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I have low vitamin d and fresh looking blood in my stool what could it be?

I have low vitamin d and fresh looking blood in my stool what could it be?

Blood in stool: I doubt there is a relationship between your low vitamin d level and fresh blood in the stool. Usually when there is bright red blood or if it is on the paper it is coming from a hemorrhoid. If it continues then see your dr. ...Read more

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Can high levels of vitamin D ingestion increase the sensation of stools in the intestine?

Can high levels of vitamin D ingestion increase the sensation of stools in the intestine?

Not Really: We don't know what you mean by sensation of stools in the intestines but VitaminD will not have any effect on stools in intestine
If you are taking high doses of vitamin D, You should get your 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D level checked by your doctor ...Read more

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I had a stool test and it was negative. My doctor thinks I might have malabsorption which is causing my Vitamin D. What next steps would be recommende?

I had a stool test and it was negative. My doctor thinks I might have malabsorption which is causing my Vitamin D. What next steps would be recommende?

Vit D supplements: Are you having GI or bone sx? Renal problem? Have you had supplements and remain low? Studies have shown that over 70% of those living in the northern states have low Vit D due to lack of sun exposure in colder months and low milk intake. I have found that true in my practice in Upstate NY. ...Read more

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Taking multivitamins, vitamin D, fish oil vitamins and metamelizodane, and UTI pill, my stools are dark brown watery clumpy, should I be concerned?

Taking multivitamins, vitamin D, fish oil vitamins and metamelizodane, and UTI pill, my stools are dark brown watery clumpy, should I be concerned?

Explanation: Way! You taking too much vitamins. Fish oil contain vitamin D and no need for separate vit D! Your medicine for UTI is antibiotics? If yes it possible temporary effects on your stool. Use probiotics please. ...Read more

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How can I get enough vitamin d?

How can I get enough vitamin d?

Sun plus food: 15-30 minutes of sun exposure should suffice, but may not as you grow older. In which case, seaweed, kelp, salmon, almond milk, fortified foods can provide sufficient vitamin d. Ifyouareyounger than 70, it is recommended to get 600 iu and 0ver 70, to get 800. Supplements. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D how much to take??

Low vitamin D how much to take??

Depends: If you have had your Vit D level tested, your doctor has probably given you some recommendations based on that. Encourage him to write prescription strength if your insurance pays for I (sometimes prescription strength, if generic, can be cheaper than over the counter too, even if you don't have insurance). Your Doc's advice is best. Too much/too little is not good. ...Read more

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What is a low level of vitamin d?

What is a low level of vitamin d?

Less than 30 ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck...

Ng/ml=nanogram/milliliter. ...Read more

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What does vitamin d do for the body?

What does vitamin d do for the body?

Active hormone: Hi. Vitamin D per se has no direct effect in the body. Vitamin D is 25-hydroxylated in the liver. 25-hydroxyvitamin D is converted to the active hormone, calcitriol, in a tightly regulated step in the kidneys. Calcitriol is the active agent. It regulates gene expression in target tissues (gut, bone, muscle, etc). Calcitriol helps with calcium homeostasis, bone & muscle health, balance, etc. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d help your capillaries?

Can vitamin d help your capillaries?

Good question: Vit d is under increasing study. I am impressed with how many pts, are deficient. Your doc can do a simple blood test and also monitor if your replacement tx is enough. We know it helps bone regeneration, it is necessary for some meds to work. Eat healthy, and see if you need more supplements if you are losing height or have family hx of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d do I need as a woman?

2000-5000 units: Get a level pre and post supplementation. An optimal level is 50-70. ...Read more

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How do our bodies make vitamin d outside?

Its made inside: Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin d. Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week for about one-fourth of the time it would take to develop a mild sunburn will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin d. The necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc. Still, vitamin d deficiency is very common. ...Read more

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What vitamin d is good for if every 2 wk?

What vitamin d is good for if every 2 wk?

D3 not D2: If supplementing with vit d, try to get d3 cholecalciferol instead of d2 ergocalciferol. D3 is safer in high doses and has more bioavailability.
People have been known to take anywhere from 1000 iu to 10000 iu daily. ...Read more

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Which are some good foods with vitamin d?

Which are some good foods with vitamin d?

Not many: Vitamin d can be found in fatty fish like wild salmon, certain portabello mushrooms, and foods fortified with vitamin d like certain cereals, dairy foods, and drinks like almond milk. Of course, you can almost always get it from sun exposure. ...Read more

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What to eat for a good source of vitamin d?

What to eat for a good source of vitamin d?

Fortified 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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Can you explain how should I take vitamin d?

Daily: Although there is no general consensus a daily vitamin d is probably the most appropriate way to take vitamin d. Studies do indicate weekly or monthly higher doses may be effective. It can be taken with food or medications. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin d is too much?

More than 5000iu/day: I believe everyone should take at least 2000iu of d3 per day. It is not true that 15 min of sun will give us all we need. But is true that higher levels in the body are cancer and heart disease protective, apart from bone health! ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high vitamin d?

Please tell me what can cause high vitamin d?

Pills, sun, or food: The three major sources of vitamin d are supplement pills, sun exposure and food, both natural like wild salmon and fortified like milk. Are you getting vitamin d from multiple sources. Too much vitamin d can become toxic. Stay between 30 and 50 for best levels. ...Read more

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How is level of vitamin d in the body lowered?

How is level of vitamin d in the body lowered?

VIT D: Is made in the skin and the light spectrum needed is best between noon and three pm daily for 15-20 minutes -without sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks vit d synthesis by 95%. Staying indoors and not being in sun between 10 am and 4 pm reduces our exposure. As said before...Poor diet and chronic illnesses. And living above the 34th parallel all contribute. Serum levels are optimal at 50-70. ...Read more

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How many ways is vitamin d good for your body?

How many ways is vitamin d good for your body?

Bone health: It is widely agreed that vitamin d is important for bone health. Other benefits are controversial but include help in fighting infections, help in preventing diabetes, and help in preventing depression. ...Read more

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When should I start giving the vitamin d drops?

Before 2 months: All breast-fed infants should receive 400 iu of vitamin d per day beginning within the first 2 months of life. ...Read more

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I wish to know what can you get vitamin d from?

I wish to know what can you get vitamin d from?

Cod liver oil, eggyol: There are not many foods which contain vit d as vit d is produced in our bodies by exposure to sun. But following are source of vit d
egg yolk
cod liver oil
halibut liver oil
herring
liver
mackerel
salmon
sardines
tuna
fortified milk. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for you to get excess vitamin d?

Yes.: Extremely large doses (10, 000 iu/day and higher can causes kidney stones (calcium oxalate), and high calcium levels which can be quite harmful. ...Read more

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What is the normal level for vitamin d for adult?

What is the normal level for vitamin d for adult?

Normal: 30 -80ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck...

Ng=nanogram. ...Read more

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