Private GP London: Focus on Vitamin D
Summer Health & Fitness August 2022
Dr Angela Rai, Private GP at The London General Practice, discusses the importance and benefits and of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is essential for healthy teeth and bones and helps regulate calcium levels in the body. Vitamin D deficiency can cause cardiomyopathy (a condition which affects the heart muscle) and seizures in infants; poor growth and rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults which may present as bone pain.
Enjoying the sun safely, while taking care not to burn, can help to provide the benefits of Vitamin D, without unduly increasing risks of skin cancer. If there are medical concerns, further testing can be performed by a simple blood test. Those that are deficient can be prescribed higher treatment doses of Vitamin D, although medical advice must be followed as too much Vitamin D can cause toxicity.
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