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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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 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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