Can you please explain the danger of Vitamin D deficiency on the heart?
Found I was Vit D deficient (16) over a year ago after reciting same 5 symptoms to 7 physicians. Then my doctor (rheumatologist) told me to watch a video by Dr. Michael Holick at vitamindhealth.org and read the NEJM articles there. Dr. Holick identified the test now used to diagnose Vit D deficiency 30 years ago, according to the info from my doctor. My doctor said that w/o adequate Vit D, my calcium was lot (checked ionized calcium I think). He said serum calcium would appear normal or elevated because it was leached from bones.
Q: Could Vit D deficiency have been the cause of the symptoms I started having such as chest pain, erratic heart beat, very low BP at the time?
I am confused now about how much calcium to take along with my Vit D supplement. (I also try to sit outdoors a couple of times per week for 10 min.) I think he said to take calcium citrate, not carbonate, is that right?
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