Cases Journal volume 2 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. We present a 6-month-old African American male child with a chief complaint of failure to appropriately gain weight despite adequate caloric intake via breastfeeding. While he has met developmental milestones he appears small for age and is diagnosed with failure to thrive after crossing two major growth curve percentiles. After appropriate diagnostic workup, a diagnosis of nutritional vitamin D deficiency rickets was reached and supplementation was initiated with ensuing adequate catch-up growth.
Calcium, vitamin D, and fractures (oh my!) - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing
I think I remember seeing that headline a few years ago. Indeed, in , this very blog reported on similar studies of calcium supplements, noting that calcium supplements have risks and side effects, and are not likely indicated for most healthy community-dwelling adults over These folks are not in a high-risk category for vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis, and fractures, and we usually advise them to get their calcium from food. Dietary sources of calcium are everywhere, including milk and yogurt, but also include green leafy veggies like collard greens, legumes like black-eyed peas, tofu, almonds, orange juice… the list goes on and you can check it out here. This research found that taking vitamin D supplements did not protect against fractures in people over The authors examined 33 research studies including over 50, people for their analysis.
Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study at an Academic Medical Center
Based on a few observations from research, we can begin to make sense of the connection between vitamin D deficiency and hair loss. In this article, I will share what the research says about vitamin D and how it might impact hair. Vitamin D receptors are largely expressed in hair follicles and in the skin 1 , 2. In animal studies, mice genetically modified to be depleted of these receptors fail to regrow new hair. This observation shows us that vitamin D receptors play a key role in the initiation of hair regrowth.
Vitamin D toxicity , or hypervitaminosis D is the toxic state of an excess of vitamin D. An excess of vitamin D causes abnormally high blood concentrations of calcium , which can cause overcalcification of the bones , soft tissues , heart and kidneys. In addition, hypertension can result.