Calcium & Vitamin D

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Quiz: Do You Understand Calcium & Vitamin D?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the least common types of inflammatory arthritis.

Explanation:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common types of inflammatory arthritis. It’s a chronic, long-term disease that progresses over time.
2

Rheumatoid arthritis usually only affects a few joints long-term.

Explanation:
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, swelling and stiffness. At first, rheumatoid arthritis usually only attacks a few joints, but over time it affects more.
3

Vitamin D deficiency is common in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Explanation:
Vitamin D deficiency is common in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and may even be linked to musculoskeletal pain. People with arthritis commonly take oral steroids, which can also contribute to vitamin D deficiency.
4

Food is your best source of vitamin D and calcium

Explanation:
Food is your best source of vitamin D and calcium. You can get calcium from foods such as low-fat milk, cheese and yogurt. Foods rich in vitamin D include fatty fish like tuna and salmon, egg yolks and cheese.
5

Your rheumatologist will always recommend you take Vitamin D and calcium supplements if you have RA.

Explanation:
If you don't get enough vitamin D and calcium from food, you may need to take a supplement.