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What is a low vitamin d level from?

What is a low vitamin d level from?

Living in the dark: Vitamin d is found in some food sources but the major supply is your skin exposure to sun. So it is more commonly deficient in northern climates. It is a common supplement in many foods especially milk. The most serious complication, ricketts, is really rare in the first world but lowered levels are common in many patients and supplementation is common and benign. ...Read more

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What is a low level of vitamin d?

What is a low level of vitamin d?

Less than 30 ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck... Ng/ml=nanogram/milliliter. ...Read more

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What level of vitamin d is normal for you?

What level of vitamin d is normal for you?

From 30 to 80ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck... Ng=nanogram. ...Read more

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What is a normal vitamin d level?

What is a normal vitamin d level?

Higher than 30 ng/ml: To be normal it should be higher than 30 ng/ml. I prefer it to be higher than 60 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No.: Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low. ...Read more

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What is normal level of vitamin d in adults?

What is normal level of vitamin d in adults?

Normal: 30 -80ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck... Ng=nanogram. ...Read more

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Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Vitamin D toxicity: No. Vitamin d has no known adverse effects up to levels of 100 ng/ml. Obvious signs of toxicity emerge at levels above 150 ng/ml. Signs of toxicity include: constipation; decreased appetite (anorexia); dehydration; fatigue; irritability; muscle weakness; vomiting; heart rhythm abnormalities; kidney stones; and polyuria (frequent urination). ...Read more

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What is the normal vitamin d level in elderly?

What is the normal vitamin d level in elderly?

>30: Generally a vit d level less then 30 is considered deficient. However, research still needs to be done to determine what is too low in different ethnicities and disease states. We still dont know how much to replace or how aggressively to replace vit d in different populations. Overall, vit d is safe and it is difficult to become toxic unless one is ingessting large amounts or has renal disease. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

What are the consequences of having a low vitamin d level?

Vit D: If you think you are low on vit d3 the first thing to do is to take a blood test and check your level of vit d3. Some symptoms are a weakened immune system (get many colds) and muscle weakness. Please get tested first as too much is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

If using the same: range we use in the US, this reading is rock bottom. Typical range is between about 30-90 and optimal is about 50. Please see your doc. Many folks used 5000 K IUs to replete their vitamin D3 level. Good research to support the benefit of D3. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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

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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Low vitamins d level. How serious is this.

Low vitamins d level. How serious is this.

It's very common : Low vit d is not life threatening or even a short term issue. The concern is long term - it can lead to worsening bone density (osteoporosis). More research has led to links with fatigue, muscle weakness, heart issues, etc. We aim for a blood level greater than 30 ng/ml. I often prescribe a high dose vitamin d protocol "boosting" for 2-3 months, then an otc vit d supplement of 2000 units daily. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of high d dimer levels?

What is a common cause of high d dimer levels?

Lots of things: The d-dimer test will be elevated in many conditions where the blood is making and dissolving blood clots. We use it to detect abnormal clots in the leg or lungs but unfortunately the test is often abnormal after surgery or trauma, in pregnancy and many other illnesses. This makes it a difficult test to interpret and use. In the right patient, a normal test can be very useful. ...Read more

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What does a vitamin d level of 12 ng/ml indicate?

Vitamin D deficiency: A level of 12 ng/ml indicates moderately severe vitamin d deficiency which should be treated to prevent bone abnormalities. ...Read more

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How common is a vitamin D level of 10 and is it necessary to supplement?

Vitamin D: of 10 is rock bottom. Please see your doctor. Supplementing w/5k daily of D3 to get the level to between 50 & 80 is what experts on D can suggest. If/when supplementing please use sublingual tabs, not the type of D you swallow directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a normal level of vitamin d when taking it?

30 &74 nGM/ml: A normal range of vitamin d in your blood from the 25-hydroxyvitamin d test is between 30 and 74 ng/ml, or nanograms per milliliter. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for healthy vitamin d levels?

What is the normal range for healthy vitamin d levels?

Vitamin D levels: More & more benefits of vitamin d are being discovered each year. See chart for current recommendations as well as effects of insufficient & excessive amounts. ...Read more

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What is a healthy vitamin d level at 80?

Varies by lab: 30-50, the trend is to recommend more. Always ask your your md to be sure your total condition is taken into account. ...Read more

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