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Joint aches. Overweight or vit-d defeciency. Suggestions?

I am a 37 year old female 5'3". Always had a small frame weighing about 120. I know weight about 150 and this happened in a course of 2 years. I have been experiencing aches in my joints in different parts of my body such as; knees, elbows, shoulders sometimes and it feels like arthritis. I have never had these problems with feeling like I have arthritis until about 1 month ago. Is it a possibility that it could from the weight or not enough vitamin D? What are your suggestions?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Obesity and joint pain are related. Losing weight may result in your joint pains reducing or even disappearing. In the meanwhile make attempts to lose weight by exercise and eating a healthy diet. I also believe that vitamin D deficiency needs to be treated and replacements are available over the counter, in the form of combination vitamin D and calcium tablets. You will do well with consulting a local doctor for all your concerns and to have a complete history and physical examination done. I hope you do so as soon as possible.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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