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Hello All, Just wanted to understand if low Vitamin D is a cause of concern. My report ( In the image below) shows a significantly low count.. Do let me know. Thanks



asha chaudhry

hi sheetal - u need to consult ur dr. if its low, she is likely to suggest supplements. a vit D deficiency leads to fatigue and low absorption of calcium. am tagging our dr moms here as well as i m no expert on the topic. tc :) Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr. Payal M pls advise!

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

hello..
its really very low...
The most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. A level of 20 nanograms/milliliter to 50 ng/mL is considered adequate for healthy people. A level less than 12 ng/mL indicates vitamin D deficiency.. Treatment for vitamin D deficiency involves getting more vitamin D -- through diet and supplements. Although there is no consensus on vitamin D levels required for optimal health -- and it likely differs depending on age and health conditions -- a concentration of less than 20 nanograms per milliliter is generally considered inadequate, requiring treatment.
recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin D to 600 international units (IU) for everyone ages 1-70, and raised it to 800 IU for adults older than age 70 to optimize bone health. The safe upper limit was also raised to 4,000 IU. Doctors may prescribe more than 4,000 IU to correct a vitamin D deficiency.. consult doctor ASAP..

Sheetal Ahuja

Thank you Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa.. this is really helpful

Sheetal Ahuja

thank you asha chaudhry

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