Vitamin D and Cardiomyopathy

by Ella
(Brooklyn, NY)

I was recently put on 50,000 units of vit d because my level came back 10. So I am suppose to take 1 per week, I ended up by mistake taking one on yesterday and one today. I have been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and a history of iron deficiency anemia. Should I be concerned?

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You should be concerned about why you have this problem
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

You should be concerned that long term vitamin d deficiency may have been part of your problem from the start and that you need to get your problem resolved ASAP.

You should be concerned that your Vitamin D Level is 'practically dead' and you should be wondering what you should have been doing all along to prevent that in the first place- and start doing those things NOW so that you can get the maximum functioning of your heart for the rest of your life.

You should be concerned that if your vitamin d level is SOOOOO low that your heart muscle is not working properly what OTHER nutrients that you are deficient in and how to rectify those deficiencies and how you might start eating properly in order to maximize your heart muscle function.

You should be concerned about the fact that your doctor gave you Prescription Vitamin D and not Vitamin D3 as you SHOULD be taking.

You should be concerned that you are taking vitamin d without taking magnesium (as well as all of the other cofactors that you should be taking in order to actually convert vitamin d into it's active form in the blood in order to be able to use it) as I outline on my Magnesium and Vitamin D page.

But should you be concerned because you took TWO pills of vitamin D in two days? Please read my page on Overdose on Vitamin D to see why you should be FAR FAR more concerned with the other things that I mentioned and you should be FAR FAR more concerned that you are not getting ENOUGH vitamin d in order to resolve your deficiency. Please understand that you are SEVERELY LIFE-THREATENINGLY deficient and that is very likely one of the causes of your heart problems and you need to get treated AGGRESSIVELY for this serious problem that may have contributed to destroying your quality of life.

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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Vitamin D and Cardiomyopathy
by: Ella

I just found out about the deficiency of Vitamin D about two weeks ago. The dilated cardiomyopathy has been diagnosed since December of 2007. I do have a history of Anemia (iron). Thank you for helping me to understand. I had no idea I should be on Vitamin D3 and the doctor didn't prescribe me the magnesium. I was told that my body is burning up the iron as soon as it goes in. I have been trying to gain weight, but for some reason I can't. I can loose weight quickly.

I have expressed my concerns with my doctor about the chest discomfort which appears to occur in the middle of the chest going to the right side, but she felt it was because of the iron and the vitamin D was low. I never had chest discomfort for 2 weeks straight. Every day! Thank you for your feed back. I will continue to read your pages and postings.

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