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    Does vitamin deficiency cause depression and anxiety?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: hello, I recently tested for these vitamins and I was wondering if I should worry.....
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query carefully and understand your concerns. I have gone through the image/report.

Let me assure you that it is not something to worry about. However, please let me know the reason for seeking medical attention and getting these vitamin levels/blood tests done. It will help me to correlate with the possible cause and guide you specifically.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards


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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 17 minutes later
hi thank you, well I got my vitamin d levels tested in July and I was at 18. I initially went to see the dr because I felt a little depressed. which is why I also tested my b vitamins.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for the clarification.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the clarification. The Vitamin D level is on the lower side and needs to be supplemented. Please talk to your doctor about this. This is important.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 16 minutes later
Vitamin d is low at 75???
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I thought that you wrote 18

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I thought that you meant 18 as the vitamin D level. Pardon me if that is not the case. 75 is sufficient and does not call for supplementation.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 59 minutes later
sorry for the misunderstanding. 18 were my levels back in February. they are 75 now. so regarding b vitamins, should I keep taking b complex?? And I'm also taking st johns wort for depression
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for the update.

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Thanks for writing back. Thanks for the update. It is good to know that the vitamin D level is fine now. In any case you need not continue taking vitamin B complex.

Regarding your depression, I would insist you to seek counselling. It helps.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 12 minutes later
Ok thank you for your help Dr
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 minutes later
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Glad to be of service.

Detailed Answer:
Feel free to ask me back directly if you ever have a health related query in the future.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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