Kidney stones and vitamin d

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Avatar n tn We moved up my monitoring to every 6 months rather than annually. My stones are calcium oxalate. Is it unusual to have both chronic stones and vitamin d that low? Will treating the deficiency, which I know must be done, make the stones worse? Thanks:o).
Avatar f tn Vitamin A (not betacarotene) promotes healthy functioning of the urinary tract, if you're deficient in it sometimes kidney stones can form. You’ll find vitamin A in most good general multiple vitamin and mineral supple- ments. Magnesium helps the body dissolve calcium if you’re deficient in this mineral it can cause calcium to accumulate into deposits, which increases your risk of forming kidney stones.
Avatar f tn I'm not a doctor, but do have too much experience with kidney stones. For me, I'd get pings and pangs in my kidney as well as microhematuria (blood you cannot see by eye) in my urine when I have stones. I've also had the flank pain you describe .. for me it's been in the lower back. I hope with lots of water your stones move out for you uneveventfully. Please keep in touch. From what I've read stones <5.0mm usually move out on their own with a high % of non-complications, etc.
541196 tn?1293556536 Is it possible to have my problem with Vitamin D be not completely caused by my thryroid? Maybe malabsorbtion or kidney problems? I have had two tests show I have protien in urine. I have flank pain periodically. I have high blood pressure, diabetes, high triglycerides and low HDL, and swelling of ankles and hands. I often have stomach aches with multiple loose stools a day...
Avatar f tn I am taking 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D once a week. I just started taking it 2 days ago and have been extremely fatigued and sleepy, not normal for me. I also have had some bone and joint pain, which I've never had before. Some place online say this is a symptoms of an overdose. Other websites say Vitamin D increases calcium in the blood and the symptoms I'm having could be related to too much calcium absorption due to the increased Vitamin D. Should I be concerned?
Avatar f tn As it is a fat soluble vitamin, hypervitaminosis can occur, the symptoms of which are, vomiting, polyuria (frequent urination), weight loss, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, heart rhythm abnormalities and kidney stones Treatment of vitamin D toxicity includes stopping vitamin D supplements and restricting calcium intake, as well as taking medication. But it is unlikely in your case, as you have a deficiency of the vitamin. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Keep in mind that milk, and many other products also contain vitamin D. Too much vitamin D can cause kidney stones, which is almost as painful as having a baby. Otherwise... it's up to you...
691983 tn?1266808432 pain meds do not work when your vitamin d low!! what dos of vitamin d are you on???i also read that you can get lots of stones from low d because the d and caluium bind togather to go to the bones and when it's low it stays in the kidneys and makes stones.i read that rta also you have low d and low potassium . my potassium is very low i take that too.i really would like to know how many msk people have low vitamin d !!!! so let me know how many have had theirs check??
167 tn?1374177417 Unless we live in a sunny climate all year round, and we get outside every day, we need a supplement throughout the fall and winter and even into the spring. Apparently 100% of us northerners are vitamin D deficient by January 1st...if we don;t supplement. And did you know that a deficiency of vitamin D can lead to cancer and to multiple sclerosis? Up in the colder north here we have much more cancer and MS.
3177740 tn?1374678957 has any of your MS specialists said what is a recommended level of Vitamin D and B12? My first Vitamin D test I had my levels were at 24..........My B12 was 400 something.
Avatar m tn First the liver must convert vitamin D to 25-hydroxy vitamin D. The second conversion takes place in the kidney when the 25-hydroxy form is further converted to 1-25-hydroxy vitamin D. THIS is the active form. I am not surprised those with Hep C, a disease that affects the liver, are so prone to low 25-hydroxy vitamin D. In these people the liver is not at it's best so is it any surprise to the first step of the vitamin's conversion to be reduced??
Avatar f tn pong, I take vitamin d to strengthen bones because of my history with kidney stones and taking a calcium supplement isn't good for me because one of the main things that make up my kidney stones is calcium. As a result, I can't take calcium supplements and don't. I guess to answer your question, one would have to know how your body handles calcium. Does it throw the excess of it off and out of your system or does that excess help make stones in your body.
Avatar m tn Hi there, Kidney problems and kidney stones can lead to erectile dysfunction. Only a complete medical evaluation can confirm whether this erectile dysfunction is due to kidney stones or not. Drink plenty of water and take adequate treatment for your kidney stones. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. Hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn Has anyone here with kidney stones tried vitamin B6 and magnesium to prevent new stones from forming? I read a study that concluded that taking 50 mg of B6 daily with 300 mg of magnesium oxide (one of the least absorbable forms of magnesium) will prevent future kidney stones. I also read that potassium and B6 does the same. Perhaps the magnesium works because potassium is better absorbed if there is sufficient magnesium.
Avatar m tn Uric stones are caused when there is too much uric acid in the urine with rheumatic conditions like gout. Calcium oxalate stones can from with too much protein in the diet, too much calcium and Vitamin D and through dehydration.
535882 tn?1396580285 supplementation over that may cause a risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones). Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, fish oils, and the sun, as you mentioned.
Avatar f tn I am a 46 year old female and my blood test results came back with a 13.2 level of vitamin D which from what my doctor said is quite low. I live in Florida and spend what I feel is a normal amount of time daily in the sunshine. When I asked him what would cause this he said that it happens as people get older (I am showing no signs of menopause). The lab results say that 35 - 100 was normal. The Dr.
Avatar f tn You should not go over that amount in supplementation, 2000 IU is the tolerable upper intake level for adults and can be at risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones) with higher amounts. Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, fish oils, and the sun.
Avatar n tn supplementation over that may cause a risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones). Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, and fish oils. Sit at a window with the sun shining in for about 1/2 hour (few times a week) and that will help you get enough Vitamin D. You did not mention your Calcium levels and suggest getting it checked, too.
173939 tn?1333221450 weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones. It is recommended not to exceed 400 IU per day of Vitamin D for young children (due to growing bones) and 200 IU per day for over 25 years old. I suggest you get blood levels on Vitamin D, Calcium, and Phosphorus so your MD can properly treat your son’s condition. Thank you for visiting the forum and asking your question.
168348 tn?1379360675 I am curious because I've been stone free with my MSK (medullary sponge kidney) for quite some time and have had 2 stones within 6 mos since starting otc Vit D3 versus prescription Vit D. I had severely low Vitamin D that after two years prescription is now managed with otc Vit D3 1,000 mg a day ... I recently passed a 4mm stone .. (which wasn't fun as you can imagine) and await it's analysis but it was 3/4's white and I am almost certain calcium based. Was wondering your thoughts?
Avatar m tn The only think anyone can find wrong is that I have a slight D deficiency (most recent level 30.7) and slightly elevated PTH (most recent level 66) the only time I feel a bit better is when I take 50K IU of D a week. I understand that the issue may not be my parathyroid but I walk an hour a day so I am in the sun and I take 2K IU of D when I am not taking the mega dose. Within two weeks of stopping the mega dose of D and going back to maintenance I feel terrible again.
Avatar m tn supplementation over that may cause a risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones). Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, and fish oils. Sit at a window with the sun shining in for about 1/2 hour (few times a week) and that will help you get enough Vitamin D. Suggest lowering you supplementation.
Avatar m tn You should not go over that amount in supplementation, 2000 IU is the tolerable upper intake level for adults and can be at risk for toxicity (weak muscles, weak bones, excessive bleeding, and kidney stones) with higher amounts. Vitamin D is available through our foods - Fortified milk, breakfast cereals, egg yolks, fatty fish, fish oils, and the sun.
5817099 tn?1376924181 Unless you live in the Deep South, it’s impossible to get enough vitamin D from sunlight, November through February. Vitamin D and your bones Vitamin D improves our absorption of calcium and phosphorous, minerals essential for healthy bones. Low levels of vitamin D result in higher risk of fall and fractures. Children with low vitamin D develop rickets. This causes bowing of the legs.
Avatar m tn Oops! I was so excited, I forgot to post the article. Excuse me for the multiple posts. Ev Long-term high dose vitamin D well tolerated A research letter published in the October 26, 2009 issue of the American Medical Association Journal Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that treatment with 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per week was safe and effective over an 8 week period, and could also be safe to use every other week as maintenance.
Avatar m tn If you live in the north, it’s impossible to get enough D from sunlight, November to February. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Vitamin D prevents rickets. Adults can develop a similar condition — osteomalacia where slight bone softening causes a pain mistaken for fibromyalgia. Low D can increase the risk of cancers colon, breast and prostate. Vitamin D inhibits the cell growth typical of cancer in most tissues of the body.
Avatar f tn Toxicity causes absorption of too much calcium resulting in kidney stones, kidney failure and calcification of the arteries. The above recommendation is well within the safe range.
Avatar f tn In the last month I was found with hematuria blood in urine and low vit. D I was put on 50,000 units of vit d weekly. UA again in 3 months. I have aches/pains that come and go in limbs and fingers. I was very tired but seem to be getting that under control. I did loose 15 pds but now my weight is steady. Praise. I do have stomach pain too that comes and goes. I have had multiple blood work everything came back fine except the vit d.