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Does Predisone Have Any Calcium Or Vitamin D In It
I have osteopenia taking calcium citrate vit d I have read that calcium supplements can cause hardening of arteries is it true?
Just not so: The claim that calcium supplements promote atherosclerosis was just made up. Atherosclerosis lesions may calcify; that is where any connection ends. You deserve better than to be troubled with internet scare stuff. If you are actually osteopenic at your age, the situation is very serious and I would urge you to continue educating yourself with reliable information. Your doctor is your guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could foot pain be associated with vitamin D defficiency? If so should I supplement both vitamin D and calcium or just vitamin D?
I have heard to take vitamin d and calcium supplement together. Is it really bad if I do not? Because I only take vitamin d with vitamin c.
Vitamin therapy: Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin so it is best absorbed with a high fat meal and levels seem to do better if taken with supper. Vit C is water soluble and therefore excreted if you take too much at one time. Taking both together would probably decrease absorption of both so should be taken at separate times. Calcium would be better absorbed taken with Vit C since it is an acid ...Read more
If I have a vitamin B12 deficiency does it mean that I also have an iron deficiency? Should I take iron supplements that come together with vitB group
I take vitamin D 50,000 weakly with food,Is there something that affects the absorption of vitamin D i have to avoid it during treatment period?
50,000: Very high doses of vitamin D are used weekly for four weeks followed up by 1000 to 5000 units daily for a few more weeks. More importantly, it is uncommon for a woman your age to need so much vitamin D. Has your doctor told you why you need so much vitamin D? I would like to learn his/her answers. ...Read more
Theoretically the body cannot absorb calcium without enough vitamin d. I have vit d deficiency but my calcium levels are good. What's up with that?
Can maintain blood: The level of calcium in your blood has nothing to do with how well you're absorbing calcium. We have a huge reservoir of calcium in our bones ; the amount in our blood is regulated by parathyroid hormone; we need to keep serum calcium levels within a narrow range or we die. Even if you absorb no calcium you can maintain a normal blood level due to the stores in your bone.See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a little...ostepenia and low D. but calcium is 10.5. should I take multivitamin that has calcium?
KEEP D 3 LEVELS: Below 3000 units a day total.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have chemotherapy , if it is possible to get a vitamin supplement which does not contain vitamin B9 / folic acid, any suggestions?
I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is to much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?
Recommended amount: CarolynM208, For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In addition, if able, you should engage in weight bearing exercise and eat a well balanced diet. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia and are at risk for fracture, your doctor may recommend medications that can help with bone density. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much
More than OK-needed: The vast majority of calcium in our body is in our bones. You can maintain a normal blood calcium even if grossly deficient. Vit. D deficiency significantly increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, depression, influenza, osteoporosis etc.Vit. D will not raise blood calcium (this is regulated by parathyroid hormone) but will reduce risk of disease.I advise 5000 units/day. ...Read more
1.If I have panic attacks should I test vit d or d3? Which one? 2.Can I have a normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?
Get D3 level checked: Vitamin d deficiency can cause anxiety and could potentially lead to panic attacks, but it would be relatively low on the list of possibilities. It is easy to check you level with a blood test. Vitamin d3 level is best. You can have a normal calcium and deficient vitamin d. Low d levels lead to bone calcium loss to replenish calcium levels in the blood which remain normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does vitamin d deficiency indicate? Does it have anything to do with protein & epi in urine?
Risk factor: Vitamin d deficiency is a hot topic in medicine because not only contributes to bone loss and osteoporosis but also servers as a marker of increased cardiovascular risk just as a high cholesterol. Studies in kidney disorders with protein in the urine show that replacing it helps reduce the protein losses. Your level should 30 or greater. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low levels of vitamin d (8ng)/ i don't have any chronic disease. Can i take 10.000 of vitamin d daily?
PROBABLY A BIT MUCH: For a daily dose d3- 1, 000-3, ooo units daily should suffice or prescription vitamin d, 50, 000 units once a week there is such a thing as poisoning and toxic side effects from vitamin d excess, so please do not go along on this ride. Consult your physician for proper dosing and monitoring of your levels. Stay safe. ...Read more
Doctor thinks i might have malabsorption because vitamin d tablet and iron pills for anemia and vitamin d deficiency aren't working. Is it true?
If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin
Osteoporosis: You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It would be very important for you to get in for evaluation to see why you have developed this at such a young age and make sure there is not a reversible cause. ...Read more
If too high: You can get high calcium if your vitamin d level is too high. 4000 iu is an acceptable dose if your level is current very low and need to be raised up. The only way you will know for sure if you are getting too much is to get retested after being on the replacement dose for a short time. The main thing is to follow up with the doc that started the replacement to remeasure levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is known that vit e synthetic is toxic. How can I ask for the natural vit e in a supplement or what can I eat to take vit e in large amount 4 liver?
Look for this info..: You are correct to be confused- for example "nature-made" brand of vitamin e is synthetic but nothing on the label states this unless you know that "dl-alpha tocopherol" is the synthetic form. Natural vit. E should say that it's natural on the label & will be listed as d-alpha tocopherol- not "dl." ideally it should have mixed tocopherols too(gamma, delta, beta).Any health food store will have it. ...Read more
Is a calcium level of 8.4 considered low? If so what can I do to change that? I am on vitamin d supplements as prescribed by a doctor
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