I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

???? If you have RA, see a rheumatologist and get it treated. If your vitamin D level islow, take vitamin D supplements. There is no association between the two.

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I have vitamin d deficiency and chronic twitching advice needed?

See below. I am not aware of that association with vit d deficiency. Take the vit d that has been prescribed and see if the twitching gets better. If not then seek care form your pcp. Read more...

I am having regular pain in my foot from last two months recently after test got to know that it is due to vitamin d deficiency pl advice?

May be unrelated. You may have vitamin d deficiency but it may not be the cause of your foot pain. Even if these two are unrelated you should take vitamin d3 supplement of about 2000 units/day to correct the vitamin deficiency. Read more...
Vitamin D def. Could potentially make it easier for bone to fracture. Do you have a fracture? Otherwise, I am not sure the mere fact your vit d levels are low is a cause and effect of foot pain. Many people have low vitamin d levels. Read more...

So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure? Through food?

D3, 5000-8000 IU day. When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 . Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels. 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...

How dangerous is vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency. ....Makes you more likely to catch illnesses. It makes you more likely to develop immune problems. A variety of cancers are more likely with low d. Some studies have even shown increased likelihood of death from all causes in d deficient people. Not to mention, d is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin d deficiency is a significant problem. Read more...

What happens with vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D. With gross deficiencies of vitamin d, one can have rickets -- where bones don't mineralize properly and can be deformed. Low d may show up as bone pain and muscle weakness at first. Low vitamin d also correlates with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in seniors, severe asthma in kids, cancer, hypertension, depression, glucose intolerance, and ms. Read more...