Vitamin D25-OH levels are extremely low
D25-OH levels are extremely low and after therapy are still low
D25-OH was 12.4 so I was given 50,000 units of vitamin D once a week
for 6 months and retested it is up to only 13.
I get the levels up and what could the cause be?
D [25(OH)D] deficiency appears to be widely prevalent in stage 5 chronic
kidney disease patients.
than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels
of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced
cancers, a new study presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American
Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) suggests.
studies have suggested a link between low vitamin D levels and cancer
risk and progression, but others have not. None has proven cause and
study above mentioned, the researchers collected blood samples from
160 men and women with cancer and measured their levels of vitamin
D. The five most common diagnoses were breast, prostate, lung, thyroid
, and colorectal cancers.
people in the study, 42% had vitamin D insufficiency, defined as levels
between 20 and 30 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood. An additional
32% had vitamin D deficiency, with levels less than 20 ng/mL.
level of vitamin D was about 24 ng/mL. People with levels below 24
ng/mL were nearly three times more likely to have stage III cancer
than those with higher vitamin D levels.
second part of the study, the researchers treated patients with low
vitamin D levels with 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D
a week for eight weeks.
dietary allowance of vitamin D for most people is 600 IU a day, but
much higher doses are often needed for the short-term treatment of
vitamin D deficiency.
(a form of vitamin D, also called vitamin D 2) supplementation (50,000
IU/week x 24) was associated with significant improvements in serum
25(OH)D from baseline (18.4 +/- 9.0 ng/mL; mean +/- SD) to 6 months
(42.0 +/- 24.7 ng/mL) (P < .0005) in a study conducted by Blair
D, Byham-Gray L, Lewis E, and McCaffrey S. with chronic kidney disease
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