Doctor Romanenko explained the vulnerability of children and the elderly to vitamin D deficiency

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Therapist Tatyana Romanenko: children and older people are more at risk of suffering from vitamin D deficiency.

Doctor Romanenko explained the susceptibility children with vitamin D deficiency.

“Children grow quickly, and we do not always feed them correctly. Therefore, they may need additional doses of vitamin D,” the doctor told Moscow 24.
Explaining the vulnerability of older people to vitamin D deficiency, Romanenko noted: in them, this important vitamin for immunity may be less absorbed by the body due to the influence of existing inflammatory diseases.

“Some older citizens spend little time outdoors. That is, they have less natural insolation,” she named another reason for the lack of vitamin D in the elderly.
In addition, the doctor warned, the risk of a lack of this vitamin increases during pregnancy, when the female body with a growing fetus requires more different micronutrients than usually.

The human body is able to produce vitamin D on its own when the skin is exposed to sunlight. During cold weather, such production decreases – food and supplements help replenish the level of the vitamin. Signs of vitamin D deficiency may include fatigue, mood swings and depression, muscle cramps or pain, and frequent colds.

“Some people sweat, others, on the contrary, have dry skin, and still others experience hair loss. “These are all nonspecific complaints,” the expert clarified.
The best way to check for a possible vitamin D deficiency is a blood test.

The portal previously wrote about at what age you should start periodically checking your blood pressure .

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Tatyana Romanenko Tatiana Romanenko Health general practitioner