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What Could Be Causing Low Vitamin D Even With Normal Calcium Levels
Too little intake: The body maintains stores of vitamin d in the fat cells. It takes a long time for a deficiency to develop, and a long time to correct it using typical over-the-counter supplements. People normally get vitamin d from sun exposure and a few food sources (liver, eggs) as people have moved indoors and don't eat as much eggs & liver, vitamin d deficiency has become more common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have low PTH and low vitamin D even when on vitamin D supps (thyroidectomy in 2 weeks) but normal calcium levels. What causes the low Pth?
Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.
Vitamin D deficient: Deficiency of vitamin D will elevated the parathyroid hormone level. The phosphorus elevation is minimal. You need to address why you are vitamin D defricient, consider supplementing more than you are doing already, or if you're on a good oral dose, consider whether your "irritable bowel" might be lipid malabsorption. Get yourself a healthy amount of sunlight. Best wishes. ...Read more
My cousin has low vitamin d, high calcium levels, but has normal parathyroid hormone levels. What could cause this? Doesn't make sense to me.
many possiblities: While hyperparathyroidism is by far the most common cause of elevated serum calcium, there are many other possible causes. Hopefully your cousin does not have cancer, the next most common cause, but there are still many other possibilities. It is important for your cousin to see a good doctor to find the cause. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more
What causes you to have a borderline high calcium level but very very low Vitamin D Level for months now? Any diseases or disorders associated with this? PTH is normal, Albumin is normal and Phos norm
Besides hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?
Other than hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?
Hypercalcemia: A full answer is beyond the space limitations imposed in this space. A full discussion of the causes of high serum calcium levels can be found at this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes this will give you the answers you are looking for. ...Read more
Yes: Hypervitaminosis d is rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you take in too much vitamin d. Excess amounts of vitamin d can cause abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, which can affect bones, tissues, and other organs. Left untreated, this condition can lead to high blood pressure, bone loss, and kidney damage. ...Read more
What causes you to have a borderline high calcium level but very very low Vitamin D Level? Any diseases or disorders associated with this?
Many: What is your PTH and phosphorus levels and the serum albumin level ? Further testing is needed to determine what is driving the high normal calcium. Are you on medications including calcium pills or tums? The labs should be repeated. I am assuming your vitamin d25 is low that is not unexpected where we live. Talk to your MD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]
Primary hyperpara: Low vit d is common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Although it is possible that it can mask the hypercalcemia, usually it does not. If your d is low, and you have hyperpara, you will likely still have a high ca. The low d may make the PTH level even higher, and vit d supplements should be given and they will not exacerbate the high calcium. This is complex. See endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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