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How long will it take me to get normal vitamin d levels? I'm a black male and I take 2 D3 2000 iu pills everyday. Faster if I stayed in the sun more?

How long will it take me to get normal vitamin d levels? I'm a black male and I take 2 D3 2000 iu pills everyday. Faster if I stayed in the sun more?

Up to 3 mos: May take up to 3 mos to get to a stable level. You probably only need 2000 units/day to get into a normal level. ...Read more

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What are normal vitamin d levels in elderly?

What are normal vitamin d levels in elderly?

30-100: For adults is 30-100. There is not consensus yet for th elderly. Few labs may have different numbers. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for healthy vitamin d levels?

What is the normal range for healthy vitamin d levels?

Vitamin D levels: More & more benefits of vitamin d are being discovered each year. See chart for current recommendations as well as effects of insufficient & excessive amounts. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my vitamin d levels to get back to normal (about 70-80)? mine is 29 and I am taking 2000 ius/day and trying to get sun in FL

How long does it take for my vitamin d levels to get back to normal (about 70-80)? mine is 29 and I am taking 2000 ius/day and trying to get sun in FL

Depends: You will likely end up needing 3000 u/day to get to the 70-80 level. However the requirement varies from person to person and I often re-measure the patient's blood level again in 60 days to assess the need. ...Read more

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Vitamin D Levels 6.4, Lymphs Level 3.7, Trigylcerides 407, Cholesterol 209, all other results normal is this cause for alarm?

Vitamin D Levels 6.4, Lymphs Level 3.7, Trigylcerides 407, Cholesterol 209, all other results normal is this cause for alarm?

Concern, not alarm: The solution to vitamin D deficiency is simple, take about 5000 units of Vitamin D3/day for about 6 months. Your triglyceride is higher than desirable and you should curtail your intake of saturated fat and carbohydrates. Losing weight will help. You may take fish oil supplement. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Low Vitamin D levels. Tested at 23.3mg/dl and I would like to know how much Vitamin D to supplement with and for how long to get the level closer to 70 or the higher end of normal. Once it reaches that range, is there a "maintenance" dose that I should ta

Low Vitamin D levels. Tested at 23.3mg/dl and I would like to know how much Vitamin D to supplement with and for how long to get the level closer to 70 or the higher end of normal. Once it reaches that range, is there a "maintenance" dose that I should ta

Vitamin D 25-OH: Level of 23 is technically insufficient- over 30 is preferred. Depending on what other symptoms or medical problems exist, the best way to boost your low Vitamin D with SUPPLEMENTS is either with daily Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1, 000-3, 000 IU or weekly Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) 50, 000. ...Read more

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What are normal levels for vitamin d 25 oh? And can u get a low grade fever if the vitamin d levels are low?

What are normal levels for vitamin d 25 oh? And can u get a low grade fever if the vitamin d levels are low?

Prefer at least 30: The range of 25-oh vitamin d levels believed to be adequate by physicians ranges from approx. 20 to 70 ng/ml, depending on who you talk to. There is some evidence from controlled studies that vitamin d supplementation lowers all-cause mortality. I favor achieving a level of at least 30 ng/ml. I'm not aware of a link between vitamin d and fever, and doubt your post-ovulation temp is true fever. ...Read more

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Is it important to monitor vitamin d levels annually if my calcium levels are normal? Only my vitamin d was low (>15). My doc says it's not import

Is it important to monitor vitamin d levels annually if my calcium levels are normal? Only my vitamin d was low (>15). My doc says it's not import

It is important: It is important to try to mantain a vit d level of greater than 50ng/ml
many docs do not see this as important but this is gradually changing/improving
check vit d levels about every 3-4 months until a steady state is achieved and then about once per year
dose is about 1000iu vitd per each 25# of body wt therefore a 100# person would use 4000iu/day. ...Read more

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I take 2 (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

I take 2 (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

Vitamin D: 1000 units of vitamin D taken once a day is what you need.
I don't understand why a doctor would prescribe 2000 units.
Normal range for vitamin D is not 75-250, and levels of 30+ with once daily vitamin D is what you should end up with. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have low vitamin d levels? My blood test showed 18 vit d, but my doc said to ignore that bc calcium level is normal. True?

How serious is it to have low vitamin d levels? My blood test showed 18 vit d, but my doc said to ignore that bc calcium level is normal. True?

Take the D: You need at least 2000 units of vitamin d3/day and recheck your levels in 3 mos. Or so. They are not dangerous, but need to be improved. Also make sure your thyroid level is normal and that you are receiving brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are unreliable. ...Read more

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What are things you should know if you have an elevated pth, normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

What are things you should know if you have an elevated pth, normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

Correct D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency reduces intestinal calcium absorption and stimulates parathyroid hormone secretion which maintains the blood calcium in the normal range until it is so severe that a low blood calcium develops. Correction of d deficiency restores the parathyroid hormone and calcium to normal. ...Read more

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1.If I have panic attacks should I test vit d or d3? Which one? 2.Can I have a normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

1.If I have panic attacks should I test vit d or d3? Which one? 2.Can I have a normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

Get D3 level checked: Vitamin d deficiency can cause anxiety and could potentially lead to panic attacks, but it would be relatively low on the list of possibilities. It is easy to check you level with a blood test. Vitamin d3 level is best. You can have a normal calcium and deficient vitamin d. Low d levels lead to bone calcium loss to replenish calcium levels in the blood which remain normal. ...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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My daughter is always fatigued and she was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and iron deficiency Her levels are normal now but she is still tired?

My daughter is always fatigued and she was diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and iron deficiency Her levels are normal now but she is still tired?

Fatigue: There are many other reasons that she could be tired. It could be from stress, not getting enough rest, mood, medications, diet/exercise, or other medical causes. Discuss this further with her doctor if you are still concerned. Also, take a look at her level of activity and diet. This can make a huge difference! Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I test my vitamin d levels?

How do I test my vitamin d levels?

Blood testing: Please consult your physician for definitive blood testing. ...Read more

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How can you raise vitamin d levels?

How can you raise vitamin d levels?

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

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Why do so many people have low vitamin d levels?

Low intake, less sun: Most of us don't get enough on our diet. And most of us are indoors most if the time. And if we're smart, when we do go outside, we put sunscreen on. No uv rays, no skin cancer, but also no vitamin d. ...Read more

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Vitamin d levels are under 20. Should I be worried?

Vitamin d levels are under 20. Should I be worried?

Get checked: Labs vary in what is normal for their technique, but this is probably pretty low. Check with your primary doctor first. You may need to see a mineral metabolism specialist (such as an endocrinologist). Low levels in adults can cause osteomalacia, a bone disorder with loss of bone strength. It is different than osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

Increase fractures: Increase risk of fractures, low calcium levels, increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to get your vitamin d levels up?

What approaches work best to get your vitamin d levels up?

Supplements: It depends how low your level is. Vitamin d 3 is available over the counter. If level is less than 25. You may need to take 5000-10000 iu daily for a month and then maintain with a daily dose of 2000 to 4000 depends on your sun exposure. You can take it in the firm of pills chewable pills or drops. ...Read more

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Can raising my vitamin d levels help me lose some excess weight?

Can raising my vitamin d levels help me lose some excess weight?

Vitamin D: It is unlikely that raising your vitamin D level will cause you to lose weight. Vitamin D is used in the operation of about 350 genes, but is not directly related to metabolism. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when low vitamin d levels go untreated?

Could you tell me what happens when low vitamin d levels go untreated?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & 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 & 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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Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

I am not aware: Of any connection, but vitamin d deficiency is very common in all women, whether they have sjogren's or not. It's easy to test for and treat with daily d3 replacement, no matter what the cause or connection. ...Read more

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My vitamin d levels is 7. What amount of vit d. Ampoule I should use in a month?

My vitamin d levels is 7. What amount of vit d. Ampoule I should use in a month?

5000 units/day for: Three months. Your vitamin d level is low and you need to take a dose of vitamin d3 of 5000 units/day (not per month), for three months. More exposure to sunlight will help too. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

Many symptoms: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Your level can cause mild symptoms & will increase risks. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer
& http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/
& http://tinyurl. Com/ly3wn3n ...Read more

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What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

I: I practice in new england and have found that a significant percentage of patients here have low vitamin d levels. We tend to be bundled up or inside during the colder months and usually get less sun exposure than folks who live south of us. As a result I routinely check vitamin d levels on patients who present with depression or low energy level. This is addressed through their diet and through supplementation. ...Read more

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