By Rebecca Maitland, Correspondent Published 7:51 am CDT, Friday, June 21, 2019 Treemont residents traveled to Galveston and enjoyed the sunshine. Treemont residents traveled to Galveston and enjoyed the sunshine. Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Treemont residents traveled to Galveston and enjoyed the sunshine. Treemont residents traveled to Galveston and enjoyed the sunshine. Senior tip: Getting outdoors will provide vitamin D bonus 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Senior citizens with a deficiency of vitamin D can have serious health problems, so most senior communities have beautiful gardens, outdoor activities, gardening areas for resident gardeners, and more to draw residents outdoors into the sunshine. Vitamin D through diet, supplements or sunlight can: Help prevent falls, Prevent high blood pressure, Build stronger bones, Help … [Read more...] about Senior tip: Getting outdoors will provide vitamin D bonus
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Keith Roach To Your Health Published 9:37 PM EDT Apr 25, 2019 Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 72-year-old woman in fair health. I had strong bones until I had gastric bypass surgery. Within two years, I developed osteoporosis. In 2016 my parathyroid hormone level was found to be elevated. However, it has come down over the past year or two from 97.76 to 68.95 pg/mL. The endocrinologist now has me on 8,000 IU of vitamin D-3 per day. My calcium was 9.3 and ionized calcium was 5.0. Meanwhile, the rheumatologist treating my osteoporosis has prescribed Reclast infusions once per year. I just received my second one this month. This summer I broke a toe on my right foot with no known trauma. In October I sustained a stress fracture of my left heel bone, again without any known trauma. I am very worried about what all this means to my future bone health. — L.M.J. Dear L.MJ.: I suspect you had vitamin D deficiency due to the gastric bypass surgery, which prevents your body from absorbing it … [Read more...] about Ask the Doc: Vitamin D deficit after gastric bypass takes time to normalize
News / UK and world by Press Association April 14, 2019, 12:04 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Vitamin D can “dramatically” affect the immune system and could make people less susceptible to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say their study has shed light on how vitamin D deficiency may influence the risk of autoimmune diseases. The body produces vitamin D in response to sunlight and the scientists investigated how it affects a mechanism in the immune system – dendritic cells’ ability to activate T cells. In healthy people, T cells play a crucial role in helping fight infection, but in people with autoimmune diseases, they can start to attack the body’s own tissues. By studying cells from both mice and humans, researchers found vitamin D caused dendritic cells to produce more of a molecule called CD31 on their surface, and that this … [Read more...] about Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased susceptibility to MS
News / UK and world by Press Association February 26, 2019, 2:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Few multivitamins aimed at children and babies have the recommended level of vitamin D, according to new research. While there is a huge range of vitamins on the market for parents to choose from, the vast majority contain far less than the correct dose, experts said. Vitamin D is essential to prevent rickets, a condition that affects bone development in children and which can lead to the growth of soft, weak and deformed limbs. It is difficult to get enough vitamin D from diet, and the main source is sunshine. However, the weather in the UK means that there is limited exposure to sunlight from November to March. Public Health England (PHE) recommends that children aged one to four receive a daily 10 microgram (400IU) vitamin D supplement. Those aged under one should be given a 8.5 to 10 microgram daily vitamin D supplement to ensure they get … [Read more...] about Multivitamins aimed at children ‘do not contain enough vitamin D’
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 12:02 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I’m 70, Caucasian, slim and was diagnosed with osteoporosis five years ago. Before that, I took Fosamax for five years. I take 1,000 mg calcium citrate, 3 mg boron and a multivitamin containing 2,000 IU vitamin D. An X-ray showed three compression fractured vertebra. I read that taking more than 1,000 IU of vitamin D can cause bone mass loss! I started crying thinking that I caused the fractures from taking too much vitamin D. I’ve stopped the multivitamin and just take 500 IU of the vitamin D. I’m outside an hour a day. Do you know of bone mass loss from too much? V.W. Dear V.W.: Low levels of vitamin D are a common and treatable cause of bone loss, which can lead to fractures. It’s a good idea to check the vitamin D level in people with known osteoporosis. There remains controversy about the optimum level of vitamin D, but a level between 30 and 50 ng/mL is generally … [Read more...] about Doc: Does too much vitamin D cause bone mass reduction?