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Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy Lcmsms
Optimize vit D Level: 25-hydroxyvitamin d in infants and children should be at least 50 nmol/l (20 ng/ml), based on the available evidence. Dr. Dowd, M.D., who has worked extensively with vit d in his clinical practice recommends levels between 50 and 70 nmol/l for optimal health. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-health/must-have-supplements/2472-why-is-vitamin-d-essential-for-health#. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 36 yrvold female my vitamin d 25 hydroxy came back low at 15.Normal range is > 30 what is the recommended dose in taking vitamin d?
2000unit: About 2000 units daily will be the dose. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Your dose is fine. It is available from your pharmacy over the counter. Comes as 100 capsules per bottle in 1000 or 2000 units per capsule. Not expensive. Take one capsule a day. ...Read more
My vitamin d 25 hydroxy is low at a 27.8. How do I know which vit d should I take? Can i take a vitamin D3 1, 000 pill to help raise it?
Vitamin D: Although there is some controversy about the cutoff of normal level of vitamin d, it is generally agreed that above 30 is a normal level. So, your level is only slightly below that, and 400-500 iu of vit d3 supplement should be sufficient, and 1000 iu will certainly raise it above 30. Depending on your risk for osteoporosis, higher levels of vit d may be recommended. ...Read more
Are high,,: These are somewhat high, especially amylase. This could possibly mean pancreatitis, and/or a calcium issue. It could have to do with your thyroid/parathyroid and you appear to have symptoms of low thyroid. With labs like these, more tests are likely needed to ascertain the cause and so at least a follow up visit to your doctor would be needed. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took plan b on Thurs. and I have blood test on Mon. for glucose random,vitamin d,25-hydroxy, hemoglobin ,insulin and c-peptide will plan b show up ?
No: There isn't any reason for anyone to do a lab test looking for Plan B in a patient. If it's important, the patient can just tell the doctor she took Plan B. On a side note, if a patient is checking her glucose, she can go first thing in the morning (after fasting overnight (water is ok to drink)), and get a Fasting Blood Glucose result that is more helpful in assessing her blood sugar status. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?
Possibly help.: There is some evidence that vitamin d deficiency is not desirable in patients with colon cancer. The goal should be to achieve a level of 30 ng/ml. Another vitamin d test should be done after taking 50, 000 units twice a week for 2 months. If you are considerably overweight 2-3 times the dose may be necessary. After achieving 30 ng/ml a daily dose of 1-2000 units may maintain this level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major circulating D: 25-hydroxy-vitamin D is the major circulating form of Vit. D and the best test to check Vitamin D status. One can check the 1,25-hydroxy form- that's the active form but is not a reliable way to see if you have adequate levels of D. We get D primarily by being in the sun so most Americans become deficient in fall and winter. I advise 5000 iu of D3/day in fall/winter. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more
Any body suspected: To have low vit d, the 25-hydroxy vitamin d test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin d is in your body. In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin d changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin d helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. ...Read more
Vitamin D3 which: is that low needs to be supplemented. Check w/the doc who made the lab test but most folks require 5K IUs daily of D3 to raise the level. Peace and good health. Lots of good research suggest between 50 and 80 as optimal level. ...Read more
I just got my blood results from 25-hydroxy vitamin d its 23. How can that be? I'm in good shape and i'm 23 years old.
Mildly low: A level of 23 is only mildly low. Symptoms of low vit d usually do not occur until levels are under 10. Nevertheless, the current recommendation is to have a level above 30. Unless you are out in the sun all day long, most people need to take a vit d supplement (1000-2000 iu daily) to achieve this. ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency: Normal vitamin d levels between 30-100 ng/ml. Your level is low and there are a number of health risks from low vitamin d, including bone loss and fractures. Treatment is easy and you can correct the deficiency by taking about 2000 units of vitamin d daily. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to ensure that you do not have malabsorption that may cause other nutritional deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seasonal too: One reason so many people have low vit d levels is because we don't get out enough, and have too little sun exposure. There is often a drop in vit d during the winter months. In addition to supplements, you may want to make an effort to get out in the sunlight more. Not "sunbathing", but physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Low d would not causes a thum problem . Two unrelated issues, both needing treatment! ...Read more
Im 22yrs F & hv swollen face since d past 7-8yrs.My 25 hydroxy vitamin D test reslt is 13.46 ng/dl.I dnt hv edema anywhr else on body.The two related?
Vitamin D: !; Go to your pharmacist and buy over-the-counter vitamin D. It comes in bottles of about 100 capsules per bottle and you can choose between 1000 or 2000 units per capsule. They are not expensive and don't need a prescription. Take just one a day! 2: The tow problems are not related. See your doctor about your swollen face. ...Read more
Vitamin D,1, 25-Dihydroxy 90 pg/mL. Calcium 9.7 mg/dL. PTH 49 pg/mL. hsCRP 0.2 mg/L. Feeling well. No D Hydroxy was done. What would cause the High D?
25 hydroxy-vitamin d is 11 ng/ml. Already have chronic joint pain, doctor wants to start Lipitor (atorvastatin) but no vit d supp. Should i get second opinion?
Yes: Vitamin d has many functions. Low vitamin d can contribute to Insulin resistance , elevate cortisol levels and impact other hormones including thyroid hormone. Vitamin d is important for your immune system and low levels have been linked to cancer and autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers