Archive for June 25th, 2009

Whenever I hear someone complain of kidney stones, I URGE them to get their vitamin D levels tested!  I suffered kidney stones for years (including one stint in the hospital where I couldn’t pass two stones on my own) before a doctor FINALLY tested my vitamin D levels to find I had a severe deficiency.  They’re finding that WAY more people have vitamin D deficiency than previously thought. So I think people should get it tested if they have any symptoms. I’m rather angry my UROLOGIST never thought to do that . He was going to put me on medication.  Vitamin D is imperative for proper calcium absorption and among other things, vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone density loss (osteroperosis) and hyperparathyroidism (another problem I suffered).


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