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Normal Vitamin D Levels Chart
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Could my severe vitamin d deficiency be the cause of my extremely high complement ch50 level? C3 and C4 are normal.
No: I'd ignore the high ch50 levels. This is a lab test that's hard to do and even harder to interpret. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Sunlight: Real sunlight - nothing else is as healthy. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: It should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause 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
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