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is vitamin d deficiency a sign of an autoimune process?

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  • Posted By: alexburton
  • November 12, 2008
  • 07:12 AM

does anyone know if vitamin d deficiency could be a sign that there is an autoimmune disease?

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  • It can be caused by malabsorbtion with f.eks crohns or ulcerative colitis or with anything that affects the colon. You can have low vit d levels from hyperparathyroidism or you could just be low from not getting enough sun and eating enough food with vit d. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 09:28 PM
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  • i get plenty of sun and dairymy vit d was 20 (range 32-100)i have hypopituitarism with growth hormone and testosterone deficiency. could that be the cause of vit d deficiency?
    alexburton 48 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 10:47 PM
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  • Not that I know of... Here is a good link that explains vit d very well tho...http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/vitamin_d_deficiency.jsp
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 06:07 PM
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  • yeah i've read a lot about vitamin dis there any evidence that an auto immune process can lower vitamin d? i know vit d is connected to the immune system in some way
    alexburton 48 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 08:23 PM
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  • I am diagnosed as possible multiple sclerosis and have had low magnesium, calcium and now vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is being shown as possible activating factor for ms and other types of auto immune diseases. Skin and hair has strengthened, color to skin is better, less itching etc since taking vitamin d daily with calcium, and magnesium to aid absorption.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 11:36 PM
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  • I have Sjøgrens and my 025D has never been low, its been normal, even high some times. My 1,25D has been very high (90's) or 230 in pmol. Many docotrs I have spoken with has suggested that in innflammation processes the body transforms 025D to 1,25D, but they have not been able to explain why it happens. 1 one of the, said I should supplement, another ( a oncologist) said that when he saw this in lymphoma patients he didnt recommend anything because he treated them with chemo... and then you have Trevor Marshall, ph.d, that means that vitamin D is a immunesuppressive hormone and has written articles about this. You can read more about that on: www.bacteriality.com and www.marshallprotocol.com maybee these articles is especially interesting fro you:http://bacteriality.com/category/vitamin-d/ Somewhere on these sites are also link to a chapter written in a new book about vitamin d that claims to find significant lower 025D levels in AI patients. Me, myself, after studying the subject for almost 2 years tend to favorize Trevor Marshalls theories. Vitamin D is not a "vitamin" its a hormone and it is related to the immune system. And if you have low 025D and high 1,25D that means you are sick, not because you have low 025D, but you have low 025D because you are sick, thats a huge difference when you concider supplementing.... Thats just my thoughts about it... My site has more links: www.youngsjogrens.com BRMartin
    Martin78 8 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 06:41 PM
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  • i am diagnosed with possible celiac disease and i am vitamin d deficient, but i am also vitamin b12 deficient and iron deficient.if you have mutliple deficiencies and not just vitamin d deficient then maybe you could have celiac disease?just a wild guess
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  • Celica and vit D deficiency is quite common. Vit. D is absorbed thru the intestines. Any disease that makes absorbation hard can cause vit. D deficiency.
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  • D deficiency can result in all sorts of problems. I know...I have several. My D was tested at 2--yep, 2--just a couple of years ago. I thought I was dying. I was in severe pain all the time, I had NO energy, I was so out of it that I was scared to death I was dying from something that no one could identify. This was after being dx'ed with severe hypothyroid, and I wasn't done yet! I would learn I also have Celiac Disease all in the same year, and I'd had neuro problems all my life--hydrocephalus and epilepsy. Only recently have we found the culprit for "The Great Body Crash of '07"--candida albicans. I am now on a strict diet to rid my body of severe, toxic levels of yeast, and--I hope--finally get well after YEARS of being on the brink of death. I also have over 100 lbs to lose--after losing 100 and gaining back more than half, due to this systemic yeast overgrowth. Do you have a history of antibiotic or birth control pill use? These both are very high risks for candida, which can lead to all the things I mentioned here, including D deficiency. Good luck... LIZARD :)
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  • I also have congenital hydrocephalus and Vitamin D def. Weird!!!I was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus when I was 33---about 5 yrs. ago. The dr. got it wrong----turned out to be obstructive and had to have a shunt put in. Nearly died. I also have some autoimmune problem, but haven't pinpointed which one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~Lishbug
    lishbug72 2 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
    • 04:07 AM
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  • I also have congenital hydrocephalus and Vitamin D def. Weird!!!I was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus when I was 33---about 5 yrs. ago. The dr. got it wrong----turned out to be obstructive and had to have a shunt put in. Nearly died. I also have some autoimmune problem, but haven't pinpointed which one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~Lishbug No, lack of vitamin D is not a sign of auto immune disease, but lack of vitamin D can cause symptoms of the central nervous system and even Multiple Sclerosis. The farther North you live on the planet, the higher the incidence of M.S. because people get less vitamin D. You can get the shakes, restless leg syndrome, clumsiness, hard time concentrating, and depression. No prescription helped my depression, but after a week on vitamin D, I was feeling much better. I have lupus, but was also having M.S. symptoms, which also disappeared after starting vitamin D. 1000 IU is the smallest amount I was told to take. 3000 would be better. If your blood tests show low vit d, the Dr. might suggest 3000 a day, then one pill that is 40,000 IU once a week or once a month. SO many illnesses and symptoms that doctors can't find can be explained by lack of certain nutrients, and even dehydration, lack of water. Check with your doc or naturopath or whatever health care provider you go to. Even pharmacists have more information and authority to suggest remedies for many things now, when a new law was passed at the beginning of 2010.
    Bluebirdy 11 Replies
    • August 20, 2010
    • 11:13 AM
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  • i get plenty of sun and dairymy vit d was 20 (range 32-100)i have hypopituitarism with growth hormone and testosterone deficiency. could that be the cause of vit d deficiency?my vit d leval is below 20 can u tell me what can happen 2 me with it that low?tyvm skyee
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 23, 2010
    • 02:34 AM
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  • I was just diagnosed with Clostridium Difficile-induced Reiter's Syndrome with neurological involvement, and weirdly enough I have a vitamin D deficiency. It's not from my diet, I get enough sun everyday, and it's not from any GI causes, as I've had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy done earlier this month. I'm also a 20 year old male, so it has nothing to do with age/gender.However, I love the theory that Marshal has brought up. Great comment, I've repeated it below. "Many docotrs I have spoken with has suggested that in innflammation processes the body transforms 025D to 1,25D, but they have not been able to explain why it happens. 1 one of the, said I should supplement, another ( a oncologist) said that when he saw this in lymphoma patients he didnt recommend anything because he treated them with chemo...and then you have Trevor Marshall, ph.d, that means that vitamin D is a immunesuppressive hormone and has written articles about this. You can read more about that on: www.bacteriality.com and www.marshallprotocol.commaybee these articles is especially interesting fro you:http://bacteriality.com/category/vitamin-d/Somewhere on these sites are also link to a chapter written in a new book about vitamin d that claims to find significant lower 025D levels in AI patients.Me, myself, after studying the subject for almost 2 years tend to favorize Trevor Marshalls theories. Vitamin D is not a "vitamin" its a hormone and it is related to the immune system. And if you have low 025D and high 1,25D that means you are sick, not because you have low 025D, but you have low 025D because you are sick, thats a huge difference when you concider supplementing....Thats just my thoughts about it...My site has more links: www.youngsjogrens.comBRMartin"
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • October 30, 2010
    • 10:44 PM
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  • Some of the most generally attainable resources for vitamin D is certainly the sun. The moment sun rays reach the skin, manufacturing of vitamin D will start inside of the body system. On top of exposure to the sun, alternative ways to get vitamin D is certainly crystal clear - food. Many people believe that ingesting food sources of vitamin D is not required due to the fact natural light is well attainable and merely up to 20 minutes of exposure to the sun is enough stay away from vitamin D deficit. Nonetheless, the modern frantic life-style which require irregular employment timings provide us very little time for sun rays direct exposure. It's no surprise that, vitamin D insufficiency is normal in the town society. Limited vitamin D quantities may make the bone tissues weak and even improve the probability of brittle bones. All of these health conditions may be stopped by simply adding food resources of vitamin D inside the diet plan. Several of the food items rich in vitamin D are actually reviewed under:Excellent Food Resources of Vitamin DSeafoodsExclusively a handful of types of fish are discovered to possess significant amount of vitamin D. Fish such as tuna fish, mackerel, salmon as well as sardines are actually full of vitamin D. These kinds of oily fish as well as defined as healthy foods full of vitamin D. In terms of best vitamin D concentrations found in fish, salmon is definitely a guaranteed success. useful blog : vitaminddeficiencysymptomsguide.com
    KidyTrevor 1 Replies
    • September 20, 2012
    • 07:44 AM
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