# Vitamin D Deficiency
History: *** (osteoporosis, falls,
Etiology: *** (hyperPTH, lack of sunlight, alcohol, malabsorption from IBD, celiac, gastrectomy, impaired synthesis from CKD or ESLD, drugs (steroids, AED both increase metabolism of VitD)
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New Diagnosis of Vitamin D Deficiency
Based on your recent lab results, you have been diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy bones and supporting your immune system. Your body naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, but it can also be obtained through certain foods and supplements.
I recommend taking a vitamin D supplement called ***. Please take *** with food. We can plan to follow up your Vitamin D levels in 3-4 months.
Additionally, consider spending more time outdoors in sunlight and incorporating vitamin D-rich foods, such as fatty fish and dairy products, into your diet.
Vitamin D should be supplemented when 25(OH)D (calcidiol - the strorage form) is less than 20-30. You should supplement with D3 (cholecalciferol) instead of D2 (ergocalciferol).