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Vit-K, Calcium and Vit-D

Amy_Lee
Amy_Lee
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During my last visit few days ago, I asked my rheumy what I was not being given vit-K. He said that calcium and vit-D are good enough for me, there might be other side effects if he added vit-k to me.

Any idea of this? I am so blur if this is the case? I told him that I read to know about the important of vit-K couple with vit-D and calcium.

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J1707

When I just took vitamin D my cholesterol went up Rheumatologist said vitamin K would vitamin D to absorb properly not in my arteries. My cholesterol has since gone back down.. every doctor has a different opinion

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Amy_Lee
Amy_Lee
in reply to J1707

He told me that my blood test was ok hence no need vit-K. I think that is what happen. Thanks for your information. At least I know my blood results will tell me something.

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Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to Amy_Lee

The normal calcium metabolism that affects the normal function of many of our organs is dependent on K2. Among others our kidneys, that are under strain in RA and especially by the effects of the meds we usually need.

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Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Amy_Lee

Hi Amy lee

I can’t offer any comment with regards your question unfortunately but I just wanted to say hello! I don’t seem to have seen you here for a good while. I hope things continue to go well for you.

Marie

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charisma

Hi Amy

Good to hear from you, been a while.

Vitamin D3 along with K2 are usually recommended for proper absorption.

But no doctor has given me any advice on dietary strategies or supplements.

I find my information from reliable internet sources instead.

I try to get calcium from yoghurt etc, naturally, rather than a supplement. But no osteoporosis yet, so I don’t get calcium from GP or Rheumatologist.

Good luck with finding what is best for you.

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Amy_Lee
Amy_Lee
in reply to charisma

Hi Charisma,

You are right to say that the doctor does not normally inform us until we ask. But in my case, when I asked, he said that he tried not to add any further thing to my daily medicine routine. He said since my blood results were okay, then no vit-K needed. In addition, he also said that no need to repeat the bone density test at this moment. Really, I do not know how good the information is, I just need to find out more to ask the rheumy again.

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poemsgalore1

Hi, all of us with Osteoporosis are advised to take Vit K as it helps the vit D3 to be absorbed into our bones. Are we prescribed it? No we are not. So don't hold your breath. :-(

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Amy_Lee

I just wonder if we need it, why we are not being prescribed with it? It does not help to improve our condition if that is needed for the vit-D and calcium to be absorbed into our body. I will have to find out more.

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Hobbledehoy

I cannot help you with your very specific enquiry, only suggest that you proceed with caution. But in case it's any help to anybody re- supplements for general health, I approach from the opposite, in asking if such-&-such interacts adversely with my medications. This way, I was advised to not take certain things, increase something else, and it works well for me so far. Best wishes.

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Amy_Lee
Amy_Lee
in reply to Hobbledehoy

Thank you Hobble. It is indeed not an easy question to answer as we are all unique in our own way. Just like to see if anyone has experience otherwise so that I can post more question when I visit my rheumy next.

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Hobbledehoy

Good thinking. All the best with that x

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