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What happens if you are dangerously low on vitamin D?

What happens if you are dangerously low on vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones). Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend.

How much vitamin D should I take if I am severely deficient?

We suggest that all adults who are vitamin D deficient be treated with 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 once a week for eight weeks or its equivalent of 6,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily to achieve a blood level of 25(OH)D above 30 ng/mL, followed by maintenance therapy of 1,500-2,000 IU/day.

Why should I be concerned about low vitamin D levels?

I didn’t know the answer, so I asked my doctor, “Why on earth should I be concerned about low Vitamin D levels?” As the nurse was loading up a syringe for my booster shot with the vitamin D solution, my doctor said there were lots of reasons to be concerned about low vitamin D levels.

What’s the normal vitamin D level in the blood?

The lab had ranked my vitamin D levels as “insufficient” at 27.4 ng/mL. The normal, or sufficient range for vitamin D is 30.1 to 100.0 ng/mL. My doctor suggested I take Vitamin D3 supplements. What do low Vitamin D levels mean? Why should we be concerned about low vitamin D levels?

How can you tell if you have a vitamin D deficiency?

How is a vitamin D deficiency diagnosed? Your doctor can order a blood test to measure your levels of vitamin D. There are two types of tests that might be ordered, but the most common is the 25-hydroxyvitamin D, known as 25 (OH)D for short. For the blood test, a technician will use a needle to take blood from a vein.

Is it normal to take 2000 vit D A day?

Mine is now normal, and I take 2000 a day every day. Vit D is far more important then was first thought and it matters more that it be normal. People who live in climates without much sun have a hard time having a normal vit D. Plus we are so aware of not getting too much sun exposure that we have a really hard time having enough vit D naturally.

What to do if your vitamin D levels are low?

If you just can’t seem to kick that cold after several weeks, ask your doctor to test your vitamin D levels. That’s exactly how my own issue was detected this winter.

How is a vitamin D deficiency diagnosed? Your doctor can order a blood test to measure your levels of vitamin D. There are two types of tests that might be ordered, but the most common is the 25-hydroxyvitamin D, known as 25 (OH)D for short. For the blood test, a technician will use a needle to take blood from a vein.

How often should I take 50, 000 IU of vitamin D?

“If you have a significant deficiency, the recommended approach currently is to use 50,000 IU of vitamin D once a week for six to eight weeks, then remeasure levels, to try to boost those values back up a little more quickly,” LaSalle said.

What’s the correct vitamin D level in the blood?

(We are talking about the blood level of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D, which is usually measured in nanograms per milliliter.) Ah. This is where there is a lot of argument. In 2010, the venerable Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report based on lengthy examination of data by a group of experts.