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Can low vitamin d cause the liver to be less able to clear medications?

Can low vitamin d cause the liver to be less able to clear medications?

Generally not: But it is easy to normalize vitamin d levels by just taking 2000 units of otc vitamin d3/day. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

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

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I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day. Will this hurt my Liver?

I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day. Will this hurt my Liver?

Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit. Ly/166DLiq &
http://bit. Ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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I was told I had low vitamin d, blood trace in my urine and protein in my liver. What are the possibilities and what is most likely?

I was told I had low vitamin d, blood trace in my urine and protein in my liver. What are the possibilities and what is most likely?

Low vit D: Is now known to be responsible for a lot of serious disease. It is not just a "bone vitamin" and affects every cell in the body. You need heavy replacement and as soon as the sun is ready for sun bathing start slowly to get a tan. You make your own vit d from the action of sunlight on skin. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d correlate with liver disease? Chronic elevated ALT and vit d is 12.8. Waiting for other blood work to rule out other conditions.

Does low vitamin d correlate with liver disease? Chronic elevated ALT and vit d is 12.8. Waiting for other blood work to rule out other conditions.

Possible-EducateSelf: Probably different issues. Study http://www. Cdc. Gov/nutritionreport/99-02/pdf/nr_ch2b.Pdf ; http://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org for intro. Have seen alts in the 40, 000 range: people with type a hepatitis. Alkp, alt, ast high conc. Inside liver cells, typically very low outside, thus ↑ a very non-specific marker of liver cell injury. Huge no. Possibilities; not simple! Lowfat, hisugar foods common basis. ...Read more

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I take a vitamin D every day 1000 mg will this affect my liver? Should I go down in mg I am 55 years old

I take a vitamin D every day 1000 mg will this affect my liver? Should I go down in mg I am 55 years old

I'm worried you: Have reported the incorrect units. Vitamin D (usually taken in the Vitamin D3 form) is usually dosed in IU's -- International Units NOT mg (milligrams). If you were taking 1000 MG it would be something like 40 million IU's! So assuming you are really taking 1000 IU's daily, that dose is very reasonable, considered safe, and shouldn't affect your liver. All supplements should be reviewed with Doc:) ...Read more

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What might cause my liver and kidneys to not extract any vitamin d?

What might cause my liver and kidneys to not extract any vitamin d?

They do not extract: The liver and kidneys do not extract vitamin d, they activate it into forms that are usable by the body. Native vitamin d has no effect until it is activated. If your level is low it is because you are not getting enough or you are not absorbing it or you are not getting enough ultraviolet exposure from the sun. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin d cause any damage to the liver?

Vitamin D and Liver: Nowadays everything is being associated with vitamin d deficiency (rightfully and wrongfully). But liver problems should not be among them. ...Read more

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Are there any fortified beverages that have b12 and vitamin d but not vitamin a acetate because I have an enlarged liver and am vegan?

Are there any fortified beverages that have b12 and vitamin d but not vitamin a acetate because I have an enlarged liver and am vegan?

Supplementing w/ B12: And D3 is likely the best way to go. You will know your exact dose that way. Use sublingual, under the tongue, B12 so that you will absorb most of it. If you swallow B12 your gastric juices destroy most of it. See your doc or a nutritionist to get your D level checked so you will know how much to dose. Better yet, get a nutritional lab pane, e.g., Spectracell lab in Texas. Peace and health. ...Read more

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I'm taking Ginkgo Biloba+Ginseng combo daily. Can I add Cod Liver Oil (Vitamin D) to it? Are there any risks?

I'm taking Ginkgo Biloba+Ginseng combo daily. Can I add Cod Liver Oil (Vitamin D) to it? Are there any risks?

Depends: As long as you are not on anticoagulation ginkgo and ginseng can be taken with limited issues. Be careful with cod liver oil as while it may provide vitamin D and vitamin A, there are better sources of vitamin D. Vitamin A is a particularly finicky vitamin where too much and too little really can create problems, so it much benefit you to avoid supplementation without a known deficiency. ...Read more

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Where does vitamin d in the supplements come from nowadays? I think it used to come from cod liver oil, right?

Vitamin D: There are two forms of vitamin d supplements, d2 and d3. D3 is the form naturally made in humans by exposure of the skin to uv, and more potent than d2. D2 is produced industrially from yeast or mushrooms. D3 is produced industrially from its precursor substance, dehydrocholesterol, in wool grease (lanolin) from sheep or other woolly animals. Exposure to uvb light and purification are needed. ...Read more

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Sodium levels saturday was 132 today 129 why would they drop? I do not drink water my co 2 is 21.0 vitamin d 33. Did have fatty liver now it is normal

Sodium levels saturday was 132 today 129 why would they drop? I do not drink water my co 2 is 21.0 vitamin d 33. Did have fatty liver now it is normal

Causes of low sodium: Although both are low they may not produce symptoms but anti-diruetic hormone secretion rather than water intake is the likely cause. Since you have high cholesterol, high bp, and have had your gallbladder removed your metabolism is not in balance. Optimize your life style by eating 6 equal healthy meals with 6 servings of fresh vegetables and at least one apple a day spread out through the day. ...Read more

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Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil? I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Vitamin D: The recommended amount of vitamin D per day is 1000unit (if your vitamin D level is normal), now the food you eat have vit D too so count the amount of bit D you take from ur food roughly and take the rest in form of a supplement,
so if you are taking more than 1000-2000 unit a day you could develop toxicity.
Cod liver oil has been linked to increase the death rate by 18% especially because of ...Read more

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Hi Dr., I have gout and vitamin D deficiency, can I take GNC's triple cod liver oil daily?

Hi Dr., I have gout and vitamin D deficiency, can I take GNC's triple cod liver oil daily?

Yes...: While I wouldn't expect the fish oil to treat or improve your gout or vitamin D deficiency, I don't thinking taking this supplement once a day would be harmful for these conditions. There might be some gastrointestinal side effects such as heartburn or bloating associated with this supplement, however. Including fish in your diet may be an even better choice. Good wishes! ...Read more

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Can patient of liver chirrosis and hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Can patient of liver chirrosis and hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Yes: There is controversy about what is the optimal dose of vitamin d. While the us government office of dietary supplements recommends only 600 iu/day, many doctors who do research in vitamin d recommend much higher levels, 2000-5000 iu/day. Go to the vitamin d council website and see studies to show that higher doses of vitamin d may help prevent cancer, infections, dementia and many other diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more