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AUDIO: Dr. Theodore Friedman - What Women Need To Know About Vitamin D And How To Check Your Levels

 
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Dr. Theodore Friedman:
Exactly.

Todd:
Fascinating.

Dr. Theodore Friedman:
Now I think the most interesting area to me has to do with muscle strength, that I get a lot of patients coming to me that their muscles are sore; they feel weak; they can’t exercise the way they used to, and I check their vitamin D levels and they are in the, you know, the pits; they are really low. We give them some vitamin D back and I again, I haven’t done this in a controlled study, but I have this experience that a lot of patients, their muscle strength gets better.

Again, it’s that these patients have maybe seen, you know, neurologists and have muscle biopsies and rheumatologists and had multiple problems with the decreased muscle strength, the muscle pain, and a simple thing like replacement of vitamin D might be all they need to do.

Todd:
Absolutely fascinating. Well, he is Dr. Theodore C. Friedman. He is a member of EmpowHer’s Medical Advisory Board. As you can tell, he specializes in these hard-to-diagnose and treat cases of adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Well, Dr. Friedman, we are just so honored to have you with us, and thank you so much for breaking down the vitamin D issue for our listeners.

Dr. Theodore Friedman:
Thank you, Todd.

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