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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. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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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?

Many sources: Like diary and fortified foods. But also fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Remember you can also "make" your own vitamin D from judicious sun exposure. ...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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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more