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25 Oh Vitamin D Test
I had 25 oh vitamin d test and result is 3.72 ng/ml. Need suggestions on how to get back to normal range and also can vitamin d deficiency be serious?
20,000 iu D3 at 1st: I advise you take 20,000 iu of vit D3 a day for 2 months then recheck your levels.Your goal is 50-80 ng/ml ; you can adjust your dose as needed to maintain that- see https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/further-topics/i-tested-my-vitamin-d-level-what-do-my-results-mean/. Once you find the dose that maintains you at 50-80 continue it indefinitely. Most need 5-8000 iu/day. Can be serious- see comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there different tests for Vitamin D & Vitamin D3? Specifically: Vitamin D3 (25 OH D) and 25 (OH) Vitamin D?
Yes: When there is a reason to test, testing for 25-OH-VitD2 level and for 25-OH-VitD3 level, plus adding the results to get the total vitamin D level, can help the doctor check the source of the vitamin deficiency and the treatment progress. There is debate over when it would be needed to do these tests. Some doctors feel that giving people more vitamin D would avoid deficiencies and avoid lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athlete. 112 lbs. Took 50000iu/day vitamin d for 3 months but 25-oh d blood test still normal. How is this possible? Is it bc i move alot/use up more
Any body suspected: To have low vit d, the 25-hydroxy vitamin d test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin d is in your body. In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin d changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin d helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. ...Read more
Seasonal too: One reason so many people have low vit d levels is because we don't get out enough, and have too little sun exposure. There is often a drop in vit d during the winter months. In addition to supplements, you may want to make an effort to get out in the sunlight more. Not "sunbathing", but physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D deficiency: Normal vitamin d levels between 30-100 ng/ml. Your level is low and there are a number of health risks from low vitamin d, including bone loss and fractures. Treatment is easy and you can correct the deficiency by taking about 2000 units of vitamin d daily. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to ensure that you do not have malabsorption that may cause other nutritional deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took 50000 iu of vitamin d weekly for 3 months and blood test in 25 range, showing still deficient. Dr says double dosage. Could that be too much?
No: You could take 5000 units daily for three months and it would not be too much. I recommend that you follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Im vitamin D deficient (blood test said 25) taking 50,000 IU per week of Vitamin D, is it safe to take prenatals with that?
Sure: You'll be doing a favor for both yourself and for Junior. ...Read more
Im 22yrs F & hv swollen face since d past 7-8yrs.My 25 hydroxy vitamin D test reslt is 13.46 ng/dl.I dnt hv edema anywhr else on body.The two related?
Vitamin D: !; Go to your pharmacist and buy over-the-counter vitamin D. It comes in bottles of about 100 capsules per bottle and you can choose between 1000 or 2000 units per capsule. They are not expensive and don't need a prescription. Take just one a day! 2: The tow problems are not related. See your doctor about your swollen face. ...Read more
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