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What Does Low Vitamin D Levels Mean
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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/ly3wn3nSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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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Vit d: This could be source if problem. Also an additional work up for other hormone deficiencies like thyroid.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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