Vitamin d deficiency
Hello doctor... I am 16 years old and .. I am having a severe vitamin d deficiency with a count of 8.8 ng/ml. It was detected when I had gone for a check up at an orthopedic for muscle spasms and joint aches. He gave me a prescription of cholecalciferol capsules of 60000 IU which is for 2 months. I just wanted to know if there is a certain diet i can follow and should i be concerned that this can lead to other diseases or this deficiency is due to some disease.
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Hello Dear, Unfortunately there is no substantial dietary source of Vitamin D. The best source of vitamin d is sun light. Exposure to sunlight for half an hour to 45 minutes in a day is sufficient. Other than that you can take supplements which are fortified with Vitamin D
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