Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
190 Doctors are Online

I have never checked my Vitamin D3 levels but I

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1631 Questions
Question
I have never checked my Vitamin D3 levels but I work in night shifts and I am least exposed to sunlight. I believe that it is always good to take D3 supplements regularly so that any existing D3 deficiency is eliminated.
Can you please suggest if I can start taking a normal dose of D3 supplements? and if yes then which one do you recommend?
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Blood test must be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. It can accumulate in body and cause toxicity if taken excessively.

Therefore it is advisable to first document if there is a deficiency or not. Then only you can take vitamin D supplements.

There are some low dose calcium and vitamin D combinations (like Osteocalcium tablets) that people take daily for prolonged periods. Mostly these do not cause problems. But when tests are available for low costs, why take the risk.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor