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vitamin D deficiency

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  • Posted By: mussyme
  • August 5, 2013
  • 02:07 PM

well I'm a 23 year old male 190lbs let's get that outta the way. So the story begins thusly. I was following a high carb low fat diet for about 4/5 months towards the end of these months I lost my job and became more inactive which slowely as the weeks went by I got weeker and more symptoms started showing up like fatigue excessive thirst feelings of malaise upon by eating high carb low fat and being less active anyway weeks went by and I self diagnosed my self with diabetes and felt moldy better adapting to a low GI low carb diet and trying to be more active. How ever this fatigue and weakness was not subsiding from June till now so last week I went to the doctors had blood test done and he was mentioning about my VitD being mod low after last years blood test it was 32 so that got my thoughts going. For 1 I was very low fat (vit d fat soluble) number 2 I dont consume any foods with vitamin D fortification and I haven't really spent much time out In the sun this summer anyways I thought I was having these problems due to being leas active and following highcarb low fat (maybe this jump started everything) my symptoms are fatigue, low energy, lower back pain, sensitive teeth. Excess thirst upon beung more active and breathing doesn't feel as clear and deep as it used to, now not sure of any of this has come about cause of my inactivity and sedentary lifestyle (breathlessness) or what . anyway the blood test results came back VitD 29 and apparently calcium is low too also I was correct blood sugar levels are high. (Was anxious before test panicky, might have cause high blood sugar?) from what I was told not diabetes but near. Now I've heard vitamin d deficiency can cause insulting resistance and I know a high carb sedeneeltary lifestyle can too so I'm thinking maybe I can reverse this as vit d levels and energy goes up. The next test I've got to have is glucose tolerance test oh boy fasting I can't cope with that. Also doc prescribed me calcichew 500 calcium 400 d3. Now I am not no expert but surely 29 is a deficiency ? And from what I've seen 50+ is ideal? How on earth will 2 of those tablets increase my levels when the RDA is 600. Any help

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  • Vitamin D is important for bone growth for development and maintenance and its deficiency affect them adversely. Some of the foods containing this important vitamin are fish, liver, egg yolks and foods fortified with the vitamin such as milk. Have plenty of them and consult your doctor for more help.
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  • I, personally, would temporarily get off any high this & low that diet. Just eat healthy & include all the food groups. I had some real physical symptoms from low vitamin D, so am on 5,000 IU's of vitamin D3 each day, which helped considerably. Because I don't drink milk, I also take a calcium pill which contains Vitamin D. If taking these helps you feel better, you will know it within less than a week.
    spostma 3 Replies
    • August 22, 2013
    • 04:54 AM
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