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You should be reading this webpage if you have received an SMS/text message from Calsayseat Medical Group.

You have received this message because the results of your recent blood test show that your Vitamin D levels are low and needs to be treated.

This is not uncommon in the north east of Scotland, as vitamin D is produced by the body when the skin in exposed to the sun. Vitamin D deficiency can be associated with muscle pain and weakness.

Due to your very low levels of vitamin D we would suggest that you take a vitamin d supplement once a week for 6 weeks. Stexerol-D3 (a vitamin D supplement). The normal adult dose is to take 2 (two) 25,000 iu tablets weekly for 6 weeks. Routine rechecking of this is not usually required. Prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated pharmacy. Please call reception if you would like us to do something else with it.

Thereafter, it would be a good idea to consider taking 400iu of Vitamin D daily throughout the year. Alternatively if you are not keen on daily tablets you could take 800iu of Vitamin D daily between October and May every year. These vitamin D tablets can be bought from the chemist and good health stores, and they are not routinely prescribed on the NHS.

Further information on Vitamin D can be found on the following website www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/