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Helpful Information About Vitamin D

Helpful Information About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. It is commonly known to help maintain bone health by increasing Calcium and other mineral intestinal absorption, but there are some lesser known functions that are getting a lot of research interest. This includes maintaining a healthy immune function and preventing heart disease. 

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Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone

You might have noticed that Dr. Fowler now monitors a new yearly lab value, called Parathyroid Hormone or PTH. This hormone is produced by your Parathyroid Glands in your neck. The glands help regulate the Calcium and Phosphorous levels in your blood. When your calcium level gets low, the glands secrete PTH. PTH acts on your bones to release calcium and increase gut absorption to maintain proper blood levels. 

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