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This is one of the questions the nutrition metabolic support team at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center will help you to answer.
All of our patients are able to undergo testing for vitamin D deficiency. Since we began this study, we have found that the majority of our new patients are deficient in vitamin D and need additional dietary supplementation.
As a new patient, you can take a simple blood test which will show if you have adequate levels of vitamin D. If it’s detected that you have a deficiency, your dietitian will offer you a high-dose vitamin D supplement in pill form. This supplement may be advised because getting enough vitamin D in your diet by means of eating foods that contain the vitamin, such as milk and fatty fish, is far too difficult.
If your dietitian recommends the vitamin D supplement, you will be advised to take it for approximately six to eight weeks. Then you will be tested again to determine if the supplement is providing you with sufficient vitamin D. If you are getting enough of the vitamin, your dietitian may recommend a lower dosage of supplementation.