Vitamin D could we move to be discharged home from the hospital. A deficiency of this Sunny ingredient in three times increases the duration of hospitalization.
Lack of vitamin D three times increases the time during which the patient is in the hospital, as shown by a new study. Recall that this vitamin is produced our skin under sunlight. Some vitamin D is also found in foods like fatty fish. The researchers found that if the body of the patients contained a minimum level of sunshine vitamin, then they are much more often risk to die in a hospital or to stay in it much longer, compared to those whose vitamin D was at a maximum.
It is known that patients with vitamin D deficiency, there is a high risk of falls, fractures and even dementia. Unfortunately, Russia is mainly a Northern country, and in most regions we have long noted the shortage of Sunny days. That’s why about 20% of Russians have a low level of vitamin D, which is measured less than 50 nmol/L. Vitamin D helps the body to regulate the use of calcium, it strengthens bones, muscles and teeth. But if we do not get enough sunlight, vitamin D levels in the body drops, it can cause numerous ills. Now proven because of a lack of vitamin D the longer we’re in the hospital.
It is also known that vitamin D deficiency is one of the main causes of osteoporosis. That’s why doctors recommend that children, pregnant women and the elderly, and the disabled make not less than 10 mcg of vitamin D daily in the form of food supplements. Vitamin D deficiency is diagnosed if the level in the blood falls below 31 nmol/L. (READ more)