I got a Letter today from my 3rd Ambulatory Care visit to my GP's which I have been cc'd into. It was all of what I expected until I got to the second page. I have been diagnosed as having Vitamin D Deficiency on top of those already confirmed. This goes a long way to explain why the RA test was OK but I was still suffering pain in my joints and bones. So when the GP practice called me in to discuss all the blood tests I have had, which turned out they were more interested on why I had so many. They seem to have a no test policy if they can get away with it. They mentioned the liver and kidneys but nothing about the VIT D Deficiency ? Which it seems can affect the kidneys?
I am now in a position do I wait and see if they read the letter and act on it. It can take anything up to a week for them to scan it into their system. Call them and ask to speak to someone with regards to the letter I have in front of me. Or just get myself some Vit D and also Vit K2 as they seem to be needed hand in hand.
As some of you know I have a few heart problems as well and I happened to find this snippet that filled me with Joy...Not! "One study showed that vitamin D deficiency increased the risk of heart attack by 50 percent. What’s worse, if you have a heart attack and you’re vitamin D deficient, your risk of dying from that heart attack creeps up to nearly 100 percent!"