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Calcium Levels and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

That's a great question, Isma. Yes, you CAN have normal calcium levels and STILL have Vitamin D deficiency. Calcium levels begin to drop only with SEVERE Vitamin D deficiency, but you can absolutely have mild to moderate Vitamin D deficiency.

Also, the body always tends to maintain it's balance as much as possible and will pull calcium out of the bones in order to keep the blood level as normal as possible.This is a mistake that many doctors make too. Whenever I mention to a doctor that a patient in the hospital mig ht have Vitamin D deficiency, he will tend to look at the calcium level.

If the calcium level is normal, then my request for getting a Vitamin D level will usually be dismissed. How frustrating when it's likely that most people who are out and about in the world ARE Vitamin D deficiency with normal calcium levels. Most often, Vitamin D Deficiency is associated with LOW Calcium Levels in the blood, but many disease states, like kidney disease and parathyroid tumors, will actually have HIGH calcium blood levels even when they are severely Vitamin D deficient.

Hope that this answer helped.

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

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