Vitamin D Deficiency and Eye Problems

by Christine
(Perkasie, Pennsylvania)

Are Vitamin D and Eye Problems Related?

Are Vitamin D and Eye Problems Related?

I was wondering if you have ever heard of anyone with a Low Vitamin D Level having eye problems? I have a Low Vitamin D Blood Level and been having problems with numbness and some pain.


But on top of that my eye's seem off!

Any suggestions?

Sincerely,
Christine

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Vitamin D and Eye Problems
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Christine,

I'm so glad that you found out about your Low Vitamin D Level. Vitamin D Deficiency could be the cause of the pain and numbness that you are experiencing.

Make sure that you are taking a high enough dosage of Vitamin D to get your Vitamin D blood level up into the optimum range of 50-80 ng/ml -otherwise, taking Vitamin D may NOT actually help you- even if it really is the problem! So, be sure to get your Vitamin D Level checked again in 3 to 4 months.


As far as your eyes are concerned, you don't say WHAT exactly is going on with your eyes. For any eye problems, I would ALWAYS GET A THOROUGH EYE EXAM first in order to rule out any serious problems.

But if you get a clean bill of eye health, then it could be a number of different problems. First, if you have Vitamin D deficiency- it's not unlikely that you would ALSO have other Vitamin Deficiencies.

The most likely culprit for Eye Health would be Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, which are greatly responsible for eye health AND are often contained in the same fatty foods that contain Vitamin D- so it would make sense that you MIGHT be deficient in Vitamin A and/or Beta Carotene.

There are other antioxidants that are helpful for eye health too such as
Bi-Optium Eye Health Supplements





Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com



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