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10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer.[1] Here are 10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D:

Depression or anxiety
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is best known for its important role in bone health and protection from osteoporosis. However, in addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the

4. Tests to Assess Your Risk

Now that you know about the health risks that accompany dyslipidemia, what causes your cholesterol to go awry, and the ways that cholesterol and other factors can increase your cardiovascular risk, it’s time to find out just what your risk is. This requires that you see your physician periodically to

Men at Risk for Osteoporosis

By age 70 men begin losing bone at the same rate as women and are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Hip fractures are of unique concern. Of the nearly 300,000 total hip fractures

4. Tests to Assess Your Risk

You’ve read about the risks of dyslipidemia, the underlying contributors to cholesterol abnormalities, and the factors (in addition to cholesterol) that increase your cardiovascular risk. However, the only way to know if your cholesterol is high and whether you have any other cardiovascular risk factors is to get checked periodically

Rickets on the Rise?

Rickets on the Rise?

Rickets—a common health problem in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—might be making a comeback where you would least expect it: in a modern, industrialized European nation. A recent University of Toronto study (Scientific Reports, Nov. 17, 2017), focused on a mysterious increase in cases of rickets among British children

Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones or renal calculi are a common and unpleasant condition in which small “stones” develop in the kidneys, causing severe pain as they travel through the ureters—tubes between the kidneys and the bladder. They affect around 1 in 11 adults in the United States. Most stones pass spontaneously but

How to Get Calcium if You Don’t Eat Dairy

Whether you’re one of the estimated 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy products due to unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms, or you simply avoid dairy as a dietary preference, it’s still important to meet your calcium recommendations. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy bones, as well

Be Aware of Factors That May Affect Your Calcium Level

For healthy bones, it’s essential to get enough calcium from your diet and/or supplements (see Dr. Etingin’s column on page 1 for advice on the best calcium sources). However, it’s also important to consider factors that can inhibit calcium absorption or increase calcium excretion to make sure the calcium you

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