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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: this depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. If you are taking 50,000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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What is the treatment for vitamin d overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin d overdose?

See your doctor: The main consequence of vitamin d toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your blood which can cause symptoms such as poor appetite, nausea and vomiting. Weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems also may occur. Treatment includes the stopping of excessive vitamin d intake. Your doctor may also prescribe intravenous fluids and medications, such as corticosteroids or bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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I just received my vitamin D blood test and the score is 377 with highest range being 250. What can I do to get it down from being toxic ?

Which test?: It's my opinion that toxicity is being overcalled by some misguided labs. Nobody has ever gotten clinical vitamin D toxicity from sunlight (it's impossible) or food (it's never happened). Whether high levels are possibly bad for you is by no means worked out. If you're taking vitamin D supplements, cut back. ...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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My vitamin d level is 72.72 nmol/L . I have been taking 60000iu /week for 2 weeks.how many units can I consume before toxicity.

My vitamin d level is 72.72 nmol/L . I have been taking 60000iu /week for 2 weeks.how many units can I consume before toxicity.

Your D level: is fine for now, and 2000 units of D3/day should keep it that way. There's not benefit in elevating it above normal, only the potential for toxicity, Recheck level in 3 mod after switching to daily maintenance dose. ...Read more

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Are vitamin d help in treatment hypertension ?

May be a supplement: Vitamin d will help blood pressure but not cure HTN but is needed in many cell functions and you may probably need medications. ...Read more

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My wife is of age 35-plus. Her vitamin D test result is 27 nml/ml. Kindly recommend treatment. ?

My wife is of age 35-plus. Her vitamin D test result is 27 nml/ml. Kindly recommend treatment.  ?

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

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What are the major areas of the body effected by toxic excess vitamin "d" and how long after stopping vitamin "d" will the effects return the areas to normal, assuming the areas will not be permanently effected?

What are the major areas of the body effected by toxic excess vitamin "d" and how long after stopping vitamin "d" will the effects return the areas to normal, assuming the areas will not be permanently effected?

Kidney: Excessive vitamin d generally will increase the amount of calcium excreted into the urine and may cause a high blood calcium level. The kidney is the main organ which could be damaged. Kidney stones and kidney failure could develop. The return to normal could take weeks or even months depending on the level of vitamin d excess. It is possible that permanent kidney damage could develop. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit D supplements: Vitamin d supplements are the best and easiest way to normalize your level. Foods and sunshine are not nearly as effective. ...Read more

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