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vitamin D deficiency

Hi, my son, 22 years old, was just diagnosed with Vitamin D Deficiency. Do you happen to know what the symptoms are of this and what he might take to help him?
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Bone loss occurs and osteomalacia, in adults (rickets in children), results due to Vitamin D deficiency. Impaired Calcium absorption occurs due to very low levels of the vitamin. Suggest he gets a bone density test to check the integrity of his bones. Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, fish oils, and the sun. Sit at a window with the sun shining in for about 1/2 hour (few times a week) and that will help you get enough Vitamin D. Hope this helps you.
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