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A 43-year-old male asked:

Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Hypervitaminosis d is rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you take in too much vitamin d. Excess amounts of vitamin d can cause abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, which can affect bones, tissues, and other organs. Left untreated, this condition can lead to high blood pressure, bone loss, and kidney damage.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What could be causing low vitamin d even with normal calcium levels?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Too little intake: The body maintains stores of vitamin d in the fat cells. It takes a long time for a deficiency to develop, and a long time to correct it using typical over-the-counter supplements. People normally get vitamin d from sun exposure and a few food sources (liver, eggs) as people have moved indoors and don't eat as much eggs & liver, vitamin d deficiency has become more common.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Vitamin D is found naturally in salmon, tuna , and shitake mushrooms.. Because it is stored in fat cells, obese people are at risk for deficiency because it 's not released in the blood and they tend to have lower levels. Darker skinned people are also at risk since they have a natural suncreen...pigmented skin. Most people need to take 2-5,000 units daily to get optimal blood levels of 50-70.
Jan 3, 2012
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
ok to get your blood level checked every 6 months until you get your level to 50.
Oct 26, 2012
San Francisco, CA
A 50-year-old female asked:

What kind of problems can be caused by low vitamin d?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
A lot: Fatigue, general muscle pain and weakness , muscle cramps , joint pain, chronic pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentration , headaches , bladder problems, constipation or diarrhea and others.Thanks.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Do not be afraid to ask for Vit D level no matter what age as we know most people do not get enough anymore since most are not in sun as much
May 12, 2012

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