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Vitamin D | Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin D. Responding to comments on vitamin d deficiency, benefits, treatment, causes, symptoms and more.

One of my favourite notifications is your comments and as you may already know more often than not I'll get back to you with a reply and heart. If you'd like more information on any of the questions I've answered or have a question, then let me know so I can try and either dedicate a video to it or get back to you in next months responding to your comments.

A few of my favourite questions/comments from this video are:

1) If you grew a long beard, you definitely be called as Abraham Lincoln.

2) I just started watching your videos. How do you know you're lacking vitamin D? Keep them coming. I find them interesting and helpful as I'm a carer in a home. Thank you.

3) Eating earthworms always seemed to work for me, or listening to Chinese pop.

4) Hi Abraham its me again. hehe.

Just wanna add on other question if u'r not bother with it.

Can u make a video on storage of a syrup medicine, because I see a lot of public likes to put ALL their medicine in their fridge despite some of it need to be stored in a room temp.

5) Not only is this video helpful. The editing is SPOT ON.


Some people are more at risk of vitamin D deficiency and so are recommended to take vitamin D supplements routinely. These include all pregnant and breastfeeding women, all babies and young children aged 6 months to 5 years, people aged 65 years and over, and people who are not exposed to much sun.

In addition, a doctor may advise routine vitamin D supplements for people with certain gut (bowel), kidney or liver diseases, for people prescribed certain medicines and for certain people with darker skin.

For a fair-skinned person, it is estimated that around 20-30 minutes of sunlight on the face and forearms around the middle of the day 2-3 times a week is sufficient to make enough vitamin D in the summer months in the UK. For people with darker skin and for the elderly, the amount of time needed to be exposed to sunlight to make enough vitamin D can be much more than this. The sunlight has to fall directly on to bare skin (through a window is not enough). Too much exposure to the sun's rays can be damaging. Sunburn should be avoided at all costs (mainly because it can increase your risk of skin cancer).

For six months of the year (October to April), much of western Europe (including 90% of the UK) lies too far north to have enough UVB rays in sunlight necessary to make vitamin D in the skin. So, many people in the UK are at risk of not getting enough vitamin D unless they get it in their diet.

You can buy vitamin D supplements at pharmacies. In the UK they are also available on prescription to certain groups of people. If you are unsure as to whether you should be taking a regular supplement of vitamin D, or what the appropriate dose is, then your doctor, pharmacist, health visitor or midwife can advise.

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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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