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  1. Arti says:

    Treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency includes increasing your intake of vitamin D. The goal is to get your blood level of vitamin D above 30 ng/mL. You likely will need supplements to raise your vitamin D level. That is because it’s hard to get enough vitamin D soley from your diet, and excess sun exposure can cause skin cancer. An overdose of vitamin D is possible, though, when daily supplements exceed the suggested upper limits. For most people, there is no downside to taking vitamin D supplements. it’s therefore important that you take the dose of vitamin D that your doctor recommends. Getting too much vitamin D is uncommon at the recommended intake. Both problems cause soft, weak bones, as well as pain in the bones and muscles. Severe vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. S

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