VITAMIN D – Who Knew

Vitamin D Who Knew

Vitamin D deficiency doesn’t always cause symptoms. You could be low, and not know. When you do have a deficiency, the symptoms may include:

  1. Being sick often, especially with colds or flu
  2. Feeling tired all the time (even if you get enough shut-eye)
  3. Having wounds that heal slowly
  4. Hair loss (not just men)
  5. Chronic muscle pain
  6. Bone and lower back pain
  7. Depression
  8. Stomach problems
  9. Difficulty thinking clearly
  10. Tension headaches

How many can you check off the list?

Sick Just Thinking About it

  • Vitamin D deficiency can cause a host of really serious problems. It’s linked with the development of a number of chronic diseases:
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Infertility and PMS
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Periodontal disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Oral health
  • Type 2 diabetes

Talk about a big headache. (Which isn’t even on the list.)

A Killer to Cancer

Finally, some good news. No, some potentially great news. In the past few years, numerous studies have shown that optimizing your Vitamin D levels may actually reduce the risk, and increase survival rates of as many as 16 different types of cancer including pancreatic, bladder, colorectal, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate and colon. Imagine the hope in this hormone. Tell me more. Can D really help me?

Testing, Not Guessing

You’re not feeling too good, but you figure it’s nothing, so you do nothing about it. Until you feel a little worse. Until you’re faced with some real problems that you’d really like some solutions to. You are clueless as to where to go. Is there a specialist? Will they think you’re being overly concerned and even dreaming things up? You think, “could it be this? Could it be that? “Most of the time you never even come close to determining what your real problems are. This isn’t a matter of hit or miss. It’s a matter of careful evaluation and testing by someone who is an expert in the field of hormone replacement. You may balk, but then you may not know that Vitamin D is a hormone. Diagnosing Vitamin D deficiency is tricky, and the only way to get results is to get tested. Your absolute best choice for doing this is Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein MD, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. He knows the tests to take, and has years of expertise in understanding the results and how they affect your health. Based upon the results, he’ll create a completely tailored treatment plan that takes everything D can do into consideration.

If you want to feel your best, don’t just consider calling for an appointment. Contact us right now.