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Why Did My Vitamin D Levels Drop So Much After I Quit Smoking
How low?: How much you should take depends on what other medical conditions you have going on and how closely you are being monitored by a health care practitioner. A safe amount would be 2, 000 units a day, but i sometimes put people on more than that if I am going to be checking their vitamin d levels in a month or so. There are some people who should not take d, so check with your doctor. ...Read more
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
I have been taking vit D shots for about 2-3 years now. My calcium level falls soon after I stop. what should I be doing to keep vit d levels right.
I'm wondering why would my INR jump from 2.6 to 4.9 in two weeks? I have cut down on my vitamin K as i was taking too much?
My vitamin d level, 5 months ago was 30, i right away started taking vitmn d 5000IU every day and my level is now up to 37 points, does that mean i should buy a differ company vitamin d, because the levels barely increased after 5 months of use?
Diff. brand or more: Optimal levels of Vit. D are 50-80 and most adults need 5-10,000 iu/day to achieve that level. Toxicity rarely occurs below daily doses of 40,000/day so there is a wide safety margin. You could increase to 10,000 iu/day of your current brand and recheck in a few months or try a different brand. Consider Carlson Liquid D which is 2000 iu/drop at 4 drops/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone is : Different. Get at least ten minutes of sun a day. ...Read more
I have been take 2000 iu of Vit D due to low levels for about 1 year.Just had blood test Vit D level is 15.Why so low taking supplements & how to fix?
I had low vit d levels acc to my doc (i think 15). Normal calcium. Doc not worried. I take 5, 000 vit d every day. Is it ok? When do I retake test
My vitamin D has reached normal levels after 8 weeks of vitamin d supplements, but I still feel very tired. Why?
My vitamin D level is 13 out of 30 after blood test. I was prescribed D2, which made me sick and doctor said not to take anymore. How do I increase?
Get some sun!: Docs will often prescribe 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily to patients that are deficient or 50,000 IU once a month. They may prescribe more for severe deficiency. If you cannot tolerate the pills, a little sun will do the trick. Too much sun we worry about skin cancer, but if you are fair skinned 10 minutes in the mid-day sun will provide you with 10,000 IU. This would not be a great risk skin cancer. ...Read more
Blood test came back low vit d. Prescribed vit d supp but hesitant due to reports of d dangers. Should i just get more sun? What about cold months?
Go do it: There's all kinds of money to be made making people frightened of things they don't understand. Unlike the hucksters of the internet -- who pose as scholars and persecuted humanitarians -- your personal physician is obliged by law to be straight up and honest. You are in serious danger if you are vitamin d deficient. Please take your rx. Best wishes. ...Read more
Been taking iron supplements for 3 months, hb now 15.6 so told to stop supplement, but ferritin still only 16. How can I build up my ferritin level ?
Some time i feel hard taking the breath and i feel tired if i talk.Is it cholestrol my bad cholestrol level was 129-130.If yahow to reduce cholesterol?
My fasting blood glucose level was 94 which is normal but my doctor wasn't to happy about it. Im 18 and i want to lower it what can I do? Vitamins?
My vitamin d was so low cleveland clinic has be take 50000 units a week for 8 weeks. That brought it up to the bottom of the range. I now take 10000 per day to maintain my level. Why do I need so much. I get regular sun exposure?
Probably don't need: There i s much debate regarding how much vitamin d a person needs. Some say below 10 is deficiency, others below 30, while even others say below 40. It is fat soluble vitamin which means it may be stored in fat and not always detectable in the blood. Try wild salmon and fortified foods and don't exceed 1, 000 iu per day. If you don't have any symptoms that should be okay. Try another lab as well. ...Read more
I've been low blood since my early age, i feel exhausted all the time, i want to know what vitamins should I take to raise my blood count?
Athlete. 112 lbs. Took 50000iu/day vitamin d for 3 months but 25-oh d blood test still normal. How is this possible? Is it bc i move alot/use up more
I am iron deficient. My blood sugar levels came back okay on tests; but I feel shaky/lightheaded after a difficult workout. Why is this? Dangerous?
How long does it take for my vitamin d levels to get back to normal (about 70-80)? mine is 29 and I am taking 2000 ius/day and trying to get sun in FL
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