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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


"Is My Child Short on Vitamin D?"
     An interesting question to ask oneself.  "Am I providing the adequate amount of Vitamin D3? And how will I know?  Only a blood test called 25 Hydroxy can determine for sure if there is a Vitamin D3 deficiency.  But, there are symptoms of Vitamin D3 deficiency signs that will "ring the alarm" letting you know something is not right.  Please be aware there isn't a clear pattern of symptoms.  Some people can be asymptomatic despite low levels.
 Check out this interesting article "How to Make Sure your Kid Isn't Short on Vitamin D"  by Nancy Shute from the U.S. News Health
Symptoms ...
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches
  • Bladder problems
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • The flu
     Here are the disease aliments of vitamin D deficient:
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Periodontal disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Schizophrenia and Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Infertility and PMS
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Alzeheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
 ****Make you sure you have the doctor give you 25 Hydroxy test. Check at least once a year.  If you are supplementing, have the doctor monitor you every 3 months until you are at the optimal range (normal range) 50-80ng/ml.
Please be aware there are 3 three ways you can take the test.  Get in the know
  1. Ask your doctor.  (Tell your doctor you want it done - otherwise he/she will not automatic test for it and he/she will probably conduct the wrong test)  Remember the name of the test 25 HYDROXY VITAMIN D.
  2. Order in home test kit.
  3. Order a test online and work have done at a blood laboratory.

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