Vitamin D Test

by Thorne

Although having a low level of vitamin D is often asymptomatic, you might experience:

  • More frequent infections

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or bone discomfort

  • Depressed mood

If you have any of the following symptoms that are, or can be, associated with a vitamin D deficiency, then you should consult with your health-care practitioner:

  • Muscle spasms and twitching (which can be anywhere but are more common in the face and around the mouth or eyes)

  • Generalized weakness

  • Loss of balance/falling

  • Severe bone and joint pain ‐ hip pain is most common

  • Unexplained fracture

  • An onset of seizures

  • Abnormal heart rate or rhythm

  • High blood pressure

Potential signs and symptoms of high vitamin D
Although having a vitamin D level that is too high can be asymptomatic, with a very high level (usually a result of excess calcium absorption) you could experience:

  • Anorexia/loss of appetite

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea and/or constipation

  • Excessive thirst, dry mouth

  • Frequent urination

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Muscle cramping/pain/twitching

  • Bone pain

  • Nerve pain (neuropathy)

  • Kidney stones

  • Confusion and weakness

  • Chest pain, irregular heartbeat

  • Elevated blood pressure

  • Headaches

  • Cough, shortness of breath

If you suspect you might have an excess level of vitamin D (which only occurs with excessive supplementation and is very uncommon), then you should consult with your health-care practitioner.

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