Medication and Vitamins
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
What are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also called “NSAIDs,” are medicines that relieve pain and reduce inflammation. They ...
What are common NSAIDs and side effects?
Common NSAIDs include: Advil ® Aleve® Anaprox® Celebrex® Ibuprofen® Indomethacin® (Indocin®) Meloxicam® (Mobic®) Motrin® Nasprosyn® ...
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an oil-soluble vitamin that has several important functions in the body: It helps to absorb dietary calcium and phosphorus ...
What are natural sources of vitamin D?
Vitamin D is made in the skin under the influence of sunlight. The amount of sunlight needed to synthesize adequate amounts of vitamin ...
What causes vitamin D deficiency?
The main reasons for low levels of vitamin D are: Lack of vitamin D in the diet, often in conjunction with inadequate sun exposure ...
What are potential complications of vitamin D deficiency?
The most serious complications of vitamin D deficiency are low blood calcium (hypocalcemia), low blood phosphate (hypophosphatemia), ...
How is vitamin D deficiency diagnosed?
A low vitamin D level can be diagnosed with a blood test called 25 hydroxyvitamin D or 25OHD (OH = hydroxy, D = vitamin D). Although ...
Who needs testing for vitamin D?
Testing for vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is not recommended for everyone, but may be advised for people who are home-bound or ...
How is vitamin D deficiency treated?
Vitamin D supplements There are many types of vitamin D preparations available for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency or ...
How is vitamin D deficiency prevented?
As mentioned previously, the amount of vitamin D you need per day to maintain a normal level of 25OHD depends upon your skin color, sun ...
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