Q. Can vitamin D supplement worsen constipation?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jun 11, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 30 year old male. I have vitamin D deficiency of about 6.51 ng/mL. Also, I am suffering from severe constipation with very slow bowel movement. Currently, I am taking ayurveda medicine for the fissure. Can vitamin D supplement make constipation worse? Please help me.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Vitamin D supplement has to be taken once a week. The most easily available one is capsule Uprise D3 60 k.
  • Now for constipation, I would suggest you the following:
  1. Get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind the constipation that you are having.
  2. Take laxative like Lactulose at night.
  3. Try to increase fiber in diet and take fruits like papayawhich is bulk forming.
  • Another thing that you can take is Isabgol husk. You can take three teaspoons full at night time for your constipation.

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