Clinicians concerned about patients’ Vitamin D levels should consider a wide range of factors involved, as well as conditions that might influence whether supplements are needed.
Understanding the Endocrine Impact of Vitamin D, Calcium Deficiency in the Elderly
While the skeletal effects of nutrient deficiency are well-known, it’s important to consider how deficiency impacts the endocrine system — especially in older patients.
Vitamin D Supplementation: More Pearls for Practicing Clinicians
Three clinical scenarios illustrate the detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency and how clinicians can advise patients on the best way to attain and maintain adequate levels.