Perhaps: Since low vitamin d is widespread, 60% in usa, best to supplement, and get level up to 50-60. Is evidence that low levels cause some sleep disturbance, but not narcolepsy. However, vit d supplements may help control some of this better. Discuss necessary approach with your doctor.

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