What is the relationship between vitamin d and heart attacks in women?

Unknown. Researchers have found an association between low vitamin d in women and heart attack. An association does not mean that low vitamin d causes heart attacks. Also, there are no studies that show that taking vitamin d supplements prevents heart attacks. If you're wondering about your vitamin d level, see your doctor. There are other reasons to take it, like bone strength.
Same as Men I think. Both parts of the framingham and nhanes studies found an increased association of heart disease including things like angina and heart attack in adults with low vitamin d levels. Not all doctors agree, but since replacement is fairly simple, i believe it quite appropriate to check it, at least every 2-3 years in my adult patients. Not sure if specifically greater risk in women/cardiac wise.

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How dangerous is it that my vitamin d-25 level is only 8 as measured in my blood tests. Does it mean I can have a heart attack or anything else?

Increased risk but.. Low vitamin d is associated with increased risk of heart attack, many cancers, autoimmune disease ; lower life expectancy, but these are long-term risks ; youre not likely to develop any of these before you can reverse your deficiency. Your body should be able to heal much of the damage related to having had low d. Your most immediate risk is influenza, as low d is associated with reduced immunity. Read more...

Can I take one tablet calcium supplement with vitamin D any risk for heart attack and stroke?

Yes. calcium 600mg with vitamin D3 400 international units can be safely taken once daily. For people in areas of the US where there is little light- especially during winter, you might consider twice a day. This calcium and vitamin D should not lead to risk of heart attack, smoking and being on the birth control pill might. Read more...

Does vitamin d really help heart disease? Does it protect your arteries

We don't really know. There is a lot of controversy among experts whether Vitamin D supplementation is really beneficial. In fact, the US Preventive Services Task Force very recently released new guidelines recommending against screening for Vitamin D deficiency because there is not enough good scientific evidence that taking Vitamin D is beneficial, except for prevention of falls in the elderly. Read more...

Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Not due to low D. It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d". Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart rate. More likely it may be related to mineral deficiency. Read more...

Had 2 EKG done a week apart. Once because overdose on vitamin D with severe chest pain. I can feel my heart hurting but dr says EKG came out regular?

No heart feeling. At your age the heart problems are usually not as prevalent as in the later. The heart hurting feeling can be due to a lot of other conditions, and stomach acid is one of them. Don't worry for this being a heart related issue. Good luck. Read more...