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What can cause a vitamin D deficiency?

Vit D deficiency. Lack of adequate exposure of ones skin to sunlight and or lack of supplementation of Vit D3 in the diet. Read more...

Could sunscreen cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Great question: . Although this is not commonly discussed, vitamin d deficiency is increasingly more common and may bec related to avoidance of sun exposure altogether. Sun exposure in moderation. Read more...
Great Question. It is unlikely since everything from milk to cereal is supplemented with vit d. I just wanted to complement you on thinking of a great question. In fact, uvb causes the transformation of cholesterol to vit d3. Sunblock of spf 8 decreases formation of d3 by 95% and spf 15 by 98%. Read more...

I have a vitamin d deficiency and I am anemic, is there any cause to this?

May be malabsorption. Deficiency of two of more nutrients suggests impairment of absorption of food stuffs. Some people with mild celiac disease present with iron deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a gastro-enterologist for an evaluation of your stomach and intestine. Read more...

Can having a vitamin d deficiency cause depression?

Likely. One recent study showed vitamin d deficiency to be linked to depression in a small group of women between 42 and 66 years of age. After that the guidelines for daily intake of vitamin d were raised top 600 units/day for adults under 70. However, be aware that there are many other causes for depression which could be present in the same person, including thyroid disease, diabetes, stress and so on. Read more...

What could cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Low intake/absorptio. Examples are individuals on special diet, e.g. Vegan diet or the ones having fat malabsorption from intestines due to pancreatic insufficiency or liver failure. Read more...

What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

Depends. Depends upon age. VIt D deficiency in children produces Rickets - a marked softening of the bones with bone pain and "bow legs." Other Sx include motor delay, poor growth, and increased susceptibility to infections. In adults Vit D deficiency generally causes no symptoms but if severe and protracted causes bone pain, fractures, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking. Read more...
Osteomalacia. Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25(OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! Read more...

Can anyone tell me what causes a vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency. Normally lack of exposure to sunlight. This can be accentuated by the fact we are now also covering our bodies with more clothing and sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. In addition, lack of vit d in our diets or poor absorption of vitamin d. Foods normally don't have much vitamin d but some foods that our high in vit d include wild salmon, mackerel, eggs, liver. Read more...