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    Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    Vitamin D (not told which test given) LOW 30 (range 40-150)
    Serum Calcium LO 2.16 mmol/L (2.20-2.55)
    Corrected serum calcium lvl 2.26 mmol/L (2.29-2.56)
    Serum inorganic phosphate 1.25 " (0.80-1.45)

    Serum plasma proteins
    Serum total protein 67 g/L (63-79)
    Serum albumin 38 g/L (38-47)
    Serum globulin 29 g/L (18-32)

    Alk Phos HI 107 iu/L (32-104)

    Plasma parathyroid hormone lvl 7.5pmol/L (1.7-9.0)
    ***NEW METHOD AND REF RANGE FROM 29/11/04***

    I have been assessing these results and to me it looks like osteomalacia , when I couple them with the symptoms I have had for a long time, which worries me a bit. I have a Dex scan in August.
    Anyone up on this kind of thing? Will D3 fix me? Is the lower end albumin causing my foot swelling?

    I am kinda out of my research zone here

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    Afraid I am out of my depth there. Dawn. But remember, bones are not made of just calcium, but eleven
    other minerals too. (I've been reading "The Calcium Lie")

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    Hi Dawn, good to hear from you again!!!

    Like Ginny said, I'm out of my depth here sorry. However, I do know that if it is the case, and you do have osteomalacia, it can be helped, and you can harden your bones with Diet meds and exercise!!

    Let us know what your Doctor says

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    both of u for ur support, it is very welcome. I am very weak at the moment by body doesn't seem to be able to hold on to stuff and I am very swollen in the feet and ankles.

    I will read that book Ginny, thanks for mentioning it, it will be interesting for me at this moment in time particularly

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    sorry dawn, i hope you get the answers you need- let us know how you get on.

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    Hi Dawn,

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well but osteomalacia thing is new to me. I had to look for it but it surely is due to lack of Vitamin D. May be when it's sunny, have a sun bath

    Well you have to start on Vitamin D and may be the liquid one? Dont think it will help overnight but hopefully after a few weeks, you will start feeling better.

    Oral supplements of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus may be given depending on the underlying cause of the disorder.
    Larger doses of vitamin D and calcium may be needed for people with intestinal malabsorption. Monitoring of blood levels of phosphorus and calcium may be indicated for people with certain underlying conditions. Regular daily supplements of vitamin D and calcium are usually used for people with simple vitamin D deficiency, but some people have a single injection vitamin D, in the form of calciferol (vitamin D2). This is stored in the body and can last up to a year before another injection may be needed. People with vitamin D deficiency due to intestinal problems are best treated with calciferol. Most people with osteomalacia find their pain is reduced about two weeks after the injection. Extra calcium may also be needed while bone is healing. Direct exposure of the skin (i.e., hands, face, arms, etc.) to sunlight stimulates the body to manufacture vitamin D. However, both clothing and use of a sunscreen prevent the ultraviolet light that triggers the formation of vitamin D from reaching the skin. Depending on latitude, sunlight during the winter may not provide enough ultraviolet light to promote adequate vitamin D production. At other times during the year, even 30 minutes of exposure per day will usually lead to large increases in the amount of vitamin D made. If it is difficult to get sunlight exposure, full-spectrum lighting can be used to stimulate vitamin D production.

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    Re: Related to thyroid by D deficiency, these tests scare me!

    Cheers folks
    This stuff is still messing up my whole mood,. but I THINK I am getting a little stronger physically. Not sure, time will tell.

    Would have liked my phosphorus level looking at.

    Dexa scan later this month so will see what damage has been done
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