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What exactly does it mean when you test shows your vitamin d is low?

What exactly does it mean when you test shows your vitamin d is low?

Deficiency causes:: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and 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 and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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If my vitamin D is low and I need 5000iu how many vitamin pills is that???

If my vitamin D is low and I need 5000iu how many vitamin pills is that???

One of 5000 u: vitamin D comes in various sizes. It comes in 5000 u tablets, in which case, that is one pill per day ...Read more

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If my vitamin d is low- 25, how long per day or week should i go in sun during summer to build it up?

If my vitamin d is low- 25, how long per day or week should i go in sun during summer to build it up?

Low Vitamin D: About 15-20 minutes in the sun daily w/as little clothing on as possible will help. It depends on where you live. In NE USA during the summer is ok but beyond that it won't do much. Talk w/your doc or a nutritionist about supplementing w/DC which is easily available an inexpensive. D3 level between 50 and 80 is what the experts suggest. ...Read more

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Vitamin D3 really good for u. My vitamin D is low....?

Vitamin D3 really good for u. My vitamin D is low....?

Then take Vit D!!!: Low D is associated with chronic pain, increased risk of heart disease & cancer & reduced longevity. In spring & summer we can get adequate D from mid-day sun without protection. In fall & winter the only way for EVERYONE in the US (except deep South) to get enough D is to take D3- most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day for optimal levels. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://tinyurl.com/mkjempg ...Read more

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I have a high uric acid problem. And vitamin d is low. My heals pain a lot?

See details: An elevated uric acid is not a problem unless you have a history of gout, kidney stone or a significant reduction in kidney function. Heel pain is unrelated to the uric acid or the vitamin d. ...Read more

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Vitamin d is low..been on supplements since Dec. .still falling..I'm up to 5000 per day for last 4 months..and now vit d is down again to 52??

Vitamin d is low..been on supplements since Dec. .still falling..I'm up to 5000 per day for last 4 months..and now vit d is down again to 52??

Keep listening to: your doc. Your D level will rise. Experts on D suggest a level between 50 and 80. Many people supplement w/5K IUs of D3 daily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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According to my doctor, my vitamin D is low. Could this be causing my on/off headaches and random tingling/numbness in body? Or something more serious?

According to my doctor, my vitamin D is low. Could this be causing my on/off headaches and random tingling/numbness in body? Or something more serious?

Vitamin D: Normally we get vitamin D from food and exposure to sunlight. Low vitamin D may be due to decreased intake, low exposure to sun, or liver or kidney disease. Vitamin D affects your bone growth and health. Please consult your doctor to rule out any disease. Headaches and tingling usually are not related to vitamin D deficiency alone but can be due to anemia/multiple vitamin deficiency or other conditions ...Read more

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