Asked by liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 17, 2016
IAW on September 17, 2016 at 5:46 am
You have a VERY good second doctor. He is right you should correct the Vitamin D deficiency first. A Vitamin D deficiency absolutely does cause low testosterone.
The low iron may also be because of the deficiency or your diet. If you have not already please read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is important.
Your level is extremely low and you already understand this. Could you please tell me how much you weigh? Vitamin D is also based on weight. So your doctor is treating you correctly unless you weigh a lot more than 150lbs (68kg).
How long did the doctor instruct you to take the 60,000 iu and Is the doctor going to test your levels again in probably 8 weeks?Answered by IAW on September 17, 2016 at 5:46 am
liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 17, 2016 at 6:49 am
Thank you for your response.
My weight is around 97 Kg and my height is 6.1. I’m also dark complexion that explain low on Vitamin D (I hardly ever taken sunlight seriously, never went out that usual). My doctor suggested me for 8 weeks and ask to retest after 4 weeks.
I’ve being taking nasal spray with Azelistine contain corticosteroids I read which can low T. I’ve stop it now.) Suggest by different specialist for Seasonal Allegries.
Because of repeated infection and allergies it was me First decided to choose this checkup (doctors are not very much aware of Vitamin D deficiency, there is very less awareness in India), and my other test for heart, liver, kidney, thyroid, blood sugar, cholesterol all were normal.
Iron – 30 (normal 60 – something) Low
Iron Binding – Normal
% Transferring saturation – Slightly low
Testosterone – 240 ng/dl
Vitamin D – 240 (Normal 241 – 1100)
Vitamin B12 – 270 (Look like normal but it seems somewhat lower)
BTW – my mother and brother are also low iron, I guess this run in family. Also my nephew around 2-3 years old was also low on vitamin d (around 8ng). He treated with child specialist and now doing well.
In Late January this year I had done other test for Applying US Visa – But everything was alright (Vitamin D not tested that time).
I Thank you Council forum for this site and information on Vitamin D. Otherwise people leave in remote countries where Vitamin D awareness is less.Answered by liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 17, 2016 at 6:49 am
IAW on September 17, 2016 at 8:39 am
Vitamin D awareness is not any better here in the USA. We are all really lucky that there are a few people (doctors and scientists) that are trying to change this. The doctor that runs this website is one of them. So I thank him everyday for having the vision to bring this information to us and to try and correct a worldwide vitamin D deficiency. Just so you know this also came about through “donations”. There is no government help or anything to that affect.
I think Vitamin D in India is D3 and NOT D2 but make sure. The 60,000iu a week is about 8500iu a day. Since you are a big guy, you could add 2000iu to that a day. Then it would be about 10,500iu. So again take the 60,000iu once a week and the 2000iu each day. Once you are better and have a level of 50ng/ml, it will probably take more than 5000iu a day to maintain that level. So at your present weight, you will probably need 7-8000iu a day to not become deficient again and stay in a “healthy” range.
I am happy to see the doctor is going to test at the end of 4 weeks. (Just remember it may take longer than that to get better.)
Allergies can be caused by a Vitamin D deficiency.
If your brother and mother are low in iron, what is their Vitamin D level??? The 50ng/ml is a “healthy” level. Anything below 40ng/ml and your risk for cancer and other diseases increases dramatically.
I am not a doctor but since I read and answer all of these questions, I seem to be noticing a “trend” in that other people with low Vitamin D are also expressing they have low iron and/or low B12. So I think there is a connection. Your B12 is low. I have researched this before and found that in some countries the acceptable level on the low end is 500. (You may want to supplement for a little while.Maybe once your vitamin d level is fixed then the B12 will be or stay higher.)
Come back if you can and let me know how your are feeling in 4 weeks and what your level is then. If you have more questions, just ask!Answered by IAW on September 17, 2016 at 8:39 am
liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 20, 2016 at 8:50 am
Thank you so much for your response..
Do you think instead of taking additional 2000iu it would be better to take 60000ui in 6days rather than 7days. Will it create any problem?
I’ll sure keep you updated once re-tested.
Thanks!!Answered by liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 20, 2016 at 8:50 am
liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 28, 2016 at 8:40 am
Okay, I’m glad to provide this update
After 1 month on Vitamin D (60000 UI / week) my level increased from 4.2 (24-Aug-2016) to 23.5 (28-Sep-2016)
Also there is good improvement in testosterone (No TRT or any herbal supplement)
24-August-2016 – 235 ng/dl
28-Sep-2016 – 378 ng/dl
So Vitamin D does raise testosterone. I’m myself consider as good case study proof for vitamin d
I’ve done following things
1) Change diet – I’ve eating more healty diet, meat (goat only), juice (Beetroot, Carrot), Daily promegrante, Daily 2-3 Cloves of garlic.
2) Taking Iron, Zinc (22mg), Folic acid (B12 Deficency)
3) Vitamin D (Love Hormone) – 60000 UI
4) Started with Execrise first time after 12 years
I’ll further continue on dose of 10000 ui per week for next month and in next 2 month will get retest again to check i dont exceed 100 ng/ml by any chance.
Thank you council. I’m very happy I found you guys and with all information corrected my deficiency.Answered by liferay.freelancer63116900 on September 28, 2016 at 8:40 am
liferay.freelancer63116900 on October 1, 2016 at 9:46 am
I’m not sure if there’s any connection, but following are few things i’ve observed while taking vitamin d supplement for past 1month.
1) I’ve losing Hair from past 3-4months, but after Vitamin D my hair loss is reduced by 70-80% almost. Hope my lost hair come back sooner
2) I’m having this ACNE problem all over my face (Big Nasty Acne) for past 4-5 months. Every day new bump (Doctor said its hormonal acne). But after supplement for past one month I hardly had any acne (only 1 in entire month so far). I wanted to maintain this now.
3) My skin is bit darker (like sun burn) before now it look pretty better, although acne dark spot i hope that will clear.
Not sure Vitamin D was miracle Cured for me after all
I just wanted to share this information for other reader and someone suffer from my condition lately.
Thank you!!Answered by liferay.freelancer63116900 on October 1, 2016 at 9:46 am
IAW on October 1, 2016 at 11:46 am
Liferay there is no “official” study on hair loss and Vitamin D BUT some others have also made comments that it helps or improves hair loss.
There are studies that show it helps with acne, so glad you have also had improvement there.
On your number three, I think you are trying to say your skin is a bit darker. There is also good evidence that if you are “light skinned” you will tan faster if you take enough Vitamin D.
You are WELCOME!!!Answered by IAW on October 1, 2016 at 11:46 am