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How To Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency?

Dr. Aaditya D Kashikar 85% (10 ratings)
DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship In Spine Surgery, Mumbai, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Clinical Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Orthopedist, Thane
How To Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency?

Are you aware of the importance of vitamin D in your body, and why you should keep away from vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D, referred to as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by your body in response to your skin’s exposure to sunlight. It is found naturally in certain food items such as egg yolks, fish liver oils, and fish. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones as it helps your body in using calcium from your diet.

Causes of vitamin D deficiency
There are various reasons that lead to vitamin D deficiency. The most common ones are as follows:

  1. It happens when you are a vegan and do not consume any animal-based products, as it is common in foods like fish, egg yolks, beef liver, and fortified milk.
  2. You have limited exposure to sunlight, in such a case your body fails to make required vitamin D
  3. If you spend a lot of time indoors or live in the northern latitudes, or wear robes and covering as part of religious requirements, you may become vitamin D deficient.
  4. In case you have dark skin, as a pigment known as melanin reduces your skin’s ability to make vitamin D based on your exposure to sunlight.
  5. Aged adults having a dark skin tone are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

Symptoms
• The primary symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include muscle weakness and pain in the bones.
• In some people, the symptoms are not prominent.

Management of vitamin D deficiency

  • The treatment of vitamin D deficiency aims at getting more vitamin D via diet and health supplements.
  • Usually, there is no consensus about vitamin D levels that are required for optimal health, and it depends on a person’s health condition or age.
  • The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin D is stated to be 600 international units for all people within the age of 70.
  • For people above the age of 70, the allowance is stated to be 800 international units.
  • It is also possible for a doctor to prescribe over 4000 international units for correcting vitamin D deficiency.

It is recommended for you to consult a doctor regarding vitamin D deficiency in case you do not spend enough time in the sun, or when you always cover your skin by applying sunscreen, which restricts the production of vitamin D. You may need to take vitamin D supplements, as prescribed by the doctor.

My vitamin D is 12.6, started paining all joints , what should I do to increase that low vitamin D and to cure joint & muscle pains? Please suggest.

Dr. Ritesh Pandey 92% (10 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Paediatric orthopaedics, Fellowship in deformity correction & limb reconstruction
Orthopedist, Ludhiana
My vitamin D is 12.6, started paining all joints , what should I do to increase that low vitamin D and to cure joint ...
Dear lybrate-user reddy, you can take calcium and vitamin D supplements to correct the deficiency for now. To avoid similar situation in future, you should expose yourself regularly to early sunlight and take diet rich in calcium.
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I am having severe Deficiency of Vitamin D that is 6.49 ng/ml and due to that I have severe back pain.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11004 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am having severe Deficiency of Vitamin D that is 6.49 ng/ml and due to that I have severe back pain.
Exercise. Exercise is both an excellent way to prevent back pain and to reduce any back pain you might have. ... Exercises such as walking or swimming strengthen the muscles that support your back without putting any strain on it or subjecting it to a sudden jolt.
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I am suffering from a leg pain last five months I have consulted with doctor they said you have a vitamin d3 deficiency and I am also taking a d3 medicine but still the same problem could you please assist in to this.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11004 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from a leg pain last five months I have consulted with doctor they said you have a vitamin d3 deficien...
Rest as much as possible. Elevate your leg. Apply ice for up to 15 minutes. Do this 4 times per day, more often for the first few days. Gently stretch and massage cramping muscles.
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My TSH level is also good there is no problem in my report, there's only Vitamin D deficiency in my report.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11004 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My TSH level is also good there is no problem in my report, there's only Vitamin D deficiency in my report.
healthy foods that are high in vitamin D. Salmon. Salmon is a popular fatty fish and a great source of vitamin D. ... Herring and Sardines. Herring is a fish eaten around the world. ... Cod Liver Oil. Cod liver oil is a popular supplement. ... Canned Tuna. ... Oysters. ... Shrimp. ... Egg Yolks. ... Mushrooms.
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I had Vitamin d3 levels of just 10 only. Which supplements should I take and what quantity?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15786 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I had Vitamin d3 levels of just 10 only. Which supplements should I take and what quantity?
You should take amway nutrilite Daily. A multivitamin tablet... And take sun exposure in morning...
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Hello sir. My ESR level is 28 and vitamin d level is 6.7 sir I have back pain problem. Sir can you please tell me how much vitamin d is get from gemsolin vit d3 60000 iu tablet and how many tablet should I take to complete vitamin d level.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15786 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello sir. My ESR level is 28 and vitamin d level is 6.7 sir I have back pain problem. Sir can you please tell me how...
Hello Priya. Just taking vitamin D will not solve the problems. Until you cure the problem with vitamin absorption it will not help. You can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment..
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Why Vitamin D Is Important During Pregnancy?

Dr. Divya Malik Chawla 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Vadodara
Why Vitamin D Is Important During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, it is essential to have a wholesome nutrition to ensure the growing baby receives a wholesome nutrition too. Extremely essential are some minerals and vitamins which have a significant role in the development of the baby. The skeletal development, for instance, is one such crucial event, and the onus is on the mother to ensure the required ingredients in the required quantity are reaching the growing fetus.
Read on to know the importance of vitamin D during the pregnancy period.

Why is it important: With the skeletal development in place, the baby’s teeth and bones begin to take shape. Both these are highly matrix-driven structures and require a good amount of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is essential to maintain good amounts of calcium and phosphorus in the body.

Complications: Insufficient amounts of vitamin D can produce a range of symptoms from absolutely no issues to severe bone malformations. If not sufficient, the bones and teeth could become hypomineralized and weak leading to fractures, brittle bones, and rickets in newborn children. There are also reported incidents of low birth weight, preterm birth, and higher risks during pregnancy, but these need to be proven yet.

Sources: Top 10 Vitamin D Rich Foods- Sunlight, Cod liver oil, Sardines, Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Raw Milk, Caviar, Eggs and Mushrooms.

Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency: People with darker skin, obesity, and fat malabsorption conditions are more prone to develop vitamin D deficiency. With the importance of vitamin D and its role in skeletal development well established, ensure you get the right amounts of it, whatever be the source.

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Vitamin D Deficiency!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Vitamin D Deficiency!

Vitamin D Deficiency!

I have vitamin D deficiency (13.6 ng/ml). Could you please suggest any medication?

Shahnaz Bano 91% (34 ratings)
BUMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Unani Specialist, Patna
I have vitamin D deficiency (13.6 ng/ml). Could you please suggest any medication?
A level less than 12 ng/ml indicates vit D deficiency. But you can take Calcirol sachet weekly with 1 glass of milk for 3 months.
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