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Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Unlikely: Agree with dr. Wingo. Low vitamin d can raise your parathyroid level but it should not cause hyperparathyroid symptoms. Most hyperparathyroid symptoms are caused by the elevated calcium which is not expected to happen in this case. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

A condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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Besides hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Besides  hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Nothing: Primary hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed by demonstrating simultaneous high serum calcium and high pth. In some patients there is a low vitamin d because PTH increases the metabolism of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Other than hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Other than hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Hypercalcemia: A full answer is beyond the space limitations imposed in this space. A full discussion of the causes of high serum calcium levels can be found at this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes this will give you the answers you are looking for. ...Read more

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Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: This would generally be in the case of severe or very low vitamin d over a period of time. In such a case, the calcium would drop and increase the work of the parathyroid gland. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone ...Read more

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Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Primary hyperpara: Low vit d is common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Although it is possible that it can mask the hypercalcemia, usually it does not. If your d is low, and you have hyperpara, you will likely still have a high ca. The low d may make the PTH level even higher, and vit d supplements should be given and they will not exacerbate the high calcium. This is complex. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

It depend what kind: The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay. Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause symptoms? what are causes of low vit d? recently quit drinking and do not go outside much

Can low vitamin d cause symptoms? what are causes of low vit d? recently quit drinking and do not go outside much

Most of the: problems due to D deficiency don't cause significant symptoms that would bring it to your attention. Deficiency is due to poor sunlight exposure or lack of D in foo products (particularly dairy) or poor absorption. Luckily, D deficiency is easy to test for and very easy to treat (or prevent) with daily D supplementation. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

Many symptoms: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Your level can cause mild symptoms & will increase risks. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://www.drfranklipman.com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/ & http://tinyurl.com/ly3wn3n ...Read more

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Have lupus and have to avoid the sun due to photosensitivity. My vitamin D level was 21. Is that low enough to cause any noticable symptoms?

Have lupus and have to avoid the sun due to photosensitivity. My vitamin D level was 21.  Is that low enough to cause any noticable symptoms?

You are just 39: You will develop osteoporosis as you age. You need to see your doctor and get on vit d and calcium to get that level up and protect your bones. You also need a healthy diet and exercise.daily. ...Read more

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Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue?

Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue?

Yes: Typically symptoms such as depression and fatigue are caused by multiple factors. Consider light box therapy during the winter months. Taking a vitamin D supplement can also help and is generally safe in the appropriate dose. ...Read more

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Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue? I also have POTS syndrome.

Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue? I also have POTS syndrome.

Perhaps: I have seen low vitamin D cause fatigue and slow thinking. Usually it's at a level even lower than 20 however anyone with the level of 20 should either take vitamin D3 supplements or get out in the sun. Drinking milk does not help your body's vitamin D level. That said,, my patients with POTS have other reasons for fatigue in general . ...Read more

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Can a low vitamin D of 21 cause symptoms? I hear conflicting things on this. I also have controlled lupus &autonomic dysfunction. I fatigue easily.

Can a low vitamin D of 21 cause symptoms? I hear conflicting things on this. I also have controlled lupus &autonomic dysfunction. I fatigue easily.

Unlikely: While vitamin D level of 21 is lower than the optimum, it is not likely to be the cause of your symptoms. You may take 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily, For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Headache for 6 weeks. blood pressure is higher than normal. Red blood cells small low in vitamin b12 and vitamin D. what could cause these symptoms?

Headache for 6 weeks. blood pressure is higher than normal. Red blood cells small low in vitamin b12 and vitamin D. what could cause these symptoms?

Consultation advised: The abnormalities are likely not all related to your headaches. Unfortunately this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosing illness. You would be best served with an INBOX TEXT CONSULTATION at Health Tap. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from the physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs ?

What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs ?

Possibly: Vitamin D deficiency could cause aching legs and sore knees. A more common cause of knee pain in a young healthy woman is when the kneecap doesn't track straight in the groove. Pain worse with stairs is classic. Usually pain in the front of the knee. "patello-femoral pain syndrome". PT will help. Exercise to strengthen the medial quadriceps. good luck! :-) ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause headaches?

Can low vitamin d cause headaches?

Rarely: It is a rare symptom of significantly low vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin D cause stress & aniexty?

Can low vitamin D cause stress & aniexty?

Vitamin D: If your vit. d is low, it can affect how your body responds to stress and anxiety. Get you level checked and if it is low, you can supplement and get some sun exposure to get the level up - make sure you recheck the level. Good luck. ...Read more

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