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Stiffness in legs, prescribed Remyclin D. What is the reason for lower Vitamin D3?

I am 68 years of age. I was feeling stiffness in my legs after a walk for about 2 kms. This was a recent development. Investigation of Vitamin D3 in my body revealed 12.3 ng/mL. The doctor has prescribed 1 Cap of Remyclin D after breakfast every day for 2 months. Please advise me the reason for lower Vitamin D3 and what are its implication.
Mon, 27 May 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The low levels of vitamin D 3 are commonly seen due to dietary deficiency, old age, improper exposure to the sun, renal disease, etc. This can lead to a generalized bone pain and stiffness.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com
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