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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?

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?

Depends: This depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7, 000 IU per day. If you are taking 50, 000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level was 22, I'm currently taking 2800 ui... Should I be taking more, I weigh 365 and don't work inside house a lot.

My vitamin d level was 22, I'm currently taking 2800 ui... Should I be taking more, I weigh 365 and don't work inside house a lot.

Where do you live?: 100iu/25# body wt is the rule of thumb formula I usually use so that is ~14, 000iu/day
but since you are so low I would just say 20, 000/day and recheck it in about 3-4 months want a level>50 and <100
look uo vitamindcouncil. Org for lots of good informantion/ what sun you get is not getting much vitd for you. ...Read more

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What is a normal vitamin d level?

What is a normal vitamin d level?

Higher than 30 ng/ml: To be normal it should be higher than 30 ng/ml. I prefer it to be higher than 60 ng/ml. ...Read more

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What is a low vitamin d level from?

What is a low vitamin d level from?

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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What is a healthy vitamin d level at 80?

What is a healthy vitamin d level at 80?

Varies by lab: 30-50, the trend is to recommend more. Always ask your your md to be sure your total condition is taken into account. ...Read more

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Got results today vitamin d level is 11?

Got results today vitamin d level is 11?

Vit D Deficiency: The level of 25 HydroxyVitD level is low. Normal is above 30.Any level below 30 is considered low. You need to be treated with high doses of VitD by Prescription from your doctor with doses of 50000 units once a week for 8 to12 weeks followed by a supplement dose over the counter of 1000to2000 units daily. Discuss it and follow up with your doctor who ordered the blood test ...Read more

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What should I take for low vitamin d level?

What should I take for low vitamin d level?

Vitamin D3 & sun!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round. It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean vitamin d level?

Howmuch D: <12ng/ml associated with vitamin d deficiency, leading to rickets in infants and children and osteomalacia in adults
12–20 ng/ml generally considered inadequate for bone and overall health in healthy individuals
? 20 ng/ml generally considered adequate for bone and overall health in healthy individuals
>50 ng/ml emerging evidence links potential adverse effects to such high levels, particularly >15. ...Read more

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What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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How can you raise vitamin d level really need advice?

Sun exposure: Sun exposure, good diet and supplements if needed. Watch this video to learn a little more. Http://otwithmd. Com/vitamin-d/. ...Read more

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What does having a high 1, 25 oh vitamin d level mean?

What does having a high 1, 25 oh vitamin d level mean?

High calcitriol: High Calcitriol (especially if you have normal 25 hydroxy vitamin d) can be a sign of immune system overload. Since 1, 25 dihydroxyvitamin d (calcitriol) down regulates some immune responses, activated macrophages will convert 25 hydroxy into 1, 25 dihydroxy. Many patients with "autoimmune diseases" have this pattern. You must find the cause of your immune system problem. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

Vit D: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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What should my vitamin D level be. I'm a 56 year old female.

What should my vitamin D level be. I'm a 56 year old female.

Normal level: Less than 20 is considered deficiciency, 20-29 is considered insufficiency, 30 to 80 is considered optimal. Above 80 is high ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods with a high vitamin d level?

Can you please guide me on foods with a high vitamin d level?

Fortified foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have a 12 vitamin d level. What does that mean?

My dr told me I have a 12 vitamin d level. What does that mean?

Vitamin D level: First, when you get lab values, you need to get the units it's measured in, in this case either nmol/l or ng/ml since the numbers for "normal" vary accordingly. Also, do not be afraid to ask your doc what that value means. I'm assuming it's 12 ng/ml, which is just above the cutoff point for "deficiency" and still in the "inadequate for bone and overall health" range. Ask doc about supplements. ...Read more

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Might it be that a low vitamin d level be helped with vitamin d pills?

Of course!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round. It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more

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Which types of pain and other symptoms can a vitamin d level of 12.7 cause?

Which types of pain and other symptoms can a vitamin d level of 12.7 cause?

Many risks &problems: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me future consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

Vitamin D: Rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. More recent studies indicate a role in other disorders. There is some controversy how relevant this vitamin is relevant in some of these disorders directly verses statistically. Go to http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/vitamin-d-deficiency. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level was 13.2 should I be concerned about underlying problems?

Yes: Vitamin d is extremely important for your immune system, and maintenance of bone density. Optimum levels range between 60-70 ng/dl. You are scraping the bottom. I recommend supplementing with 10, 000 iu of vitamin d3 each day, and repeat your levels in 2-3 months. When you reach your desired level, cut your dose to 5, 000 iu/day. ...Read more

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At which level is your vitamin d level considered critically or extremely low?

Vitamin D: Less than 20 should be treated. You can get 25, 000 iu of vitamin d in the sun in 30 minutes uncovered. ...Read more

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What can I do if my vitamin d level is 8; what would you do if you were my dr.?

What can I do if my vitamin d level is 8; what would you do if you were my dr.?

Vit. D: Tell you to get more sun and give you vitamin d and then monitor your 25 hydroxyl vitamin d level in your blood to make sure that it is getting better. ...Read more

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