Vitamin D Toxicity
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in some animal food products and is also synthesized in our bodies via exposure to the sun. It is frequently used as both prescription and over the counter formulation. The toxicity of vitamin D (hypervitaminosis D) is rare and is usually caused by taking heavy doses of vitamin D due to misuse of over the counter supplements or erroneous prescriptions. Toxicity of vitamin D leads to hypercalcemia and imbalance in the regulation of bone metabolism, and the resultant hypercalcemia leads to clinical manifestations of symptoms of toxicity.
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