Long Term Effects of Osteomalacia

by Fred King
(Seattle, Wa. 9146)

What are the long term effects of Osteomalacia? I was diagnosed three years ago.

I am an adult white male 58 years of age. My fasting Vit D score has been 0.

The highest score I have had is 3, non-fasting.

I have been taking 2,000 to 4,000 iu of D3 daily.I also have osteoporosis.

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I'm not sure what you mean...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Fred,

Could you give me more information about what you mean by 'Fasting Vitamin D Score'. Do you mean your Vitamin D Level?

If that is the case, you mean that your Vitamin D level has CONSISTENTLY been between the levels of 0 to 3 with doctors treating you and taking blood levels?

How long has this been going on? When were you diagnosed? Let me know because I'm VERY interested in finding out if that is what you mean. What has been the course of your Vitamin D treatment and how much have they told you to take?

If you have your laboratory sheets, if you could read to me what your last tests were that would be great.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
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vitamin D
by: ali

I am 56 and had bone pain for many many years.I have been to dozen of doctors but none of them never found me a diagnosis nor ever checked my vitamin D.

I made a blood test by my own after I read your site and found that my vitamin D is 7 and ionic calcium 4. Do I have osteomalcia, osteoprosis.... etc?

I felt that I have weak bones for years.

So sorry that you didn't get help from your doctors...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ali,

I'm so sorry that you had to suffer for so many years without getting a diagnosis, especially since it was something as simple as vitamin D deficiency. But I'm very glad that you found out now that you have the deficiencies that you can correct it. A vitamin D level of seven is very severe and definitely can account for your years of bone pain.

So, by definition you do have osteomalacia. Osteomalacia is simply the experience of pain and you definitely have the experience of bone pain, so you do have osteomalacia. However, osteoporosis can only be diagnosed by a doctor and since you had to pay for so many years you should ask your doctor for a DEXA Scan, also known as a bone density scan, in order to help you and your doctor determine if you do have osteoporosis.

Since you have had vitamin D deficiency for so long you are at a very high risk for osteoporosis and you should have that ruled out as a possibility.

Obviously, you are going to need to treat the vitamin d deficiency- and aggressively to get it up to the optimal levels recommended by researchers. So, please go to my page on Vitamin D Therapy and follow the instructions that I've outlined there already.

You should also be aware of the higher need for magnesium when taking vitamin D. I've included a page on Magnesium and Vitamin D that should give you more information about the importance of taking magnesium when you're taking high doses of vitamin D.

And since you'll likely need to be treated very aggressively for your severe deficiency you would do well to take heed of that higher need for magnesium in order to prevent vitamin D side effects.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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stress fracture
by: Anonymous

I am a 44 year old white women ,I attended the G.P 2 years ago with a pain in my shin ,an X-ray showed a stress fracture of the tibia on my left leg and a stress reaction of my left leg.I was in cast for 9 months :( tests found that I was low in vit D .My consultant was confident that once Vit D treatment started I would begin to improve, but my body had other ideas and will not absorb the Vit D ,I have tried oral tablets and I am now having injections every 3 months .This condition has completey changed my life :( I have difficulties with mobility and my joints are effected .After two years of treatment my Vit D has gone up from 12 to 18 ! My consultant is workng hard to figure out why I am unable to absorb the Vit in the mean time i solider on :( Would like to hear from others with this condition :)

Vitamin D Cofactors
by: Kerri Knox, RN

Please read my pages on:

Vitamin D Absorption


Magnesium and Vitamin D

I suspect that you are seriously deficient in magnesium, and fat soluble vitamins. Vitamins do not exist in a vacuum, they are not drugs that you just give them and they do some chemical reaction. In order to absorb and process vitamins, you have to have the necessary cofactors in order to do so.

Also, have you been tested for hyperparathyroidism? If not, you need to be. You should not be taking large doses of Vitamin D if you have hyperparathyroidism.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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vitamin d, thyroid are they linked
by: Anonymous

I have been very interested reading everyone's problems with vitamin d.
After 8 weeks of been told I had a viral infection and seeing 5 different doctors. I saw a locum doctor she requested all different blood tests 2 days later I received the results I had anaemia, vitamin d deficiency and borderline thyroid level. I was treated with folic acid and vitamin d supplements I also altered my diet. when I went back my levels were still low so I continued on. I went back as I still felt unwell I thought I was going in to a depression. The doctor commenced me on thyroxine I have felt so much better. I am on vitamin d supplements for life. I have started with pain in my shins when standing and restless legs. My doctor never mentioned about taking calcium or magnesium do you think it would be worth me taking them ?

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