What are some underlying medical reasons that cause low Vitamin D?

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  1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    What are some underlying medical reasons that cause low Vitamin D?

    I take supplements.  5000 units of D3 and 600 D daily.  I had thyroid surgery to remove 1/2 of my thyroid and am not on any medications.  The specialist doctor says my numbers are fine.  But last week at my regular doctor's office, he said my Vitamin D is low.  My magnesium is low as well which I also take supplements for.  I just don't know however, why would my Vitamin D be low?  I walk every day outdoors in the sun.  I take all these supplements.  Thoughts?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    If you suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks -- and in fortified dairy and grain products

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JT, Thank you for your answer.  I had dairy problems before I had my thyroid out, and since then, I've been incorporating more in to my diet.  I don't eat enough fish though.

  3. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Dear Crafty, 

    If you shun the sun, which you say you walk outdoors daily, so that does not seem to be the case.  Also, if you are a vegetarian, then that may cause low Vitamin D.  The only thing I know for a fact about a Vitamin D deficiency, is that 100% women who got breast cancer, all had a Vitamin D deficiency.  I am supposed to take the supplements too, and I have been remiss in doing so, after being healed from breast cancer.

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    Robertr04posted 5 years ago

    I have a question for you first. Are the supplements you're taking natural or synthetic (over the counter)?

 
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