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Vitamin D Toxicity Treatment
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?
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
Is taking 35, 000 iu vitamin-d daily safe for psoriasis treatment? Any health risks associated w/ that amount? Thanks :)
Vitamin D: Sometimes so have doctor check 25oh vit d. Should not exceed 100. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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