Hello doctors, can vitamin d deficiency cause stomach problems?

Vit d deficiency. D deficiency will ,not cause stomach problems directly. But D deficiency can sometimes cause lower calcium balance, which may cause cramps.

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Will a vitamin d deficiency lead to stomach problems?

Not typically. Vitamin d deficiency is associated with rickets in growing children and osteomalacia in adolescents and adults. Symptoms of rickets, if present, include pain and irritability, motor delay, poor growth, and increased susceptibility to infections. People with osteomalacia may have no symptoms or may have generalized muscle and bone pain. Read more...

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by vitamin d deficiency, why the doctor prescribe corticosteroid? That have anti-vitamin d.

Uncertain. Steroid is used to treat the immediate problem which vitamin d supplement would not solve. Whereas it is suspected that there is a link between vitamin d and ms, the link has not been totally proven although some centers have been pushing vit d3 in large doses as a way to reduce ms exacerbation. Read more...
Causes of MS. It is not right to think vitamin D deficiency causes MS, but it seems a healthy level of vitamin D helps to prevent symptoms of MS in some people. There are several reports about this, some clinical trials are in progress. Corticosteroid medicine is often used temporarily to stop relapses of MS. It's effects on vitamin D are not relevant, the benefits of using it for a short time are better. Read more...
Explanation. Vitamin D deficiency increases risk for MS, but does NOT cause the disorder. If one does have MS, and suffers relapses, steroids can help reverse downturn. But low vitamin D can increase risk for relapses, new MRI lesions, and progressive disability. Suggest your concerns be discussed at length with a neurologist, and if you do have MS, you are advised to start a specific MS medication. Read more...

I recently knew that I have a vitamin D deficiency 7.54, my Doctor gave me a Vitamin D3 15 ml a week for 3 months, will I get better or must I do more?

See below. Do take the vitamin D prescribed by your doctor, and that will address the vitamin D deficiency For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

What's the best type of dr to see for a vitamin d deficiency, my pcp is an internal medicine doc & wont really do much about my blood level of 11?

Endocrinologist. Of the sub specialists , endocrinologists are the experts for vit d, however, there is much new literature re vit d deficiency and the importance of aggressive treatment.You may consider a 2 md opinion with a board certified internist , who can also help you with this problem . Read more...

I just found out I have a Vitamin D deficiency and the doctor ordered me 50, 000IU Vitamin D pills 1x/week for 4 weeks. I'm nervous, seems like a lot?

Not a lot but... That isn't a high dose unless taken daily for several months. However, it is probably vitamin D2 which is the synthetic form of the natural vitamin D3. It has been available for over 50 years but was not proven to be as good as the D3 form. In fact, a review of many studies has shows that it does not promote longevity or prevent fractures at all and the D3 does do both of those. Take D3 5000IU/day. Read more...
Fine if D3,bad if D2. The 50, 000 unit dose of vit D may be D2, the prescription form. Research has shown this type may do more harm than good! any Doc who prescribes it is not informed of the research. Most adults need to take 5-8000 units/day of Vit D3 to achieve optimal levels (35-56,000 iu/wk). One usually does not get toxic unless taking 40,000 iu/day for months! See http://bit.ly/1hC250m & http://bit.ly/166DLiq. Read more...