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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Kimmons, Community Member, asks

Q: Very low Vitamin D Levels

My Vitamin D levels are only 13.3 L ng/mL what symptoms does this cause, can a long term illness result? I am currently taking 50,000IU twice weekly

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
3/23/10 5:45pm

Hi Kimmons, welcome and thanks for your question.  Your vitamin D level is low, but the 50,000 twice weekly should raise it quite a bit.  It does take time to raise your level, you just need to be patient and have your doctor re-check you level in a couple of months.


There are some illnesses that can get worse with low D, but I wouldn't worry about it as long as you are doing something to recitify it.  Here's an article I wrote on vitamin D that will give you some ideas about illnesses treated with D and some things that are caused by low D.  You may also want to read about things that can interfere with the absorption of D .


Good luck and have your 25 (OH) D level checked in a couple of months.

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By Kimmons, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 03/23/10