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Vitamin D deficiency causes and treatment

Patient: How i cover my defficancy of vitamin D?

 

 

Doctor: Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones in the body, it is also needed for cell growth, neuromuscular and proper functi oning of the immune function. Deficiency of Vitamin D may lead to osteoporosis/rickets, obesity and depression. Vitamin D is obtained from diet as well as from exposure to direct sunlight. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, you can take Vitamin D3 orally 5000 IU per day and expose yourself to sunlight.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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