A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D
Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many of my patients, you may be wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" This is a valid concern, because vitamin D plays a very important role in overall health and, in fact, many people do not get enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of Americans have insufficient levels. The good news is that sources of this vitamin are easily accessible. Why Is Vitamin D Important? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from the gut, as well as maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate. These minerals are essential for healthy, strong bones. Bones are constantly being built up and broken down, like a building continuously under construction to maintain its integrity; in medicine we call it "remodeling." Vitamin D supports both the growth and maintenance of the bone. This essential vitamin also aids the regulation of cells throughout the body, and helps our nerves, muscles, and immune system function properly. New research is finding that it is also involved in reducing inflammation. When You Don't Get Enough A lack of vitamin D can weaken bones, leading to rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. This is why elderly people, who tend to have lower vitamin D levels, often require supplements to prevent brittle or thinning bones. Symptoms of a deficiency...
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