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Will vitamin d deficiency cause low calicium level in blood?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause low calicium level in blood?

Yes: Severe Vitamin D deficiency(rarely seen in developed countries) can cause hypocalcemia. 25(OH)- D levels of 4.4 ng/ml (11 mol/L) or lower can cause hypocalcemia. Some of other causes of hypocalcemia include intestinal malabsorption, alcoholism, CKD, diuretics and hypoparathyroidism. Check ionized calcium level to confirm it is low. ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause high blood pressure?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause high blood pressure?

It's long been known that getting too little vitamin D weakens bones: The role vitamin D may play in developing high blood pressure and heart disease is less clear. Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to heart disease and a higher risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). However, more research is needed. It's too early to say whether too little vitamin D causes high blood pressure — or whether vitamin D supplements may have any role in the treatment of high blood pressure. Still, vitamin D remains an important nutrient for overall good health. The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70. For adults age 71 and older, the recommendation increases to 800 IU a day. Some doctors question whether these levels are adequate and think that getting more vitamin D would benefit many people. However, the Institute of Medicine recommends that adults avoid taking more than 4,000 IUs a day. If you're concerned that you're getting too little — or too much — vitamin D, contact your doctor. He or she may recommend a blood test to check the level of vitamin D in your blood. Screening for vitamin D deficiency is important in African-Americans and others with dark skin, due to decreased natural production of vitamin D with sun exposure. People who have limited exposure to the sun, older adults, people with certain conditions who may not be able to absorb vitamin D effectively and others also may benefit from screening for vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

No: Normal level is 30-100. Your level is below normal in which it canaffect bones, can cause osteoporosis, affect autoimmune function, and cardiovascular risks., but not cause hunger. ...Read more

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High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

High PTH levels low vitamin d levels and high calcium levels?

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

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Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.

Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.

Treat low vit D: I would get the low vitamin D treated and then recheck the labs. The 25OH vit D should be above 30. This will likely correct any of the other mild reported lab abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ? ...Read more

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What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D.  CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C toxic in high concentrations?

Is vitamin C toxic in high concentrations?

NotToxic/SideEffects: No it is not toxic as it is water soluble vitamin if taken as pills But dises above 2gm a day can cause diarrhea and oxalate crystals and kidney stones, ...Read more

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Is hemoglobin a good indicator of iron levels if high orlow iron levels?

Is hemoglobin a good  indicator of iron levels if high orlow iron levels?

Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficiency...Yet you can have mild iron deficit yet have a normal hemoglobin. So it does not equate with iron levels exactly but more or less...So it is good, not a perfect substitute. ...Read more

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Vitamin d was 15.6 ng/ml and normal calcium high in pth and alkaline phosphatase serum level?

Vitamin d was 15.6 ng/ml and normal calcium high in pth and alkaline phosphatase serum level?

Replace vitamin d: Vitamin d deficiency is very common. You need vitamin d to absorb calcium from the intestines. When you don't have enough vitamin d, in order to keep your blood calcium levels normal, your make more PTH to pull calcium from the bones and that raises the alkaline phosphatase. Replacing vitamin d should normalize all the tests. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin D levels effect your period?

Can  low vitamin D levels effect your period?

No: Low vitamin D levels can affect bone health eg rickets & osteoporosis. Check out http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/, https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/, http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-D & http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-d/background/hrb-20060400. ...Read more

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Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Vitamin D toxicity: No. Vitamin d has no known adverse effects up to levels of 100 ng/ml. Obvious signs of toxicity emerge at levels above 150 ng/ml. Signs of toxicity include: constipation; decreased appetite (anorexia); dehydration; fatigue; irritability; muscle weakness; vomiting; heart rhythm abnormalities; kidney stones; and polyuria (frequent urination). ...Read more

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Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.

Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.

See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood?  Do not take supplements!

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more

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If I have normal blood test levels of B Vitamins such as B12 and B6, does that automatically mean I likely don't have high homocysteine? Thanks!

If I have normal blood test levels of B Vitamins such as B12 and B6, does that automatically mean I likely don't have high homocysteine?  Thanks!

No: There is more than one way for homocysteine level to be elevated. Homocysteine levels can be measured directly and you should talk to your doctor if testing is warranted. In any case, folic acid is more effective in reducing homocysteine levels. ...Read more

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What causes too much vitamin b-12 in the blood?

What causes too much vitamin b-12 in the blood?

B12: Usually overdosage of oral or injectable, it is not common to have excess just with diet, and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is getting regular B vitamins subject to high blood viscosity (high HB) and sudden death?

Is getting regular B vitamins subject to high blood viscosity (high HB) and sudden death?

Vitamins: B vitamins are water soluble, which means if you have too much, your body simply urinates it out. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read more

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What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

Your body doesn't: The body does not produce vitamin b. That comes from your diet. Vitamin b is not associated with blood clots. ...Read more

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Lack energy & wakefulness.ongoing for past months.coffee,energy drinks, vitamin b no effect. Lot of same during adolescents.blood tests normal. Help?

Many causes...: Fatigue and sleep difficulties have SO many causes (not only physical but also emotional). My advice, stop the artificial attempts to increase energy (they are likely working against you). Drink 1 1/2 liters of water per day. Eat balanced clean diet. Exercise daily. Meditate. See your doctor if your symptoms are not improving to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners ?

Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners ?

Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough anticoagulant to treat that very serious condition. B-complex does not have anticoagulant properties. If you are taking coumadin/warfarin, tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?

Real science: Shotgun approach to anemia is worse than useless, you risk missing serious disease. If you are iron deficient, your physician needs to figure why. Many anemias are unrelated to diet. Demand an explanation from your physician. Best wishes ...Read more

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I had my blood result it says rbc:occational microcytes seen Impression: mild vitamin b/folate deficiency should be excluded... What thus it mean?

I had my blood result it says rbc:occational microcytes seen
Impression: mild vitamin b/folate deficiency should be excluded... What thus it mean?

Recheck report: Microcytes associated with iron deficiency Macrocytes with folate (folic acid) & B12 deficiency What is your Hemoglobin level? Do you take any meds for stomach acid? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin and a vitamin B complex pill everyday if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: But except in selected cases when there is nutrient malabsorption present or dietary restriction (total vegan) , there is proven benefit for regular intake of a multivitamin. All they do is making your urine yellow. ...Read more

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Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?

Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?

Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something else going on. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Certainly: vitamin B, particularly thiamine (vitamin B1) are essential items in energy metabolism. Stop all forms of sugar, including so-called soft drinks and get a vitamin B supplement ...Read more

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Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Vit B12 & others: In addition to depletion of vit b12, metformin has also been shown to deplete levels of Folic Acid and coq10 enzyme. ...Read more

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Okay to take b vitamins w be yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I have low levels of b 12. Started taking b complex vitamin. But since be Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has b vitamins could this be toxic?

B-vit ↓ed odds toxic: Study the Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) pi: http://labeling.Bayerhealthcare.Com/html/products/pi/fhc/beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)_pi.Pdf. The b viatmins, water soluble, are generally the least likely to become toxic and Bayer reports only folate, not all the b vitamines, as present in beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate). Sudy: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/b_vitamins for more information. ...Read more