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Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Acroosteolysis in Systemic Sclerosis

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#1 janey


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:13 AM

Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Acroosteolysis in Systemic Sclerosis.

Low levels of vitamin D may reflect silent malabsorption and might be a risk factor for secondary hyperparathyroidism and bone resorption. Y. Braun-Moscovici. J Rheumatol. Oct 1 2008. (Also see: Vitamin D Deficiency, Calcinosis, and Bone Resorption)

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:10 AM

Hi Janey ,

That is one of the blood tests my doctor ordered today to see if I have a Vit D deficiency. She said that could cause hair loss, too. I try to walk a mile every day, so it isn't like I haven't been in the sunshine. I also take Calcium + D twice a day. I would be shocked if it came back low but you never know!!!

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