Not quite what I expected
Yesterday I went to the GP for the follow up appointment and results of the blood tests.
Chatted away for a while and then he got the results out.
Ticking them off one by one, this is fine, that is fine, nothing wrong with this, nothing wrong with that
Thyroid levels are good - means the dosage is correct
Then he said, oh yes, this is what I wanted to tell you.
This level is a bit lower than the norm.
My ears pricked up
Oh dear, whats up now I think
Seems many GPs are now ordering a Vitamin D test to assess your levels as well as the 'usual lot' when they are doing a health assessment and mine were a trifle below the norm. Nothing to worry about but as a precaution he suggested I take Ostelin as a supplement - something to do with calcium absorption, brittle bones and possible Osteoporosis. I knew that but didn't realise it all came back to Vit D.
Have to definitely lose those extra kilos - no complaints there but theres only about 5kg/11lbs to go and its becoming increasingly harder to shift them. He did remind me (nicely) that theres a reason we often refer to 'Fresh Air and Sunshine' giving us a helping hand in dealing with so many of our problems - seems like chasing the blues away, blood pressure and weight issues as well as acquisition of Vit.D can all be put right by walking in my case lol
Will test again in a few months.
As someone who knew all about sunshine (as well as some food) being the place where the body obtains Vit. D this came a bit of shock. But then I thought about it and realised I haven't been outside as much as usual recently - this past summer I have stayed indoors and knitted a lot, have been to the gym rather than walk, done very little gardening and used underground car parks close to the entrance of a shoppng centre where before I would choose an outside park furthest away and walk to the door - using that as part of my exercise for the day.
So being the person I am I've spent a lot of time on Google checking this problem out - had my eyes opened I can tell you. Over the past few years a lack of that little vitamin has been related to so many diseases its not funny :-
Vitamin D deficiency is known to be associated in osteoporosis, impaired immunity, diabetes, high blood pressure, ‘stroke’, heart disease, liver disease, depression + other disturbance of mood, body muscle mass wasting, gum disease, & certain forms of cancer.
Taken from this site
If you are interested here is a list of links you may like to have a look at -
Asthma and allergies
Now where did I put my runner/trainers/joggers ??