Multiple sclerosis vitamin d 2009

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Avatar f tn Canadian researchers say they have found new links between low levels of vitamin D in children and an increased risk that they may develop multiple sclerosis. Dr. Brenda Banwell told an international meeting of MS specialists in Montreal on Friday that low levels of vitamin D in some children may explain why doctors are seeing more kids developing MS in Canada and other parts of the world.
488198 tn?1493875092 There is growing evidence however of a correlation between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D deficiency. Epidemiological studies also show that populations closer to the equator and the sun, have far fewer case of multiple sclerosis than populations closer to the north or south poles. Researchers at Oxford University have now taken this premise a step further by showing that vitamin D deficiency and therefore multiple sclerosis could have a genetic cause.
Avatar m tn I am not sure about B12 and magnesium in tissue level. But, my Vit. D was 15-25 nmol/L, I was on Vitamin D supplement and sunbath and afterward my Vit. D level became 125 nmol/L. I am suspected OA, but it seems unlikely with the high level of Vit, D and Calcium.
1972417 tn?1328356324 So I haven't gotten any better although my vitamin D levels have improved. My walking gait is horrible and I am having tingling, muscle spasms really bad at nights especially. My doctor says he thinks the viruses have attacked my nervous system and has prescribed physical therapy. He's done a brain mri and it shows normal, but I've been suffering for a long time with multiple problems. Does anyone think this EBV stuff could be ms???
Avatar f tn Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for developing MS. Vitamin B12 deficiency mimics MS and lists your symptoms. Are you also fatigued?
382218 tn?1341181487 As the role of vitamin D in the immune system becomes better understood, oral supplementation for vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common in multiple sclerosis (MS) centers with many patients requiring high dose supplementation to reach adequate serum levels. However, given the wide variety of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements available and limited regulation within the nutritional supplement industry, the true vitamin D3 content of over-the-counter (OTC) supplements is a concern.
Avatar m tn I don't know, but my doctor thinks that possibly low vitamin D, environmental, and genetics plays a role. She told me that my girls should be taking the vitamin D, and I need to raise the amount I'm taking to help prevent relapse. My sister has MS, too. We were raised in a home with both parents who smoked heavily in the house and the car. When I went home on breaks in college, I remember feeling sick with the same fatigue I get now that is hard to describe.
Avatar m tn In adults, vitamin D deficiency contributes to bone loss, causing conditions of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency is also widely seen in patients with multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D deficiency is considered an environmental risk factor for autoimmune disease. Problems with Supplements Trevor Marshall, Ph.D. a professor at Australia?s Murdoch School of Biological Medicine and Biotechnology explains that increased ingestion of vitamin D affects more than bone health.
1517572 tn?1290796418 I was on the lower scale with vitamin D. At one point when I first started getting sick my White Blood Cell count was high and so was my mono/abs?? In the last three months I have started to have chest pain (not my heart) in my sternum area and they still have not found a reason for that. I have very few good days physically but I just keep going. There is no way I could commit to a job but I do ok at home with the kids, my husband has FMLA so he can come home when its really bad.
1216899 tn?1288570325 1) Scotland has the highest incidence of MS in the world, yet people of Scottish descent living in sunny areas of Australia and India have much lower incidences of MS 2) On a related note, people born in Scotland who move to sunnier areas have a much lower incidence of MS than family members who remain in Scotland 3) People who have MS are much more likely to have worsening symptoms or relapses in the spring when Vitamin D levels are at their lowest 4) Outdoor workers who get more than aver
665881 tn?1248926997 ) 15 June 2009 Australian and New Zealand researchers have accelerated research into Multiple Sclerosis by discovering two new locations of genes which will help to unravel the causes of MS and other autoimmune disease. Their findings will be published today in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics. “For decades the cause of MS has remained a mystery.
Avatar m tn I went to the doctor and my blood test came to show that I had a Vitamin D level of 7.7. I just started on 50,000 units of Vitamin D twice/week for the next 8 weeks. Does anyone else have a loss of appetite that comes with the deficiency? From what I have read many have had symptoms for a very long time and mine is only started a week ago.
Avatar m tn s ALS because a number of other disorders, from multiple sclerosis to various demylenating diseases, could present similarly. But at the same time, a severe deficiency of vitamin D, as I recently saw with someone, could also resemble what you're describing. So don't panic. But I do suggest you see your doctor as soon as you can to have this sorted out.
Avatar f tn This is especially true in the Northern Hemisphere, but is also true in the Southern Hemisphere. There is growing evidence that a deficiency in Vitamin D is a very important trigger in causing MS. Vitamin D has a strong influence over regulation of the part of the immune system that seems to be the most out of whack in people with MS. As you move farther from the equator the sun exposure is less. Also the temperature is cooler and people wear more clothing.
Avatar m tn One of them said it is all due to ur anxiety ( Cause i do not have any bladder problems and dizziness, numbness tingling all is due to anxiety) but one said its Multiple Sclerosis+ anxiety. My MRI and EEG were clear. Currently i have high frequency of muscle tingling through out my body only when i am lying on bed plus i see double vision of any statement especially ( white in colour) on TV and laptop. Is it MS? Should I start taking Med for MS or just let it be and hope it will go away?
Avatar n tn I buy my vitamin D3 from swansonvitamins.com. Like you, I was dangerously low on my vitamin D before doing this.
1253197 tn?1331209110 I look forward to some insight from anyone about vitamin D and how large a supplement they take (and which vitamin D as I just took vitamin D3 as I was told this was the best one????) Obviously not..or just not enough. Merry Christmas to you all and sorry I have not been around so much recently ...but I am still here.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Your doctor should investigate you for multiple sclerosis since you have multiple neurological symptoms. MS is a chronic demyelinating disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs.