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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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When you get a script filled for vitamin d from pharmacy what exactly is in it? Besides vitamin d, are there fillers, soy, other inert ingredients ?

When you get a script filled for vitamin d from pharmacy what
exactly is in it? Besides vitamin d, are there fillers, soy, other
inert ingredients ?

Yes-excipients: The Vitamin D tablet has only milligrams of Vitamin D, but the tablet weighs much more (a few grams I bet). Most tablets (not just Vitamin D) have excipients - fillers, coloring agents, gelatin (for the outer capsule). Each maker has their own proprietary "formula" for the excipients, so no two Vitamin D tablets will be exactly alike. In all cases, the FDA regulates what's used. They shd be safe4u ...Read more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

Vitamin levels are useful. Take vitamin d if the level is lower than 20, perhaps if lower than 30. ...See more

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Got blood work done and they called me and told me to take vitamin d, what could be wrong?

Got blood work done and they called me and told me to take vitamin d, what could be wrong?

Having a low: Vitamin d level is a fairly common problem in the us (especially during winter months). ...Read more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

Get out in the sun for 15 minutes each day to keep your body making vitamin d naturally. ...See more

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I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency. That works, right?

I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency.  That works, right?

Bad idea: Exposure to the uv radiation from tanning beds can cause skin cancer, as can exposure to sunlight. If you have a vitamin d deficiency, the best way to treat it is with vitamin d supplements, either oral or injected. Foods such as salmon, sardines and fortified milk also contain vitamin d. Ask your doctor what your recommended dose is. ...Read more

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On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

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 more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

If you take vitamin d without accompanying fat, it is not absorbed. ...See more

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I am a MS patient. Can i consume OTC vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should I take them?

I am a MS patient.  Can i consume OTC vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should I take them?

Good question: Vitamin d is very important in ms and indeed those with higher levels do substantially better. Most of my pts take 5000-10000 units of d-3 daily, in divided doses, and we aim for oh-vit d-3 levels of approximately 50-60. It is in addition to baseline disease meds. ...Read more

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Can not taking care of low iron and low vitamin d be dangerous and land you in hospital

Can not taking care of low iron and low vitamin d be dangerous and land you in hospital

Anything is possible: Low iron can lead to (microcytic) anemia while low vitamin d can lead to rickets. While it's possible that someone is hospitalized for low blood (anemia), it's rare unless you're actively menstruating. It's less like for low vitamin d to be problematic. Still, there's really not too much side effects to worry about taking iron aside from constipation. Best to follow up w/your family doc. ...Read more

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Can you become toxic from vitamin d?

Can you become toxic from vitamin d?

Yes: Excessive intake of vitamin d induces hypercalcemia resulting in depression of central nervous system and excessive calcium excretion in urine, leading to kidney stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

You can get vitamin d for free! all you need is 20 minutes of sunlight per day. ...See more

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I am to take 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (my level is 26.7) once a week. Could I take one capsule every other week and still benefit?

I am to take 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (my level is 26.7) once a week.  Could I take one capsule every other week and still benefit?

Yes: With that level, you will still get the benefit, but it will take your vitamin d storage a little longer to build up. Vitamin d is fat soluble, which means that our body will continue to store it. Levels can easily be assessed with blood testing. ...Read more

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Sed rate 30 suppose to be under 20. Crp normal. All CBC and metabolic panel fine. Little low on vitamin d . Cancer? Mid back pain

Sed rate 30 suppose to be under 20. Crp  normal. All CBC and metabolic panel fine. Little low on vitamin d . Cancer? Mid back pain

Cancer?: It is very unlikely that you have any type of cancer with the information you provided. Your primary physician needs to find out cause of back pain likely it is mechanical back pain. Is there a strong family history of cancer in your family? ...Read more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

It is impossible to generate too much vitamin d in your body from sunlight exposure. ...See more

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I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit.ly/166DLiq & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 22.4 what does this mean?

My vitamin d is 22.4 what does this mean?

Deficient in D: A few years ago this was considered normal but now the normal range is considered 30-100 ; optimal range 50-80. Low d can cause many symptoms (including muscle aches ; fatigue) ; increases risk of autoimmune ; heart disease ; cancer. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day of d3 to achieve optimal levels. See http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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