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Vitamin d serum?

Vitamin d serum?

Vitamin D level: It is recommended to maintain a serum Vitamin D 3 level of above 50. ...Read more

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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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Vitamin d defficency?

Vitamin d defficency?

Treatment usu simple: Confirm diagnosis with simple blood test. Depending on the severity (how low you are) and whether you have any other medical problems that can be worsened by vitamin d deficiency, your dr can start you on high or regular dose vitamin d pills to replete and maintain your stores. ...Read more

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Vitamin d overdose concern since pregnant?

Vitamin d overdose concern since pregnant?

Yes: Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin so there is a concern about overdose in pregnancy. I would ask your doctor before supplementing to see if you need it or not. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?

My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?

Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more

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Can I take the followings/d Hpv and low grade vitamin A 8000 iu vitamin b13 1000ug vitamin c 1500 mg vitamin D 25 ug vitamin e 400 iu folic acid 800ug?

Can I take the followings/d
Hpv and low grade
vitamin A 8000 iu
vitamin b13 1000ug
vitamin c 1500 mg
vitamin D 25 ug
vitamin e 400 iu
folic acid 800ug?

Vitamins and HPV: Vitamins as supplements will have absolutely no effect on HPV. You can however take the supplements you indicated, although a single multivitamin a day would be just as effective. ...Read more

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Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

No: Normal level is 30-100. Your level is below normal in which it canaffect bones, can cause osteoporosis, affect autoimmune function, and cardiovascular risks., but not cause hunger. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d defeciency?

What is vitamin d defeciency?

It's just that: The lack or low levels of vitamin D, one of the vitamins important in calcium regulation, bone health, immune function and cellular differentiation. It has a lot of associations with various ailments. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamin d supplement?

Should I take vitamin d supplement?

Maybe: Recently we have realized how important vitamin d is and how many people are deficient. We require sunlight to "activate" the vitamin d we get in foods, some people don't get enough in food anyway. Check with your doctor, they can measure your vitamin d level. Most people can take 1000 iu daily with no risk of any potential toxicity so i recommend adding that amount daily to most of my patients. ...Read more

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I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

No: As long as you have good health, no gastritis and no condition than can bet worst with any of those vitamins it is acceptable to take them if you can afford them. ...Read more

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Best ways to increase vitimin d levels? Vitimin d deficent

Best ways to increase vitimin d levels? Vitimin d deficent

There : There are a few ways to get more vitamin d. Diet: few foods are naturally high in vitamin d, but many are supplemented. Foods with the highest sources are: - fish such as salmon (sockeye), mackerel, tuna, sardines and cod liver oil - fortified dairy such as milk, yogurt and margarine (check the labels) - fortified orange juice - fortified cereals - egg yolks and beef liver you can also take vitamin supplements available over the counter. Sunlight also helps your skin synthesize the active form of vitamin d, though you need to be very careful about too much sun exposure leading to cancer. Below, i added a very thorough link to the national institute of health's information on vitamin d. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin d supplements?

Should  kids take vitamin d supplements?

Yes: Absolutely, especially if they live in a temperate zone. Increase dose in winter and decrease or skip in summer depending on sun exposure. D3 1000 to 2000 iu daily is a decent dose. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: Yes that dose is appropriate for a daily supplement. Just make sure you recheck your levels in a few months. You should also spend a little time in the sun, summer is coming do outdoor activities! ...Read more

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Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Yes.: An important function of vitamin d is to stimulate the absorption of dietary or supplemental calcium by the small intestine. If no calcium is consumed this effect of vitamin d will be absent. It is not necessary to take the calcium and vitamin d at the same time. A single appropriate dose of vitamin d should be taken daily and calcium should be taken in divided doses 2-3 times daily. ...Read more

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If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

Vit D malais: 53 M of unknown ethnicity from UK asks "if my severe Vit D was caused by malabsorption would oral D work". ANS; yes it you can correct cause of malabsorption or take in enough to overcome the malabsorb problem. Talk with your team there who know you best. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Calcitriol (Definition)

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