Tell Me About Vitamin D and Calcium Deficiencies

Updated on November 08, 2011
S.P. asks from Flower Mound, TX
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I had a fracture 4 months ago and I have had Vitamin D deficiency in the past . I did a bone density test today and it shows that my bone density is less that normal.
I am 36!!!

I am hoping you can share your stories if you take any supplements what would you recomend or what would you change about your food.

I am not over weight and eat pretty health I have also been drinking milk my entire life!!

Any ideas

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answers from Houston on

first of all you are gonna get this question pulled so fast with all those links in it.

second of all, be sure you take your magnesium along with your calcium to absorb it, calcium is like a rock, magnesium is like a rubber band, you want your bones to be a mix of those two elements.

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answers from Minneapolis on

Bone density is also helped by strength-building exercise like running and weight lifting.

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answers from Miami on

I take Calcium plus Vitamin D every night before bed. I had my ovaries removed a year ago, so I have to take it to make sure I don't get early osteoperosis (I'm technically in menopause now at 37). You may want to have your thyroid or hormone levels checked. In the meantime, they sell Calcium plus D supplements you can take. Good luck!


answers from Detroit on

I was diagnosed w/a vitamin d deficiency after complaining of extreme fatigue my dr had to prescribe 80,000 IU to get me back on track now I take a daily vit D supplement. You get vit d also from sunlight...I live in Michigan & during the winter months here not so much.

Calcium is in foods such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Vegetables like broccoli, kale, and Chinese cabbage have calcium. You can get calcium if you eat the soft edible bones in canned sardines and canned salmon. Foods with added (fortified) calcium include some cereals, juices, soy drinks, and tofu. The food label will show how much calcium was added.

Vitamin D is in foods such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. These are some of the best foods to eat when you are trying to get more vitamin D. Other foods that have vitamin D, but in small amounts, include cheese, egg yolks, and beef liver. You can also get vitamin D from fortified foods such as milk and some cereals, orange juices, yogurts, margarines, and soy drinks. I also suffer from chronic pain & back aches. HTH



answers from Redding on

I take Calcium and Vitamin D. I have to. I have broken lots of things, most recently a rib....just getting up from laying down on the couch.
Talk to your doctor. My doctor actually has me taking much more than most people normally would because of my bone density. I'm 48.
I'm thin, had a complete hysterectomy at 33 and have always been pretty active. I walk A LOT. Exercise is really good for you.
I can't drink milk unless there's chocolate in it, but buttermilk is higher in calcium and fortunately, I love buttermilk.
This can be a rough time of year to get it, but as much sunshine as possible helps too.

Google foods that contain vitamin D and calcium. You might be surprised....


answers from Houston on

I am vit d deficient. It is best to take the supplement with a calcium supplement as it helps with absorption.


answers from Dallas on

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