Prime MD: The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency


Dave Comer, PA-C

“Stones, bones, groans, and psychiatric overtones.”

Vitamin D deficiency can result from inadequate dietary intake of vitamin D and/or inadequate exposure of the skin to sunlight. This may lead to physical problems like kidney stones, bone pain, muscle soreness, nausea, and constipation. It is also possible to suffer from cognitive impairment and depression from a deficient amount of this essential vitamin, as well as links to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, and weight gain. Levels of vitamin D are considered normal when they are above 30, but optimal rests somewhere between 50 and 80.

Remember this: normal is not optimal. Get your vitamin D level checked and aim for optimal.

If you would like to make an appointment with David Comer, please call 919-363-2080.