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Question  Posted: 10:17 AM, March 20th (Thursday)

Component----- Your Value--- Standard Range
Vit D,25-Hydroxy--- 11---- >=32 NG/ML

I understand this is low, but how low?

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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, March 20th (Thursday)

That's considered moderate vitamin D deficiency. Usually if your level is below 10 your doc will order more blood work. Some docs would at your level (10-20). They usually check calcium, phosphorous, alkaline phosphorylase, parathyroid hormone, electrolytes, BUN, creatinine, and tissue transglutiminase antibodies. Sometimes they do X-rays if you have bone pain.

If you have celiac disease make sure you are staying gluten free.

Are you taking a D3 supplement?

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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

This is extremely common and almost epidemic levels. Get some D3 supplements if your Dr doesn't prescribe some. You need 20 minutes of direct sunlight a day, to keep your levels normal if you don't drink milk.

I was shocked that I had low levels. Even in the summer. Keeping levels up helps with overall achiness and improves mood

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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Yep, my levels were low too.

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Default  Posted: 1:43 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

These are the unintended consequences of all of our sunscreen products and avoiding milk (the calories you know). And basically you have to live at a latitude even with San Antonio to rely on just El Sol.

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