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Vitamin D in the Clinic

Volume 11 - Issue 2

Uriel S Barzel*

Received: November 19, 2018;   Published: November 26, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.10.002084

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The purpose of this short paper is to review clinical questions regarding vitamin D that arise in the course of treating patients with calcium problems or metabolic bone disease. These will include the optimal dosing of the vitamin, potential toxicities and impact on its use in the clinical setting. The information presented here is purely clinical, culled from years of clinical experience. Our patients in the Bronx have little or no exposure of their skin to sun light. This results in vitamin deficiency that sometime may be extreme. The reader will note that I make no reference to the medical literature, which is very extensive and grows daily.

Keywords : Vitamin D; Bone Disease; Deficiency; Parathyroid Glands; 25-hydroxyvitamin D; Hypercalcemia; Sarcoidosis