Iron and Vitamin D. Iron deficiency is usually inadequate intake of iron in diet, or absorption problems, or loss of blood such as menstruation. Vitamin d deficiency is usually inadequate intake or lack of enough sunlight. Sunlight is needed to convert cholecalciferol into 25 hydroxycholecalciferol. The kidney takes the 25 and adds another hydroxy to make active vitamin d3- 1.25 dihydroxycholecalciferol. I.
My daughter is always fatigued and she was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and iron deficiency Her levels are normal now but she is still tired?
Fatigue. There are many other reasons that she could be tired. It could be from stress, not getting enough rest, mood, medications, diet/exercise, or other medical causes. Discuss this further with her doctor if you are still concerned. Also, take a look at her level of activity and diet. This can make a huge difference! Best wishes. Read more...