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What does lack of vitamin d have to do with kidneys?

What does lack of vitamin d have to do with kidneys?

Conversion to active Vitamin D: Vitamin d whether obtained from diet or from sun exposure must be metabolized first by the liver and secondly by the kidneys from a relatively inactive prohormone to the active form of vitamin d that is primarily responsible for its metabolic effects. In particular, the kidneys take 25 hydroxy vitamin d to 125 hydroxy vitamin d. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What does hydrophobia have to do with hydrogen?

Confusing, huh?: Hydrophobia comes from the greek for water (hydro) + greek for fear (phobia) hydrogen comes from the greek for water (hud?r) + french for generates (gennes) hydrophobia means "fear of water" & hydrogen means "generates water" when you have rabies your throat spasms so much you choke & even the sight of water--which you might so crave in thirst --scares you & starts off painful spasms. Get it? ...Read more

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What does vitamin d deficiency indicate? Does it have anything to do with protein & epi in urine?

What does vitamin d deficiency indicate? Does it have anything to do with protein & epi in urine?

Risk factor: Vitamin d deficiency is a hot topic in medicine because not only contributes to bone loss and osteoporosis but also servers as a marker of increased cardiovascular risk just as a high cholesterol. Studies in kidney disorders with protein in the urine show that replacing it helps reduce the protein losses. Your level should 30 or greater. ...Read more

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Does narcissism and schizophrenia have anything to do with each other?

Does narcissism and schizophrenia have anything to do with each other?

No: Schizophrenics may happen to be narcissistic in some isolated findings, but if so, this is more of a coincidence than a relationship between the two entities. Schizophrenics are more likely to be paranoid and introverted with a small to negligible amount of close friends. ...Read more

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What to do if I have apsergers syndrome, does having aspergers mean that i can't get anyother form of mental ilness and or disorder?

What to do if I have apsergers syndrome, does having aspergers mean that i can't get anyother form of mental ilness and or disorder?

Find a therapist: &/coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. You can have additional diagnosis along with Aspergers. ...Read more

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What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

Shellfish shells: Glucosamine is manufactured from the shells of shrimp, so contamination with shrimp proteins might cause a reaction. However, most people who are shellfish allergic are allergic to the muscle of the shrimp, and the amount of the muscle protein in the glucosamine product is small. ...Read more

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What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?

What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?

Evidence is strong: Vitamin d-3 does clearly affect the immune system, and numerous studies have shown that higher levels protect against relapses, MRI lesions and ultimate disability. In fact, higher levels of vitamin d can help prevent ms in studies of military personnel. The potency of d-3 is about 2-3 times that of d-2. Most ms pts do well on 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder is it to have low energy levels with people you find boring?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What is a good way for me to prove that I do not have autism or asparagus syndrome?

What is a good way for me to prove that I do not have autism or asparagus syndrome?

Why do you ask?: It would be unusual to be a 37 year old with autism and not have been diagnosed earlier. An exception might be someone with the diagnosis of aspergers whose only noticeable difficulty was social interactions. If you feel you are functioning fine from a professional and social standpoint you do not have to prove anything. If you have concerns start with your primary provider to provide guidance. ...Read more

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What causes bow leggedness in people? Does it have to do with diet?

What causes bow leggedness in people? Does it have to do with diet?

Vitamin D: In children whose bones are growing, bow leggedness is a sign of vitamin d deficiency. They also may have a rachitic rosary on their chest. Xrays of the hands shown widening of the growth plates due to lack of vitamin d and poor absorption of calcium. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

Individualized supps: To the best of my knowledge there is no research to help answer your question, but that does not mean vitamins can't help. Cidp is an autoimmune disease & vitamins help with similar illnesses. Autoimmune disease is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental toxins & infection. These must all be addressed.Please hit the tap button below to see my comments-not enough space here! ...Read more

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What exactly does cortisol have to do with asthma?

What exactly does cortisol have to do with asthma?

Little: Asthma tends to get worse around 4 A.M. Coinciding with the lowest level in plasma cortisol in a 24-hr period. However if you are asking why cortisone is important, then the answer would be that cortisone acts as a non-specific agent to control the inflammation of the airways- a hallmark for asthma. Your body would not be able to produce enough cortisol to do the job. ...Read more

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What would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who doesn't have depression?

What would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who doesn't have depression?

Uses of Lamictal: Well... it would reduce one's chance of having a seizure :-) In addition to treating some types of seizure disorder, Lamictal can reduce the risk of depression arising in people with bipolar disorder. It can also be used as part of treatment for borderline personality disorder, or sometimes as part of treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. ...Read more

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I have extreme social anxiety. Could this have anything to do with a vitamin deficiency? Are there any natural ways to deal with this?

I have extreme social anxiety. Could this have anything to do with a vitamin deficiency? Are there any natural ways to deal with this?

Social anxiety D/O: Vitamin D deficiency may be indirectly related to anxiety in some people. Some natural anxiety reducers include: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile. However, for social anxiety disorder to really improve, therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy is best. ...Read more

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If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

Liver is in Trouble: I need more information. What liver functions are poor? What tests have been done? Do you have hepatitis? Alcoholic cirrhosis? Fatty liver? Hiv? There is no medicine to heal a sick liver. The only option is to fix or treat the underlying condition. And until your liver is back to good health all things toxic to it must be avoided and that includes alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more