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What Should Your Vitamin D Levels Be
Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?
For a women where should your Vitamin D levels be at? My blood work in my calcium was a 26 out of range.
Unclear info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, If your vitamin D level is 26ng/mL, it is near normal, it would be better if it is above 30. If it is 26 nmol/L it is low. In any case you should take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, as long as your calcium is within normal limits. ...Read more
Supplements: It depends how low your level is. Vitamin d 3 is available over the counter. If level is less than 25. You may need to take 5000-10000 iu daily for a month and then maintain with a daily dose of 2000 to 4000 depends on your sun exposure. You can take it in the firm of pills chewable pills or drops. ...Read more
Sunlight: Real sunlight - nothing else is as healthy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE GET YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS UP! MINES 23L .STARTED TAKING MULTIVITAMIN WITH 600IU & OMEGA 3 THAT HAS 200 IU IN IT?
Take more: You should take 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months to bring your level of vitamin D up. Then you may take about 2000 units/day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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