What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

D. Normal levels of vitamin D vary between ethnicities with lowest in African Americans. Vitamin D in units of 1000 or 2000 per capsule and 100 tablets per bottle, and not expensive. Available over the counter in pharmacies.

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Can going in the sun correct a vitamin d deficiency?

Depends... Theoretically on level of your deficiency, amount of sunlight exposure you need etc...But recommended is treatment with vit d under medical supervision. Read more...

Typically, what are the most common cancers vitamin d deficiency can cause?

Not Easy Answer. While there are studies showing there may be a correlation with vitamin d deficiency, causation is a different story and is yet to be proven. Read more...
None. Vitamin d is important for overall bone health and has been proven to decrease mortality in elderly women. There is not current evidence that supports vitamin d deficiency and cancer. Read more...

What causes vitamin d deficiency other then lack of sun? And does it hurt fertility if you are deficient?

Mostly low sun, YES! Sun is our main source of Vit D; one can get some from cod liver oil, salmon & other foods but food can't provide enough D. Except in the deep south we can not produce any D from the sun in fall & winter months so everyone should take 5-8000 iu of D3/day in those months! There is strong evidence that low D can cause infertility. See http://natural-fertility-info.com/fertility-vitamin-d.html. Read more...
Primarily sun. The sun is the primary source of vitamin D. We are doing a good job of preventing skin cancer with our sunscreens and spending more time indoors but it has caused an epidemic of vit. D deficiency. Vitamin D is now considered a "pro-hormone" so healthy levels are important for all kinds of things. Don't throw away your sun screen (skin cancer is still bad). Take a supplement but be careful how much. Read more...
Here you go. Vitamin D is made in the skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D3 can also be taken in supplement form. Most physicians under-dose vitamin D. Vitamin D is essentially a hormone, and is crucial in many bodily processes. Being deficient can have many negative health consequences and is very common. See a forward-thinking physician and get your vitamin D up to the optimal range for best health. 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...