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Vitamin D level normal?

RainbowRN
on 8/5/13 11:07 am - OH
RNY on 03/12/13
So I had my labs done recently and they were all pretty good but on the low side of normal. For example iron was 51 and 50 is the minimum. My vitamin d was 31 and 30 is the minimum. B12 was 641 and I know I should definitely be above 500. Still waiting for my other vitamin levels to come back though. Anyone see a problem with these levels? Should I bump up my vitamin intake? Thanks!

        HW: 373 GW: 170 HT: 5'10"

        

        

RainbowRN
on 8/5/13 11:08 am - OH
RNY on 03/12/13
Let me add that I have not heard from my doc yet because all lab results are not in. She said she would call me when all results posted. I'm just inquiring early with all of you!

        HW: 373 GW: 170 HT: 5'10"

        

        

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Kim

on 8/5/13 11:17 am, edited 8/5/13 11:17 am - Castle Rock, CO

My ideals are:

Vit D - 80-100

B12 - 1000 (never happens for me but that's another story)

Ferritin 50 (anything less is in the hands of a haematologist)

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RainbowRN
on 8/5/13 12:06 pm - OH
RNY on 03/12/13
My ferritin was 105 so I'm good there thankfully!

        HW: 373 GW: 170 HT: 5'10"

        

        

poet_kelly
on 8/5/13 11:18 am - OH

For D, if it's below 80, we are at increased risk for things like osteoporosis, heart disease and some kinds of cancer (says the Linus Pauling Institute).  31 is way too low.  I like mine around 100.

I would definitely want my iron higher than 51.  I like mine around 100.

Your B12 definitely needs to be above 550 and it can drop fast, so I like to keep mine at least 1000.

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RainbowRN
on 8/5/13 12:08 pm - OH
RNY on 03/12/13
Thanks! I will definitely up my dosages. I had a feeling that I would need to take more D.

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poet_kelly
on 8/5/13 12:14 pm - OH

Most post ops need at least 10,000 IU D3 a day.  Some need a lot more - I have to take 50,000 IU D3 three times a week, for instance.

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Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

chulbert
on 8/5/13 12:51 pm - West Henrietta, NY
RNY on 01/21/13

You're advocating minimum levels much higher than the reference range minimums and in some cases higher than their maximums!  Can you help me understand why so high?  Sources?

poet_kelly
on 8/5/13 12:52 pm, edited 8/5/13 12:52 pm - OH

Why so high is because research shows below 75 or 80 we are at increased risk for things like osteoporosis, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer, and I don't want to have osteoporosis, heart disease, or cancer.

My source is the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University.

ETA: that's why so high for vitamin D.  For iron, I don't want my level near the bottom of the reference range.  I'd prefer it closer to the top. 

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

chulbert
on 8/5/13 12:55 pm - West Henrietta, NY
RNY on 01/21/13

So in other words, the reference ranges are wrong?