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Treatments for Vitamin D deficiency

Treatments for Vitamin D deficiency:

The first step in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency is prevention. Vitamin D deficiency can be prevented in many people by getting adequate sun exposure. It is also important to eat a diet that includes a sufficient amount of vitamin D. Foods high in vitamin D include fortified milk and dairy products, fortified orange juice, liver, eggs, and oily fish.

Some people with limited sun exposure or those with disease or conditions that can lead to vitamin D deficiency may need to take vitamin D supplements. It is also important to exercise regularly to help keep bones strong.

If diagnosed and treated promptly, vitamin D deficiency has a good prognosis and the risk of serious permanent complications, such as rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis can be minimized.

Treatment of vitamin D deficiency includes oral supplements of vitamin D. Increasing sun exposure may also be recommended.

Regular medical care and monitoring of the condition and treatment of any underlying disorders or diseases, such as Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, liver disease, are also necessary to ensure a good prognosis. Ongoing medical care is also vital for people who have had gastric bypass surgery to ensure vitamin D levels are maintained in the normal range.

Treatment List for Vitamin D deficiency

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Vitamin D deficiency includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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  • Sensible sun exposure
  • Diet rich in vitamin D - fortified milks, juices and cereals, oily fish
  • Vitamin D supplementation - Ergocalciferol

Drugs and Medications used to treat Vitamin D deficiency:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency include:

Hospital statistics for Vitamin D deficiency:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Vitamin D deficiency:

  • 0.0007% (88) of hospital consultant episodes were for Vitamin D deficiency in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for Vitamin D deficiency required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for Vitamin D deficiency were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for Vitamin D deficiency were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for Vitamin D deficiency required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Medical news summaries about treatments for Vitamin D deficiency:

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