Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D is important in regulating callcium in the body and bone metabolism. ┬áIt also has a number of other important functions in the body.
  • Some therapeutic uses for Vitamin D include:
    • Prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency
    • Treatment of osteoporosis
    • Regulation of certain hormones associated with chronic kidney disease
  • Vitamin D is available in many forms and brands
  • You need to speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you take other medications including over the counter and health food products that contain vitamin D.
  • Patient groups at particular risk of Vitamin D deficiency include:
    • those who are darkly pigmented
    • chronically ill
    • housebound or in residential care
    • veiled women

 

29 May, 2011