Heart Failure as a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency
Is Heart Failure a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?
My dad has Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). As of 4 months ago,his BNP (a marker of damage to the heart indicating congestive heart failure) was around 1000 and his Ejection Fraction (the amoung of blood pumped per heart beat- with a normal range of about 55-75%) was approximately 35%.
After reading your articles, I became sure that he HAD
to be Vitamin D deficient so I urged him to get tested.
Soon, when I visit him, I will find out if he got the correct test and what his exact levels are. In the meantime, I sent him Vitamin D Supplements and he's been taking 6000 IU/day.
All of a sudden, his fatigue has disappeared and he has developed a lot of energy and has even started oil painting again,his lifelong pursuit.
(Also, recently he got off Lipitor and began taking 600 mgs/day of Coenzyme Q-10 in the form of Ubiquinol
I'm wondering if low Vitamin D levels are associated with high BNP and if so,could the 6000 IU/day be enough to make any impact on reducing that BNP #, thus giving him more energy?
Thank you for your informative website. I'm really learning a lot.
Looking forward to your reply.
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