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Indians, like Americans, at High Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

by Sridhar
(Chennai, India)

I live in Chennai and am 37 years old. Often I get colds and mouth ulcers. I get stones in kidney rarely, about once a year.


I have septum deviation; had jaundice before 7 months ago but now perfectly cured; liver tests all fine; have right knee pain rarely; had iritis before 6 months now okay; had acid reflux with mild hiatus hernia before 10 years; often get acidity problem.

For the last two days I've had a throat infection and have been unable to speak. My doctor has again given meagumenten (antibiotic tab)/ livocetrizen and pantoprozole for 4 days. I have used a lot of antibiotics for the last 15 years but only as prescribed by my doctor.

I am sick and tired about my health. I drink twice in a week, but with more of water content. I smoke two cigarettes a week. Please advice accordingly.


ANSWER


Hi Sridhar,

If you are getting sick all the time and your doctor cannot come up with an explanation, you should definitely check your vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common in India, especially in the northern and urban areas.

You might also want to look at the section I have on candida albicans. Considering your heavy use of antibiotics, it would be a safe bet to say you have candida overgrowth. That is, unless you supplement with probiotics (beneficial bacteria) after every course of antibiotics. Most people do now know they need to do that.

Lastly, you should check your body pH levels. Some of your symptoms could be related to acidosis. If you have a candida infection, your body pH balance will certainly be off.

These three tests should give you a good idea on where you need to go to get your health back.

Best regards,

Melissa
Approach Wellness


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