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My Vitamin D Level Is 15
My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?
A recent blood test showed my vitamin d level at 15. My doctor prescribed d2 1.25 mg for 4 wks. I took one dose so far. Should i worry if this is safe?
My vitamin d level is at 15 what could have caused this? And what problems will I get from this, is this normal?
Big question: Your vitamin d is low from insufficient intake of vitamin d or from lack of sun exposure or both. Vitamin d is essentially for the body to use calcium to build and maintain bones. Additionally, vitamin d is one of many regulators of the immune system. You could be more susceptible to viruses like the flu, and to diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. You need to take vitamin d every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sever lower back pain and achy legs throbbing in upper right arm. What should I do my vitamin D level is only 15 Please respond ASAP thanks ?
My baseline vitamin d level was 9. I have been taking 15, 000 iu/day for months. My level is now stable at 51. Should I increase my dose and recheck ?
I am vegetarian and I have a vitamin d level of 15.9. What do I need to do to increase that level?
Sunlight, supplement: Vitamin d is produced in the skin in response to uv radiation. Careful daily exposure to sunlight for 15 minutes may help increase your vitamin d. An over the counter supplement containing 400 to 1000 units of vitamin d can also help. For severe deficiency, especially when associated with bone problems like osteoporosis, a prescription supplement called Ergocalciferol is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My vitamin D level has increased from 8.41 to 55 ng/ml over last two yrs. Has it increased too much? I take 15 000 IU a week. Should I decrease now?
No: id continue your regimen for now. I'd get it checked frequently to ensure that you remain in normal limits. ...Read more
Living in the dark: Vitamin d is found in some food sources but the major supply is your skin exposure to sun. So it is more commonly deficient in northern climates. It is a common supplement in many foods especially milk. The most serious complication, ricketts, is really rare in the first world but lowered levels are common in many patients and supplementation is common and benign. ...Read more
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