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Vitamin D level has been reported as very low. How to improve it?

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My Vitamin D level has been reported as very low. It is < 3. Please suggest ho wto improve it and what are the repurcussion of low Vit D.
Posted Thu, 26 Sep 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Exposure to sunlight and supplements

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Vit D deficiency is very common these days and can be attributed to less exposure to sunlight and nutritional scarce.

Complications of low Vit D levels include:
Bone pains
Joint pains
dental cavities
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Cognitive impairment in older adults

Do take D-Rise powder which is available in sachets. One XXXXXXX of 6000Iu one in a week taken with a glass of milk would replenish the required Vit D in the body in less than 8 weeks.

Very important is your exposure to sunlight. The supplement D rise may not be useful if not exposed to sun.

Hope, I answered your query.

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