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Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men
Medical News Today ^ | 4-29-2014 | Medical News Today

Posted on 05/04/2014 6:17:42 PM PDT by blam

Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men

Tuesday 29 April 2014 - 8am PST
Medical News Today

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of health issues. And now, a new study to be presented at a conference run by the British Society for Rheumatology suggests that low levels of vitamin D in the body are linked to chronic widespread pain.

The researchers note that in the UK, chronic widespread pain is a major public health problem, affecting around 1 in 5 people, and it can be caused by rheumatic and neurological disorders.

Also, around 50% of UK adults have a vitamin D deficiency, a condition that has been linked to osteoporosis and increased preeclampsia risk in pregnant women, among other outcomes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vitamin D is found naturally in only a few foods, including fish-liver oils, fatty fishes, mushrooms, egg yolks and liver. In the US, however, vitamin D is commonly added to food products, including milk.

But one of the best ways to get vitamin D in the body is through sunlight, which is transported to the liver and converted to 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

A Recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has shown that these levels have decreased in Americans by about 10% from the periods of 1988-1994 to 2001-2006.

Not only is vitamin D crucial for good bone health, but it may also help with muscle strength and protection against cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Could treating low levels of vitamin D prevent chronic pain?

For this latest study on how inadequate amounts of the vitamin affect the body, researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK used data on over 2,300 men in the European Male Ageing Study.

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(Excerpt) Read more at medicalnewstoday.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chronicpain; health; medicine; pain; vitamind; vitd
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1 posted on 05/04/2014 6:17:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The Antibiotic Vitamin
2 posted on 05/04/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

“But one of the best ways to get vitamin D in the body is through sunlight”—cringe.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: blam

The article seems to take the position that the deficiency - while it may cause other symptom - is a result of other factors.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 6:22:21 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: blam

5 gallons of whole milk and being in the sun every day doesn’t help mine one bit.

I fell on my head from 8’, broke my back and ripped all the muscle out of my back and by the end of the day it hurts like hell.

my bones are strong and don’t break, even at 76.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: blam

The UK like Washington has very few days of sunshine. And then parents (liberals) slather their kids and themselves with #200 sun block. Washington has the most anemic vitamin D deficiency of most of the states.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 6:25:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: blam

Rickets.

Caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Very common among babies and children back in the depression and Word War II era.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: blam

Chronic pain since Tuesday 20 January 2009. Will vitamin D help?


8 posted on 05/04/2014 6:29:49 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SkyDancer

And a high breast cancer and melanoma rate. Very strange about the melanoma.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: GailA

ping


10 posted on 05/04/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: faithhopecharity

Wouldn’t hurt. Try 10,000 units a day for three or four days, then cut back to 5000 per day. In two weeks you should notice a difference. Taking a good zinc laden vitamin daily would help, also.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: faithhopecharity

It certainly helped me a great deal. The doctor prescribed a large amount to take once a week for 20 weeks because most seniors suffer a deficiency. He did not mention anything about pain but before long I noticed the chronic pain had decreased. It is worth trying.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 6:43:57 PM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: blam

Good article


13 posted on 05/04/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Aria

Not strange about the melanoma rate at all. One big risk factor for melanoma is low vitamin D levels.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 6:46:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I’ve had 2 melanomas - both caught really early. I now take over 5k Vit D3 a day...among a ton of other stuff. My friend in FL has laid in the sun all her life and yes, some leathery skin but no skin or any other cancer.

Mostly I’m in Oregon - in an office.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AngieGal

ping


16 posted on 05/04/2014 6:50:45 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Aria

Yikes. Take care and keep an eye on that stuff. My mom has had it as well.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 6:51:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: dalereed

Try Activon Joint & Muscle Ultra Strength Analgesic You can get it at Walgreens or WalMart or online at Amazon. It does wonders for sore muscles.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 6:53:32 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: gusopol3
“But one of the best ways to get vitamin D in the body is through sunlight”—cringe.

Why cringe? - that is a correct statement.

19 posted on 05/04/2014 6:54:58 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: ruesrose
I'm taking meds that require a full blood workup every 4 months.

My doctor noticed low vitamin D numbers and has had me on 50,000 units per week.

I've been on them for close to half a year now. During my last workup my numbers are close to normal now and he thinks I'll be off it with another 3 months.

20 posted on 05/04/2014 6:55:38 PM PDT by mware
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To: B4Ranch

i’ve got that, it doesn’t do a thing,.

The muscles aren’t there, they were ripped out, my back was broken and I lost 2” in height when it happened.

I take oxycodone every night or I would never go to sleep.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: corkoman

No it isn’t, sunlight contains no vitamin D and it is an ignorantly constructed statement.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 6:59:48 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Iron Munro
Rickets.

Caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Very common among babies and children back in the depression and Word War II era.

Yep - the adult version is called Osteomalacia. Some medications can trigger Vitamin D deficiency, too - and don't depend on your physician to screen for it. It happened to me; my doc runs blood work on me every six months to monitor liver function due to a medication I've used for 20+ years. Not once did I hear anything about osteomalacia or the benefits of taking a vitamin D supplement or calcium supplements - found out while doing research on the Internet.

Two office visits ago, I asked the doctor to add the Vitamin D levels test to the lab orders. No phone messages or anything followed, so I figured all was okay. Last visit, I asked about the Vitamin D levels. After glancing at the lab report, the doctor cleared his throat and said "Oh, yeah... I guess we should start you on a supplement". !@&#%

Vitamin D supplements take a long time to have any effect, so I'll be interested to see if the levels improve in a few months when I go back.

Seems like I've read about reduced Vitamin D levels being either an indicator of Crohn's Disease, too - can't recall if it's thought to be a cause or a symptom.

23 posted on 05/04/2014 7:05:58 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: faithhopecharity

The kind of “D” you’re talking about has caused us all a whole lotta pain since 1/20/07!


24 posted on 05/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: milagro; faithhopecharity

Vitamin D helps chronic pain.
Vitamin I helps chronic pain in the ass politicians.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: milagro; faithhopecharity

You get Vitamin I from a special type of “..peach”


26 posted on 05/04/2014 7:38:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: gusopol3
No it isn’t, sunlight contains no vitamin D and it is an ignorantly constructed statement.

Not sure what you're trying to say, but the body produces its own Vitamin D on the skin when exposed to the sun.

27 posted on 05/04/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Charles Martel

Thanks for the additional information.

Yes, Vitamin D deficiency can have serious consequences.

America didn’t always have the abundance of food we see today.
Many children and adults suffered from malnutrition in the depression and WWII era.

In the 1930’s milk processors began adding vitamin D to pasteurized milk in an effort to combat Rickets.
But many families drank unfortified raw milk right up to the post war years.
And of course, some still do.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 7:45:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: blam

FWIW, five years ago I started taking 5000 iu of vitamin D3 per day. Haven’t been sick since. I realize this is 100% anecdotal, but that’s my experience. YMMV.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 7:54:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Will88

Grade 8 English grammar. After the comma, the next word is “which;” which there refers to the word before the comma which is “sunlight.” So the author of the article, who , I suppose make his living by writing, is saying that sunlight is transported through the skin and taken to the liver, etc., etc. It is an exceedingly poorly written sentence. BTW, the rest of the article is barely above that level of incompetence.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 8:00:18 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: blam

Thanks.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 8:02:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Black Agnes

Are you in Seattle?

My dermatologist is there - I have to see him every 6 months. But it was no biggie when they found them because they were in situ. I’m lucky!


32 posted on 05/04/2014 8:08:12 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

Not in Seattle. In the SE at this point in time. My mom was a sun worshipper in her youth (although she’s enough native American that she never burned) and then abstained from the sun fanatically later on. Her vitamin D levels were almost unmeasurably low when she was tested. She supplements now though.

Read up on taking vitamin K2 (there are a couple kinds) with your D3 to make sure you don’t increase your risk for aortic stenosis. Several good links out there on this topic if you search.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 8:10:19 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: upchuck

I take 10,000 i.u. per day.
No flu shots, no shingles shots, no irradiation.
Healthy as a horse and my early breast cancer has mis appeared also.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 8:15:27 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: upchuck
I've been taking high doses of D3 for years now....I was sick this year for the first time in 7 years. I called it 'walking pneumonia'. My doctor said it was a bronchial infection. After three visits to the doctor, Avelox finally cured it.
35 posted on 05/04/2014 8:16:51 PM PDT by blam
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To: acapesket

Bingo on the K2..critical for D3 uptake.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 8:16:55 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Black Agnes

Actually the D I get is paired with K. It’s from Life Extension. But I will check out the aortic stenosis - have never heard of that before.

I grew up in southern California - spent a ton of time at the beach. Dr. says I’m paying the price for that now.


37 posted on 05/04/2014 8:18:15 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

You might want to read up on iodine supplementation. Supposedly there’s a link between being deficient in iodine and cancer risk for some kind of cancer. A Dr. Brownstein has a good book on this. I supplement with Iodoral (and cofactors) every day along with my D3 and K2.


38 posted on 05/04/2014 8:21:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: dalereed
The best food source is raw whole milk from cows which are grass-fed. Which is probably more difficult to buy than some street drugs. I have one location I can buy it from in my city and it's not available in the summer. I take a glass of that stuff and my sinuses open up even better with sudafed or other sinus medicine ( and I've tried them all.) But you have to start into it slowly, like a vegetarian who is going back to meat, since you are introducing all sorts of new (beneficial) bugs back into your system. Or at least I did, since I had never in my life had real milk.
39 posted on 05/04/2014 8:22:40 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: gusopol3; Aria

guspol...why are you “cringing” at the sunlight? People at the Equator have less skin cancer than those in the Northern hemispheres.


40 posted on 05/04/2014 8:23:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: gusopol3

There is a lot of poor writing and poor editing in many articles that appear on the internet.


41 posted on 05/04/2014 8:29:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: acapesket

I haven’t been sick since I began taking Vit D religiously in 2007. I just never did know how much to take - I consume 2000iu right now but don’t know if it is enough. I’m glad you are doing well!


42 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Bump


43 posted on 05/04/2014 9:00:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Aria

I think people who live in bad climates tend to over do it when the finally find themselves in the sun. I live in Phoenix and I see far worse sun damage when visiting back east than I do here. I am a friggin fanatic. I cover my legs with a towel when driving, wear spf religiously, cover my hands when driving etc.


44 posted on 05/04/2014 9:14:16 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Black Agnes

I take iodine and the complimentary supplements every single day - after a Freeper, SpaceJunkie2001, told me about it. Thank God! I get my iodine from breastcancerchoices.org. I am also on the yahoo groups email list for Stephanie Bust, a protegee of Dr Brownstein, for iodine.

I tell everyone I know - unfortunately I think too many of them figure I don’t know what I’m talking about or are just not curious.

I wouldn’t know about any of this without Free Republic and I think the information I’ve learned here has made a HUGE difference in my health.

Thank you so much for bringing this up! We need to keep spreading the word. :-))))


45 posted on 05/04/2014 9:20:45 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Mears

bfl


46 posted on 05/04/2014 9:23:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: blam

I had no idea my wife goes by the name “Vitamin D”?!


47 posted on 05/04/2014 9:28:45 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: riri

I don’t get it. My friend, who spends 1/2 year in St Louis and 1/2 year in Florida, ought to look like an old leather show and she doesn’t look bad at all. She would lay out in the sun when the heat would make me literally sick.

I guess my skin is in better shape but I’ve had 3 skin cancers. So weird!


48 posted on 05/04/2014 9:29:05 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

What kind and how much iodine are you taking...my Naturapath made me stop taking it.


49 posted on 05/04/2014 9:29:53 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: riri

I meant shoe, not old leather show. :-)


50 posted on 05/04/2014 9:30:54 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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