Severe Hypovitaminosis D in Patients with Persistant, Non-Specific Musculoskeletal Pain
I must admit that an article like this really does open up my eyes. I know that osteomalacia (softening of the bones) can present as generalized pain, but this is not something that I routinely check for in my office.
The results of this article are definitely eye-opening. Receptors for Vit D are found on every cell of the body, which means that Vit D has functions in all cells, most of which have not yet been identified. Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are easily checked and are a good marker of Vitamin D status.