Vitamin D and Kidney Disease

by ChrisAnne
(New York)

I have severe L hydronephrosis and L hydroureter and I am in stage 2 kidney disease.

(Basically I have one functioning kidney and the other is not working as it should) I have just had my 6month bloodwork done and my vitamin D level was 26.

I have been instructed to take a vitamin D supplement of 1500 mgs daily.

What are the risks with the kidney disease and am I taking enough vitamin D?

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Vitamin D and Kidney Disease
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Queen!

Hi Chris,

According to the research, it seems very safe for patients with Kidney Disease to take Vitamin D and even helps them. One study showed that a group of dialysis patients has a significant decrease in pain and fatigue from Vitamin D supplementation.

Chris, I believe that you mean to say that you are taking 1500 IU's daily. This is actually not even a MAINTENANCE dose, and will certainly correct your Vitamin D Deficiency. Please see my page on Vitamin D Therapy for proper dosing.

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According to the studies, it certainly appears that for Kidney Patients, taking Vitamin D is just as safe as for 'healthy patients' and seems to be beneficial to keep the parathyroid hormone levels within normal range and to stabilize blood sugars.

But it is super important to have your blood work done on a regular basis to keep an eye on your levels.

It would be a good idea to ask your doctor for a more aggressive replacement protocol, such as the one above, in order to actually treat your deficiency.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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