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    Are vitamin D supplements needed if individuals are not exposed to sunlight due to lockdowns? Any Ideas?

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    Get your doctor to test for levels and he/she will let you know.

    I am on D supplements - the geriatrician in the ward tested staff after finding low level in the patients in the ward.
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: Needed VIT D

    it would be pretty difficult to be stuck indoors enough to require vit D supplements, even with lockdowns.
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    It happens - and i was sailing a lot through the summer at the time... Obviously i was in the sunshine frequently - although i have sailed in the snow at times.
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis your doctor would likely prescribe Vit D for you, probably as colecalciferol to assist with bone growth/slow down bone loss.

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    That's what I'm on John, plus another called Risedronate, also for bone density loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    That's what I'm on John, plus another called Risedronate, also for bone density loss.

    Ken
    Terrible idea.
    You know we all lose bone density as we age?
    It's become a thing to think this is an illness and must be "cured".

    It's vicious stuff.
    Long term use actually leads to fractures, albeit in certain locations....and is also known to cause osteonecrosis of the jaw.

    Crazy.
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    I haven't come across Risedronate Ken. I've been on colecalciferol for years, now delivered as a once monthly capsule like those old cod liver oil things of childhood! I'm several centimeters shorter than I used to be... I also get the annual aclaster infusion. As Mae West said - getting old is not for sissies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    As Mae West said - getting old is not for sissies.
    As the saying goes John, someone has to do it!

    RM. as for running, the nearest I get to that was when I dreamt I was trying to get fit and was out for a run. I woke up feeling absolutely buggered. However, I walk regularly each morning at 7am for a regular 2.5K circuit.

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    And i don't have osteoporosis - i fall on the footpath often enough when out running and don't break any bones. I have been awkward all my life... I do now know where all the lumps on the street are now though.
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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