• 201 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, VIC, 3182
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Fitzroy Street Medical Centre
St Kilda
Vitamin D deficiency – more than just a cause for fragile bones

Many people believe that Vitamin D deficiency causes just brittle bones.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found 23%, or one in four Australian adults suffer from some form of Vitamin D deficiency.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Weak and aching bones.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Diminished muscle strength.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Frequent coughs and colds.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Susceptibility to infections.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Pale skin and dark circles around eyes.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Fatigue.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Low mood. Depression. Sleep problems.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Back pain.

Symptoms of serious Vitamin D deficiency: Change in appetite.

Where Do We Get Vitamin D? Vitamin D comes from two places – we take it into our bodies in foods and supplements, and our bodies produce it after sunlight exposure.
Vitamin D is found naturally in only a few foods like fatty fish (for example, cod liver oil) and egg yolks.

A simple blood test can determine Vit D deficiency.
Book an appointment with your GP – face-to-face or via Telehealth. You can choose to see male or female GP. We bulk bill Medicare cardholders.

PLEASE, DO NOT ENTER OUR CLINIC IF YOU HAVE ANY COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS. CALL US FIRST!
As a preventive measure against transmission of COVID-19, our doctors have a consultation over the phone first. During this telephone consultation, you will work out with the doctor whether you need a face to face consultation. You will have face to face consultation then. We continue bulk-billing our patients in these difficult times. We stock AstraZeneca only. No Pfizer vaccine at our clinic.
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