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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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What could be the cause of a very low vitamin d level in my lab results?

What could be the cause of a very low vitamin d level in my lab results?

Many reasons: Low vit d in the blood work could be from many reasons, lack of sun exposure, low dietary intake, disease of the parathyroid glands, liver disease, kidney problems and other please check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 36 as per the lab result. Shall i take any supplement and how much ? Thank you

Vitamin D: There is great debate on where the vitamin d level should be. I don't think anyone really knows exactly. Since vitamin d is considered more like a hormone i believe that the level should be higher. Low vitamin d has been correlated with higher cancer rates, increase in all types of mortality, inc heart attacks. I would recommend a level of 60-90. I would take d3 5000 iu/d and recheck in 6 mo. ...Read more

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I had my vitamin d level checked and level was 21. I wanted to get a prescription for 50000 IU weekly X 8 weeks. Can provide pdf of lab results ?

I had my vitamin d level checked and level was 21. I wanted to get a prescription for 50000 IU weekly X 8 weeks. Can provide pdf of lab results ?

In the darkness: B"sd I wrote just recently Despite endless studies the "correct" recommended level of vitamin D remains quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. In some cases I check the calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. I welcome your indvidual consult ...Read more

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3 year old with mild bowing tibias and pain. Vitamin d level of 4. Ped reports history and labs consistent with Rickets. What do I do from here?

3 year old with mild bowing tibias and pain. Vitamin d level of 4. Ped reports history and labs consistent with Rickets. What do I do from here?

Vit d deficiency : Wow that's a pretty low Vit D level. Start at least 1000 IU Vit D daily . May poke the gel gap with a needle and mix in food for now. You need to see a pediatric endocrinologist ASAP and the work up should include Celiac disease as well. Good luck ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 18 ng/ml (well below the lab test minimum of 30). Doctor prescribed 800 iu per day. Is this enough? Thanks

My vitamin d level is 18 ng/ml (well below the lab test minimum of 30). Doctor prescribed 800 iu per day. Is this enough? Thanks

May be: 800 units is the recommended dose, however, you can safely take 5000 units of vitamin d3 per day for three months to correct the deficiency. ...Read more

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Is a lab result of 48% for lymphocytes and 9.7 Bun/creatnin of any concern. Low vitamin D/25 hdroxy 21.5....Ige level of 497. Thank you?

Is a lab result of 48% for lymphocytes and 9.7 Bun/creatnin of any concern. Low vitamin D/25 hdroxy 21.5....Ige level of 497. Thank you?

Out of context: Lab values out of context = difficult to interpret. "Abnormal" may be irrelevant, even normal for an individual.Experts disagree on low end of normal 25-OH vit D(some say 20 some 30).IgE can be high for many reasons, most allergic.BUN/Cr relevance depends on what BUN and Cr are - if normal, low BUN/Cr can be malnutrition, liver problem, or OK. Lymphocyte% relevance depends on wbc, neutrophil% etc. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a borderline high calcium level but very very low Vitamin D Level? Any diseases or disorders associated with this?

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 more

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