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Low Levels Of Vitamin D
Common problem: Low vitamin d levels are much more common now than in years past. This is likely due to less sun exposure and low vit d intake. However it is also possible that you are malabsorbing vit d, such as from chronic diarrhea or other GI disorders. You should take supplements and have it rechecked. It is important for bone health. ...Read more
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
Yes, but other: causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and retest. B12 is more complicated, if you have poor absorption you will need injection of B12. For now try taking about 50 micrograms of B12 daily by mouth and recheck in about 3 months. ...Read more
If I have had very low levels of vitamin D for a while and I am taking a D supplement, should I add calcium supplement as well?
Little. Key: get D3: ?? enough. D3 is essential for absorption of Ca+2, from food, supplement pills poorly absorbed. Desirable D3 conc. 70-80 ng/ml; generally wait ~3 months between checks. Reasonable replacement doses ~35,000 to 60,000 IU per week. Most OTC D3 supplements, in my experience, not very effective; search for a quality preparation. A common source is lanolin from sheep raised for their wool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been really tired and I think I am depressed! I have very low levels of Vitamin D and my doctor thinks I might have malabsorption?
What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.
Rickets: Signs of rickets in infants including box shaped head, delayed development, widening of space in the wrist joints, beads on the ribs, called rosary beads, irritable children. Vitamin d comes also from sun exposure. If the child has a healthy diet and proper sun exposure, your child should be fine. ...Read more
Is there a link between dementia and slightly low levels of vitamin d with a lowered white blood cell count?
Perhaps, it depends: I don't have enough info to know in your situation. There are many causes of dementia. Low white count may signify chronic viral infection or infections like Lyme which can cause dementia. Low D is associated with impaired immunity, inflammation & increased risk of autoimmunity,all of which can aggravate dementia.Check B12 levels, thyroid, heavy metal toxicity etc. Consult an integrative MD or ND. ...Read more
22 years old male, with full body muscle twitches, emg normal, mri normal, just low levels of vitamin d and b12, i'm taking,but still with the twitch?
Less than 30 ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck... Ng/ml=nanogram/milliliter. ...Read more
High white blood count, low level of vitamin D, high level of inflammation in blood test, pain in all joint, chronic pain syndrome?
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