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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.
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.
The following treatments are listed for Vitamin D deficiency in our knowledge base:
Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency may include:
Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Vitamin D deficiency:
More causes: not all possible causes for Vitamin D deficiency are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Vitamin D deficiency.
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Vitamin D deficiency' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Vitamin D deficiency'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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