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Suggest treatment for vitamin D deficiency

Dear Doctor,
i have arrived 4 months ago from the united kingdom back to india. I took a medical test at Hinduja hospital where they found a deficiency in the vitamin d levels thus was prescribed calcirol sachets 1 per week for 8 weeks. After acquiring a 25 hydroxy vitamin d level of 40ng/ml i stopped taking the granules. In order to maintain this 40 ng/ml i started consuming vitamin d softgels (cholecalciferol) 5000iu per day. It has been 3 month since ive taken the softgels everyday(1 per day) but recent vitamin d results show 31ng/ml of 25hydroxy vit d. Iam really confused on what to do now ? should i continue with the 5000iu softgels i bought online from ebay or should i take the granules once every week again ? please help
Tue, 28 Oct 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Take on a weekly basis. Avoid taking excess, excess Vit D is toxic.
2. I am not sure about Vit D bought online. It might not be the said dose. Try to increase in diet with fish oil and egg yolk. Exposure to sunlight is also very important.
3. Take the granules one again every week. Repeat test after two months.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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