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htm Email this page to a friendShare on facebookShare on twitterBookmark & SharePrinter-friendly version Hypervitaminosis D is a condition that occurs after taking very high doses of vitamin D. Causes An excess of vitamin D causes abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. This can severely damage the bones, soft tissues, and kidneys over time. It is almost always caused by forms of vitamin D that need a doctor's prescription. Symptoms        Constipation Decreased appetite (anorexia) Dehydration Fatigue Irritability Muscle weakness Vomiting

Exams and Tests      Excess calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia) Excess calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria) Excessive thirst (polydipsia) High blood pressure Passing large amounts of urine (polyuria)

Tests to confirm the diagnosis:      1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D levels 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels Serum calcium Serum phosphorus X-ray of the bone

Treatment Stop taking vitamin D. Talk to your health care provider. In severe cases, other treatment may be needed. Outlook (Prognosis) Recovery is expected. Possible Complications    Dehydration Hypercalcemia Kidney damage

 Kidney stones When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your health care provider if:   You or your child shows symptoms of hypervitaminosis D and has been taking more vitamin D than the recommended daily allowance You or your child shows symptoms and has been taking a prescription form of vitamin D Prevention To prevent this condition.A. Chief of Endocrinology & Diabetes.. Also reviewed by David Zieve. Inc. For information on how this is done.M. while others feel only a prick or stinging sensation. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Browse the Encyclopedia 25-hydroxy vitamin D test The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Medical Director. Why the Test is Performed This test is done to determine if you have too much or too little vitamin D in your blood. MD. Alternative Names Vitamin D toxicity Update Date: 12/11/2011 Updated by: Nancy J. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine.D. Afterward. there may be some throbbing. New Haven. 25-hydroxy vitamin D changes into an active form of the vitamin. see: Venipuncture How to Prepare for the Test Usually you will not need to fast. A. MD. However. In the kidney. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed. this depends on the laboratory on the testing method used. pay careful attention to the correct vitamin D dose. This article discusses the blood test used to measure the amount of 25-hydroxy vitamin D. The active form of vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. MHA. Rennert. CT. . some people feel moderate pain. How the Test Will Feel When the needle is inserted to draw blood. Yale University School of Medicine. Norwalk Hospital.

Other risks associated with having blood drawn are slight but may include:     Excessive bleeding Fainting or feeling light-headed Hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin) Infection (a slight risk any time the skin is broken) Alternative Names 25-OH vitamin D test. including phenytoin. see the article on vitamin D deficiency. Some laboratories use different measurements or test different samples. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Higher-than-normal levels may be due to excess vitamin D. 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test . a condition called hypervitaminosis D. The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests.0 to 74. Calcidiol. Obtaining a blood sample from some people may be more difficult than from others. Low vitamin D levels have also been associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. which can result from:      Lack of exposure to sunlight Lack of enough vitamin D in the diet Liver and kidney diseases Poor food absorption Use of certain medicines.Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. as well as in infants who are breastfed only.Normal Results The normal range is 30. What Abnormal Results Mean Lower-than-normal levels can be due to a vitamin D deficiency. For more information.0 nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL). Risks Veins and arteries vary in size from one patient to another and from one side of the body to the other. phenobarbital. and rifampin Low vitamin D levels are more common in African-American children (especially in the winter).

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