UPDATE ON VITAMIN D-SECOND UPDATE

I just reviewed the latest recommendations regarding vitamin D levels and intake according to the Pharmacist’s Letter (January 2011-Volume 27-Number 270102). As always, if the blood level of 25(OH)D (calcidiol) is below 20 ng/ml, vitamin D deficiency exists and must be corrected.  The general consensus is levels between 20-30 ng/ml are considered adequate.  This is…

2009 BEAUJOLAIS-THE VINTAGE OF A LIFE TIME

As my regular blog readers know, I occasionally write about non-medical topics which I feel are worth writing about.  My goal is to enhance your appreciation of life and what it has to offer. Today, I want to thank Nature for giving us the 2009 vintage Beaujolais.  Beaujolais is actually the most southern region of…

UPDATE ON VITAMIN D BLOG

Hello Every one, This is an update on Vitamin D.  It is confusing, I know.  This study reports that levels of 20 ng/ml are sufficient for all persons.  Both studies, there fore consider levels below 20 ng/ml as Vitamin D deficient.   The previous article/blog recommended optimal Vitamin D levels to be between 30-50 ng/ml.  Go figure! …

ARE YOU GETTING D’S ON YOUR VITAMIN D?

I know, the title is a bit corny, but hopefully it caught your attention.  I decided to write this blog, since vitamin D insufficiency is being recognized more frequently.  I was surprised to find my levels were low, considering I walk our dog an hour a day (usually in the late afternoon when the sun…

QUICK AND EASY PLASTIC SURGERY DICTIONARY

As an Orange County Plastic Surgeon, I am always surprised to find out many patients are unaware of certain terms or misunderstand certain plastic surgery terms.  I have listed a “quick and dirty” list of the most common cosmetic terms used in our field. RHYTIDECTOMY-The medical term for face lift. BLEPHAROPLASTY-The medical term for cosmetic…

Irvine Breast Augmentation Surgery. How long must I wait after I have a child?

PREGNANCY, MILK PRODUCTION, AND BREAST AUGMENTATION As an Orange County breast augmentation surgeon, the question of pregnancy and breast augmentation often comes up. Obviously, if you are pregnant, the surgery has to be delayed until after delivery.  But how long after delivery can breast augmentation be performed?  The recommendation from the American Society of Plastic…