Patient discussion about D

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Q. Should I give my baby girl vitamin D?

I have a 4 month old baby girl. I have been reading that it is advised to give babies vitamin D. Is this true?
A1Yes, it is advised to give babies a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D deficiency (not having enough) can be prevented by giving babies a daily supplement (drops) of vitamin D.
Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development. It helps them build strong, healthy bones and teeth.
Babies who don’t get enough vitamin D are at risk of getting rickets, a disease that affects the way bones grow and develop. Vitamin D can also help prevent certain illnesses in childhood or later in life.

A2I also heard that it is advised to give babies a vitamin D supplement. apparently, Vitamin D deficiency (not having enough) can be prevented by giving babies a daily supplement (drops) of vitamin D.
Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development. It helps them build strong, healthy bones and teeth.
Babies who don’t get enough vitamin D are at risk of getting rickets, a disease that affects the way bones grow and develop. Vitamin D can also help prevent certain illnesses in childhood or later in life.

Q. What food are rich with vitamin D?

My son is 4 years old and the Doctor said he has vitamin D deficiency and advised me to give him a vitamin D supplement. I don't like the idea of giving him medicine, can't I just give him food which is rich with vitamin D and if so which foods are rich with vitamin D?
A1The best way to get vitamin D, the way that our bodies were designed to get the vast majority of our vitamin D, is from modest sun exposure. Going outside regularly will help your son to generate adequate amounts of vitamin D. Therefore, on top of the medicine the Doctor prescribed, have him go outside in the sun everyday for about 20 minutes. (Keep in mind that there is a concern of sunburn and increased risk of skin cancer with too much sun exposure, however.)
A2The Vitamin D from the food is not sufficient. However, you should also give your son foods rich with vitamin D in addition to the medicine. Vitamin D is available in fortified foods (where vitamin D has been added) such as milk, cereals, or margarine. There is also a new vitamin D fortified orange juice available (fortified with the same amount of vitamin D as used in milk). Vitamin D is found naturally in a few foods including fatty fishes & fish oils (salmon, mackeral, sardines, herring, cod liver oil), liver and egg yolk.

Q. does vitamin d reduce the risk of breast cancer

AVitamin D is not proven to reduce the risk for breast cancer. Its biological effect is helping the calcium that we consume to being built in the bones, thus helping to increase bone mass and help against osteoporosis.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?
A1what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?
A2Vitamin D is a must for good health. Even the children are taught about this in their schooling. When you eat too much Vitamin D, calcium is being absorbed at a very high rate. This will be just like when you take in too much calcium. One result of eating too much Vitamin D is kidney stones. As taking in too much vitamin D can cause the calcium levels in our blood to be quite high, it can result in changes in heart rhythm and kidney damage. However, do not fret. Usually, such levels can only be obtained if you take too much supplements or cod liver oil. Hence, it is recommended that you take vitamin D in moderation. You could also get lot of Vitamin D from sunlight at free of cost ?

Q. Can anyone help me. I have weak bones and the doctor advised me to take milk to boost my vitamin D.

Can anyone help me. I have weak bones and the doctor advised me to take milk to boost my vitamin D. I hate milk and I hope Vitamin supplements are also available in the market. I can get natural Vitamin D from sunlight also. As I am averse to milk can I go for Vitamin D Supplement?
A1So if you don't wanna know about Realmilk, I'd recommend
Calcium/magnesium
Kelp (copper in the kelp will help to absorb the calcium also)
Cod liver oil (excellent natural source of vitamins A & D, double the dose)
Flax seed oil
Raw apple cider vinegar (puts the calcium where it's s'posed to go)
A2Sorry, but I must disagree with Corey, The milk described is notmilk.com which comes from factory farms where the cows live on cement, are fed hormones and antibiotics and fed whatever is cheap, and the milk is pasteurized which basically kills or makes unavailable whatever nutritionals are left. You can go to Realmilk.com to find out about milk as nature intended it, coming from cows fed on grass fed on remineralized soil.
A3There are ways to cope with it. Lack of Vitamin D in the diet could cause Osteoporosis. Milk provides calcium which is essential for bone strength and formation. Natural milk does not have calcium and Vitamin D in it. In order to ensure adequate Calcium and Vitamin D, the Government has taken measures and have fortified the milk with calcium and Vitamin D. If you cannot have milk, don’t worry. You can get in the form of tablets which are available in the market. Get in touch with the Nutrition Specialist and seek their advice.

Q. What is a normal Vitamin D level in an 84 year old woman?

How would one correct a level of 50 in a Vitamin D level test?
A1
A2I'm not sure what are the units of the level you specified above, so I can't tell anything about it. However, vitamin D deficiency is treated usually with supplementation with pills.

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