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

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin d deficiency is important to protect the bones; deficiency leads to a net loss of calcium from the bones.
But vitamin d is also significant for over 30 other bodily functions. While kidney problems cause vitamin d problems because vitamin d is metabolized in the kidney, the reverse is not true. Vitamin d deficiency does not cause kidney problems like "protein & epi in urine".

In brief: Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin d deficiency is important to protect the bones; deficiency leads to a net loss of calcium from the bones.
But vitamin d is also significant for over 30 other bodily functions. While kidney problems cause vitamin d problems because vitamin d is metabolized in the kidney, the reverse is not true. Vitamin d deficiency does not cause kidney problems like "protein & epi in urine".
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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