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What are symptoms of low vitamin d in elderly?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Raquitism: Rickets

By "raquitism" i meant "rickets, .

In brief: Raquitism: Rickets

By "raquitism" i meant "rickets, .
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Osteomalacia ( softening of bones) causing deformities and raquitism are caused by low vit d.
Calcium absorption requires vit. D. Low vit. D has been implicated in the genesis of cancers. So to prevent cancers and frail bones vit d is required to be within the normal levels. Most people are not aware they have low vit d unless the dr. Orders it. Vit. D requires sunlight to be useful.

In brief: None

Osteomalacia ( softening of bones) causing deformities and raquitism are caused by low vit d.
Calcium absorption requires vit. D. Low vit. D has been implicated in the genesis of cancers. So to prevent cancers and frail bones vit d is required to be within the normal levels. Most people are not aware they have low vit d unless the dr. Orders it. Vit. D requires sunlight to be useful.
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