Vitamin D Causes High Calcium
Since taking Vitamin D for several months at 2000 IU's once a day, my parathyroid hormone level has went up to 85 my doctor wants to increase yet totaling 3000 daily is this safe.
You don't say whether you already have high calcium levels or not. Vitamin D can bring down parathyroid hormone levels IF
your calcium is not high.
IF your calcium level is high ANY
your parathyroid hormone is high, then your doctor needs to refer you to an endocrinologist who specializes in parathyroid hormone disorder as the changes that you have a parathyroid tumor are extremely high.
So, take a look at this page on Parathyroid.com
and see if your calcium levels and parathyroid hormone levels are suspicious to be a parathyroid tumor.
If yes, then you need to see an endocrinologist who SPECIALIZES in parathyroid tumors. If you already ARE seeing an endocrinologist, you need to get another one and get a second opinion about your parathyroid disorder.
If you calcium is normal, or normal to low, then your parathyroid hormone is elevated BECAUSE you have Vitamin D Deficiency
. If that is the case, then your doctor is treating your vitamin d deficiency completely inappropriately and 3000 IU's is way too small of a dose to be doing anything.
Vitamin D DOES bring down parathyroid hormone levels IF there is no tumor or high calcium levels, but you must actually treat the deficiency. So, read the Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency
to see what dosages he SHOULD be using. It SHOULD be at least double that IF you don't already have high calcium levels related to a parathyroid tumor.
Vitamin D does NOT increase calcium levels in doses that correct vitamin d deficiency. Vitamin d ONLY
increases calcium levels when you Overdose on Vitamin D
So, your doctor is doing one of two things wrong. He is either:
1) Attempting to inappropriately treat your low vitamin d levels and high parathyroid hormone levels with Vitamin D when you have an undiagnosed parathyroid tumor.
2) He is treating your Vitamin D Levels with inappropriately low doses of Vitamin D.
So, take a look at parathyroid.com and see what they have to say about it, and if you have your Vitamin d and calcium levels handy, I can help you to decide what to do next. Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner Immune System