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Old 03-03-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question Low D and low PTH

Does anyone have any ideas about what could be causing low vitamin D which is associated with low parathyroid hormone levels (PTH)? Calcium levels and other biochemistry normal. My understanding is that the body usually compensates low D by increasing PTH. Have been supplementing with 5000IU/day for about 6 months and levels continue to decrease. Any ideas much appreciated.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: Low D and low PTH

My daughter has the same issue just confirmed by blood test. I am curious to what you found out? Her blood calcium is normal which makes it all so very confusing to me!

Old 01-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Re: Low D and low PTH

Hi Runnerbee
I had my Vit D levels checked by another lab - they were in the normal range so my low levels were an artifact of faulty testing. As all my other biochemistry (particulalrly calcium and phosphate) was normal I haven't had any further checks on the low PTH result. Hypoparathyroidism may be due to a variety of conditions and may be persistent, progressive, or transient. My advice would be for your daughter to be retested at regular intervals and perhaps to seek a second opinion. My low Vit D was only picked up because I changed my GP. Hope this helps.

Old 01-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Re: Low D and low PTH

Sorry posted twice.

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