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What causes a really low vitamin d level? "vitd-25-oh total" was 5 when the normal range was 30 — 100 ng/ml i saw an endocrinologist two weeks for the first time for what appears to by hyperthyroid. I had a follow up appointment today. The doctor said my

What causes a really low vitamin d level? "vitd-25-oh total" was 5 when the normal range was 30 — 100 ng/ml i saw an endocrinologist two weeks for the first time for what appears to by hyperthyroid.  I had a follow up appointment today. The doctor said my

Why? : Why? Maybe it's because you live in hillsborough, new jersey. Although i cannot tell you why your vitamin d level dropped, sunshine (or lack there of) may be a reason. I am in new england and there is a very high percentage of people here with vitamin d deficiency. It is worse in the winter. Although, i can't say why your vitamin d levels were ordered; they are often ordered if the person has low energy level, low drive and feels depressed. Low vitamin d can cause a syndrome that acts just like a major depression. The 25-hydroxyvitamin d (25oh vit d) level is a good indicator of how much vitamin d is in your body. 25oh vit d is the sum of 25oh vitamin d2 and 25oh vitamin d3. Some of the causes for vitamin d deficiency can include: getting little sunlight, low vitamin d in the diet, problems like colitis or kidney or liver disease, side effects of medicines or toxic substances. I hope this is helpful. By the way, a fun way to increase your vitamin d is to take a vacation to the bahamas in the middle of winter. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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Is taking vitamin b complex100 advisable for someone who has mild hyperthyroidism?

Is taking vitamin b complex100 advisable for someone who has mild hyperthyroidism?

$ making: One has nothing to do with the other one. Let me know how to make money with vitamin b. It is very popular but only good for manufacturers. Let us find a way to get rich also. ...Read more

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Sick 1x a month. cough, cold, yellow phlegm. Daily probiotics, vitamin C 2000 mg, exercise 2x a wk, sleep, eat well. Hyperthyroidism now normal. Help.

Sick 1x a month. cough, cold, yellow phlegm. Daily probiotics, vitamin C 2000 mg, exercise 2x a wk, sleep, eat well. Hyperthyroidism now normal. Help.

Time to see the doc: You are doing so much right! But a month-long productive cough suggests to me it is time to have a doctor listen to your lungs, check your sinuses, perhaps analyze the phlegm. Hang in there. ...Read more

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How do I get vitamin d?

How do I get vitamin d?

Naturally: 40 min weekly of direct sunshine to the face, upper extremities and lower extremities should be enough to give you the lowest amount of healthy, natural stimulation from uv light to produce vitamin d in your skin. If you live in an area of the world where there is lack of sunlight for more than 3-4 mos of the year, supplementing additional oral vitamin d may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d treat pain?

Does vitamin d treat pain?

Not immediately but.: Severe vitamin d deficiency can cause bone/muscle pain. So obviously long term solution to treat such pain is to treat the deficiency with vit d under medical supervision. But vit d cannot provide immediate pain relief. ...Read more

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What can give you vitamin d?

What can give you vitamin d?

Sun,foods: You get it from sunlight foods such as salmon dairy products such as milk and yogurt,cod liver oil.etc. ...Read more

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When should I take vitamin d?

When should I take vitamin d?

Any time of day: We usually recommend 2000 iuper day. You can get this supplemet at any drug store. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin d?

Can you overdose on vitamin d?

Yes: Vitamin d is stored in fat cells. If someone takes in too much vitamin d, they could have too much calcium in their urine, raising the risk for kidney stones, or too much calcium in the blood, causing nausea, constipation, excessive thirst and urination, muscle weakness, depression, or confusion. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good for your body?

D does many things!: Vitamin d3 is quite essential for many things. The skin will make this on exposure to sunlight, but most people still need it as a supplement. It is necessary to absorb calcium from the GI tract, and prevent osteoporosis. But it bolsters the immune system, helps prevent prostate, breast, and colon cancers, and heart disease as well. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take?

How much vitamin d should I take?

2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but i feel most patients feel better around 50-70 range. Get your baseline level, supplement for 3 months and then re check your level to be sure you are getting enough. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D come in shot form?

Does vitamin D come in shot form?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D in doses of 50000 units a week is once a week injection. Usually not needed after 8 weeks. If not needed from the beginning go to your pharmacy and purchase bottles of either 1000 or 2000 units per tablet. There is usually 100 tablets per bottle and the cost is reasonable. Take only one tablet a day. ...Read more

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Is sunlight a source of vitamin d?

Is sunlight a source of vitamin d?

Yes & 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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What are the risk of low vitamin d?

What are the risk of low vitamin d?

Several things maybe: Vitamin d levels have been the subject of lots of discussion. No question it is more than just a vitamin as it has some almost hormone like effects in some body processes.The exact effects of low levels, especially for specific signs/symptoms are unclear. Some say bone pain, increased risk of infection, etc.It has been associated with increased risk of hip fracture though.2000 iu a day okay dose. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for in women?

What is vitamin d good for in women?

Two main benefits: Cardio-vascular effects bone effects but also anti-depressive effects. ...Read more

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What benefits does vitamin d provide?

Many benefits!: 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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How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

If using the same: range we use in the US, this reading is rock bottom. Typical range is between about 30-90 and optimal is about 50. Please see your doc. Many folks used 5000 K IUs to replete their vitamin D3 level. Good research to support the benefit of D3. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is sunlight a source of vitamin D?

How is sunlight a source of vitamin D?

Sunlight: Sunlight absorbed through the skin increases the formation of too much vitamin D under the skin and in the blood. Like anything else "too much of a good thing" is no good for anyone. In the summer you would do best to put sunscreen on as you go out in the sun. You do not want sunburn, nor do you want high levels of vitamin D. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more