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What are the recommendations for vit d deficiency screening?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: High risk profile

Certain groups are at higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures: thin people, light skinned/northern european descent, smokers, history of prior fractures in self or family.
But the number one risk factor is sedentary lifestyle, when there is little weight bearing activity. When astronauts return from a couple weeks of weightlessness, they are remarkably osteoporotic back on earth. Walk.Walk!

In brief: High risk profile

Certain groups are at higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures: thin people, light skinned/northern european descent, smokers, history of prior fractures in self or family.
But the number one risk factor is sedentary lifestyle, when there is little weight bearing activity. When astronauts return from a couple weeks of weightlessness, they are remarkably osteoporotic back on earth. Walk.Walk!
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies among doctors

Because vitamin d deficiency is very common, and taking extra vit.
D is safe & easy to do, some doctors only check vit.D levels in patients with intestinal malabsorption, kidney disease, bone pains & diseases, fractures, etc... Other doctors check levels on many patients who get little vit.D, such as people who don't eat dairy/fish/yolks, don't take vit.D 1000-2000u/day, don't go outdoors, etc...

In brief: Varies among doctors

Because vitamin d deficiency is very common, and taking extra vit.
D is safe & easy to do, some doctors only check vit.D levels in patients with intestinal malabsorption, kidney disease, bone pains & diseases, fractures, etc... Other doctors check levels on many patients who get little vit.D, such as people who don't eat dairy/fish/yolks, don't take vit.D 1000-2000u/day, don't go outdoors, etc...
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