Vitamin D helps the intestines absorb calcium. However, the vitamin D must first be activated or “turned on” by parathyroid hormone (PTH). Once activated, vitamin D acts to greatly increase the amount of calcium that the intestines can absorb from food.
For patients with vitamin D deficiency, it is difficult for the body to obtain calcium from the diet. This often leads to a rise in the PTH level, since the parathyroid glands must increase the PTH production in order to increase calcium levels by “withdrawing” it from the bones which leads to decrease bone density.
Sunday & Wednesday from 4 pm to 6 pm
For reservations and inquires, call us on 19057
These services are provided for patients above 18 years old.