Skip to comments.Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men
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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“But one of the best ways to get vitamin D in the body is through sunlight”—cringe.
The article seems to take the position that the deficiency - while it may cause other symptom - is a result of other factors.
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.
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.
Caused by vitamin D deficiency.
Very common among babies and children back in the depression and Word War II era.
Chronic pain since Tuesday 20 January 2009. Will vitamin D help?
And a high breast cancer and melanoma rate. Very strange about the melanoma.
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.
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.
Not strange about the melanoma rate at all. One big risk factor for melanoma is low vitamin D levels.
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.
Yikes. Take care and keep an eye on that stuff. My mom has had it as well.
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.
Why cringe? - that is a correct statement.
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.