HDD Causes Parkinson’s Disease

June 16th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

Patients with Parkinson’s disease are particularly low in Hormone (vitamin) D and therefore, suffer from the effects of HDD (Hormone D Deficiency), which include decrease in muscle strength and a very high prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis (weak bones.) Due to difficulty in walking that occurs due to Parkinson’s disease itself, these people are at high risk for falling and fracturing their already weakened bones due to HDD.
These patients can benefit tremendously from properly building up their vitamin D levels, which have been shown to strengthen muscles and  bones and decrease the risk of fractures.

Is there a direct link between HDD and Parkinson’s disease?
A researcher from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, published an article in the Journal of  Movement Disorder in 2007. He believes that vitamin D deficiency may be playing a significant role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease.
Obviously further research is needed in this area. So far all the medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease actually simply control the symptoms, while the disease itself continues to progress with time.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a simple remedy such vitamin D supplement could slow down or even halt the progression of this crippling disease?

Written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD.

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Be Scientific About Vitamin D

June 2nd, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

These days people are getting all kinds of misleading information about vitamin D. It blows my mind to hear comments like,”Go outdoors 15 minutes a day three times a week and your vitamin D will be good” or ” If you drink milk, eat fish or take a multivitamin pill,  your vitamin D will be good.” 

 I advise people to take the guess work out and have a blood test for vitamin D. A majority of them turn out to be low in vitamin D. This is the most scientific way of  finding out whether you are low in vitamin D or not. It factors in all the variables that contribute to your vitamin D level such as your sun exposure, eating habits, lifestyle, medical conditions, ageweight, racegeographic location,  medical conditions, surgeries, etc. No more guess work. Be scientific!

Your vitamin D level is the basic starting point. Go from here. This is the foundation of the strategy I developed and put into practice 10 years ago. Since then, I have seen great beneficial effects of vitamin D in my patients,  without the risk of toxicity. In order to make this strategy available to those who cannot see me in my office, I wrote this book, “Power of Vitamin D.”

Written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD.

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