Prevention

Vitamin D Deficiency is Closely Linked to Early Signs of Kidney Disease

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Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is best known for its role in bone health. It helps your body absorb calcium, which keeps your bones strong. Without vitamin D, you’re more at risk of fractures and bone diseases.

It turns out, vitamin D is just as important for your kidneys. In fact, studies indicate that having low levels of vitamin D may be a sign that your kidneys are in poor shape or that you may have chronic kidney disease. Conversely, impaired kidney function due to kidney disease can result in vitamin D deficiency.

A study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases even showed that people who are deficient in vitamin D are more than twice as likely to develop albuminuria, which is an early sign of kidney disease.

Additionally, people with fatty liver disease also typically have low vitamin D levels because their livers’ ability to process vitamin D is impaired. Read more…

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