Could Low Vitamin D Levels Be Inherited?
I am 43 and my mom is 63 and my daughter is 12. My mom has suffered with joint & muscle pain, depression, and a multitude of other symptoms for years. I can't begin to tell you the number of doctors and endless tests she has dealt with and still we have no explanation.
With the exception of a recent visit to a young intern, not one physician ever checked her vitamin D level. To her surprise, her level was 7. She has been on Prescription Vitamin D
50,000 units/week for about 2 months now. Her levels are still low (20), but she hasn't felt better in years!
Now for me...I have experienced low levels of energy, depression, insomnia and have been diagnosed with ADHD all in the past year. I never thought about asking if a low vitamin d level could be reason behind my symptoms, but my mom had been hounding me to have MY level checked. So, at my recent annual visit to the OB/GYN, as my mom suggested, I requested to have my vitamin D level checked.
I needed to have some Blood Testing
performed anyway, so I asked her if she would check my vitamin D level also. She hesitated, and asked me why...so I explained my mom situation, and thought I could be suffering from the same thing. To HER
surprise, and mine also...my level was 7(the same as my mom's)! Do I need to mention the fact...Mom's always know best!!!!!!
Now for my question...Do you think this condition could be inherited? I am worried about my 12 year old daughter. Although she shows no symptoms, should I have her Vitamin D Level