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Does Vitamin D Thin Blood
Vitamin D3 is a fat: soluble vitamin and is best absorbed when eating fats & if you are not fat/obese. If you have a bleeding ulcer it does not thin the blood further, and possibly isn't even being absorbed if you are not eating, because of a bleeding ulcer.If a person is obese/fat, it gets sequestered or stored in the fat, and not absorbed either.It is not known to have that type of relationship to bleeding ulcers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A high B12 means nothing. If you have a low B12, you need to asking, "Why is it low?" and "What do I do to correct the situation before I end up with permanent brain damage?" If you're a non-supplementing vegetarian, please re-examine your choices. If there is any possibility you have pernicious anemia or another absorption problem, get worked up and treated. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had blood tests done and showed i was low on vitamin d how much vitamin d should I start taking a day?
Depends on Conc. D3: Like most issues, a judgement call. E.G. How hard to step on car gas pedal to go 60 mph? Gen. 30 nmol/l = lowest 2% pop. (; low-fat diet aggravates), >125 nmol/l >98% population. I usually recommend 70-80 nmol/l range, but little clear consensus or clinical trials to verify. If at 30 nmol/l or lower, ~50, 000 iu per week a reasonable dose, check in ~3 months then adjust down a little, as needed. ...Read more
I have been advised that a recent blood test shows my levels of Vitamin D is 8. What does this mean for me?
Serious deficiency: The level that you're at is critically low. You need to start proper supplementation right away. It's also important to take vitamin K2 and vitamin A along with D3. Make sure you have your doctor follow your blood levels until you get to 50 ng/dl. Get more information here www.vitamindcouncil.org. ...Read more
I just got my blood results from 25-hydroxy vitamin d its 23. How can that be? I'm in good shape and i'm 23 years old.
Mildly low: A level of 23 is only mildly low. Symptoms of low vit d usually do not occur until levels are under 10. Nevertheless, the current recommendation is to have a level above 30. Unless you are out in the sun all day long, most people need to take a vit d supplement (1000-2000 iu daily) to achieve this. ...Read more
I had blood tests done found out i'm vitamin d defecient i'm not sure how bad it is i'm taking 2000iu a day is this enough?
Listen to your body: In canada one can not get sufficient vit d from sun from sept to april because of the slant of the sun. Tobacco, alcohol, stress, and lack of exercise lower vit d levels possibly through effects of free cadmium. In addition to taking supplemental vit d3 up to 10, 000 units a day with vit k2 100mcg a day it is a good idea to optimize health. ...Read more
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