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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

Multiple: Vitamin d3 has many benefits. Keeps bones strong, improves immune function, impoves mood. In northern climates, above lattitude of cincinatti, everyone should probably supplement with vitamin d3 in the fall, winter and early spring. ...Read more

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How much ccalcium, vitamin E and vitamin d-3 should I take daily?

How much ccalcium,  vitamin E and vitamin d-3 should I take daily?

It depends...: How much calcium depends on your diet ; type of calcium you take; with a healthy diet you may not need any (leafy greens are best source). 400 mg of calcium citrate can be as well-absorbed as 1200 mg of calcium carbonate. 400 iu of e is reasonable but only natural e with mixed tocopherols. 5000-8000 iu of d3 fall ; winter, maybe none spring ; summer if you get sun. Take 1000 mcg of k2 with d. ...Read more

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Does over-the-counter vitamin d-3 (2000 ius) provide me with health benefits?

No vit d deficiency: You probably won't be d deficient, and it could help maintain your bones. Plus there is growing evidence that vitamin d may help other systems and disease prevention, even possibly lowering breast cancer risk. ...Read more

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Does over-the-counter vitamin d-3 (2000 ius) provide me with health benefits? I'm a 34 year old male with no medical issues.

Does over-the-counter vitamin d-3 (2000 ius) provide me with health benefits?  I'm a 34 year old male with no medical issues.

Vitamin D-licious!: So right now, vitamin d is getting a lot of attention. What we know is that a lot of people are deficient. We know its important for bone health, especially in post menopausal women. Beyond that, everything is hypothetical. It cannot hurt you, taking a daily supplement, but its long term health benefit is still not fully known. ...Read more

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My wife (Naveela Sajjad) has low vitamin D 3 (13.7 ng/ml). She has been advised to taka Indrop D oral ampules (1ml). Please advise frequency of intake?

My wife (Naveela Sajjad) has low vitamin D 3 (13.7 ng/ml). She has been advised to taka Indrop D oral ampules (1ml). Please advise frequency of intake?

Generally 1 day: the vitamin D is oily. It sticks. It stays in you a long time. That is a low level. Depending on the conditions behind it might need the type that is the product of liver/kidney metabolism of the dietary type. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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What should a woman's vitamin d'3 level be ?

What should a woman's vitamin d'3 level be ?

Cost: It costs more to have your vitamin d measured than to buy it over the counter. I would start with 1000 units a day. ...Read more

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Vitamin d 3 should I keep in fridge?

Not necessary!: If consumed within a few months, no need! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vitamin d and vitamin d-3?

Is there a difference between vitamin d and vitamin d-3?

General vs specific: Vitamin d supplements are either vitamin d2 (ergocalcipherol) or vitamin D3 (cholecalcipherol). D2 is plant derived and D3 is animal derived. Some believe they are equivalent to one another, but most vitamin d authorities and studies i've found say that D3 is more bioavailable, which means the body uses it better. There has been an explosion of information about vitamin d in the last 15 years. ...Read more

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What is the relation of vitamin d(3) and cortisol? (i'm having a hard time understanding pubmed, etc. Articles.)

Pub Med`: Is highly technical and is for docs. We now know that vitamin d affects every cell in the body. It has no direct relation with cortisol except that cholesterol is used, by the affect of sunlight on the skin, to make vit d and is also used to make cortisol. ...Read more

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What age can children take vitamin d 3?

Vit d3: All parents are advised to give their newborn babies vit d. 400 IU of Vit D3 is recommended daily for newborns. ...Read more

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