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
Vitamin d helps hair growth
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?
8 brands are affected By Natalie Guevara, SeattlePI Updated 2:41 pm PST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 A dog food recall due to toxic levels of vitamin D has been expanded. A dog food recall due to toxic levels of vitamin D has been expanded. Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 A dog food recall due to toxic levels of vitamin D has been expanded. A dog food recall due to toxic levels of vitamin D has been expanded. Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Dry dog food recall expands as more brands contain toxic levels of vitamin D 1 / 14 Back to Gallery The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of dry dog … [Read more...] about Massive dog food recall expands over vitamin D levels
Marilynn Marchione, Ap Chief Medical Writer Updated 10:08 am PST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test in Augusta, Ga. The American Heart Association conference ending Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Chicago revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP) less FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test in Augusta, Ga. The American Heart Association conference ending Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in ... more Photo: Michael Holahan, AP Photo: Michael Holahan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors … [Read more...] about Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
Marilynn Marchione Associated Press Published 5:46 PM EST Nov 10, 2018 Chicago – Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other risks for heart disease. Doctors cheered the results and said they could suggest a new treatment option for hundreds of thousands of patients like these. Up to 10 percent of U.S. adults take fish oil . Even more take vitamin D , despite no major studies to support the many health claims made for it. “Those who peddle it promote it as good for everything,” but in this definitive test, vitamin D “showed a big nothing,” … [Read more...] about Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D