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what is the definition or description of: vitamin d overdose?

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Dr. William Cromwell
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Excess Vitamin D: Vitamin d toxicity is a rare but potentially serious condition due to excessive vitamin d in your body. Taking megadoses of vitamin d supplements (50, 000 international units (iu) a day or more for several months) is the usual cause. The main problem with vitamin d toxicity is high blood calcium levels that can cause poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
C below: Hypervitamiosus d =hypercalcemia nausea-vomiting -loss of appetite , & r 2ndary 2 excessive intake of suplimental vitamin d. Mayo study saw toxicity after a few mos of injesting 50, 000 iu/day. That's a lot since anything above 2, 000 iu is not needed.
Answered on Feb 5, 2016

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