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What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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What happens when you are vitamin d deficient?

What happens when you are vitamin d deficient?

Rickets: Classic vit d deficiency causes rickets, or bone softening. Additionally it has been linked to immune concerns, including asthma and cancer. The optimal level of vit d is under debate. ...Read more

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What are normal levels for vitamin d 25 oh? And can u get a low grade fever if the vitamin d levels are low?

What are normal levels for vitamin d 25 oh? And can u get a low grade fever if the vitamin d levels are low?

Prefer at least 30: The range of 25-oh vitamin d levels believed to be adequate by physicians ranges from approx. 20 to 70 ng/ml, depending on who you talk to. There is some evidence from controlled studies that vitamin d supplementation lowers all-cause mortality. I favor achieving a level of at least 30 ng/ml. I'm not aware of a link between vitamin d and fever, and doubt your post-ovulation temp is true fever. ...Read more

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What all can make your vitamin d levels be at 9 ? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

What all can make your  vitamin d levels be at 9 ? What can make it be that low? Vitamin d levels are at 9

I : I practice in new england and have found that a significant percentage of patients here have low vitamin d levels. We tend to be bundled up or inside during the colder months and usually get less sun exposure than folks who live south of us. As a result i routinely check vitamin d levels on patients who present with depression or low energy level. This is addressed through their diet and through supplementation. ...Read more

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What happens when you have low iron levels?

What happens when you have low iron levels?

Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more

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What are things you should know if you have an elevated pth, normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

What are things you should know if you have an elevated pth, normal calcium level and vitamin d deficiency?

Correct D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency reduces intestinal calcium absorption and stimulates parathyroid hormone secretion which maintains the blood calcium in the normal range until it is so severe that a low blood calcium develops. Correction of d deficiency restores the parathyroid hormone and calcium to normal. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

What are the consequences of having low vitamin d levels?

Increase fractures: Increase risk of fractures, low calcium levels, increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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I have severely low levels of vitamin d. What is the problem?

Common problem: Low vitamin d levels are much more common now than in years past. This is likely due to less sun exposure and low vit d intake. However it is also possible that you are malabsorbing vit d, such as from chronic diarrhea or other GI disorders. You should take supplements and have it rechecked. It is important for bone health. ...Read more

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What dose of vitamin d supplements should you take if your levels are low?

What dose of  vitamin d supplements should you take if your levels are low?

Up to 50000 U/wk: The dose of vitamin d depends on how low the level. A mild decrease could be treated with 2-3000 units daily. A severe decrease may require 50000 units once or twic a week for several months. A blood test will be needed to determine if the deficiency has been corrected. Then a daily dose of 1-2000 units may be adequate to keep a normal level. ...Read more

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Hi, my vitamin D levels are 17.9, the doctor says is very low. She recommend to take 1 vitamin d 10,000 ui daily, is this the right ui that I need?

Vitamin D: Your level is very low. Experts would like your vitamin D level to be between 50 and 80. Please do what your doctor says. She may likely lower the dose after testing again if your level improves. So, you need to let her continue to monitor your situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What happens if my vitamin B12 levels are above normal, is that ok?

What happens if my vitamin B12 levels are above normal, is that ok?

Nothing: Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and is easily excreted. It is nearly impossible to achieve toxic levels even with extreme levels of intake. Deficiencies are much more clinically relevant. ...Read more

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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

See below: You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d deficiency other then lack of sun? And does it hurt fertility if you are deficient?

What causes vitamin d deficiency other then lack of sun? And does it hurt fertility if you are deficient?

Here you go.: Vitamin D is made in the skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D3 can also be taken in supplement form. Most physicians under-dose vitamin D. Vitamin D is essentially a hormone, and is crucial in many bodily processes. Being deficient can have many negative health consequences and is very common. See a forward-thinking physician and get your vitamin D up to the optimal range for best health. ...Read more

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What happens when your estradiol levels are extremely high?

What happens when your estradiol levels are extremely high?

Depends: It depends on what your levels are. The range of normal for someone who hasn't gone through menopause is 15-350/400. A higher Estradiol number could mean you have an estrogen producing tumor. Definitely discuss this with your doctor, as i'm sure you already have, if you have a very high number. ...Read more

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