How much sunlight exposure a day is actually healthy without applying sunscreen? Have vitamin d deficiency and acne. Use SPF 30 moisturizer everyday.

The CDC (Center for. Disease control) indicates 'unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's uv rays in as little as 15 minutes (esp. From 10am-4pm). Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.' spf30 is good and take vitamin d supplementation as directed by your physician based on your specific deficiency. Best regards for a sunny but protected future.

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What are the causes of Vitamin D deficiency. I have enough exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin deficiency. causes of vitamin D def: 1- darker skin 2- obesity (fat cells extracts Vit D from bloodstream) 3- lack of Vit D in diet, especially if u r vegetarian 4- Kidney disease 5- your gut cannot absorb vit D, in diseases like Crohn dx, Celiac dx the intestine cannot absorb nutrient. 6- limited exposure to the sun. Hope this helps u. Read more...

Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Liver and kidney. The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency. 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...

What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency?

Supplements are best. Though sun exposure will potentially help the body create vitamin D, the newest research suggests that sunlight is inadequate for vitamin D synthesis in most regions of the world and for people of darker complexions this is an even greater problem. With modern vitamin D supplements, there really is no reason to rely on sunlight alone to get vitamin D levels up. Skin cancer risk is another reason. Read more...

What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency? In iraq and Eastern populations?

Mid-day. The sun has to be fairly high in the sky, at least 50 degrees above the horizon, for UVB rays that are needed to produce Vit D to reach the ground, so mid-day is the best time. For a detailed discussion see http://tinyurl.com/7kv5pgm From about 10/10 to early March the sun is never that high so the only way to get adequate D is to supplement- I advise 5000 iu/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer. Read more...

Why is it dat some people develop vitamin D deficiency while others dont? While they live in d same area, hv the same sun exposure, weight & complexion

Minor mystery. There are a couple of genes that differ from person to person in the way vitamin D is made and processed. This may be the explanation. Or this may simply be one of the tremendous number of mysteries that puzzle people who work in public health. The key is to supplement unless you get plenty of sunlight and/or have plenty of vitamin d in your diet. Best wishes. And GOOD question! Read more...