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Recent research has shown that most people who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain (like fibromyalgia ) are deficient in vitamin D. It further showed that when they started getting enough vitamin D, their pain improved – and in some cases vanished completely. When vitamin D is broken down by the liver and kidneys, it functions as a hormone and works throughout the body, affecting muscles, tissues, nerves, joints and even the brain. Vitamin D is also essential in order for your body to properly absorb calcium and keep your bones strong. A lack of vitamin D can cause problems leading to pain in all of these areas. Vitamin D is reported to be especially good for back pain. Other conditions it may be helpful for include:
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How Do We Get Vitamin D? The main natural source of vitamin D is the sun. However, many factors may reduce t...
In an effort to reverse osteoarthritis, some people are turning to Vitamin D as the fountain of joint youth. Yes, vitamin D is very important for bone, cell and vascular health. Vitamin D unlocks the power of calcium and adds a boost to the immune system as well. But, is Vitamin D supplementation enough to stop the effects of aging? Maybe not, however supplementation is critical for preventing problems of Vitamin D deficiency. Severe deficiency leads to osteomalacia and Rickets . Mild deficiency may lead to a number of more common conditions like vascular disease, cancer and pain. All of the vitamins are very important to keep the entire body running smoothly including joints.
Many researchers have looked at the association between low Vitamin D levels and osteoarthritis . Yet the question remains: Does a low vitamin D level lead to joint deterioration? One recent study evaluated the impact that a two year supplementation program had on symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. After two ...
Pain and aches in your bones and joints can range from mild discomfort that goes away by itself to severe aches that require medication. Arthritis can cause bone and joint pain. Cancer spreading (metastasizing) into a bone also causes pain.
Some breast cancer treatments may cause bone or joint pain:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Some pain medications, such as Feldene (chemical name: piroxicam) also can cause bone or joint pain. Bisphosphonates, medicines used to treat osteoporosis, may cause bone or joint pain. Common bisphosphonates are Fosamax (chemical name: alendronate sodium), Actonel (chemical name: risedronate), and Boniva (chemical name: ibandronate).
Managing bone or joint pain
If you have bone or joint pain, talk to your doctor. If your bone p...
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