Specialist warns: Vitamin D deficiency is more common than before
Uz states that vitamin D is a vitamin used by the body for bone development by increasing the absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. Dr. Fevzi Akdemir: ‘To maintain healthy vitamin D levels, 25-hydroxyvitamin D may need to exceed 30 ng/ml. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a number of health problems, including rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. However, vitamin D deficiency is more common than ever before. The reason for this may be insufficient contact with the sun and not eating rich in vitamin D. Vitamin D is important. Vitamin D deficiency is thought to be linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and depression. For this reason, everyone should be screened for vitamin D deficiency.
“VITAMINS MUST BE USED WITH THE DOCTOR’S RECOMMENDATION”
Noting that vitamin D levels can be measured with a simple blood test, Uz. Dr. Akdemir continued:
Vitamin D deficiency reduces muscle strength, manifesting with conditions such as fatigue, dejection, depression, frequent illness, burnout, sometimes weight gain, body aches, sweating in the head, difficulty in treating infections and an increase in rheumatologic diseases. If the vitamin D level that can be measured on an empty stomach is below 30 ng/ml, supplementation is required. In general, however, many people start taking supplements without asking the doctor and saying, “I have a clear vitamin D deficiency.” However, since vitamin D is not a water-soluble vitamin, the content should be measured first and the vitamin should be used on the advice of the doctor. In addition, taking advantage of the sun and paying attention to nutrition are also good for vitamin D.’
“VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IS THE REASON OF INCORRECT CYCLE”
Expressing that vitamin D deficiency is more common in women, Uz. Dr Akdemir said: ‘This may be due to women having less sun exposure than men and eating less. Research on vitamin D is ongoing. However, rheumatic diseases and neurological problems have been observed in some studies to increase due to vitamin D deficiency. Moreover, vitamin D deficiency is one of the reasons for the irregular menstrual cycle in women. Vitamin D protects against diabetes, protects the heart and mental health, benefits and protects muscles and bones, protects against diabetes, ie sugar. Problems arise where it is beneficial for people with vitamin D deficiency.
“SEVERAL DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH VITAMIN D”
Angry. Dr. Akdemir, ‘Vitamin D has liquid and solid forms. In the past, it was administered as an injection, but since it is clear that there is no difference between oral and injection forms, injection is not used much anymore. It is now used in drink or pill form. However, some points should be considered when taking vitamin D. For example, supplements in liquid form should be poured onto bread and eaten. Also, vitamin D should not be taken directly with a meal. In addition, no other vitamin or medication should be taken while taking vitamin D. If medication needs to be taken together with vitamin D, it should be interrupted for half an hour or an hour. In addition, too much vitamin D can cause kidney damage, irregular heartbeat or heart attack, bone pain, fluid loss, lung damage and pancreatitis.
“VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SOME PEOPLE”
Angry. Dr. Continuing Akdemir’s statement, ‘Vitamin D supplementation may not be appropriate for some people. For example, steroids, drugs used to treat epilepsy, orlistat-based drugs can interact with vitamin D. In addition, it is important for those who have cancer, sarcoidosis, bone metastases or primary hyperthyroidism to consult their physician before taking vitamin D.