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Dihydroxyvitamin D Levels
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Really, the 1,25(OH)D levels are VERY different than 'Vitamin D Levels' and are not what I am talking about when I discuss Vitamin D Levels.

1,25(OH)D is described by Dr. Holick as, "This metabolite is a steroid hormone produced by the kidney whose production is affected by factors that control mineral and skeletal metabolism. Additionally, the production of 1,25(OH)D is altered by a number of diseases, such as
parathyroid gland disorders, renal failure certain bone diseases (and) sarcoidosis. ...Changes
in circulating 1,25(OH)D are of pivotal physiopathological importance in these diseases of calcium metabolism..."

Pregnancy can also cause the Vitamin D Dihydroxy levels to be elevated.



As such, a high Dihydroxyvitamin D Level should arouse an in depth medical workup by your doctor to include (as a very basic start) kidney function, calcium levels and parathyroid hormone levels- as well as a pregnancy test if that could be a possibility for you!!


But please discuss this finding with your doctor and make sure that there is nothing serious going on with you. Come back and let us know what they've found out.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

additional details
by: Renee

I wanted to add that my PTH was tested. First it was 54, about 3 months later it was 9, and 2 weeks after that it was 57.

My creatinine was also tested and my doctor said that the tests came back normal and my kidneys are fine.

Calcium levels have ranged between 9.4 and 10.8 over the past couple of years, but this seems kind of high considering the fact that I hardly ever eat foods with calcium in them (don't drink white milk or eat seafood, have cheese, yogurt, or vegetables about twice a month).

Also, there is no possibility I'm pregnant.


Does anybody have any other suggestions for what tests should be run and what could possibly be wrong with me?

Parathyroid Problems
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

So, now that you have given me your Calcium and Parathyroid numbers, it looks like you COULD have a parathyroid disorder and absolutely should follow up these concerns with an endocrinologist.

Check out this page on the diagnosis of parathyroid disease on Parathyroid.com. Scroll down to the chart and compare your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels to 'Patient #3' who, they claim, needs a parathyroid surgery.

Your numbers look strikingly close, and with your high 1,25(OH)D level, it gives me even more concern that it is a parathyroid gland problem.


I'm not saying that you need surgery, or even that you have anything wrong with your parathyroid gland. But I AM saying that you need to see an endocrinologist to have that ruled out- even if you have to print out the chart on parathyroid.com and take it to your primary to get the referral.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


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