Multiple sclerosis vitamin d sunlight

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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.
Avatar f tn I’m ctually from the Auto immune community but felt compelled to write in the Back and neck community. My Rheumatologist checked my Vitamin D levels and anything under 32 is considered dangerous. Mine came back a 7.5. I was put on 50,000 iu’s of Vitamin D a day this is prescription only, they said it was so low that normal vitamins would not help. I’m amazed that my back problems have gone away. I always though it was just something that I would have to live with.
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.
Avatar n tn At your age, doctors should routinely test for a vitamin D deficiency as your skin is now converting less vitamin D from sunlight. For the past 80 years it was believed that vitamin D3 was only important to the body for regulating calcium and protecting the bones. However hundreds, if not thousands, of studies now show this vitamin (technically a steroid hormone) plays a vital role in health. Vitamin D deficiency seriously impacts 32 organs especially the heart and bones.
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 n tn I'm a Limbo Lander, so I don't have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Humidity doesn't effect most neurologic conditions, but heat does. Any time it's in the high 80's or above, I hide in the air conditioning. I love it when fall and winter come to Colorado. I'm much more comfortable with the cold. As far as sunlight, we have over 300 sunny days a year here, and I don't seem sensitive to the sunlight.
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???
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 m tn The best option is to get sunlight which provides you vitamin D. But if it is not possible to get sunlight then you can include fatty fish, some type of orange juice, egg yolks etc. in your diet because they are convenient way to get Vitamin D.
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
Avatar f tn t get as much sunlight as areas that are closer to the equator. There is a theory that this lack of sunlight is linked to Vitamin D deficiencies, which may be associated with MS. MS is common in the upper northern regions, such as Canada, northern United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, etc. It is very rare in countries closer to the equator. Are you able to talk to your doctors and discuss your doubts about this diagnosis? That would be a good place to start.
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?
Avatar m tn The symptoms could be due to compression of multiple spinal nerves, Vit B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, anemia, vaso-vagal attack, low testosterone, lupus and other autoimmune disorders, heavy metal poisoning, multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism, diabetes and panic attack. It can also be a type of seizure. If there is a headache then it can be benign intracranial hypertension too.
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 t you getting enough vitamin D with your job due to lack of sunlight but not enough vitamin D leads to muscle and bone weakness and increases the risk of many conditions and diseases from cold/flu to cancer.