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What do these Vitamin D levels indicate?

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Dr. Deepika Patil

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Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My Vitamin D (total)25-OH level is 10.1 mg/dl, Age is 40 should i start calcium tab , pls suggest
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Start on vitamin D supplement

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Your Vitamin D is less. Calcium is in normal range though lower side of normal. So don't worry for that. Daily take one glass of milk. It will take care of calcium levels.

For Vitamin D deficiency the cause needs to be found out. The treatment is treating the cause and taking supplement. I suggest you to discuss this with your doctor. It's not an emergency. You may start the supplement within a week.

I suggest you to start Vitamin D3 6000IU per day after confirming the same from your doctor.

The causes of Vitamin D deficiency are mostly lack of sunlight exposure, drugs and obesity which needs to be found out.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil 30 minutes later
Thanks for reply,

I drink one glass of Milk everyday and yes Sunlight Exposure is less, what time is best for taking Sunbath and Tab should be taken before meal or after meal.
can u also suggest brand if possible
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Continue milk

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Continue milk. That much will give you adequate calcium. I also suggest you eat lots pf fruits and green vegetables

Sun exposure is best during mid of the day to produce Vitamin D . It also depends on how much area exposed. If you are fair skinned then 10mins exposure is fine . If you are dark skinned then 20 to 25 mins exposure is needed.

Tablets you may take after food once daily usually at same time.

Some brands of Vitamin D3 are
-Rexall
-Biotech
-Nature plus
-celol

Or you can take vitamin D3 sachets (60,000 IU) once in a week for 8-10 weeks

Vitamin D3 is better then Vitamin D2.

You can get this medications with local doctor prescription

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil 18 hours later
After consulation with Doctor I have started Uprise-D3 60K once in a week and Jocare OD once in a day both for 3 months.
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Continue it

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes you need to take the tablets for 3 months and get the vitamin D levels checked. Then dose may be adjusted.

Vitamin D you may take 6000IU daily or 60000IU per week. Continue the medication.

If no further queries are there you may close the discussion and rate the response.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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