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How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Calcitriol is VitD
Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract.
Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth.

In brief: Calcitriol is VitD
Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract.
Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Take D3 unless......
Take d3 unless your have kidney disease, or take certain anticonvulsants, which will block the formation of Calcitriol (1-25, dyhydroxy d).
There are metabolites of d3 that may be helpful, and contribute to the many benefits of d! but without calcitriol, osteoporosis will ensue!

In brief: Take D3 unless......
Take d3 unless your have kidney disease, or take certain anticonvulsants, which will block the formation of Calcitriol (1-25, dyhydroxy d).
There are metabolites of d3 that may be helpful, and contribute to the many benefits of d! but without calcitriol, osteoporosis will ensue!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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