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1,25 Dihydroxy Vitamin D Levels
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Larry,

Since you have a kidney transplant, any abnormal labs should be followed up carefully by your doctor. In this case, you should ALSO have your Vitamin D 25(OH)D Level and Calcium Levels checked as well.

So, make sure that you follow up with your doctor and let him know your concerns.

In case you are not aware of it, there are Two Vitamin D tests.

1) 1,25 Dihydroxy Vitamin D Level and
2) 25(OH)D Level or Hydroxy Vitamin D Level

Both are called a "Vitamin D Level", but the 1,25 Dihydroxy Level is more concerned with metabolic issues that are going on in the body rather than your Vitamin D Level.

The one that we are concerned about here on Easy Immune Health is the

Hydroxyvitamin D Level or
Vitamin D 25(OH)D

These levels reflect the status of your Vitamin D intake, where the other test may or may not reflect your Vitamin D intake.

As far as living in Arizona and getting plenty of sun- 'plenty' of sun may not necessarily get you 'plenty' of Vitamin D as this depends upon a lot of different factors. In fact, a study done on people living in Hawaii who got 20 hours of sun in an average week were STILL Vitamin D Deficient!

So, the take away message from the study was to
Check Your Vitamin D Level even if you think that you get enough Vitamin D - it's likely that you don't!

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

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