LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Does Lyme disease cause Vit D deficiency?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Does Lyme disease cause Vit D deficiency?
Robin123
Moderator
Member # 9197

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Robin123     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Someone asked me that today - so does Lyme cause it or is it just concurrent with the illness, if anyone knows?
Posts: 12972 | From San Francisco | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TF
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 14183

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TF     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"VITAMIN D

Surprisingly, most people in America are vitamin D deficient. In the Lyme patient, low vitamin D levels can cause diffuse body aches and cramps that are not responsive to magnesium or calcium supplements. Some also believe that vitamin D is essential for normal immune and hormone function. I strongly urge you to have a fasting blood level drawn. It is recommended that the blood levels be in the upper half or the normal range. If it is not, then 2000 to 4000 units daily are needed for several weeks to make up for the deficit, and then a lower maintenance dose may be necessary, based on results from repeated blood level monitoring. If vitamin D is needed, improvements take 2 to 3 weeks to note, but are well worth the wait." (page 30 of Burrascano)

http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

Posts: 9931 | From Maryland | Registered: Dec 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tincup
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5829

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tincup         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The population in general has low Vitamin D levels, as TF mentioned.

Two main reasons, in my opinion... lack of sunlight and the invention and consumption of other beverages (coffee, teas, soda pop, etc.) instead of milk and mineral rich spring water.

The problems with the lack of Vitamin D were first identified and addressed about 100 years ago in Boston because of the high incidence of rickets in the children there.

To try to correct the situation "officials" began supplementing milk with Vitamin D because it was needed to help the body absorb minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and prevent rickets.

Now in the USA all milk must be fortified with Vitamin D. In Canada all milk and margarine must be.

Today, we drink a lot less milk and margarine is "bad" for us, so many people aren't getting what is needed, Lyme or not.

Here is some additional info on it.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/80/6/1710S.full

As for lack of sun...

Spending to much time indoors, dark winter months, cities with tall buildings blocking out sunlight, artificial lights, sunblock, etc. all contribute.

--------------------
www.TreatTheBite.com
www.DrJonesKids.org
www.MarylandLyme.org
www.LymeDoc.org

Posts: 20322 | From The Moon | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
wrotek
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 5354

Icon 1 posted      Profile for wrotek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
since vitamin D is a hormone, no such thing as deficiency...it is disregulation and marshallprotocol.com describes why it happens

It is like saying i am deficient in testosterone, but there is a reason why testosterone is low... something makes low testosterone to appear, but doctors supplement it to level it and do not address the cause of low testosterone

[ 03-28-2017, 06:04 AM: Message edited by: wrotek ]

Posts: 633 | From Wroclaw, Poland | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.