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Normal lab values for vitamin d

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Vitamin D : A higher dose may be needed. Absorption can be impeded by certain medications. Vitamin d3 is superior. A liquid or chewable formulation can be tried. ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Insufficient dosage: While many authorities recommend a paltry 600 iu/day, scientists have found most adults need to take about 5000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels (bein... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
May need Mg also: Along with my colleagues' suggestions for higher dose of vit d, you may also need more magnesium (mg). Mg is needed to convert vitamin d into its act... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Biliary: Sludge is a compilation of small stones, and can certainly cause biliary symptoms. The hida scan would not necessarily be normal, if you were just hav... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many causes: Your pain distribution of ruq, luq, and llq does not sound like gall bladder and hida test was normal. Unlikely pancreatitis causing problem.The gast... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
If your Calcium level is normal, then I would not worry about a low PTH. I suggest that PTH level and calcium levels be rechecked in 6 months. You sho... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Your vitamin D level is still subnormal. You should take 2000--4000 units of vitamin D3 daily. Low PTH is not an issue. For healthy diet: http://www.c... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Testing for adrenal cortisol diseases (low or high) is complex and needs to be based on history, physicial, family history, meds being taken. Thyroid... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Results: What were the results? There are differences in results based on the method used and each lab has its own reference range. If your level was less than... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Vit D Deficiency: Vit d deficiency can caue pain in bones and muscle, and in growing children can caue ricketts and in severe form osteomalcia in adults.But most of the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Many reasons: Low vit d in the blood work could be from many reasons, lack of sun exposure, low dietary intake, disease of the parathyroid glands, liver disease, ki... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Does not add up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes. No.: Vitamin D of 27 is low. You should take a supplement. Some would say it's on the low end of normal, but most experts are agreeing that 40-80 is more... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pediatric specialist: As children in the U.S. have easy access to vitamin D in the diet or in children's vitamins, and because sunlight is ample in most of the U.S., ricket... Read More

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