#1 VITAMIN D Danger You Must Be Aware Of | Dr. Mandell

  • Vitamin D toxicity: This is rare, but exceeding recommended daily intake for extended periods can lead to vitamin D toxicity. Symptoms can include fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, frequent urination, and kidney problems.
  • Interaction with medications: Vitamin D can interact with certain medications, such as thiazide diuretics and cholesterol-lowering statins. It’s important to talk to your doctor before taking vitamin D supplements if you’re already on medication.
  • Excessive calcium levels: High doses of vitamin D can increase calcium absorption in the gut, potentially leading to high blood calcium levels. This can cause problems like kidney stones and confusion.

Here’s a key point: Talk to your doctor before taking vitamin D supplements, especially if you have any existing health conditions or take medications. They can advise you on the appropriate dosage based on your individual needs and blood levels.

For most people, a healthy diet and moderate sun exposure are enough to maintain sufficient vitamin D levels. But if your doctor finds you have a deficiency, a safe and recommended dosage of supplements can be very helpful.