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How Much Calcium And Vitamin D Should I Take
In my testings my vitamin d is 10 nmol/l and calcium is 2.19 nmol/l how much vitamin d should I take ?
Very severe: Deficiency. You need a big dose for a long time so ask your doc. ...Read more
Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?
Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
My dr says I need to take calcium and vitamin D which is 26 considered low it should be 32-1000.. What would happen if I don't take either?
Low vitamin d: If you don't replenish your vitamin d it means that it will continue to be low unless you are exposed to sunlight and even then- I'm not sure if you will completely solve the problem. Regarding calcium- or is better to get it through your diet than a pill so increase your servings of foods high on calcium such as milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I have a very low rate of calcium and vitamin d in my body! so i was told to take vitamind by pills but is there another way to raise that rate?
Check parathyroid: Vitamin d is low for many reasons. Calcium should not be low unless your serum protein is low, you have a specific disease causing calcium decrease or parathyroid gland is not working properly. You shpld see a doctor and get thus checked. Normally, oral bit d is absorbed well enough to take care of a low level. ...Read more
If a patient takes tons of calcium and vitamin d and then the blood calcium actually goes down- what is this indicative of?
Need an explanation: Blood calcium is closely regulated to maintain the precise electrical potentials that keep the brain and heart functioning. The amount that you take in, and the amount of vitamin d within anything close to physiologic parameters, has little effect -- fortunately. If this is hypoparathyroidism being treated & monitored, the illness itself isn't under control. If a lab within normal limits, ignore. ...Read more
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