Vitamin D benefits and deficiency symptoms


Vitamin D benefits and deficiency symptoms

Vitamin D

Vitamin D benefits and deficiency symptoms

 Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and its role is as a steroid hormone

In the body, there are two types of vitamin D in foods;

 Vitamin D 2 or ergocalciferol found in some types of mushrooms, and vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol found in oily fish, liver oil, and egg yolks, and this type is more able to raise vitamin D levels in the blood by twice the capacity of vitamin D2, it is worth noting that it can be obtained Also contains vitamin D through exposure to the sun.

 As the body manufactures vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight, however, excessive exposure to it may cause skin ageing and increase the risk of skin cancer.
 Vitamin D is also available in the form of nutritional supplements, and vitamin D deficiency usually occurs if the amount is not obtained Sufficient and necessary to maintain the health of the body, and increases the risk of this deficiency in people with dark skin, obese, and also in the elderly.

Benefits of Vitamin D

 Benefits of Vitamin D According to the degree of effectiveness 

Treating Vitamin D Deficiency:

 By eating foods rich in Vitamin D, or through nutritional supplements, it is necessary to consult a doctor to know the dosages and treatment appropriate for the deficiency of Vitamin D, and it should be noted that the Endocrine Society I mentioned that an adult person who suffers from this vitamin deficiency needs 50,000 IU of vitamin D supplements per week for eight weeks to raise the level of vitamin D in the body, followed by consuming an amount ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 IU per day to maintain its levels.

 To read more about this vitamin deficiency, see the article on symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Reducing the decrease in phosphate levels associated with Fanconi syndrome: This is a rare disorder that affects the functions of the Kidney Tubule and causes increased secretion of some nutrients and an increase in their leakage into the urine.

 These include:

 glucose, bicarbonate, uric acid, potassium, and some amino acids

  •  In addition to phosphates, a vitamin D deficiency is one of the leading causes of this disorder because it helps absorb phosphates.
  •  Therefore, taking vitamin D through the mouth is effective in raising phosphate levels in the blood in the event of this disorder.
  •  Reducing the severity and severity of hypoparathyroidism (Hypoparathyroidism); It is a condition in which the body does not make enough of the parathyroid hormone that regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the bones and blood. 

A study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences in 2013 indicated that 30 people with hypoparathyroidism, 30 people Not infected, the study showed a significant correlation between vitamin D deficiency and calcium deficiency in the blood with the degree and severity of hypothyroidism in infected individuals, and therefore the consumption of vitamin D supplements is good for patients with hypothyroidism, and therefore it is recommended to examine and analyze levels of vitamin D and calcium in the blood For all patients with hypothyroidism periodically.

  •  Improvement in cases of hereditary hypophosphatemia (Familial hypophosphatemia); taking vitamin D supplements in the form of calcitriol or dihydrotachysterol:

  •  With phosphate, supplements ease bone levels in people with Blood phosphates reduce the risk of osteomalacia:
 (Osteomalacia), which occurs most often because of severe vitamin D deficiency, and has shown An initial study published in Clinics in 2009 states that vitamin D plays an important role in bone mineralization (Bone mineralization) and in regulating calcium levels, so a decrease in the levels of this vitamin can cause an increase in the levels of the parathyroid hormone which increases softening of the bones when present in quantities Large in the body, and therefore it is believed that it is necessary to check the vitamin D levels for the elderly periodically and to consume it in the event of a deficiency.

  •  Reducing the condition of Renal osteodystrophy, or Renal orthopaedic malnutrition;
  •  It is one of the bone disorders that may occur in people with kidney failure, and eating vitamin D improves low calcium levels, which helps reduce the risk of bone loss in people with kidney failure reducing the risk of rickets.

(Rickets), is a disorder that occurs in children caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphates in the body, and the very low levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood lead to the production of hormones that release calcium and phosphate from the bones to compensate for the deficiency in the blood, which leads to softening and weakening of the bones.

  •  It is worth noting that vitamin D helps to regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the body, according to a systematic review of a set of studies on rickets in various regions around the world and was published in the journal Annals of Tropical Pediatrics in 2006, it was found that rickets appear widely when calcium deficiency occurs Or vitamin D deficiency separately from other factors. 

  • Calcium deficiency and vitamin D deficiency are likely to interact with environmental and genetic factors to stimulate rickets, but the results indicated that vitamin D supplements may not alone be able to treat rickets in people with calcium deficiency.

 Likely Effective is often effective in reducing the risk of bone loss in people who take corticosteroids: Corticosteroids, or Cholecalciferol,  or calcitriol, reduce the risk Bone loss caused by taking these medications and improving bone density in people with bone loss, in a study published in    the journal Annals of Internal Medici

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