Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Noticing this change in your hair could be a warning sign

VITAMIN D is a group of fat-soluble vitamins responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. It is a vitamin that is essential for good health and noticing a certain change in your hair could mean you are lacking the ‘sunshine vitamin’. What is it?
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This article considers contemporary data on vitamin D toxicity, and diagnostic and management strategies relevant to clinical practice. PMID: 32255467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study revealed that there was a higher prevalence of vitamin D3 insufficiency in epileptic children receiving valproate monotherapy compared with healthy children. Vitamin D3 supplementation should be given to all epileptic children even before initiation of anti-epileptic drugs. PMID: 32259112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Authors: White PS, Dennis M, Jones EA, Weinberg JM, Sarosiek S Abstract BACKGROUND: This retrospective analysis describes the prevalence of and risk factors associated with the development of hypocalcemia in patients with cancer receiving bone-modifying agents (BMAs) as supportive care. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with cancer treated with an intravenous or subcutaneous BMA, including pamidronate, zoledronic acid, or denosumab, at a tertiary care/safety net hospital in 2005 through 2015 were included in this retrospective review. We reviewed the medical records for predictive clinical and laboratory parameter...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Coronavirus symptoms usually include a high fever and a dry cough, but they could easily be confused with the common cold, flu or hay fever. Express.co.uk has compiled a guide to spot the key signs and symptoms of coronavirus, and how you could tell the difference between the infection and a vitamin D deficiency.
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Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the risk of frailty. However, there are limited methods for evaluations of the potential association of vitamin D with frailty in a longevous (80+) population. The aim o...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study extends the mutational spectrum of thePHEX gene, which will contribute to accurate diagnosis. This study also suggests a supplementary qPCR or MLPA assay may be performed along with classical sequencing to confirm the gross insertion/deletion.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Myocardial calcifications are often discovered incidentally and result from dystrophic or metastatic deposition of calcium1. Dystrophic calcification represents the sequalae of local tissue damage with necrosis, most commonly from myocardial ischemia. Unlike the prior, metastatic calcification is the result of abnormal calcium homeostasis; including renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, and vitamin D deficiency. Myocardial calcifications are not entirely a benign finding, since they can lead to heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death2.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
Abstract Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is often a lifetime and disabling mental illness as individuals with MDD might not benefit from standard-therapy both pharmacological and psychosocial interventions. Novel therapies are therefore required. It was shown by recent preclinical and clinical studies that a dysfunction of glutamatergic neurotransmission might be involved in the pathophysiology of MDD. Furthermore, neuroimmune alterations could have a significant role in the pathogenesis of MDD. Vitamin D is a neurosteroid hormone essential for several metabolic processes, immune responses, and for regulating neur...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
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