Hi , I'm a 25 year old male , I wanted to ask how long does it take for vitamin d deficiency to do damage to the body? I ask because I had a test done a year and a half ago which was 25ng/ml (according to the doctor it's a normal level ) but during this year and a half I avoided the sun almost entirely because of medications I was taking for my acne (accutane ) , and surely my levels droped to a dangerous level of 7 ng/ml now I am taking vitamin d supplements and I no longer have to stay out of the sun so I hope my levels will go up soon , but it is important for me to know whether I should test for calcium levels as well , and whether damage was caused by these dangerous level for this past year ., or the damages that are caused by vitamin d deficiency take longer to appear and effect the body ? Thanks in advance , Dan

Asked by  Dan12 on November 30, 2014


  • Jeff Nicklas
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     Jeff Nicklas on

    Dan,

    There isn’t usually one or two exact long-lasting effects of vitamin D deficiency. Your body uses vitamin D for daily actions and processes.

    Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a variety of conditions, while having enough vitamin D ensures that things such as your heart, immune system, and cell communication are working properly.

    Overall, it is just really important that you are working to increase your levels into the healthy range so that your body has the vitamin D it needs.

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