Skip to comments.Excessive Vitamin D Intake May Elevate A Fib Risk
Posted on 02/04/2012 12:51:48 PM PST by neverdem
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An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. The cause is a disorder in the heart's electrical system....Page last updated on 03 February 2012 Topic last reviewed 18 January 2012
AF can lead to an increased risk of stroke. In many patients, it can also cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure.
P.S. I just saw this story in the hard copy version of the January 2012 issue of Family Practice News.
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OK.. my first thought was... Vitamin D makes you lie?
I thought maybe Eric Holders intake of milk caused him to lie like a rug.
I believe that at least two of you have made comments about vitamin D supplementation.
Pardon my ignorance - what is considered an ‘overdose’ of Vitamin D??
My SO is a chronic/recurrent A-FIB sufferer, and has been taking 5000IU of D3 for the past year - could this be of concern to her??
But it is pretty difficult to get your blood level up to 100.
I supplement to get to 60 and it takes 14,000 iu to get it there. But since getting to 60 instead of 24, I stopped getting all colds and flus even while pregnant. No matter what I’m exposed to, I simply don’t catch it. Having enough D keeps cancer away too.
What makes you write that?
I occasionally have exercised induced A fibs and I am an elite athlete type. It is pretty scary stuff because they often show up months or years apart. I wasn’t as worried until I read about the stroke risk. Scary stuff. I am back to the cardiologist. Anyone else deal with exercise induced or just general A fibs?
In their “doctor” segment on FNC today, he said some people are really over-medicating themselves and that high levels of D-3 are associated with all sorts of major problems. You may be able to find reference to what he had to say at FNC web site. It was quite interesting.
fib. Tell a fib lately??
‘What makes you write that?
A fib ( a lie)
I thought it was very funny
and I also would like to know the safe dosage
After taking 10,000 IUs daily for 3-4 years, my blood test shows a Vit D level of 76, with 30-100ng being the normal range. (I get very little Vit D from the sun)
A fib is caused by magnesium deficiency. So are low levels of vit D. Some people are taking very high doses of D because they can’t get their levels up but their levels won’t go up until they start taking the right kind and right amount of mag.
White or chocolate?
These people that produce these pseudo studies do not have a Soul.
My last test came back at 4. Back on the big dose again. The Sun just isn't doing it for me.
It’s almost impossible for anyone to get close to taking too much vitamin D. Your body can make far, far more of it than you’d ever normally take in vitamin form. Further the body takes in vitamin D inefficiently as with many vitamins so you’re not going to absorb 100% of the vitamin D you’d be intaking anyway.
The author fails to not that the vast, vast moajority of problems people have associated with vitamin D is being DEFICIENT in vitamin D, not having too much.
This basically is a horsepucky article.
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