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Vitamin D Deficiency – How To Treat

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Also called: Hypovitaminosis D, Low Vitamin D

What is vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency means that you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy.

Why do I need vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. Vitamin D also has a role in your nervous, muscle, and immune systems.

Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency?

Some people are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency:

♥ Breastfed infants, because human milk is a poor source of vitamin D. If you are breastfeeding, give your infant a supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D every day.

♥ Older adults, because your skin doesn’t make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight as efficiently as when you were young, and your kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form.

♥ People with dark skin, which has less ability to produce vitamin D from the sun.

♥ People with disorders such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease who don’t handle fat properly, because vitamin D needs fat to be absorbed.

♥ People who have obesity, because their body fat binds to some vitamin D and prevents it from getting into the blood.

♥ People who have had gastric bypass surgery

♥ People with osteoporosis

♥ People with chronic kidney or liver disease.

♥ People with hyperparathyroidism (too much of a hormone that controls the body’s calcium level)

♥ People with sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, or other granulomatous disease (disease with granulomas, collections of cells caused by chronic inflammation)

♥ People with some lymphomas, a type of cancer.

♥ People who take medicines that affect vitamin D metabolism, such as cholestyramine (a cholesterol drug), anti-seizure drugs, glucocorticoids, antifungal drugs, and HIV/AIDS medicines.

There is a blood test which can measure how much vitamin D is in your body.

What problems does vitamin D deficiency cause?

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures.

Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. African American infants and children are at higher risk of getting rickets. In adults, severe vitamin D deficiency leads to osteomalacia. Osteomalacia causes weak bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness.

Researchers are studying vitamin D for its possible connections to several medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis. They need to do more research before they can understand the effects of vitamin D on these conditions.

Can too much vitamin D be harmful?

Getting too much vitamin D (known as vitamin D toxicity) can be harmful. Signs of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Excess vitamin D can also damage the kidneys. Too much vitamin D also raises the level of calcium in your blood. High levels of blood calcium (hypercalcemia) can cause confusion, disorientation, and problems with heart rhythm.

Most cases of vitamin D toxicity happen when someone overuses vitamin D supplements. Excessive sun exposure doesn’t cause vitamin D poisoning because the body limits the amount of this vitamin it produces.

Learn more: NIH


KOSA’s Understanding and Treatment

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Our body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.

Understanding

Vitamin D deficiency is the indication of unhealthy organs of kidney and liver.

Treatment

Based on Ascetic Saahm’s formula #1, subdue ST41, KI2 and LR2.

If the patient has overlapping conditions, they all need to be treated at once and the treatment shall be varied accordingly.

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