Vitamin D and Calcium

Chronic alcoholic patients are at increased risk for metabolic bone disease due to low vitamin D and hence decreased absorption of calcium. Alcoholic liver disease increases the likelihood of low circulating levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D because of decreased excretion of bile required for absorption of this fat-soluble vitamin, poor diet, and often decreased sun exposure. Calcium deficiency results from low levels of vitamin D that are required to regulate its absorption, and also because the fat malabsorption that often accompanies alcoholic liver disease results in increased binding of calcium to unabsorbed intestinal fatty acids.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Peanuts can leave you breathless. Cat dander can lead to itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing. And most of us have suffered through those seasonal allergies with horrible pollen counts. Learn more...

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