Vitamin D is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, and high cholesterol. It is also used for diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease. Some people use vitamin D for skin conditions including vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris.
- Helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus.
- Treats and prevents bone disorders (such as rickets, osteomalacia).
- Used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth.
- Used with calcium is used to treat or prevent bone loss (osteoporosis).
- Used with other medications to treat low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain disorders such as; hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism and familial hypophosphatemia.