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I'm not eating much, but i'm on a vegetarian diet that I started a month ago and it's winter time, is it vitamin d deficiency?

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In brief: Vitamin ?

Vitamin d deficiency is not necessarily present because one month on vegetarian diet.
For be sure about your d levels , your fp could check your lab, and you can have specific answer. You can start taking vit d 3.+ ca+magnesium, sunny at am(15 minutes).Also vitamin c is good on spring, have show to help for spring fatigue, add some vegetable proteins to your diet.

In brief: Vitamin ?

Vitamin d deficiency is not necessarily present because one month on vegetarian diet.
For be sure about your d levels , your fp could check your lab, and you can have specific answer. You can start taking vit d 3.+ ca+magnesium, sunny at am(15 minutes).Also vitamin c is good on spring, have show to help for spring fatigue, add some vegetable proteins to your diet.
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Vitamin D is synthecised in the body when you are exposed to sunlight.If you are white you need 20 minutes of sitting in sun with parts of your body exposed to sun and if you are dark skin or black you need at least two hours of sun daily.Most of the people who live in ares where is lack of sunshine need to take VitaminD 1000 to 2000 unit daily..Get your level done if low load with 50000/week/8wee
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Not sure about ?

Is what vitamin d deficiency? Lack of appetite? Vitamin d deficiency wouldn't cause that.

In brief: Not sure about ?

Is what vitamin d deficiency? Lack of appetite? Vitamin d deficiency wouldn't cause that.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
It may not be a vitamin D issue but vitamin D over the counter (1000 or 2000 units) is safe and inexpensive. Unless there is a reason to think you have a high vitamin D level (unlikely) either of those 2 would be fine.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

It is hard to get symptomatic vitamin d deficiency just because you're a vegetarian.
There are plenty of sources of vitamin d in some vegetables. If you eat dairy as well, then you're likely getting enough vitamin d. Plus, living in southern california (as it looks like you're in), you get plenty of sun so you get plenty of vitamin d conversion. But you can always get your level checked.

In brief: Unlikely

It is hard to get symptomatic vitamin d deficiency just because you're a vegetarian.
There are plenty of sources of vitamin d in some vegetables. If you eat dairy as well, then you're likely getting enough vitamin d. Plus, living in southern california (as it looks like you're in), you get plenty of sun so you get plenty of vitamin d conversion. But you can always get your level checked.
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