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How do steroids affect your vitamin D level?

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If you take high doses for a long time, it can make it harder for your body to absorb vitamin D.

SOURCES:

Thorax: “Vitamin D to prevent exacerbations of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials.”

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Vitamin D.”

National Emphysema Foundation: “Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Chronic Lung Patients.”

MedlinePlus: “Vitamin D Deficiency,” “Vitamin D Test.”  

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Vitamin D status is associated with muscle strength and quality of life in patients with COPD: a seasonal prospective observation study.”

American Thoracic Society: “Exacerbation of COPD.”

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Exacerbations of COPD.”

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vitamin D Deficiency: Management and Treatment,” “Vitamin D Deficiency.”  

Yale Medicine: “Vitamin D Myths ‘D’-bunked.”

Mayo Clinic: “What is vitamin D toxicity? Should I be worried about taking supplements?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 27, 2020

SOURCES:

Thorax: “Vitamin D to prevent exacerbations of COPD: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials.”

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Vitamin D.”

National Emphysema Foundation: “Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Chronic Lung Patients.”

MedlinePlus: “Vitamin D Deficiency,” “Vitamin D Test.”  

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Vitamin D status is associated with muscle strength and quality of life in patients with COPD: a seasonal prospective observation study.”

American Thoracic Society: “Exacerbation of COPD.”

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Exacerbations of COPD.”

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vitamin D Deficiency: Management and Treatment,” “Vitamin D Deficiency.”  

Yale Medicine: “Vitamin D Myths ‘D’-bunked.”

Mayo Clinic: “What is vitamin D toxicity? Should I be worried about taking supplements?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 27, 2020

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