Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The unsettling sign you could lack the ‘sunshine vitamin’

VITAMIN D plays an essential role in keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Evidence is shedding a light on how a vitamin D deficiency can impact the body in a number of other ways too.
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This study explored the association between serum vitamin D levels and urinary tract infections in pregnant women.Study designIn this case control study, 187 participants including, 97 pregnant women diagnosed as a symptomatic UTI (case group) and 90 matched healthy pregnant women (control group) were consecutively enrolled from prenatal care clinic of Imam Reza Hospital in Urmia, North West of Iran. The two groups were matched for trimester and parity, and sexual intercourse. Blood samples were collected from both groups. Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) was used to evaluate the serum vitamin D levels. We used a binary...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conditions:   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Crohn Disease Interventions:   Drug: Vitamin D;   Drug: Placebo oral capsule Sponsors:   Nanjing University School of Medicine;   Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Francis I, AlAbdali N, Kapila K, John B, Al-Temaimi RA Abstract Vitamin D deficiency is an emerging risk factor for breast cancer suggesting its role in breast cancer pathogenesis. Recent evidence suggests vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression is a prognosis predictor in breast cancer. We set out to determine the status of VDR expression in histologically characterized breast cancers, and whether common genetic variants modify VDR expression in breast cancer. One-hundred and twenty Kuwaiti female breast cancer fixed tissues were assessed for VDR expression to identify the level and location of its expressio...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Authors: Karaer I, Akalın Y Abstract The aim of this study is to examine the association between low serum vitamin B12 levels and low serum vitamin D levels and cochlear health in women. A prospective case-control study was carried out in the Department of Otolaryngology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital between 2017-2018. Thirty (30) patients with vitamin B12 deficiency (a mean age of 32.5 ± 1.7 years(y) women); 30 patients with vitamin D deficiency (a mean age of 32.3 ± 1.58 y women) and 30 controls (a mean age of 27.8 ± 1.48 y women) were recruited....
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) was the most common neuro-otological disorder manifests as recurrent positional vertigo, but its risk factors are elusive. Recent studies suggest that decreased Vitamin D level may be a risk factor, but the literature is inconsistent.MethodsThe databases PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, SinoMed, and Embase were systematically searched for studies on the association between BPPV and  serum Vitamin D levels published up to June 2019. Data from eligible studies were meta-analyzed using Stata 12.0.ResultsA total of...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
VITAMIN D is essential for healthy bones and in the UK now is the time to take supplements due to the lack of sunshine. Being deficient of the vitamin has a host of symptoms but sometimes the signs could be a signal of something more serious.
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This study included 117 consecutive patients with idiopathic BPPV (26 men and 91 women; mean age, 55 ± 11 years; age range, 25 to 78 years) who underwent blood sampling for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level measurement and bone mineral densitometry of the anterior-posterior lumbar spine and femur between April 2018 and February 2019. Among 117 patients, 49 were diagnosed with posterior semicircular canal (PSCC) BPPV, 24 were diagnosed with lateral semicircular canal (LSCC) canalolithiasis, and 44 were diagnosed with LSCC cupulolithiasis. The mean T-score of BMD was −1.5 ± 0.9 in PSCC BPPV, &mi...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Low maternal 25(OH) D levels are common in southern China. However, low vitamin D status in pregnant women appears to be unrelated to PTB. Measuring vitamin D level alone is therefore not sufficient to predict PTB. PMID: 31617502 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
VITAMIN D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. Lacking the vitamin can lead to serious health problems. Studies reveal people may experience pain in a certain part of the body.
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Introduction:Approximately 16% of acutely ill older adults develop new, long-term cognitive impairment (LTCI), many of whom initially seek care in the emergency department (ED). Currently, no effective interventions exist to prevent LTCI after an acute illness. Identifying early and modifiable risk factors for LTCI is the first step toward effective therapy. We hypothesized that Vitamin D deficiency at ED presentation was associated with LTCI in older adults.Methods: This was an observational analysis of a prospective cohort study that enrolled ED patients ≥ 65 years old who were admitted to the hospital for an acute il...
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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