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Does A Sudden Drop In Vitamin D Levels Mean Parathyroid Problems
No: Vitamin d absorption depends on a lot of things. It is also affected by sun exposure. I always tell my patients to take additional supplement in the winter time when the sun may not be as strong. Also other things may interfere with the absorption. But I fo not feel it is indicative of a parathyroid problem. ...Read more
Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth? ]
Masking: Masking of hyperpara with low D is unusual. 40% of hyperpara patients present with vitamin D deficiency. It is important to get all labs checked at the same time (blood draw) to prevent confounding results from tine of day or day to day changes. The labs I check are: total calcium, ionized calcium, 25 OH vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, creatinine, chloride, and intact PTH. ...Read more
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
Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?
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
What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? I have ongoing neck/shoulder pain, weak legs, fatigue and dizziness. Are these due to the deficiency?
Pain in ribs, legs, back, front bone in neck, hips, not able to sleep, and bones popping is it vitamin d deficiency related or symptoms of arthritis?
I have high calcium in my urine but my vitamin d level is fine. My parathyroid level is really high, what does this mean?
Yes: It should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25 (OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! ...Read more
Bone density: Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements) and can also be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most of us use sunscreen! Vit d plays a vital role in bone development and woman are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Got milk? Increase milk intake, use supplements as necessary, and increase weight bearing exercise to build bone! ...Read more
Possibly: Vitamin d effects most, if not all the organs in the body including the brain. The problems with deficiency are not always the same in everyone. Regardless, if you are deficient, you would benefit from supplements to raise your blood level to at least 40-60 ng/dl according to the latest endocrine society guidelines. ...Read more
Speak with your doc: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a diagnostic work up to include your parathyroic gland. If this is the case she may also order tests to visualize the gland as well as your bones. You may have had a recent fracture or problem that she is addressing. Hope you get to the bottom of it soon. ...Read more
What are normal levels for vitamin d 25 oh? And can u get a low grade fever if the vitamin d levels are low?
Prefer at least 30: The range of 25-oh vitamin d levels believed to be adequate by physicians ranges from approx. 20 to 70 ng/ml, depending on who you talk to. There is some evidence from controlled studies that vitamin d supplementation lowers all-cause mortality. I favor achieving a level of at least 30 ng/ml. I'm not aware of a link between vitamin d and fever, and doubt your post-ovulation temp is true fever. ...Read more
Is it possible for elevated bilirubin levels and being vitamin d deficiency to have anything to do with each other?
Doubtful: I highly doubt any relationship between elevated bilirubin and vitamin D deficiency in adults. Given the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, physicians would see thousands more patients with elevated bilirubin if there was a relationship between the two. That being said, a 2013 study from Asia suggests low vitamin D may be associated with elevated bilirubin in neonates. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having a vitamin D deficiency. I am having problems with the treatment being prescribed and really need help. ..
Questions?: Go ahead and state your questions. We can try to help if we know what the problem is. ...Read more
Why are people with low cholesterol more likely to get cancer than people with higher cholesterol? Is this related to their vitamin d levels?
Statistical fluke: Healthy people with low cholesterol don't get more cancer. This is a statistical fluke of some studies. In some studies, people with low cholesterol or vit d have an occult cancer, or are smokers, or are too skinny (due to their illness), and then these people tend to show more cancers later. Statistical associations can be misleading and do not prove cause-effect. ...Read more
How long it takes for pain to resolve due to vitamin d deficiency age 21 my levels were 8 ng ml and one month after that they were 77.4 ng/ ml?
Here are some...: Vitamin-D deficiency may cause bony pain but with wide degree among the patients, but the pain at the site may result from various reasons such disorders in regional or local muscles, joints, or / and nerves, and even from so-called referring pain from far site. To sort things out, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. And Vit-D deficiency-related pain should improve.... ...Read more
How often should a child have routine blood work? To check CBC levels and vitamin d levels and stuff like that? My child is 6 and never had done
I was checked for vitamin d deficiency and my levels came back at 18 I tried taking vitamin d3 at 1000 ui and it made me anxious and I felt horrible?
Try different D:
You should get your levels up to at least 30, but optimally between 50-80. You'll probably need at least 4000 iu/day to reach optimal levels.
Pure Vit. D shouldn't cause any side effects; you may have reacted to fillers and binders in the form you took. Try Super Vit D3 Drops from Carlson- it has 4000 iu per drop and only other ingredients are coconut and palm oil. See
http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer ...Read more
My doctor prescribed 50, 000 ius of vitamin d twice a week for 3 months. Is this safe? My vitamin d levels were 21. I didn't take it until 6 wk later.
Forgive my frankness: I'm going to assume that the units on the lab test indicate it is low. Truth be told, yvette, I'm surprised you delayed. Too many people gorge themselves on worthless 'nutritional supplements', yet you are having bone pain probably due to a real vitamin deficiency and you're stalling and fretting about safety concerns. Stop reading junk internet sites and accept scientific treatment. It will help. ...Read more
Vitamin D levels: More & more benefits of vitamin d are being discovered each year. See chart for current recommendations as well as effects of insufficient & excessive amounts. ...Read more
Supplements: It depends how low your level is. Vitamin d 3 is available over the counter. If level is less than 25. You may need to take 5000-10000 iu daily for a month and then maintain with a daily dose of 2000 to 4000 depends on your sun exposure. You can take it in the firm of pills chewable pills or drops. ...Read more
Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more
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