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I recently had a fasting blood test and was told I had a low white blood cell count. I also had a vitamin d deficiency. What does this mean?

I recently had a fasting blood test and was told I had a low white blood cell count. I also had a vitamin d deficiency. What does this mean?

See answer: A low white blood cell count (leukopenia) may or may not be significant. People of African ancestry can normally have a reduced WBC. A diet deficient in Vitamin D and/or lack adequate exposure to sunlight can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. Taking Vitamin D3 600-800 units daily is recommended. Higher doses may be needed. Check with you Dr. For information of Vit D deficiency > http://bit. Ly/1WFSAh0 ...Read more

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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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Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more

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If a patient had vitamin d deficiency for years will other blood results such as calcium show high or low levels?

If a patient had vitamin d deficiency for years will other blood results such as calcium show high or low levels?

Likely normal or low: Prolonged vitamin d deficiency can be associated with low circulating levels of calcium. Often, though if there is adequate dietary calcium intake and even occasional vitamin d intake through diet or production through sun exposure, circulating calcium levels can be normal (although other lab values such as parathyroid hormone (PTH) or alkaline phosphatase will be high and serum phosphate low). ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency lead to leukopenia on your blood test?

Does vitamin d deficiency lead to leukopenia on your blood test?

No: Vitamin d defiency has not been among the long list of causes of leukopenia. ...Read more

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Can severe vitamin D deficiency (blood test positive) cause chronic nausea (amongst other things)?

Can severe vitamin D deficiency (blood test positive) cause chronic nausea (amongst other things)?

Not likely: Vitamin D deficiency is not likely to cause nausea. If you are deficient, as attested to by a blood test, you should take about 5000 units of vitamin D3 for about 6 months to make up the deficit. ...Read more

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Pain in the back, in some muscles also. Have had plenty of blood test done, and nothing but a vitamin d deficiency. How long before I feel better?

Pain in the back, in some muscles also. Have had plenty of blood test done, and nothing but a vitamin d deficiency. How long before I feel better?

Diagnosis?: The cause of the pain will determine how long it takes to recover. If itis simply muscular, and you let it heal without further strain, you should be fine within two weeks. If it's something else, ask your doctor. If you are overweight, losing weight will help. For vitamin d, get 15-30 minutes of sun exposure to arms, not face per day and skip pills. ...Read more

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Blood test showed vitamin d deficiency. Why'd dr prescribe 1 pill (50, 000 iu) per week? A smaller dose 7 days a week would be much easier to remember!

Blood test showed vitamin d deficiency. Why'd dr prescribe 1 pill (50, 000 iu) per week? A smaller dose 7 days a week would be much easier to remember!

That is an option: Vitamin d deficiency has become increasingly common. Taking 10, 000 units of vitamin d every day is a very reasonable approach as well. It is best to take vit d3 rather than vit d2. A cause of low vit d3 is stress induced activation of free intracellular cadmium which breaks down vit d. Doing other things to lower stress and inflammation will improve health as well. ...Read more

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Blood test in july came with vitamin d deficiency and I didn't pay atencion to it how would that affect me 10 months later. I don't drink a lot of milk?

Blood test in july came with vitamin d deficiency and I didn't pay atencion to it how would that affect me 10 months later. I don't drink a lot of milk?

Surprising: That in puerto rico your vitamin d would be low. You should only need 15 minutes in the sun with skin exposed the size of your hands for your body to make enough vitamin d. Youwould likely notice a difference as a 25 yo male. The fda says you only need 400-800 iu daily, but some doctors suggest 5, 000 iu daily. Consult your doctor, or research the answer for yourself. Calcium too is important. ...Read more

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Was a vitamin D deficiency causing random aches? After supplementing vitamin D3 at 2000IU for a few weeks, I had a blood test which showed 34.6 ng/mL.

Was a vitamin D deficiency causing random aches? After supplementing vitamin D3 at 2000IU for a few weeks, I had a blood test which showed 34.6 ng/mL.

Yes: Severe vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children, and osteomalacia in the elderly. Vitamin D is a sterol synthecised from cholesterol, like other hormones, and is active in many different metabolic pathways; people with deficiency have significantly higher rates of depression, myalgia, colon and breast cancer, and immune disorders. It is stored in our fatty tissue. ...Read more

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50, 000 iu once a week for vitamin D deficiency safe. My calcium was 26 in my blood work.

50, 000 iu once a week for vitamin D deficiency safe. My calcium was 26 in my blood work.

Yes: If Vitamin D deficient. Though your Vitamin D level at 26 is mild insufficiency and will correct with sun exposure and use of milk with vitamin D ...Read more

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I had blood work done to test for a vitamin D deficiency and they made me take a urine test too. What reason did I have to do that?

I had blood work done to test for a vitamin D deficiency and they made me take a urine test too. What reason did I have to do that?

Who is they?: A laboratory will only do tests ordered by your doctor. Vitamin D level requires a blood sample, not urine. Your doctor may have ordered a urine examination, otherwise the laboratory would have no reason to collect urine.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I need to know how I can provide/renew a protective layer to my skin. I moved to miami and vitamin d deficiency went away, but I now see blood&tissue?

I need to know how I can provide/renew a protective layer to my skin. I moved to miami and vitamin d deficiency went away, but I now see blood&tissue?

Skin Protection: The most important thing to do is to protect your skin from sun damage. Make sure you use a sun screen with an spf of 50 that protects against uva and uvb. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause fatigue or depression/anxiety? I am especially concerned with the fatigue. My blood level was a 10.

Yes, it could: Yes, vitamin d deficiency could cause fatigue and depression. Talk with your doctor about replenishing this. With your very low level, you may need high dosing with it temporarily, and then back off to a maintenance dose. Please be aware that it's also possible to have multiple conditions at once, all of which need treatment (depression, anxiety, and vit d deficiency, etc). ...Read more

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I'm 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

I'm 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and doing some tests and may be imaging studies. There are disorders that are just as bad as some cancers. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is a vitamin d deficiency a confirmation for early CKD in you have proteinuria? Along with hyaline casts &wbc in urine?

Is a vitamin d deficiency a confirmation for early CKD in you have proteinuria? Along with hyaline casts &wbc in urine?

Yes they: Suggest CKD along with elevated creatinine and low GFR lower than 90. God bless u! http://www. Renal. Org/whatwedo/informationresources/ckdeguide/ckdstages. Aspx. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of someone who has a vitamin d deficiency I also suffer from low iron can the two go hand in hand? .

All gradual: The symptoms tend to be gradual as in the case of osteoporosis. In my experience, some patients may develop an itchy skin rash from vitamin d deficiency (no published report) as vit d3 is considered an immune regulator, some have considered its deficiency to play a role in multiple sclerosis. Another reported noted reduced response to inhaled steroid in children with asthma when vit d3 is low. ...Read more

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I have a low vit D level. Can vitamin d deficiency be the reason of my edema on face and upper back?

I have a low vit D level. Can vitamin d deficiency be the reason of my edema on face and upper back?

No: Look for another cause. There are several possibilities, including (if this is episodic) C1 esterase deficiency. ...Read more

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I've just started doing exercise and I get cramps and pain while doing exercising. I have low Hb and vitamin d deficiency. Is that to blame?

I've just started doing exercise and I get cramps and pain while doing exercising. I have low Hb and vitamin d deficiency. Is that to blame?

Diagnose the problem: You need a doctor to diagnose the cause of low vitamin D and Hb. Nutritional deficiencies are possible but intestinal malabsorption or losses need to be considered before you continue with an exercise routine. Low calcium and other deficiencies could be causing muscle cramping. ...Read more

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My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

Can take Vit-D supp.: 19y/o Male w low vit D 4ng/ml (30-100) asks What are the causes of VitD deficiency? Is low Vit D related to cancer? Causes many: Diet esp Vegies only diet. One needs Animal base foods like Fish/Fish Oil/Egg yolk/cheese/Beef liver. Poor Digestive Absorption eg Chron's dis. Obesity; cos Fat cells absorb the Vit D from one's blood. Lack of Sunlight exposure. One Can take Vit D supplement Yes cancer re ...Read more

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Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Severe vitamin D def: May cause Adults to experience "bone pain" as well as muscle weakness. There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms: Fatigue, General muscle pain and weakness, Muscle cramps, Joint pain, Chronic pain, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Restless sleep, Poor concentration, and Headaches. ...Read more

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Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth? ]

Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth? ]

Masking: Masking of hyperpara with low D is unusual. 40% of hyperpara patients present with vitamin D deficiency. It is important to get all labs checked at the same time (blood draw) to prevent confounding results from tine of day or day to day changes. The labs I check are: total calcium, ionized calcium, 25 OH vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, creatinine, chloride, and intact PTH. ...Read more

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