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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency last year (Oct 2015). it was 13 ng/ml then.
Doctor prescribed me to take 'calcitriol sachets' along with milk once a week for 3 months.
I completed the dosage.

I was also advised to stand in Sun 20 minutes in the morning every day. I have been following that for 5 months now.

I got my blood tests done this month again to check my Vitamin D levels. It is 23.26 ng/ml.
I also observed my LDL Cholesterol is 'Borderline High' (149 mg/dl) , HDL cholesterol is 'Low' (34 mg/dl) and
Total Cholesterol is 'borderline High' (214 mg/dl).

I can share the blood reports from October 2015 and march 2016 if required.
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue taking Vitamin D supplements, and start exercising regularly.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for uploading the reports and writing to us with your concern.

I have gone through the attached reports and yes your doctor was right to advice you to take vitamin D supplements.

You the latest report indicates that your vitamin D levels are improving, but need a little increasing in dosage of the vitamin D intake.

My advice to you is, continue taking Calcitriol sachets every week for another 6 months (5000 U) will suffice.

Exposure to sun is essential for production of vitamin D in our body, without that no matter how much supplement you take, after few months, the levels will go down again.

Continue sun exposure and increase the duration to 30 minutes in both evening and morning.

Rest of your tests are fine, HDL cholesterol is low and LDL and total cholesterol is slightly high.

This can be easily corrected by regular exercise, and if you exercise outdoors, both your sun exposure and exercise will happen and you will be in good shape.

Other than this, uric acid is slightly on the upper side, so you must limit meat consumption and drink plenty of water. (3-5 liters every day).

This is all that is required as of now, do not worry, follow the guidelines everything will be fine.

Wishing you good health

Best regards
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What do my blood test reports indicate?

Brief Answer: Continue taking Vitamin D supplements, and start exercising regularly. Detailed Answer: Hello Mr XXXXXXX Thank you for uploading the reports and writing to us with your concern. I have gone through the attached reports and yes your doctor was right to advice you to take vitamin D supplements. You the latest report indicates that your vitamin D levels are improving, but need a little increasing in dosage of the vitamin D intake. My advice to you is, continue taking Calcitriol sachets every week for another 6 months (5000 U) will suffice. Exposure to sun is essential for production of vitamin D in our body, without that no matter how much supplement you take, after few months, the levels will go down again. Continue sun exposure and increase the duration to 30 minutes in both evening and morning. Rest of your tests are fine, HDL cholesterol is low and LDL and total cholesterol is slightly high. This can be easily corrected by regular exercise, and if you exercise outdoors, both your sun exposure and exercise will happen and you will be in good shape. Other than this, uric acid is slightly on the upper side, so you must limit meat consumption and drink plenty of water. (3-5 liters every day). This is all that is required as of now, do not worry, follow the guidelines everything will be fine. Wishing you good health Best regards