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Vitamin D Test
I did vitamin d test and it was insufficiency what should I do?And what are the symptoms of this case?
Take D3 because:: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and 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 and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more
I did vitamin d test and the result was insufficiency its 21. What should I do.And what are the symptoms of vitamin d shortness.
Take Vit D: Generally, most people will not have any symptoms until vit d levels are very low (under10). Your level is only mildly low, but can have some long term effects on the bone if not corrected. You should take about 1000 iu of vit d daily to correct it. ...Read more
Any body suspected: To have low vit d, the 25-hydroxy vitamin d test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin d is in your body. In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin d changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin d helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. ...Read more
Why have lab tests: You don't know what you don't know. I deal with a proactive approach to health in functional medicine, so I do a lot of labs. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, so you want to know your level before you take a very high dose. Being low is a risk factor for osteoporosis, major depression, and even increases your risk for several cancers. ...Read more
Im a 22 year old female. My vitamin D test result was 13.46 ng/dl. Is it low? If low, what meds can i take to improve it & how much?
It's low: If 2000-5000 IU of OTC Vit D does not help you can have your doctor Rx a 50,000 IU capsule to take once a week for a few weeks, than monthly ...Read more
My vitamin D test result was 23,im going to be pragnant 7month later,what is the best nubmer for this vitamin for being ready to pragnant?
Best is 50-80: The official "normal range" is 30-100 but many experts feel the optimal range is 50-80. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day to achieve optimal levels. It is also wise to take a prenatal vitamin with adequate folic acid. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer for a good article on Vitamin D in general. Also see http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 21 and my vitamin d test result was 23,what is the optimal range for it?i want to be pragnant 6 month later,what is best level for being ready ?
Many folks need: 5,000 vitamin D3 taken as a supplement. Please ask you wife to checkw/her doctor. Optimal D level is between 50 & 80. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can a vitamin d test be wrong? Doc told me that my vit d level is too low yet i take 1000 units supplement daily
Vitamin D: Unlikely that a test for vitamin d, 25 (oh ) is wrong. Occasionally there is a lab error. However, 1, 000 iu of vitamin d3 a day is not sufficient. Usually 4-8 thousand iu a day a after a loading those for a month will bring serum vitamin d 25 (oh) to levels of 50-70. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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