A 20-year-old male asked:
Low vitamin d level (19), high phosphorus level (4.5), high pth level (70). what could be the cause of this? serum calcium level is normal.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Vitamin D deficient: Deficiency of vitamin D will elevated the parathyroid hormone level. The phosphorus elevation is minimal. You need to address why you are vitamin D defricient, consider supplementing more than you are doing already, or if you're on a good oral dose, consider whether your "irritable bowel" might be lipid malabsorption. Get yourself a healthy amount of sunlight. Best wishes.
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Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Treat low vit D: I would get the low vitamin D treated and then recheck the labs. The 25OH vit D should be above 30. This will likely correct any of the other mild reported lab abnormalities.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2018
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