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Low Vitamin B Levels 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
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
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
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
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
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.
No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ? ...Read more
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
I have low ferretin levels as well as low transferrin levels. What is causing this low transferrin levels even though my iron stores are low?
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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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
Folate (folic acid): No, it can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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!
Follow rda : No effect on bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
None : Not aware of any.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vitamins: B vitamins are water soluble, which means if you have too much, your body simply urinates it out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?
I want 2 conceive n my periods r irregular. Doc told me 2 take prenatals, vitamin b then after 6 months to c then do blood work. What do u think?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
I had my blood result it says rbc:occational microcytes seen
Impression: mild vitamin b/folate deficiency should be excluded... What thus it mean?
Is it safe to take a multivitamin and a vitamin B complex pill everyday if you have high blood pressure?
Vitamins: vitamins are generally safe for hypertensives as long as not megadoses ...Read more
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
Besides exercise diet fish oil vitamin b and bananas what else can lower blood pressure. I am 25 years old 165 pounds 6 foot....Pre hypertension. ....
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
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