Mild, Moderate or Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

by Sandra Runyon
(Kopperl, Texas, US)

I just had vitamin D test done and the results are as follows


VIT D, 25-HYDROXY D2 <4

VIT D, 25-HYDROXY D3 <19

VIT D, 25-HYDROXY D TOTAL <19

according to the lab, this indicates mild to moderate vitamin deficiency.

If I am correct, from what I am reading here, these values show severe vitamin D deficiency. Am I correct?


ANSWER:

Hi Sandra,

It really doesn't matter HOW you say it. Whether you are mild, moderate, or severe. We can argue all day about the nuances of that and it will not be a constructive argument.

What is MORE constructive is to say that you are low, you obviously need Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment and you need to get your levels up to the researcher recommended 'optimal' Vitamin D levels as outlined on the Normal Vitamin D Levels page.

You can call it whatever you want to- mild, moderate or severe vitamin D deficiency- when you talk with friends and family, but I feel no need to call it anything but Vitamin D Deficiency and do something about it.

So, Sandra, make sure that you get it treated and that you use Vitamin D3 Supplements and NOT the Prescription Vitamin D that your doctor is likely to be giving you when she sees your results.

And be sure to make sure that you read the
Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page as well, so that you know how much to take and when to get your levels tested again.

Hope that this helped, Sandra.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com

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Combating Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

by Roland C. Dart III
(Lincoln, CA USA 95648)


Over the past 18 years,I have had eight surgical procedures on my spine due to injuries. I have a substantial amount of hardware in my cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. I have been taking prescription pain medication for a long time. I recently had a blood panel and my vitamin D level was 5. I am 69 years old.

Is vitamin D-2 therapy appropriate for my condition? l already eat all the fish products listed as being rich in vitamin D.

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What is Severe Vitamin D Deficiency?

by Stephanie

I have had chronic bone and muscular pain for over a year and it's getting worse.

When my calcium levels came back low, my doctor ordered an ionized calcium test along with a 25-OHD.

My results say (L) 19ng/ml but he said "no that's just borderline." I take prenatal vitamins as I am nursing yet my levels are low.

Any suggestions?

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