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Does bone tenderness predict vitamin D deficiency?

Posted on: March 15, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD

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Recently, Dr Basmaa Ali of Harvard Medical School and her colleagues in Pakistan used mega doses of vitamin D (called stoss doses) to find out if there was a reliable way of diagnosing vitamin D deficiency that did not involve a blood test. They used a scale of lower leg pain upon pressure over the tibia as a diagnostic marker, instead of a 25(OH)D blood test, which costs too much in Pakistan.

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3 Responses to Does bone tenderness predict vitamin D deficiency?

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    A quick self test for vitamin D has been documented many times during the past decade.
    http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2095
    includes lots of pictures

  2. hlahore@gmail.com

    By the way: A $10 vitamin D tester is already being sold elsewhere around the world and is going thru final testing in the US. http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=266. The $10 disposable tester gives a yes/no answer to the question: Is the vitamin D level less than 33 nanograms.

  3. Rebecca Oshiro

    Once I started supplementing 5,000 IU/day the pain I felt in my tailbone while sitting disappeared.

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