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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
Ok I have low phospherous levels and now blood test saying extremely low vitamin d. Can that be cause of the low phospherous issue and can chronic diarrhea cause the d deficiency?
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 (calcium carbonate)? 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 3 more doctor answers
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
Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium . What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?
Hyperparathyroidism: It means you do have Hyperparathyroidism and since you are less than 50 years old,you are a candidate for Parathyroid surgery to cure it.You need vit d supplemet depending on your level.High Pottasium level has been described with Hyperparathyroidism and may cause headace ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
What could cause a persistently elevated serum calcium (10.4), vitamin d deficiency (19.7), but low pth (12)?
Vitamin D: Of 19.7 is a disaster since it should be between 60 and 80. I suspect that is the bottom line cause. ...Read more
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
Could my severe vitamin d deficiency be the cause of my extremely high complement ch50 level? C3 and C4 are normal.
No: I'd ignore the high ch50 levels. This is a lab test that's hard to do and even harder to interpret. ...Read more
What does it mean to have low alk phos levels and ALT levels globulin low and could there be something underlying?
If one has low calcium level in blood , does this mean they will also have low vid d levels or the first problems is caused due to low vit d?
Look for cause: Calcium levels in the blood drop only late in vitamin d deficiency -- a majority of your neighbors are likely deficient yet low calcium is rare. Most often, it's due to relatively low Albumin (which binds calcium) and the effective / ionized calcium remains normal. Hypocalcemia that's symptomatic is impressive clinically -- you'll feel it. Hope a cause can be found if it's truly low. ...Read more
What causes low serum phosphate other than parathyroidism? PTH & calcium are constantly normal. Normal D vitamin because of high dose supplements.
Low phos: Phos metabolism is intake /shift/ losses. I am assuming you have good intake. So the other two are the reason, either shift inside the cells or losses from the kidney. How low is the phos? Your medication list shows no meds that can cause losses. A lab doesn't need to be treated, so rpt lab and then get a urine fractional excretion if still low. Talk to your MD. ...Read more
Of course!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round.It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more
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